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Saladin Mark 2 Armored Car
Lt. Col. Dick Taylor (RTR) -
F Sqn 3RTR SBA (Cyprus 1986-88)
A close-up of Dick Taylor in his Saladin named 'FOOTE VC'
Each vehicle had a name starting with F. Dick's best mate, Mick Woodall, chose to use 'FLATULENT' as his Saladin's name.
One of the Squadron's twelve (12) Saladins. Six (6) were routinely operated, 1 per troop, with 1 additional Saladin per troop in "light preservation" and which were operated at least once a year on ranges.
Preparing for firing at Akamas, Cyprus. One crewman can be seen aligning the sights using a muzzle boresight.
76mm main gun firing at Akamas ranges. In this case it was indirect firing at a range of around 3-4 miles.
Dick's "Sally", 'FOOTE VC'
ended up being used as a gate guardian in the camp in Episkopi, Cyprus. It
is now in private hands in