The Car Fleet In this section you will find information and - for some - photo's of the difering cars we have owned
Hobbies and Interests In here you can find information on the various sports enjoyed as well as my personal tastes in reading material, Science Fiction/Fantasy and other interests
Alvis Stalwart Information on the Alvis Stalwart 6x6 5 ton High Mobility Load Carrier - both general details and particulars of Little Maud - my very own Mk2 FV622 model
Saab's Saab cars - both classic and modern - are covered in here. We've owned a few now and feel they are the safest cars on the market.
Caravanning We are keen caravanners and at least once a month we will be out with our caravan for either a weekend away as a stress breaker or attending an organized rally with our friends from the on-line caravanning forum "Touring and Tenting"
Personal The start pages go through photo's of family and fiends, details of my career to date as well as our religion.
The AEC Militant served withthe Armed Forces in two vesions - the Mk 1 and the Mk 3. The Mk 2 was a trial version that was never introduced into service.
I took my HGV Class 2 on a 6x4 Militant Mk 1 3-way Tipper variant whilst serving in the TA with "C" Troop, 215 Sqdn, 151 Regt RCT (VR) based up in the Mile End Road in london. The drill hall was just opposite the tube station - I believe as with many ohter sites it is now an apartment block
The squadrons HQ and "A" troop were based down at Grays in Essex and they were equipped with the 6x6 10-ton GS version of the Mk 1. Being a TAVR unit the Mk 3's never entered service until long after I had transferred out.
Base desgnation for the Militants was the FV-11000 and variants were numbered as below - the ones I got to drive are highlighted in Green.:
FV 11001 : Tractor 10 ton General Service Medium/Heavy Anti-Aircraft 6x4
FV 11002 : Tractor 10 ton General Service Medium/Heavy Anti-Aircraft 6x6
FV 11003 : Truck 10 ton General Service Crane Bridging 6x4 or 6x6
FV 11004 : Truck 10 ton General Service Tipper ( End Only ) 6x4
FV 11005 : Truck 10 ton General Service Tipper ( Three Way ) 6x4
FV 11006 : Truck 10 ton General Service Fuel Tanker 2500 Gallon 6x4
FV 11007 : Truck 10 ton General Service Cargo ( 14 ft ) 6x4
FV 11008 : Truck 10 ton General Service Cargo ( 18 ft ) 6x4
FV 11009 : Truck 10 ton General Service Fuel Tanker 2500 Gallon 6x4
FV 11010 : Tractor 10 ton General Service for Semi-Trailer 6x6
FV 11011 : Truck 10 ton General Service Crane Missile 6x6
FV 11012 : Truck 10 ton General Service Cargo Dropside 6x4
FV 11013 : Truck 10 ton General Service Crane General Purpose 6x4
FV 11014 : Truck 10 ton General Service Excavator 6x4 or 6x6
FV 11015 : Truck 10 ton General Service for 20 ton Trailer 6x6
FV 11016 : Truck 10 ton General Service Cargo ( 18 ft Dropside ) 6x6 Front hook 7 ton Winch
FV 11017 : Truck 10 ton General Service Self Propelled Launcher 6x4
FV 11021 : Truck 10 ton Tipping Platform, Self Loading, RE 6x6
FV 11022 : Truck 10 ton Heavy Duty ( RAF ) 6x6
FV 11031 : Tractor 10 ton General Service Light Anti-Aircraft 6x6
You can find a full history and technical spec by following the AEC Militant link on the side bar to Militant grahams excellent sitte on thiese vehicles.