Today in WW II: 31 Mar 1939 Britain and France commit to support Poland against invasion by Nazi Germany, a pledge formally signed in London as the Polish-British Common Defence Pact, 25 August 1939.  More 
31 Mar 1944 Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese fleet, Fleet Admiral Mineichi Koga, killed in an airplane crash on-route from Palau and Davao in the midst of a typhoon.
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FV721 Fox Armored Scout Car

The Fox FV721 Combat Reconnaissance Wheeled Vehicle served the British Army between 1973 and 1994. It was a 4x4 vehicle that superseded the Ferret Armored Scout Car and Saladin. It was armed with a 30mm cannon in the turret and a co-axial 7.62 mm machine gun.

Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Fox Armored Scout Vehicle.  Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise
Fox Armored Scout Vehicle. Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise.