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johnwardle last won the day on February 23

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About johnwardle

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  • Birthday 04/16/1956

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    Westbury Wiltshire
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    Could it be Military Vehicles?
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  1. johnwardle

    wanted, daimler ferret

    Unfortunately the Saracen was sold about 6 weeks ago and is now in a museum in County Sligo, Dave, who was selling it due to health issues said it was a shame that it was going to a museum as it was running superbly.
  2. johnwardle

    collecting militaria, what's the next big thing?

    I very much doubt it, the amount of specialised kit needed to maintain the current vehicles is mind boggling, I once saw a REME corporal almost in tears when his laptop crashed while trying to diagnose a fault on a Foxhound.
  3. johnwardle

    wanted, daimler ferret

    I believe that there is still a Saracen Command variant for sale in Melksham, I should see the owner tomorrow night to confirm that it is still for sale and if so what price.
  4. johnwardle

    Wanted RB44 Bates comm's body parts.

    BATES stands for Battlefield Artillery Target Engagement System which is still in use today and therefore classified, all BATES equipment would have been removed when the vehicles were cast. The electronics repair body on my Leyland Daf was originally used for repairing FACE, Field Artillery Computer Equipment, then when that was phased out it was used for repairing BATES.
  5. johnwardle

    Engine Paint colour

    No, it was to show up oil leaks as they are easier to see against a light background.
  6. I'll have a dig out at the weekend and let you know exactly what I have. John
  7. I have a few of these with the J bolts, how many are you looking for? The lifting shackles go in the slots on the top corners of the box body, I may have some of those as well. Have you checked the locker on the front of the box body as the lifting shackles should be stored in there?
  8. johnwardle

    What book are you reading at the moment?

    D-Day through German eyes by Holger Eckhert, very interesting book which is made from interviews with German troops defending the invasion beaches. The interviews have been translated by the daughter of the original interviewer who was an official German war correspondent. There are two books in this series and are available for free download on Amazon unlimited.
  9. johnwardle

    Longleat Military Spectacular

    They would prefer British vehicles, but they will accept vehicles that were used by the British Forces.
  10. johnwardle

    Longleat Military Spectacular

    I haven't had any replies to this yet, anyone interested? Maybe I should have mentioned that last year they gave us free food vouchers.
  11. Wonderful films, they made me want to rush out and buy a Scammell, but then I realised that finding keen, eager young chaps to crew it would be impossible, so I will have to keep looking for more REME training films like they used to show us Arborfield in the early 70s.
  12. johnwardle

    Despatch Rider MT 360

    By what I can remember seeing when they were in service, 95 pattern combats with a green open face helmet and black gloves. So nice and easy to source.
  13. johnwardle

    Multibank engines

    There's one in the Tank Museum at Bovington, and I know of another although the top 2 cylinder heads are damaged.
  14. johnwardle

    The Sun newspaper - 22nd August 2018

    To quote Richard Branson, any publicity is good publicity, maybe I should thank the Sun for the free advertising. If you look at the comments about Lacock at War on the Sun website they are all in support of the show.
  15. johnwardle

    The Sun newspaper - 22nd August 2018

    There was NOBODY in SS uniform at this year's Lacock at War there were 3 re-enactors in black Kriegsmarine uniforms, with white caps. If there were people in SS uniform why aren't there any photos? I am working with the National Trust to come to an amicable solution. Yes I am the same John Wardle