Re: [MV] Gulf war vehicles

Stephen Somers (
Wed, 06 Jan 1999 13:13:03 -0800 wrote:
> After the ground war in the gulf we were flying on the western flank and
> found a 4 barreled AA gun abandoned near the TAllil air base. Landed and
> between us figured how to sling it and flew it back to our area on Tap Line
> Road.
> (...text elided...)
> None yo us for restoration or purchase.

When I was in Kuwait just after liberation I was taken up the Basra road
to see an area of armoured vehicles which had been, ah, left behind. I
can't say 'abandoned' since, in several cases, something of the original
occupants remained. I guess there are /some/ ex-mil vehicles that I would
/not/ want to take home with me. In any case, when I /did/ express a wish
to bring back something I was told it was 'harram!' (forbidden!).

As you say, 'none to us' - it ain't fair :-(

Steve Somers (Project Leader)

'75 Land Rover 101" Forward Control, 1-Tonne, General Service (62FL50 - Royal Artillery/2 Commando)

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