A special Land Rover Defender 130 gets donated to British Red Cross to commemorate the Queen’s 70-year patronage
A Land Rover Defender 130 gets donated to the British Red Cross to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. This SUV will enter active service in North Wales to support difficult-to-reach communities such as the Snowdonia Mountain range, Lleyn Peninsula and the Isle of Anglesey. With Wales ranked the second-worst area in the UK for 4G data coverage in rural areas, the Defender 130 gets specially converted with an enhanced 4G-connected antenna to provide a strong signal, a built-in phone, a VHF radio for communications and an upgraded telematics system with GPS tracking. The roof gets equipped with a solar power system to charge an auxiliary battery to power accessories. The third row of seats makes way for a drawer system to enable teams to transport equipment such as blankets, food, and first aid supplies, with the vehicle further boasting a built-in water boiler that will allow the British Red Cross to provide hot drinks in times of crisis. Before it leaves for its service, interested individuals can view the vehicle at the Royal Windsor Horse Show to be held between 11-14 May.