A real Land Rover

Here's a 'real' Land Rover.

The photo was taken by Captain Alexander Allan of the Grenadier Guards, during deployment in Helmand, Afghanistan. My father recently bought this and one other photo at an exhibition in Chelsea Barracks in support of the army's benevolent fund.

The squad is known as an MIT - Mentoring and Instruction Team. Their role was to mentor and train the Afghan National Army.

(The scan has clipped off the chap on the left, but it's still worth posting!)

I'd love to have the chance to drive one of these as well as one of the famous 'Pink Panther' Land Rovers, the first military vehicles to be adapted for the desert.

Photo from Topgear.com

Comments:

I saw a couple of British military operated gold colored 2003 or 2004 model year Range Rovers in Basrah Iraq in fall of 2004. The gold color was probably the closest thing Range Rovers could get to a desert camouflage.

It was definitely no the typical military Land Rover.

Posted by Mark on May 11, 2008 at 03:22 PM GST #

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