BAOR Living History Group
Crusader 80 BAOR Living History Group was formed in January 2008 to promote the preservation of British Army vehicles, uniforms
and equipment, from the “Cold War” period of 1970 – 1991 British Army of the Rhine, Germany.
In 2011, it was decided that the Club should evolve, to cover recent conflicts, and as a result, the Club now has two distinct echelons:
A Echelon - Temperate: 1970 - 1991. This covers the Cold War period West Germany.
B Echelon - Desert: 1990 - 2007. This covers Gulf War 1 & 2, and Afghanistan.
The display represented by the Echelon Temperate, is a Field Unit harbour area, from 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment based at Hemeln in
West Germany, operational - somewhere in Germany, during the 1980's, with the appropriate vehicles, uniforms and equipment.
The display represented by Echelon Desert, is an Op Granby, Recce Troop harbour area, Iraq 1991, also with the appropriate uniforms, vehicles and equipment.
Uniquely, as part of the Club's display, is the private military badge collection of one of our members. The collection is probably the most comprehesive collection, outside a museum, in Great Britain.
Our display presently consists of:
1 X Bedford MJ 4X4 4 Tonne Truck Workshop Body(RE), [55 KH 55]
1 X Bedford MJ 4X4 4 Tonne Truck GS Body(RA), [85 KF 63]
1 X Land Rover 109 FFR Series 3 (RA), [49 GF 75]
1 X Land Rover 109 Recce Series 3 (RE), [18 GN 05]
1 X Land Rover 109 Ambulance Series 3 (4 Fd Amb RAMC), [27 KA 09]
1 X Land Rover 101 FC GS, [58 AM 45]
1 X Land Rover 101 FC FFR, [26 FL 69]
1 X Land Rover 90 GS, [17 KK 95]
1 X Land Rover 90 FFR, [53 KG 51]
1 X Land Rover 90 Pathfinder, [62 KF 45]
1 X Land Rover 110 Recce Truck, [CF 18 AA]
1 X Land Rover 110 GS (RE), [79 KE 26]
1 X Land Rover 110 FFR, [86 KE 73]
1 X Reynolds Boughton RB44, [92 KJ 48]
1 X Longline Light Strike Vehicle, [23 KH 23]
1 X BAT (Battalion Anti-Tank) Gun.
1 X 25 PDR Ordnance QF Field Gun. &
The "harbour" area includes:
1 X 24'x12' Operations tent,
1 X 12'x10' Communications tent,
4 X 12'x15' Tents,
8 X 9'x9' Tents,
1 X 7'x9' Tent,
7 X 3/4 Tonne Sankey Trailers,
1 X 3/4 Tonne Wide Track Sankey Trailer, [RK 69 AA]
1 X 3/4 Tonne Wide Trailer Mounted Cooking Outfit, [23 TM 86]
1 X 3/4 Tonne BDR Sankey Trailer, [26 FH 41]
1 X 3/4 Tonne Reynolds Boughton Trailer, [33 TM 15]
1 X 1.75 Tonne Arrows Trailer, [73 GT 59]
1 X 1.75 Tonne Reynolds Boughton Trailer, [10 KF 12]
and about 12 acres of cam netting.
The members of the group, mostly come from Northern England, and the shows that we attend, range from Essex to
Durham in the East & as far West as Lancashire & Cumbria.
CRUSADER 80 is always recruiting:
We are looking for members, with military vehicles, temperate or desert colour scheme, in service with the British Armed Forces 1970 - 2007.
We are also, very happy to accept members without vehicles.
If you have lots of energy and can commit to a "Cold War/Recent Conflict" living history group at 5 shows per year.
Send us an email, and find out if you can add to our display.
If you have a sense of humour, and are willing to have a good
time, then contact the Club Secretary:
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