Slice of military history to go on show at Military Museum Scotland

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The Saracen was built from 1952 but was more recognisable during the troubles in Norther Ireland throughout the 70s and 80s.

The team at the Military Museum Scotland is celebrating after unveiling a Saracen armoured car that will be the focus of a restoration project to restore the vehicle.

This was only made possible after an extensive fundraising campaign lasting seven months with the intention to buy and restore the vehicle as part of a restoration project involving veterans from all services, to come together, plan how the project will progress, work together, learn new skills and utilise existing skills that are maybe long forgotten.

Once the restoration is completed the Saracen will then be put on display at the museum.

Fundraising for this project still continues and last year the museum applied for a grant to help with the cost of the restoration and, Ian Inglis was excited to announce, that the museum has now been awarded £70,000 to restore the Saracen to its former glory from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

The Saracen was built from 1952 but was more recognisable during the troubles in Norther Ireland throughout the 70s and 80s.

If there are any veterans who are keen to help out and get involved, please get in touch with Military Museum Scotland on milmussco@aol.co.uk.

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