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No: 504   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Alvis   Country: England
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Someone will have to help me identify this.
It was at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre's 40's weekend on 15th August 2009.
I am assuming it is from the North Africa campaign as it is in "desert" colours.
Picture added on 27 August 2009 at 09:54
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It is an Alvis FV601 Saladin, in service from the mid 1950s until relaced by the CVRT) series in the 1970s

Rolls Royce B80 motor, 76mm gun, 6x6 with 4 wheel steering. It was also widely exported, particularly to the Middle East, Australia and Indonesia.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 27 August 2009.
When the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait kicked off back in 1990, a couple of these were seen on the news doing their best to defend Kuwait City.
I'm not sure which of the 'Desert' campaigns this was used in, but I'm sure operation Hamilcar (Suez) was too early for the Saladin.

Added by Chris Hall on 30 August 2009.
This colour scheme was used by MELF (Middle East Land Forces), which included Aden and Cyprus. The most interesting colour scheme was in one of the Gulf states - Chocolate brown and pink!

Added by Roger Greenaway on 02 September 2009.
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