I recently came across this exciting adventure tale that was published in Land Rover Monthly last year. As my own Grandfather served with the British Army’s Light Car Patrol in the Libyan Desert in WWI (a predecessor of the LRDG in some ways), I found it particularly interesting.

© Martin Spriggs


The article tells the story of a team from the UK, organized and led by ‘Popski’s Private Expeditions’, going in search of traces and remains of vehicles from a joint Popski’s Private Army (PPA) and Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) patrol. This ‘lost patrol’ had set out from Libya in January 1943 to scout for information on Rommel’s Mareth Line defences…

Check out the full story here.