Defence Equipment and Support
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Ministry of Defence
Bristol BS34 8JH
Email: DES SEC-PolSec firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr P D’Ambrosio
8 October 2020
Dear Mr D’Ambrosio,
Thank you for your email of 24 September 2020, requesting the following information: I am looking to trace history of ex MOD Land Rover VRM: PM10AA.
Your request has been handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.
A search of Ministry of Defence (MOD) records has been completed and some information about the
vehicle history is held on the Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solutions (JAMES) system,
and provided in the attached Annex:
Annex A – PM10AA Vehicle history
Some further information about your vehicle has previously been published and Section 21(1) of the
FOI Act provides that information is exempt if it is reasonably available by other means. The Merlin
archive was released as part of a previous FOI request and can be accessed at the Government
publications website, at the following: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foi-responses-published-by-mod-week-
Under Section 16 (Advice and Assistance) of the FOI Act, I can advise you that the database in the
above link is split into seven spreadsheets. The first has a list of vehicles, while sheets two through
seven include the service histories. To search for a vehicle, you must press Ctrl + F on your
computer keyboard, then select ‘Options’ and then select ‘Workbook’ from the ‘Within’ drop down
list. Information relevant to your request can be found by typing the vehicle registration number and
You may wish to note that when the Merlin database was archived into its current format some data
may have been lost or corrupted. You should, therefore, be cautious that some of the data may be
Finally, you may also wish to contact the Royal Logistic Corps Museum who might be able to assist
your research further. The contact details for the museum are below. It is, however, possible that
the Museum may charge to use its services.
Royal Logistic Corps Museum
The Princess Royal Barracks
Telephone: 01252 833371
If you have any queries regarding the content of this letter, please contact this office in the first
instance. If you wish to complain about the handling of your request, or the content of this response,
you can request an independent internal review by contacting the Information Rights Compliance
team, Ground Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehal , SW1A 2HB (e-mail email@example.com).
Please note that any request for an internal review should be made within 40 working days of the
date of this response.
If you remain dissatisfied fol owing an internal review, you may raise your complaint directly to the
Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act.
Please note that the Information Commissioner wil not normally investigate your case until the MOD
internal review process has been completed. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Further details of the role and powers of the Information Commissioner can be found on the
Commissioner's website at https://ico.org.uk/.