'Tank' takes to the road near Usk

'Tank' takes to the road near Usk

Alistair Scott driving his armoured personnel carrier outside the Black Bear pub to raise funds for his local church.

Alistair Scott driving his armoured personnel carrier outside the Black Bear pub to raise funds for his local church.

PUB TRIP: Alistair Scott in his armoured personnel carrier

Alistair Scott driving his armoured personnel carrier outside the Black Bear pub to raise funds for his local church.

Alistair Scott driving his armoured personnel carrier outside the Black Bear pub to raise funds for his local church.

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MOTORISTS driving through a Monmouthshire village were treated to the rare sight of an armoured vehicle parked outside a pub.

Owner Alistair Scott, of Llancayo, took one of his five vehicles from his 'tank school' on the road and drove it half a mile away to the car park of the Black Bear pub, Bettws Newydd, on Saturday where he welcomed curious visitors.

Mr Scott and his crew spent two hours showing children and their parents around the British-built FV439 command vehicle.

The arable farmer, who has offered tank driving, tactical shooting and even car crushing at Little Trostrey Farm at Kemeys Commander for over five years, also founded The Tank Museum of Wales on his farm.

He now hopes to make appearances with the tank to raise funds for charity at events.

“Drivers usually stop to take photos when they see the tank and are gobsmacked to see it on the road,” he said.

“We were able to show some families around the 15-tonne vehicle and let them look inside.”

Mr Scott is hoping to display his tank at the Christmas in Caerleon event this Saturday in aid of St Anne’s Hospice but is appealing for someone with a medium-sized lorry to offer to transport it from the farm. Anyone who can help can call 07971 635189.

Video of tank driving at Alistair Scott's farm in Llancayo:

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10:19am Wed 4 Dec 13

gathin says...

It's not a tank- it's a four-three-poo.
There's a big difference.
It's not a tank- it's a four-three-poo. There's a big difference. gathin
  • Score: -5

12:51pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Dolieboy says...

gathin wrote:
It's not a tank- it's a four-three-poo.
There's a big difference.
Says 439. Can see why Wales is better of the education table.
[quote][p][bold]gathin[/bold] wrote: It's not a tank- it's a four-three-poo. There's a big difference.[/p][/quote]Says 439. Can see why Wales is better of the education table. Dolieboy
  • Score: -4

1:08pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Dolieboy says...

Dolieboy wrote:
gathin wrote:
It's not a tank- it's a four-three-poo.
There's a big difference.
Says 439. Can see why Wales is better of the education table.
Bottom
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gathin[/bold] wrote: It's not a tank- it's a four-three-poo. There's a big difference.[/p][/quote]Says 439. Can see why Wales is better of the education table.[/p][/quote]Bottom Dolieboy
  • Score: -3

1:17pm Wed 4 Dec 13

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

A few more years of austerity and you'll be seeing these things all over the place.
A few more years of austerity and you'll be seeing these things all over the place. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: -4

1:24pm Wed 4 Dec 13

p stani says...

Looks like they are all tanked up.
Looks like they are all tanked up. p stani
  • Score: -5

11:18am Thu 5 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

Road tax (sorry, Vehicle Excise Duty) is calculated roughly in line with fuel consumption isn't it?

In which case, I dread to think how much it costs to drive a tank on the roads
Road tax (sorry, Vehicle Excise Duty) is calculated roughly in line with fuel consumption isn't it? In which case, I dread to think how much it costs to drive a tank on the roads _Bryan_
  • Score: -1

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