‘The troopers of the north’ return to duty

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The Automobile Association has announced that its iconic Highland Patrols will be reintroduced 20 years after they were abandoned.

The name was scrapped with the introduction of new livery in 1992, but the team, which has been trained in off-road driving techniques, will make a return complete with a specially adapted Land-Rover Defender.

AA Highland Patrol Kenny Fraser says: “It was the idea of the local AA men to bring back the Highland Patrol name and it seemed only fitting to do so in the Jubilee year. Although times have moved on, we still like to uphold the values of wearing the uniform and giving the best possible service to our members.”

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