New Zealand LRDG Re-Enactment Trip to The Sahara

A group of enthusiasts from the UK and New Zealand are planning to take a trip to the Sahara Desert with some WW2 vehicles and retrace and relive the experiences of the LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) in the Western Desert in 1941-1943. Led by Major Gary Wallace, the group is split into three troops. B Troop and H (Heavy) Troop are based in the UK while K Troop is based in New Zealand. H Troop includes a Light Repair Section, with so far a Bedford QLD and an Austin K5. The expedition will also have a crew of modern vehicles as chase cars along with a complete camera crew to record the event. Please visit their website at www.wdrg.org for more insight details and if you have some spare cash, please help them in their fund raising. Below are four videos so far from the New Zealand K Troop contingent, prior to them departing. 

1. Promotional Video – Planning the Trip to The Sahara (31/05/09) (Click Here)  

Really interesting video of K Troop planning the event and why they are going.

2. Driving in Convoy with a 1943 Willys Jeep (11/01/09) (Click Here)  

Nice short video of a jeep driving at speed along an open gravel track in New Zealand

3. Exercise Erewhon, 1st Laager (11/01/09) (Click Here)  

This is the first camp as a shakedown to try everything out 

4. Getting the Chevy C8AX Going and Moving Around the Unit (16/06/09) (Click Here)  

Nice short video of a Chevy, nice movement and a nice sound too ! 

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