Question? Looking for SADF soft skinned vehicle markings 1970s


Mi Recruit
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Nov 5, 2009
A bit of an odd request.

I am an ex-Mil vehicle collector and have an Australian Army:

  • SIII FFR Land Rover with ADF No.5 trailer (similar to a UK Sankey Land Rover Trailer)
  • ADF Workshop Land Rover trailer
  • Mk3 International 2 1/2 ton 4X4 General Service truck.
and am involved with a group of armoured vehicle restorers and collectors.


I have now been offered an ex-South African Defence Force 1977 Land Rover SIIB Forward Control, Radio Relay (Command Post) Truck, although it has been civilianised outside and converted to a camper inside. Am seriously considering the purchase and restoration back to SADF configuration, if only for it's novelty reasons of it's presence in Australia.

Can anyone supply me with:

  • images of SADF vehicles in the late 1970s and 1980s?
  • Any images of Land Rover or UniMog Command Post Radio Relay trucks?
  • Radio configuration or any documentation?
  • Formation and tactical unit markings that may have been used on this type of vehicle?
  • Any other information about the SADF use of such vehicles?
Thanks in anticipation!
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