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    Thank you very much for the information and sharing the photo. I have recently come into possession of our family archive...well a rather large pile of documents, photos etc that will need a fair amount of sorting (I'm really enjoying the task). My Grandfather sent a lot of post cards to my Grandmother during his time in service and seemed to enjoy buying post cards as souvenirs. These should help determine where he had been during WW1. I take it this lorry would have been used for transporting anything and everything that an Army required? Maybe a little late ...or very early, but here is the ASC Christmas Card sent home Christmas 1916. .
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    Hello, I came across this thread when “googling” for background information relating to my Grandfathers service in WW1. He joined up on the 1st November 1915 and by the 9th, he was at the ASC HQ, Grove Park. I find the photos of your restored Dennis a fascinating insight to the equipment he was working with in France, Belgium and Germany. I congratulate you on an amazing restoration, a wonderful piece of history. My Grandfather was from Newtownards, Co Down, Ireland, but like your truck, served with the New Zealand forces. The photo was taken at Cologne and shows my grandfather taking a look under the bonnet of his truck. The other is his jacket, complete with NZ fern.
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    Bwiskaveetza would be closer but good try. It was built at Cowes and was capable of 39+ knots, have a read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORP_Błyskawica
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    Again, my thanks to you all - for the signatures, for the forwarding elsewhere and for your kind thoughts. I'm sorry the petition can be signed only by UK-residents: but it is comforting to know that, at least the original evacuation - Operation DYNAMO - didn't recognise such national limitations. For example, the Polish warship, ORP BLYSKAWICA, (Lightning) which is now the Polish Navy's museum ship, was one of many Allied vessels involved and was working in concert with HMS GREYHOUND the ship which brought my own grandfather off the beach at La Panne. As an aside, the BLYSKAWICA's name was so difficult for the RN to pronounce (it's something like Bweeskaveetza) that she was generally referred to as the "Bottle of Whisky". She was built at Cowes. (A further aside, the Estonian submarine LEMBIT, now in their maritime museum in Tallinn, was also British-built, by Vickers Armstrong, in 1936). Both vessels are well worth a visit if your in that part of the world. 10 68
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