Feature: Land Rover Defender's Oxford and Cambridge Eastern Expedition in 1955

On September 1, 1955, six Oxford and Cambridge University students embarked on the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition from London to Singapore. Many felt this was an impossible overland journey, but the students successfully completed this expedition in two Land Rover Series 1 station wagons. The pair of Land Rovers was first airlifted from London to Paris, and to generate media interest the team brewed English tea below the Eiffel Tower! Interestingly, all six students did not know each other before starting the expedition. They had...


Published Date: Mar 13, 2016 10:00 am | Updated Date: Mar 13, 2016 10:00 am