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  1. I'm sure an owner will come along shortly with the definitive answer regarding turret rotation, although a fixed turret sounds just a bit inflexible, to be honest. This photo's not the clearest, but it's the best I've found thus far - going by what seems to be the MG slot and the position of the smoke mortar & bracket, I'd say this shows the turret rotated rearwards:
  2. Some of the photos on here show the turret rotated (albeit slightly): https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=1176 Also, the first photo on here shows a chap in typical 'tank commander' pose with his upper body & arms out of the turret hatch: https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/gb/Morris_Light_Reconnaissance_Car.php Not sure if the hatch is standard or modified though. HTH, Kevin
  3. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the standard you've achieved so far, that looks like a cracking result 👍
  4. I'm astounded by the condition of some of the c. 100-year-old parts you have - bolt threads, nuts and even what seem to be relatively thin sheet metal sections still perfectly usable after all this time. Meanwhile, I have cars & vans that are only a tenth of that age with parts & fixings utterly disintegrated & fit only for scrap. 'Things ain't what they used to', certainly springs to mind!
  5. Or could it even be a bit of macabre humour - 'bullseye' & all that?
  6. It's on Facebook - a page called 'Colourised - PIECE of JAKE'. The caption for this one is: "An RAF sergeant shares an alfresco lunch with two Dutch women in traditional costumes at Nieuw- and St. Joosland, near Middelburg, soon after the town had been liberated by Allied forces, November 1944". HTH
  7. So now you've been warned off by a 'higher-up' who doesn't want the truth revealing that the government dumped a load of surplus military equipment after the war? Probably best if you let the matter lie, then...
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_No._2
  9. That's just to slow it down when descending a hill... 😉
  10. There's one here, if you're interested 🙂 https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-NullResults-_-Results&an=Dienst&tn=&isbn=&kn=+civilian
  11. Brake spring pliers I think, Richard - I keep meaning to buy a set, rather than resorting to screwdrivers, normal pliers & swear-words each time... 😄
  12. I'm convinced that a trip to 'the stores' actually involves rubbing a lamp to summon a genie with access to a seemingly inexhaustible supply of obscure 100+ year old lorry parts... 😂
  13. Apparently 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division was transferred to the recently reformed IX Corps in April 1941, but by November 1941 it had been sent to Northern Ireland. So, given the date the Valentine was introduced, I'd say the parade took place in either August, September or October 1941.
  14. The majority of the other vehicles are from 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division, by the looks of things.
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