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BATUS Vehicles Query ...
pbennett
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:36 AM UTC
I have a 1/76-scale white metal kit of the Ferret Mk.2, which I plan to paint as a Range Safety Vehicle at BATUS. Does anyone know when these were used as such, and which other vehicles (apart from the Chieftain) would have been at BATUS at the same time?

Thanks,

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:47 AM UTC
Couple shots in here dated 1975.
https://www.militaryimages.net/threads/british-army-training-unit-batus.7109/
Richard_E
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:47 AM UTC
There are a few snapshot style pictures embedded in this thread on another forum Paul: https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/batus-ferrets.51082/

And a couple more examples here:

http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=18007

And one more here:

https://www.militaryimages.net/threads/british-army-training-unit-batus.7109/
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:54 AM UTC
https://www.tankograd.com/cms/website.php?id=/en/BATUS.htm
PanzerGeek
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:25 PM UTC
The Ferret Mk.2 was used at BATUS from 72/73 to 96/97 give or take a year. You would also have seen the following AFV’s at that time. FV432, Abbot, CVR(T) series Spartan, Scorpion, Samaritan, Warrior, Challenger. Just to name a few. Ferret was used as a range safety vehicle in the 90's. Written as I sit in my office at CFB Suffield.
Cheers
Todd
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 10:21 AM UTC
Thanks to you all for your responses … most informative.

Paul