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  1. Dear all. Was thinking about having a 'restoration' section within each vehicle category, this will allow us to show the rest of the members the progress and the different methods employed in the restoration of any vehicles, this will also allow for tips and tricks of the trade to be posted. I think I will start and post some of my GMC. Best wishes. Jack.
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    Reply from my MP.

    Blimey, heres another letter from my local MP and a reply from Hazel Blears as well. My local Tory MP seems to being his job and I am heartened by the reply from Hazel Blears, it looks like consession could be made.
  3. Dear all. Can anyone date this 30 cal tin? Thanks Jack.
  4. Wow! Wonderful Steve, that picture of that B17 is something else, you wouldn't if that was the Sally B or not. I would guess that producing models like that would take more than a weekend ir two?! :shock: Nice work on the jacket art...some people are just to clever!
  5. Another HMV from the same farm in Devon...........
  6. Nice Bedford RL down on a farm in Devon along with a collection of other MV's..........
  7. A couple of pictures from the D-Day museum at Southsea, Hants. A Churchill Crocodile.........found in a scrap yard. Sherman........again found in a scrap yard in Portugal, both tanks were restored by the Solent branch of the MVT. Commander and tank crew.
  8. Morning all. Just a quick one. I read at the D-Day museum yesterday that the first Dodge WC's were supplied to the British and used for the North Africa campaign. Can anyone shed any light on this and would be interested to know what colour they were sprayed. Cheers. Jack.
  9. The same pictures used to sell it. I didn't even go to see it :shock: bought it on good will and gut instinct. Cab
  10. Jack

    Tiger 1

    Clive sent over these images that he took last week; The late model Tiger 1 at Vimoutiers, Normandy. At nearby Cintheaux, the exact place where the famous Panzer Ace, Michael Wittman and his crew, outnumbered by 5 Shermans to one, met their grisly end on the 8th August, 61 years ago. [/img] You might as well have this one as well as it demonstrates the scale of the Tiger (bear in mind I'm 6'4")
  11. Dear all. Right, here is a question that needs answering.............. What additives do you use in your fuel seeing as everything at the pumps is now unleaded :roll: Cheers jack.
  12. This is the reply I received from my local MP when I asked him to do all he can to stop this outrageous bill...........
  13. For all of the latest news and events in a our region and to catch up with friends. Dorset Meetings Meeting starts at approx. 8pm (20:00hrs) 3rd Tuesday of Month Parley sport club Christchurch Road Parley Cross Bournemouth, Dorset And all are welcome Calendar of Events for 2005. Date 6 June 2005 D Day 60th Anniversary 11-12 June 2005 Weymouth Veterans Parade 24-26th June 2005 MVT Victory Show Kemble Airfield 8-10 July 2005 Devon MVT Buckfastleigh Show 16th - 17th July 2005 Portland Steam & Vintage Show 3 & 4th September 2005 Dorset Area End of Year Show Bovington Tank Museum, Nr Wareham Dorset. 2nd October 2005 Marie Curie Ladies Driving Challenge Bovington Training Area, Gallows Hill
  14. This site was born out of necessity. I was born and bred in a Hampshire village called Wickham and as with any southern village in Hampshire it is steeped in WW2 history as the village roads, fields and lanes where lined with vehicles, equipment and men waiting to embark for D-Day. Two villages away is Southwick House, the headquarters for the Supreme Allied Commander, General Eisenhower so I was pretty fortunate as a youngster and would imagine all of the vehicles driving around the lanes. I moved to Dorset when I was 18. Dorset was home to the US forces during the build up to D-Day and the county was fast becoming a huge armed camp, as men, vehicles, stores and ammunition moved to their marshalling areas to leave for Normandy from the Weymouth, Portland and Poole. We are still very fortunate to have many relics and traces left over from the war. Dorset is still littered with the archaeology of WW2, we have camps, Nissan huts, radar stations, we have Bovington Camp, home of the tank museum, we have RAF Tarrant Rushton, commanding officer Major John Howard left from here with his men to capture Pegasus Bridge, it also transported a third of the airborne forces for Operation Market Garden. So as you can see, I have been surrounded by WW2 history all my life. I have always wanted to have the privilege and to a certain degree, the responsibility of owning a WW2 vehicle. I wanted a GMC 353. Finally bought one this year. Now where do you go to find information, help, advice and encouragement with regards to your new ‘hobby’. Well of course you join the MVT and your regional group, which I duly did. The welcome was wonderful, I have never felt more at home, thank you guys. It soon became apparent to me that even though we all chat at our regional meetings and catch up with friends and fellow enthusiast during the show season, the movement is slightly fragmented. Being a member of an online forum I have experienced what a powerful tool forums are, I have seen this forum pull people together from all over the world. People exchange thoughts, ideas, tips and anything else that is involved in a hobby. This resource is incredible and the man who founded it should rightly proud of his vision, , it really has change a lot peoples lives. I thought that this is such a wonderful thing that I would like to do the same here but there is nothing so I joined a GMC forum in the US http://www.cckw.org/phpbb2/index.php this site has saved my life so many times. You post a question, it gets answered, ask about what colour to spray your vehicle and then a great debate is ensured! Ask for advice, it is answered. The above site and it’s members have inspired me to do the same for us, it helped me that much and I would like people to have the same help as I did, so many thanks to those guys for that. So, here it is, a site for all of us to talk, share, and debate anything and everything about the other loves in our lives – Historic Military Vehicles. It is my aim to get all of us talking and sharing our thoughts and ideas, what ever it takes to keep our living history, alive. This site is all of ours it will need your input for it to grow and for it to succeed, to reach its goals. It is my way of putting something back, please join me. Best wishes. Jack.
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