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    Canadian Military Pattern vehicles and Sherman tanks
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  1. 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
  2. "Thank you, Gambia!" Source: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/32894
  3. 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/
  4. 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
  5. Cannot thank you enough for compiling the lists, it is great to add an identity to the vehicles found in the various pictures!
  6. 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
  7. Here is a link to a page with interesting info about Mobile Canteens: Kent at War - Life During Wartime
  8. 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:
  9. As per this picture of a Commer Q2 tractor:
  10. Hello Barry, any updates available, please? Thanks!
  11. 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

    regs

    Rupert

  12. Came across this picture the other day: Bedford MWC serving with RCAF squadron which added the (unofficial) Maple Leaf roundel to their ground vehicles. This was eventually adopted as the official national marking after WW2.
  13. Talked to a Chev C8A owner the other day, he still drives around on 1940-dated tyres. "Better than new ones as they were made from natural rubber", he claimed 😨 I just keep my fingers crossed he never causes an accident...
  14. Couldn't agree more. Here is the only known surviving Stuart VI Recce: http://www.mapleleafup.nl/cmpvehicles/stuart_vi_recce.html
  15. Just put in my "vote" to express my interest in a set of 9.00-16 tyres with Trak Grip pattern Please keep us posted on the progress of your tyre project. Would happily cross-post to Maple Leaf Up Forum if you want more prospective buyers? http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6644
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