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The Military Vehicle Trust Display Team perform this
'Ferret' musical routine at the Queens Jubilee Hyde Park celebrations.
Team Leader - Barry Read
2nd Leader - Gordon Beale
Ferret 1 - Ron Dawson & Riett Brown
Ferret 2 - Shane Potts, Lucy Ann and Amy Potts
Ferret 3 - Kevin Browne & Jacqueline Ford
Ferret 4 - George Jackson & Caroline Jackson
Ferret 5 - Peter Bird & Sean Crompton
Ferret 6 - Michael Laouada & Patrick Lousada
Arena Technical Crew - Les Dash, Chloe Dash & Robert O'Brian
Cameras - Chris Jordan & James Pugh
Pictures taken January 2013
Gold Beach, Oregon USA
from me on
I have restored the ferret to running condition. The main problem was the brakes, when I was restoring the vehicle I found a lot of rounds of ammo, old badges and German money dated 1966. In the engine bay I washed out 1 1/2 buckets of fine white sand with very large snails . 04CC04 date in service is July 1959, contract number 5/fv/19260. Started service with 26th ARMD ENGR SQN BAOR, then 26th ENG SQN RE BAOR, then 26th FD REGT RA BAOR and finally the 1 RHA (Royal Horse Artillery) BAOR. It then served with the 40th FD RA regiment joined with 7th Armoured Battle Group which would support the Stafford Regt in the first gulf war. Sold off in 1995
In service in Aden along with 01DC14, 86BA57 and Stalwart
Pictures below courtesy of the Tank Museum
00 DA 81
Reno, Nevada, USA
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Interesting mod I hope it works!!
USS Alabama (BB -60) in the background very similar
to the Iowa class battleships in initial appearance
Built as a MK1/2 in 1962 converted
into a MK2/3 in 2009
I have to say that
this is one of the worst Ferrets that I have ever seen
in regards to its original condition as purchased for
restoration. The end result can only be described as
This was how Ross
purchased 00DD24 as a burnt out wreck. I remember seeing
this vehicle on Milweb and thought at the time that
the Ferret would only be used for parts recovery. How
wrong I was!
Oh so nearly finished
above is from 1964 in Borneo, 06CC12 is the Ferret in the
background of the picture. At
the time 06CC12 was with C squadron of the Queens Royal
Irish Hussars under the 17th Ghurkha division (hence the cat
As it is
Roderick Angus Mathie
Hans Bottema 00EC71
The pictures where taken at a show in the
Netherlands called Bussum Bridgehead
Tony Cosgrove 00DA79
Ken Wales 03CC17
Simon Dawson 00EC18
Sandy, Bedfordshire UK
Peter Tatum 02CC20
A few more pictures of 02CC20 under
Brad Mills 02DA45
Carl N Finley
Pictured during Mardi Gras
You already have piccies
of 01DA05 (not submitted by me I might add!) but that
vehicle has been partially renovated back to Bronze green.
I and a friend own the Mk1 35BA33 and the Mk2 01DA05, both of which
are runners! The other MK2 03CC80 belongs to The Royal
Military Police Museum and was a gate guardian for many
years but seems to be re-storable to running order which we
have just commenced on the Museums behalf.
Mk 2 01DA05
MK2 03CC80 belongs to The Royal Military
Mk 1/2 converted to a Mk 2
I obtained the history from Bovington which
states Date in service Jan 1963. The interesting thing
about her is that it has a rotating turret, not the usual
fixed turret. The
conversion was carried out by the Army on the 11/6/1981. It
spent most of its life with the Royal Artillery last being
the 49th Field Regiment RA.
Peter Hall (Since been sold)
16th / 5th Lancers pennon proudly flying!
Ferret MK1 05CC22
Berlin urban camouflage. Nice!!
Jim Davies (since been sold)
Ferret MK1 02CC12
Picture taken in approximately 1979 Dave Lewis ex 1st Royal Tank Regiment.
A recreation in February 2010 just a few years apart!
Jim has been extremely lucky to find not just one in
service picture but two pictures!
02CC12 is in the background of this picture below.
Dave Lewis ex 1st Royal Tank Regiment.
Ferret Mk1/2 00EC25
Ferret MK 2/3 fitted with a
Sofim Diesel Engine
Project vehicle as rebuilt
by Alvis in the early 1980's and is fitted with an Italian
vm diesel engine. The rear body work has been modified to
fit the engine and the exhaust exits out of the left hand
side rather than the usual right hand side.
Ferret MK 2/5 03CC28
Manufacture July 1958 In service November 1960 and out of service
Contract Number 6/FV19260
History Jan 61 -68 ..4 field Squadron BAOR ,
Jan 69 to Apr 70 ..14/20 Kings Hussars N/Ireland
Sep 70 to July 74 .. Antwerp BAOR, Oct 74 to March 84 ..
March 84 to Jan 85 ..Vehicle disposal Salisbury
I have owned the vehicle for the last two years
The rather attractive lady in pictures is
Yana Schlenker standing with Peter below.
Marc van Aalderen
Veenendaal The Netherlands
It was built in May 1959 and was bought
two years ago in its present condition
New Orleans, Louisiana America
Ferret taken at Horndean Solent Overlord SOE
2009...or on the way to....I only broke down twice...but got there in the
Down and dirty in a Ferret
Eat my DUST!
