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Off-road driver training with NVGs

135 Geographic Squadron operates in the field from vehicle mounted offices, as such the driving skills of the squadron members are an important training objective. Whether it is organised training such as vehicle familiarisation and off-road driving or the initial acquisition of your civilian licence, driver training is a continuous activity in a Geographic Technician’s career.

Now with a brand new fleet of MAN SV trucks, The Squadron’s green fleet comprises of the 6 and 15 tonne variants of the MAN SV trucks, a Leyland DAF and of course the iconic Land Rover Defender. The military designation of the vehicles is by its load capacity and not its gross axle weight. e.g. a MAN SV 15t is designed to carry 15 tonnes and has a maximum gross weight of up to 42 tonnes .

In March 2013 the squadron took its shinny news trucks and got them very dirty on a number of the Aldershot driver training circuits.

The two day package included a night exercise driving in near pitch black by the aid of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).

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