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About M.Rimmer

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    North Wales
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    Military History,research,archaeology and vehicles
  1. Unit Marking identification help sought.

    Clive, REME245 and 10FM68 thank you for helping me to at least start to grasp British unit designations. Looking at the link posted by 10FM68 if my understanding is correct it seems there are three likely units my Land Rover could have belonged to, 278, 279 or 280 Field Regiments, would you agree with that?. Matt.
  2. Unit Marking identification help sought.

    Hi Clive, I would be interested in what it says about the 52nd Lowland Division and when it became the Lowland Brigade. I found a wiki page which indicates the change occurred in 1960, but that may or course be incorrect. Thanks, Matt.
  3. Unit Marking identification help sought.

    Thanks both. I think the AOS sign is contemporary to the Saltire judging by the paint layers, though there are traces of another sign being present, possibly later, which is a white number on a brown background. Getting back to the Saltire, here's the cover of the TA magazine from March 1965. Unfortunately there is no key to the identification of the signs.
  4. Unit Marking identification help sought.

    Hi Clive, Many thanks indeed. Apologies for sounding thick, but what does CS stand for?.
  5. Please can anyone help with identifying which unit is represented by the markings in the attached pictures?. They are on a 1961 Rover Mk6. I'm fairly certain the blue shield with the white cross and black outline is the Lowland Brigade, and the other flash is obviously Royal Artillery, but which unit does 66 represent?. Merry Christmas to all!. Matt.
  6. I have reluctantly realised it's time to face the fact that I'm unlikely to ever give this truck the attention it deserves, so I am offering it for sale. Late 1942 GMC CCKW 353 LeRoi compressor truck. Has been stood outside for a number of years and requires full restoration. The truck is complete, original and basically sound, however the motor and brakes are stuck through standing and the close cab requires fairly extensive work. There will be included a quantity of original new old stock or very good used parts which I have collected over the years, these include instruments and sheet metal. Asking £2000. The truck is located near Barmouth, West Wales and is accessible by transporter/low loader. Please no tyre kickers, time wasters or photo collectors. I want to see it go to someone who will restore it (as what it is, and has always been, a compressor truck). Any genuine enquiries welcome. Thanks, Matt.
  7. Military Land Rover Defender Headlamp Bulb?

    Thanks Clive!. Matt.
  8. Hi, This is probably a dumb question,but can anyone give me a part number for the correct headlamp bulb(12 volt) for the Lucas FV headlamps fitted to a Land Rover Defender?. I thought I had the correct bulb but I'm having trouble fitting it into the reflector unit using the spring clip. Thanks, Matt.
  9. Loyd Carrier

    Hi Alastair, This is a long shot but could the brake drums you are looking for be the same as those fitted to a Canadian Chevrolet C60? if so I have a set which need a home! Best wishes for 2012! Matt.
  10. Cromwell Serial Numbers?

    Many thanks to you both!. Not thinking of getting one Rick! just a bit of research:-) Matt.
  11. Cromwell Serial Numbers?

    Hi, Can anyone tell me where the serial numbers would be on a Cromwell hull?. Would they only appear on a dataplate,and if so where is that located? or was the number also stamped into the hull?. Thanks, Matt.
  12. S3 Landie....

    Hi Neil, The side aerial mounting brackets do come in two sizes and the one in your pic is the later type fitted to 90's and 110's. There should be plenty of the earlier Series type around. Matt.
  13. Fordson F Tractor

    I just came across this postcard of a Fordson Model F tractor being used as an artillery prime mover and I was wondering if anyone has any info on the use of the Fordson F by the British Military during or after WW1?. Thanks, Matt.
  14. introducing Chalkie

    Hi Pete,good to see you here and many thanks for contacting me! Cheers, Matt.