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Rlangham

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  1. Hi all, As mentioned elsewhere i'm helping organise an event on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales on 2-3 June this year - the seafront town of Tywyn was used in the Second World War for DUKW's practising for the D-day landings, and as such it would be great to get one along to the event, although no doubt not cheap! Does anyone know of a DUKW owner who could be interested in travelling to the event? Thanks, Rob
  2. Hi all, I'm helping organise an event on the weekend of 2-3 June to mark the centenary of one of the locomotives on the Talyllyn Railway, built in 1918 for the Royal Naval Air Service and continuing to serve with the RAF through to the end of the Second World War: http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/details/no-6 As the locomotive served in both world wars, as well as the Talyllyn running through an area which had a lot of military camps during the Second World War (the beach at Tywyn was used for DUKW's amongst other things) i'm looking for military and civilian vehicles to attend the event, anything from 1914 to 1945. If interested please let me know, as well as the historic locomotives in use the railway is in a stunning valley in southern Snowdonia! Thanks, Rob
  3. Another vote for the new IWM in Lambeth being the worst. Speaking of Beverley, does anyone know where the WW1 armoured train carriage with 12 pounder at the rear is?
  4. Where would one find makers plates such as that? Would love a North Eastern Railway one - off the top of my head they made around 1,500 horse drawn vehicles during the war, so would hope there's a few out there....
  5. Fantastic, looking forward to following this. Especially as it's being completed as a gun tractor. Do you have the book 'London Gunners'? It's a superb account by one of the Officers of the Honourable Artillery Company's RGA Siege Battery, equipped with 6 inch howitzers towed by FWD's, and there's many references to the FWD's. I have a number of photos from the IWM Collection showing FWD's in British service, you may have seen them already but i'd be happy to send them over, just PM me your e-mail address
  6. The smaller looking radiator is the same fitted to the pre-WW1 North Eastern Railway Maudslay motor omnibuses which were converted into lorries in October 1914 for the War Department (can supply photos privately if of interest)
  7. Stunning. What shows will you be at this year? Hopefully Beamish with the Durham Pals at some point?
  8. Photos of the Great War Society's display and other exhibits at Tankfest 2013 at the Tank Museum, Bovington. As a tip of the hat to the Great-uncle of a chap who joined us on our display, we portrayed the crew of D50 'Dainty Dinmont', the story being that our Mk IV, B46 'Big Brute' had been newly transferred to our unit and not re-marked yet. Photos of the TWO Rolls Royce armoured cars and other exhibits to come... A7V and (part of the 18!) crew Our Officer during his talk on the Tank Corps, the men and the machines With Sewell VC's Whippet Germans and 'captured' Mk IV Taken in a dust cloud created by movements in the arena
  9. There are several a year already courtesy of the Durham Pals living history group although we haven't had a WW1 motor vehicle there yet - if you fancy coming let me know and i'll put you in touch with the head of the group; http://durhampals.org.uk/ 15th/16th June 17th/18th August 19th/20th October
  10. Thanks, going back to Gallipoli later this year so look forward to seeing them again
  11. Could include other activities being undertaken by the London Transport Museum, exhibitions, awareness campaigns, attendance at events for the vehicle etc etc etc
  12. In WD spec, I know of three - Rick's, the one on this thread, and one with an X Ray body on the back, captured from the British and in a museum in Istanbul. Civilian wise there seem to be a few in the UK, there was a 1919 one at Beamish the same weekend as a Pratts Motor Spirit delivery vehicle
  13. Was very pleasantly surprised to come across this photo of a newly restored Albion A10 on it's first outing since restoration, it was at Beamish at the weekend - yet another reason to kick myself for not going! Does anyone have any more information on it, owner etc?
  14. The Coventry Maudslay taken about five hours ago
  15. Hi Rob, the WW1 version with recoil system and gun shield? Where abouts are they? Thanks, Rob
  16. Snap of the Duxford Leyland from 1985;
  17. Fantastic! Great acquisitions. Have they put a rough estimate on completion at all? It's a shame that the IWM don't restore their Leyland, from the photo I saw of it it looked fairly complete
  18. Fantastic - I have an interest in mountain artillery as my great-Grandad was a mountain gunner in WW1, starting off on 10 pounders in Gallipoli. His unit, 4th Highland Mountain Brigade RGA, used the 3.7 inch post-WW1 and he stayed in the Territorial Force after the war. Have a handbook and drill manual as a .pdf file if of interest? Very interested in anything to do with the 10 pounder and 2.75 inch mountain guns if anyone can help
  19. Great news, the superb A7V replica has been acquired by the Tank Museum, will complement the running Mk IV 'War Horse' Tank replica perfectly and also the only chance to see an A7V in the UK - the only survivor is in Australia and a replica is in Germany http://www.tankmuseu...news_and_events
  20. Quick snap of the Crossley taken on Monday in the corner of the Bomber Command Hall. Didn't spot the Ford Tender in the Grahame-White Factory, is that being worked on too?
  21. Whilst joining and then driving up the M1 today, on the southbound side there was a scattered (traffic was stationary owing to an overturned lorry) convoy of military vehicles, nothing out of the ordinary, Land Rover's with trailers, DAF (I think?) 5 tonners etc, and not too far behind the last vehicle I saw was a Land Rover FC 101 with a house body in green/black camouflage - it could just be coincedence, but are any of these still in use? Was definitely a Landie rather than a Pinzgauer, I suppose the most likely explanation is that it's ex-military and was just a coincedence but never know
  22. Wow, some great looking progress on the vehicle there
  23. I'd agree with Pfalz III - another shot of the captured Pfalz on trailer here; http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=182168
  24. One of the most unusual events of WW1 was the sinking of U28, apparently by a flying lorry; "U-28 scored a torpedo hit, and closed in to finish the steamer with gunfire. The shells detonated the Olive Branch's cargo of munitions, which it had been carrying from England to Arkhangelsk, Russia, and the subsequent explosion so badly damaged the U-boat that it sank along with the steamer. All 39 of its crew were lost; some were seen swimming, but were not picked up by the Olive Branch's lifeboats.[4] An alternative description of the event states that when the ammunition detonated, a truck carried as deck cargo was blown into the air and fell from a great height on the U-boat, sinking it.[5]" From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_U-28_%28Germany%29 I don't suppose it would be possible to trace which type of lorries the SS Olive Branch was carrying, and determine what type of lorry was likely to have sunk the U28?
  25. Lads from the Great War Society looking great as always, unfortunately couldn't make it this time - maybe November?
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