This is a copy of the LAD notes 1955 Hawk the picture I sent was underneath this article
L.A.D. REME NOTES
THE L.A.D. takes this opportunity to wish Lt .-Col. and Mrs. Woodd an d
family all the best on leaving Sabratha, and to welcome Lt .-Col. and Mrs.
Allen. We hope that the Ministry of Supply will learn as much about Land
Rover modifications as we did .
The year opened with the Regiment taking an even further stride away from
horses in the change over from Comets to Centurions. The addition o f
stabiliser equipment led to a welcome increase in strength in the L .A.D. by th e
introduction of Cfn . Cook, Rowson, Roberts and Smith . One of the firs t
exercises with the new tanks was held along the coast, supposedly preventin g
the landing of aquatic tanks. When the enemy failed to put in an appearance
00 ZR 38 was sent out to rout them out, with disastrous consequences . I t
was unable to swim as well as its imaginary foes, but did provide som e
practical experience for those interested in recovery .
The annual range camp provided its share of incidents, not the least o f
which was when a Craftsman, unable to make his rifle fire, shouted " Rifl e
will not fire ." Captain English, who obviously understood the mechanism,
came to the rescue with some technical advice : " Push the safety catch forwar d
you idiot." The Craftsman is still blushing with shame, although he did pas s
his annual range course when told his pay was in jeopardy .