Sek Kong ..C Sguadron 16th/5th Lancers..1974 to 1976
Christmas Greetings to you all,
I am hoping that someone out there can help me put an accurate final stage to a total rebuild of a Scorpion (CVRT) light British Army Tank that for the first three years of its operational life......Jan74 to April76 served with C Sqn 16/5 Lancers.
The rebuild of this Tank has been an on going project that has taken 8 years to virtually complete.
The Tank was decommissioned in November 1996 and was partially stripped to spend its final days as a " Hard Target " on Salisbury plain ranges.....it was saved this indignity and is only 30 Plus working hours away from coming to life.
The final stage is a full repaint in the colours that it would have had back in 74... along with the correct insignia....and this is where I need some help...
I know that the unit markings were '2' worn over an RAC arm-of-service sguare and the formation sign of 48 Gurkha Brigade...but need to be sure of colours and locations of the marks.
Might somebody possibly have images of British armour of that time....and with luck, maybe a Scorpion Tank?