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  1. simon king

    Mosquito Refuelling

    Don’t know why people just don’t google TK620 as I did. It pulls up a picture taken on the same occasion from a different angle, with the camouflaged B35 in exactly the same position. Why overcomplicate?
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    Mosquito Refuelling

    Possibly Mosquito B35, TK620 XD-A of 139 Squadron RAF Faid, Egypt in 1948/49
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    We think that wooden holder might be for the oil funnel. No 43 on Page 5 of drivers handbook
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    There seems to be a fold down footstep attached to the inside tailgate. I think I have seen this on another surviving MWR. Wonder if this was a standard MWR fitment or a post war addition. My MWR is also fitted with a standard towhook
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    10cwt mortar trailer.

    i saved these pictures of the same brass OEC plate off the web a while ago. Probably came from the long HMVF thread on 10cwt trailers. Looks as if the census number is only 10 distant from yours, Your census number X 5439529 is listed on page 87 on the copy of the Chilwell list that I have from the batch X5438651 to 5439610 - Make is listed as Brockhouse - did they buy out Orme Evans during the war?
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    10cwt mortar trailer.

    Tony you are probably right. My excuse is a long day at Goodwood yesterday
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    10cwt mortar trailer.

    OEC is Owen Equipment Company I believe, one of 4 or 5 different manufacturers of these trailers, each firm having their own particular foibles
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    10cwt mortar trailer.

    Peter, You are very welcome to come over and look at my 10cwt GS in North Notts if you need to check or measure anything. Has the earlier type of hitch though
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    Caunter-camouflaged gem at the YWE

    30 seconds of Googling “Caunter Scheme” will pull up any number of photos showing the hard straight edges used in this scheme. The Austin is a superb recreation of this short lived camouflage, using the correct colours of Portland Stone, Silver grey and Service colour or slate Incidentally that photo of a CMP truck in Caunter thought to be an original contemporary colour photo is apparently a still from a recent Czech film
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    WS19-when introduced?

    Everything but precise dates of entry into service unfortunately. Not much of interest to most people I guess.
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    WS19-when introduced?

    Does anyone know when the WS19 came into widespread use as a replacement for the WS9? Is it likely that WS19 sets would have been retrofitted into the A10 cruiser tanks in North Africa and Greece? thanks
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    Bedford MWR 1943

    Nice work on the generator box Tom. Mine has just been repaired, blasted and primed, along with the battery box, locker and passenger seat. Comes back next weekend.
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    Bedfor mw cab gutter

    As an aside, on my MWR, which I think has a body that started out as a GS body before conversion to MWR standard as it still has tailgate bump stops on both sides, that gutter panel rearward facing lip has been bent up through 90 degrees so that it instead screws into the additional board added around the top of the body.
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    Bedfor mw cab gutter

    If you look closely at my picture, it is the holes in the wood that are slightly countersunk to take the bolts head, not the coach bolts themselves. The carriage bolts have standard domed heads. There are no holes in my original gutter panel, other than for attachment and for the two footmans loops for the cab canvas straps which may anyway be a post war/rebuild alteration as they appear to have been moved from the cab rear wood below the gutter panel. It’s a logical move as the lower edge of the panel could fray the strap if the loops remained in their original position
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    Bedfor mw cab gutter

    Aren’t those four carriage bolt holes countersunk so that the heads of the bolts don’t protrude? Definitely no holes within the gutter panel. The woodwork is all original on my MWR and you can see the countersinking on the picture below
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