VEHICLES

Convoy to Kuala Lumper
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Vehicle convoy pulled in off road for a break on the way to 7 F.O.D. in Kuala Lumper.

Morris commercial 4x4 with slight front end damage
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Lucky for the driver pictured, he escaped with very little injury.

All shot up
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As the result a C.T. ambush. Author unknown.

The OFP Convoy awaiting escort
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The convoy of O.F.P vehicles waiting for the escort of armoured cars before going on through one of the passes during there journey from Singapore to 7 F.O.D. Kuala Lumpur June 1955. At this point in time the unit was designated 63 Brigade O.F.P. and displayed the "flash and serial Number 97" as on the wing of the second truck, this was last seen on O.F.P. vehicles attached to an armoured Div. in north west Europe 1944-5.

Store Bins at Muar 1955
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The Store-Bins of 35 O.F.P. parked and waiting to move together with rest of the unit into the Garrison of 63 Gurkha Infantry Brigade.

35 O.F.P. Vehicles at Muar 1955
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Vehicles and personnel are about to move out from the tempory locatiom at Muar into 63 Bde. Garrison which is located beyond the palm trees in the background.

Store bin respray
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Waiting for notes

35 O.F.P. vehicles. Muar. 1955
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These vehicles are about to move into 63 Bde. Garrison. The canopy sides are folded up under the "top rails" to allows personnel in the back to get clear of the vehicle very quickly should it get ambushed. Note the Formation sign "Crossed Kukris" on a green background is that of 17 Gurkha Div.

Convoy to Kluang
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Moving off towards Kluang. Just waiting for our escourt, The front vehicle, although discribed as a FORD THAMES 4 x 4 with a Ford V8 engine it is fitted with a COMMER CAB and identified as FV13301 Truck 3 ton Container, Stores, Binned. The unit had a total of Nine of these vehicles.

Trucks at Muar
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Ford WOT6 (ex. WW2) General Cargo and the new FORD "Store Bin" both are 4x4 and powered with a Ford V8 engine. The vehicles are parked in the Garrison at MUAR pending departure to KLUANG.

Matchless G3L motor cylce
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A Matchless G3L motor cylce 350 C.C. in the markings 35 O.F.P. Note the crash helmet, which, even in those days had to be worn.

Morris MRA! in monsoon drain
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The Morris upsidedown in a monsoon drain, picture taken just before recovery.

New ALVIS Saracen APC's 1954.
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The first delivery of the new Sarason A.P.C. at 221 Veh.Btn. Majedee Barracks. These vehicles will be stored at the Vehicle depot at Tebrau ready for issue to various units in Malaya. IWM Ref: HU 51351

Humber Super Snipe Staff Car
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This 1952 Humber Super-Snipe Staff Car was used to transport General Lemnitzer and Field Marshall Festing during their visit to 63 Gurkha Inf. Brigade at Kluang in 1956.

Layland Hippo
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Designed as a heavy load carrier, the Leyland Hippo 64 10-ton truck entered military service in 1944 and eventually proved its worth hauling supplies during the closing stages of the Allied advance across North West Europe. The huge bodies on these trucks had a well-type floor incorporating the wheel arches, this giving a lower loading height, an important element in the war days as fork-lift trucks were few and much loading was accomplished by hand.

OTTER A.P.C.
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The Otter Light Reconnaissance Car known as "Car, Light Reconnaissance, Canadian GM Mark I". It was a light armoured car produced in Canada during the Second World War for British and Commonwealth forces. In Malaya the OTTER was used as an Armoured Personnel Carrier. This vehicle is in the markings of MALAYA COMMAND, The KRIS on a Green background. - Muar 1955

Hippo Fully Laden
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Leyland Hipo 6x4 with twin rear wheels (28 M.P.H.Max. Down Hill) The serial No. of 92 over the RED.BLUE.RED flash was believed to have last been used with British Airborne Forces WW2 1944-5, the Formation sign cross KUKRIs over a green background is the formation sign for 17 GURKHA Div. Designed as a heavy load carrier, the Leyland Hippo 64 10-ton truck entered military service in 1944 and eventually proved its worth hauling supplies during the closing stages of the Allied advance across North West Europe. The huge bodies on these trucks had a well-type floor incorporating the wheel arches, this giving a lower loading height, an important element in the war days as fork-lift trucks were few and much loading was accomplished by hand.

Ford WOT 6
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Waiting for notes

ford
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Waiting for notes

Morris 1 Ton 4x4 of 35 O.F.P.
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This vehicle overturned rounding bend on the outskirts of Muar whilst returning from a stores run to 3 B.O.D. in Singapore. The driver, Pat (Geordie) Bowe only received a cut in his mouth. "Tony Hafford" who was riding as escort ("shotgun") in the back had a broken arm when it got trapped under the tailboard. It could had been fatal if the canopy had been rolled up at the sides, (normal practice in case of ambush) this saved him from being crushed under the vehicle. The author freed his trapped arms.