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I WAS delighted to read Craig Allen's report in February's CMV about his visit to Bosnia in 1999 as my Land Rover 110 (Service number 38-KL-43) also served there during the winter of 1997-98. Its Merlin report from the MoD showed it being used by the Multinational Force Great Britain at the Banja Luka Metal Factory in Bosnia as part of SFOR (Stabilisation Force). During service, it was a soft-top with an NA eangine, but when I bought the vehicle in 2022 it had been much modified by its previous owners and had been fitted with a Wolf hard-top and a 300Tdi engine from a Discovery and was painted in Nato Desert Sand yellow. After obtaining its history from the MoD, I repainted it in SFOR markings, copied from contemporary photos I found online.

Since then I have met two SFOR veterans and a civilian contractor at events who were working in Bosnia at the same time as my 110. One told me his job was collecting illegallyheld weapons from Bosnians, ranging from knives to World War Two German heavy machine guns!

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