Timothy and Timothy's Ferret
Polegate East Sussex
Sabre Corporate Development
Australia 115238 - 87BA41
Ferret at RSL (Aust. Returned and Services League)
fundraiser and also 2/14 Light Horse Regiment headgear
115238 served with 2/14 Light
Horse Regiment QMI of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. It
remained with the Regiment until 2004 where it was still being
used for ceremonial events such as ANZAC day parades. It sat
alongside its more modern counterparts (ASLAV and 113 vehicles)
as a reminder of RAAC history and progression of vehicle
technology. It was acquired directly from the Regiment by Sabre
Corporate Development (one of the Directors being a former
member of the Regiment) for corporate event work on military
themed team development events and also for community work with
RSL Clubs etc. It is maintained in its Australian military
vehicle cammo pattern at time of retirement and a mixture of old
and recent internal radio harness etc reflecting its long period
of service with RAAC since the 1960’s.
Ferret MK 1 33BA07
I bought the Ferret in
Leeds in May 2005 from a man who had in turn bought the
vehicle from Withams in April 1994. The Ferret was and is in very good
condition and seems to have survived Army life quite well.
The mileage when bought was 970 miles it is now 2601 miles. It
gets its chance to mud plug on a regular basis, no longer a
garage queen. The vehicle bares the insignia of the 5 Innis
DG. I was at a show and a man studied the Army history cards
pointed out the 5 Innis DG to me and returned the next day
with the emblems, he had served in Cyprus in the late 1960's
Alfie & Dawn Montgomery
Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
Ferret MK1/2 02CC56
Ferret MK1/2 00EC02
Ferret MK2/3 00DA26
In service picture supplied by Robert Dove
Shane Potts Sussex
Ferret MK1 32BA80
Ferret MK 2/3 03BB63
This ferret belongs to 901 troop marine cadet Winterton
MK1 34BA28 and has just sold his MK2/3 Ferret 01DC16
01DC16 history from Bovingdon
Is this vehicle formerly a MK2/2 which has been converted
back to a MK1?
34BA28 history from Bovingdon
Badger Group's Ferrets in Holland
Pictures courtesy of Rene Westendorp
Click the picture for a new page to open with all Badger
William Bannister MK 2/4
Pictures from Beltring 2007
Nic Kent MK 2/3 03CC37
Przem MK1 02CC66
Nicholas Rose Ferret MK2 04CC22
Pictures courtesy of Dave Rose
Left to right
04CC12, 03CC72, 03CC42, 00EA76 & 05CC16
Two Versions of the same picture, the picture directly
below is the larger version.
Mick Brookes Ferret MK1 02CC13 Uttoxeter Staffs
From this to.....
Notice the position of the Number Plate in the last
Bo Bergmann Christensen MK 2/3 (VHF) 01DC76
has lived most of its "life" in Germany with the Royal
Engineers. Coming back from the first Gulf War it was
sold to the Belgian Company 'SABIEX' along with 250
other Ferrets of different marks. 'SABIEX' thought they
could fix the cars up a bit and sell them to Africa -
but no one was interested. So the Ferrets stayed in
Belgium stored outdoors from 1993 to 2003 when I bought
mine (some are still there). It looked bad and the bins
and mudguards were badly rusted, but the car was
original and untouched and technically sound. It took me
two years to restore it, working on and off.
restored it as it looked during service with 4 FD SQN
RE, which is part of 7th Armoured Brigade - hence the
dessert rat on the hull. 01DC76 is now "living" with me
in the town of Odense in Denmark. There are about 5
Ferrets in the country all privately owned.
The Ferret was only used by the Danish Army during UN -
service on Cyprus. Ferrets were loaned to us by
A few more pictures from Bo Bergmann Christensen
Driving through the City streets of Odense with 00EC65 in
front and with Bo driving 01DC76 this August 2008.
On display in front of the garrison museum in Odense
and the town center
00EC65 served with The Queens Royal Irish Hussars
Steve Walling Mk 1/2 18EA10
Justin Legg MK2/3 00DD46 Clansman equipped
Bridgend South Wales
Change of colour
Justin Legg MK2/3 05CC14 Clansman equipped
Bridgend South Wales
Glyn MK 2/3 02CC52
Londonderry Northern Ireland
This was owned by Robert Dove it has since
been sold on E-Bay
Ferret MK 2/3 34BA47
Restoration of 34BA47 started by a previous owner
Re-fitting of parts by Rob
Finished at last!
& Ferret MK1 33BA06
1951 date in service 1953 served with 13/18th Royal Hussars
(Queen Marys own) it then went into storage. It then served
with A squadron Royal Wiltshire Regt (T.A) until being
released in 1987.
Pictures below taken at Beltring 2008 by ACF
Near Belfast in Northern Ireland
Pictured in June 2007 (a rare bit of sunshine)?
John Danker MK 1/2
Bob Hill MK 2/3 02DA63
(Bob has since sold his Ferret onto
America Hayward Minnesota
Steve Socha MK 1/2 00EA19
America Omaha Nebraska
Many thanks to all the
Ferret owners who
have sent in pictures of their vehicles for this page
All pictures are owned (copyrighted) by the original senders and
can not be used without the express permission of said owner. I have used any pictures provided in good
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