A Rare Beast

Classic military vehicle enthusiasts Dale Haigh and Dave Jeffryes have amassed a fleet of vehicles including this rare Saracen 6x6 Command Post FV610. Vicky Turner finds out more

This may have been one of only two Saracens that were deployed in the defence of Kuwait City during the 1991 Gulf War
pictures Vicky Turner and Dale Haigh

Heywood Tanks does not operate as a business. Instead, Dale Haigh, the man in charge, earns a living trading in granite and marble for worktops, while Dave Jeffryes has worked for him for around 15 years. Together, they have a long-standing interest in military vehicles. It started when they helped a friend get his collection going, but when the mate sold his vehicles, Dale and Dave decided to get their own. Of course, it did not stop at one and they now run a fleet of vehicles. At last count, they were up to nine including the Command Post Saracen pictured here.

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