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Vickers still in use in 1987/88

September 18 2008 at 11:33 PM
Rodney Spooner  (no login)
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Infantry centre, Singleton was still using a number of Vickers machine guns for live firing during firepower demos in 198/7/88.
I was carry a Bren gun in 1985 when I was with 1 RAR which was
dated the 1940's rebarrelled in 1973 to use 7.62mm.We got rid of them when we went on Exercise Reindeer to Hong Kong in 1985, swapping them for MAG 58/L7.
Never did miss cleaning all of those magazines.


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