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  1. Cross posted to MLU Forum where many people with trucks fitting these tyres reside: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?p=268264#post268264
  2. Good news indeed, Barry! I see they have speed rating F, which means 80 km/h or 50 mph, this is much more useful than many tyres which are implement rated. Keep us posted when they are available for ordering.
  3. Hello Barry, any updates on the expected date of arrival of the 9.00-16's, please?
  4. Hello Jolien, your truck is a C15A with Cab No.12. Although this is an early example, it was not built in 1938 but more likely in 1941. By that time the RAF no longer painted their vehicles blue. The CMP trucks like your C15A were delivered in Khaki Green #3, (ref. my web page http://www.mapleleafup.nl/cmpvehicles/paint.html), and if used by the RAF they would have used them in that colour, maybe adding camouflage paint.
  5. Alex found some great footage of Commer Food Flying Squad trucks in action, March 1945, Venlo, the Netherlands: http://in.beeldengeluid.nl/kanaal/1798-de-bevrijding/4192-1-maart-1945-bevrijding-venlo[/url
  6. "Thank you, Gambia!" Source: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/32894
  7. Isaac ("Ies") Engelander was a Dutch Jew who fled to Great Britain to serve with the (Dutch) forces. He was a Guy truck driver in one of the Food Flying Squad columns. Source: https://www.joodsmonumentzaanstreek.nl/engelander-salomon-sjoerd/
  8. Here are better pictures taken at the hand-over: Source: http://proxy.handle.net/10648/ad99f95c-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84 Source: http://proxy.handle.net/10648/ad99fae2-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84
  9. Cannot thank you enough for compiling the lists, it is great to add an identity to the vehicles found in the various pictures!
  10. Thanks for reattaching these! Very interested to read about the number of Commer among these. Here's one which caught my eye: Here is a picture of Commer Q2 "CUN 351" after it was transferred to UNRRA where it was registred as "UNRRA-Y9". The signage on the side clearly identifies this as the Commer donated by “Jamaica’s Women War Material and Comforts Committee”. Source: https://search.archives.un.org/unrras-food-flying-squads
  11. Here is a link to a page with interesting info about Mobile Canteens: Kent at War - Life During Wartime
  12. Time to revive this thread. Somehow a lot of the attachments are gone? Anyhow I read Ted mentioned a Commer, here’s a pic of a Q2 Ministry of Food truck:
  13. As per this picture of a Commer Q2 tractor:
  14. Hello Barry, any updates available, please? Thanks!
  15. Hi Cheers

    for the pic, i did a bit more looking and found that Canadian units had the ---/1 after their unit number but this did not happen until 1943, the front wing on the ambulance could be a replacement,

    but most likely came to aussie in May 1942, the search goes on



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