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* [[Lance Corporal]] Andy Bray, formerly of the [[Royal Corps of Transport|RCT]] stole one and then drove it across the low countries before eventually being halted by a volley of [[Belgium]] police fire.  Full details [http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/uploads/forums/bray.jpg here].
 
* [[Lance Corporal]] Andy Bray, formerly of the [[Royal Corps of Transport|RCT]] stole one and then drove it across the low countries before eventually being halted by a volley of [[Belgium]] police fire.  Full details [http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/uploads/forums/bray.jpg here].
  
* A much less well documented tale involves a soldier attempting to go [[AWOL]] and swimming his stolly across the Channel.  The usual ending involves him floating around in the [[English Channel|Channel]].  More details [http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=41285/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=15.html here]
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* A much less well documented tale involves a soldier attempting to go [[AWOL]] and [[Stalwart Across The Channel|swimming his stolly across the Channel]].  The usual ending involves him floating around in the [[English Channel|Channel]].  More details [http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=41285/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=15.html here]
  
 
==Non Urban Myth==
 
==Non Urban Myth==

Latest revision as of 15:30, 19 February 2013

Entering service with the British Army in 1966, the FV620 Alvis Stalwart (or 'Stolly') was six wheel's worth of pure hell on the highway - or the river should it take your fancy. Basically a floating five tonner, this beastie was straight out of Thunderbirds.

Urban Myths

The stolly is the subject of 2 legendary tales involving soldiers from the old BAOR:

  • Lance Corporal Andy Bray, formerly of the RCT stole one and then drove it across the low countries before eventually being halted by a volley of Belgium police fire. Full details here.

Non Urban Myth

  • Did see the beast dragging in a dead FV432 after an Active Edge Crash-out farting out a billion tons of carbon to extend the ol'e military footprint.

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