There is an old 1963 Toyota land cruiser which has been put up as a memorial (I think) at the ATS settlement just outside of the city. The people who live around the area don’t seem to take much notice of it but I’m curious to why it is there.

I can barely make out the plaque but it reads The Green Beast...
I can barely make out the plaque but it reads The Green Beast…

I believe it may have been one of the first vehicles used by the Air Traffic Services back in the day but I couldn’t make out what was written on the plaque. However, the first line reads

The Green Beast

1963 Toyota Land Cruiser…

The green beast lies forgotten at the ATS settlement.
The green beast lies forgotten at the ATS settlement.

The vehicle is fenced off (as you can see from the photos) and well preserved which is a testament to the quality of machines built in that era. However, it has seen its fair share of vandalism with graffiti dabbled with marker on the fence gate.

The Green Beats
The Green Beast

Anyway, I plan to find out more about this interesting piece history and maybe write a short article on it.

If anyone who has any information that can help with my article, please do not hesitate to email me at bernard_sinai@yahoo.com

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