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Bovington in Dorset County, England, United Kingdom
 

FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
1. FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier Marker
Inscription.
FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier, Mark 5

The Alvis FV603 Saracen was an armoured personnel carrier and part of the FV600 series of vehicles. It first appeared in 1952 and saw action during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960).

It was later used in Northern Ireland (1968-1998), where its distinctive and menacing shape was often seen patrolling the streets. Saracens were sold to a number of other countries for military and policing purposes.

This particular Saracen started service in 1956 as a Mark 2. It ended service in 1986 as a Mark 5.bbn ( photo caption )
Saracen FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier on exercise soon after the Malayan Emergency
 
Location. 50° 41.724′ N, 2° 14.538′ W. Marker is in Bovington, England, in Dorset County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King George V Road and Linsay Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at The Tank Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Bovington, England BH20 6JG, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tank Infantry Mark IV (a few steps from this marker); Royal Tank Regiment Memorial Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lawrence of Arabia Trail
FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
2. FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier
(within shouting distance of this marker); Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Kuwait Arena (about 120 meters away); Challenger I Main Battle Tank (about 120 meters away); M4A1 Medium Tank Grizzly (about 120 meters away); Centurion Mark 12 (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bovington.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Tank Museum. (Submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The Tank Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
3. FV603B Armoured Personnel Carrier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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