OW Carman Re-unites With Old Flame!

Old Whitgiftians, WA President Richard Blundell (OW 1956-63), Colonel Nigel Gilbert (OW 1956-63) and Major Patrick Marsland-Roberts (OW 1953-60) enjoyed a rare day out on their Carmen Livery Company visit to 19 Tank Transporter Squadron RLC Bulford Camp.

As part of the day, the Carmen liverymen were shown over the impressive array of vehicles including the specialized tractor + trailer used to transport the 70 tonne Challenger 2 tank. They were also treated to demonstrations of the vehicle capabilities across Salisbury Plain from inside the cab.

It was also a special day for Col Nigel Gilbert who was reunited with his vehicle from 55 years ago when he was just a 2nd Lieutenant as Troop Commander of 7 Tank Transport Regiment. Photo taken 15th July 1965.

Richard Blundell OW (1956-63)