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    New Format

    I dont get the new forum either the old site was much more user friendly.
  2. Huge areas roped off with very little in them ensuring others had no place to camp..Not very easy to find a space if driving around in the .mud.
  3. In my observations in the "living History Field" some of it was not living history at all . It was more of a convenient place to camp near the center of the site, a vehicle and a caravan with a cam net chucked over it or a couple of bivvy tents with a few bits scattered on the floor is not living history.
  4. I have brought a couple of vehicles from Holland no problem . To save time I notified NOVA with the relevant info prior to bringing the vehicle in . If the vehicle is registered in Holland it will need a white export plate this should be completed by the owner of the vehicle this demonstrates to the Dutch authorities that it is leaving the country. Dutch customs may want to see it . As you are putting the vehicle on a low loader road insurance will not be an issue. My experience was with post was vehicles not war time, but I cannot see why it has to be different .
  5. I really hope they give the entertainment a sort out its the same old stuff every year.
  6. The weapon sleeve comes in pairs and was used to cover a SLR/GPMG to attach to the bergan via carrying straps PEP ( personnel equipment parachutists ) this assemble was then attached to the parachute harness under the reserve chute . It was released when the chute was deployed and lowered on 15ft of rope.
  7. Before you order anything go on the G503.Com Forum and search the company name
  8. Replica "Little Nel" (VAD275) appeared in the same article and issue #14. This seems to have started in the Worcestershire area and then moved to Jersey (becoming J832 and then J8797). The chassis wasn't shortened. Bob James from Evesham built Little Nell and I am sure it ended up in Holland . It was over 30 years ago so may have had another restoration since then . We heard it had been given a certificate of authenticity by who we have no idea. Sadly Bob passed away this year but I do know he had several photos of it. Looking forward to the next CMV to see what it has to say .
  9. How many Willys Nuffields were made ? Is is possible that one survived ? I thought they were just a prototype that never went into production . The late Bob James built a replica one in the eighty's I have pictures of it somewhere . I think it was sold to the channel Islands and ended up in Holland . I recall seeing another in the Windscreen recently .
  10. I do not think Kimmeridge was evacuated during WW2 if it was the home owners were allowed to return , it is a functioning village today , there are certainly some beach defenses still there although the sea and weather is taking its toll. Tyneham Village certainly was evacuated and is now open to the public apart from when the MOD are firing . The church is still there and the restored school house the rest is in ruins , great place to visit.
  11. I recently brought a vehicle back from Holland it had to be de-registered and issued with a white export plate ,to show that the vehicle was leaving the country . Vehicle was delivered to port I insured the vehicle on the VIN number with HIC no problem to drive from point of entry to home . Then I contacted Notification of vehicle arrival (NOVA) to obtain a exempt from VAT ref number. I tried to do this on line and as with a lot of these government web sites it did not work I got to the submit page to only get a system error . Trying to phone them was difficult I asked for a good old hand written form to fill in .This I returned and after a frustrating 5 weeks received my NOVA number. There is 14 days ( as I recall ) to notify NOVA I would do it ASAP , I may have had a bad experience with NOVA ,I probably will be importing another vehicle soon so will be interesting to see if I have the same experience, I hope not . I had the vehicle MOTd and filled in the V55/5 form as long as you have all the correct paperwork I had no problem with DVLA and received the registration number.
  12. From the picture and taking the climate into consideration the tin work looks far from sound . It looks like it has a very hard life , I agree with other post better to find something here or imported from the States. Even if the Jeep was priced at nothing I can imagine the bureaucracy and shipping costs would far out strip its worth . I wonder what the state of the back seat is ,usually they are long gone .
  13. We were not allowed to use berets on exercise , so wore the crap hat ,however I slashed the peak and removed the materiel in the peak so it was less likely to blow off and you could screw it up and stuff it in your pocket. They were ok .
  14. wattie

    Bob James

    Bobs Funeral will take place on March 16th at 1200 St Peter, Bengeworth Church : Port Street, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 3NB Afterwards at Bengeworth Club, 18 Coronation St, Evesham. WR11 3DA. Dress olive drab or bright shirts.
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