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WSRA Rally 2011 - 1972 Alvis Sabre CVRT Tank - VHJ 509 L | by David Cronin
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WSRA Rally 2011 - 1972 Alvis Sabre CVRT Tank - VHJ 509 L

Over the weekend of 6th and 7th August 2011 the West Somerset Railway Association held its Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally near Norton Fitzwarren in Somerset. There were a wide range of types of vehicles present and indeed there was so much to see that it was impossible to see everything in one day.

 

Among the many classes of vehicle present there were a large number of ex-military vehicles from different periods.

 

This picture shows the 1972 Alvis Sabre CVRT Tank, VHJ 509 L, owned by Mr C Church from Dulverton. The Sabre was a development of the Scorpion light tank, It has the body of the Scorpion with the turret from the Fox reconnaissance vehicle. Introduced in 1995 it only remained in service until 2004.

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Taken on August 6, 2011