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wally dugan

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  1. They look like the Dunlop T28 track grip commonly seen on early land rovers both civilian and military
  2. A quote [ a man who never makes any failures never makes any successes either ] very true
  3. after ww2 the german war graves commission were responsible for their dead and the cemeteries and any reburials
  4. There have been lots of such stories over the years lets deal with facts after the war this country was bankrupt so it is a fact that the government needed every penny. The auctions were held under strict guide lines and all had a government offical in attendance who kept the records all vehicles arriving where checked and assess for condition so do you think that any one would over look a truck full of motorcycles. When vehicles are sold as a group there is a good reason they may have all been damage or stripped for parts before going to the sale.Do not get me wrong it is know there were biding rings who worked at auctions if any one can prove the stories show the proof hear say is a good form of the beginning to a story.
  5. A couple of weeks ago a old friend of over forty years + died at the age of ninety one he had a better collection of military documents than l two boxes have come and in one which measures 22 L X 20 W X 24 H which is full of cardboard backed display panels all are of the CMP vehicles 3 in a set
  6. it would appear that it seems that he has the finance to support this and that is a major plus a lot have to try and make ends do .The AMERICANS do appear to make more of their history even though their history only covers a relatively small period historical
  7. DOUG The pictures l posted are from the official wartime data book dated 1944 it is not a copy it is the one supplied by the ministry of supply these are the only semi trailers shown for the pioneer where the people are saying it.s wrong ask them were they have got the information from and if its wrong post it because the book l have is not some one's idea of what it looked like
  8. DOUG what is different the only thing that jumps out on the model is there are no spreader plates over the rear set of wheels these were fitted when loading and unloading and removed while travelling if you enlarge the 30 ton drawing you can make them out
  9. lost the internet was going to post this attachment with the above
  10. Just a suggestion it could be a soft top KD
  11. if you compare the two drawings you have made the 30 ton as the 20 ton has a cranked bed were as the 30ton has a relatively straight deck in the video 1942 the one is the 30 ton so it was used in the north African desert ww2 and there is a photograph in a number of books of the pioneer SNOW WHITE with the early 20 ton so it would be correct to say both were used all so as the desert war went on the tanks got heavier
  12. When the museum of army transport reconstructed the TRMU PIONEER we were lucky in the fact that we had all the drawings and a video of them in use in the desert and it did show the 30 ton trailer in use in 1942. the video was from british pathe news you may find it by searching it if it helps also I think the 20 ton was known as the goose neck
  13. To add to the ACV in the photograph chassis number 4474 the post war registration number was 98 ZR 21 and the contract number was VM11373 and was for 210 vehicles
  14. Well I have never seen this before but how about no hand signals
  15. THE attached is from a sale in Ruddington in 1977 in this sale there are mini vans for sale from all three branches of the service's as well as from government department .DAVID as you rightly say later on these came in a number of colours but the early ones did come in D B G just like the morris travellers the contract and warrant numbers would give the clue to who got them
  16. I have been going through the records on the use of the mini vans in military service there were a number bought and given the registration numbers in the XX KA XX series which was for the financial year 1982/83 some were painted dark blue but the warrant number was not the same as the one you have by XX KG XX the military were using the metro van
  17. The army did use the mini vans some in the FL SERIES
  18. JOHN l think this will rumble on the primer movers mentioned as candidates all have one thing in common they are all of a similar length give or take a few inches l am lucky that l have a ministry of supply copy SCHUDULE OF ALLOCATION OF REGISTRATION NUMBERS T0 VEHICLES POST 1948 as well as the index file list of key cards covering 1945 to 1950 which covers rebuild vehicles REGARDS WALLY
  19. on the subject of the possibility of it been a WHITE the only candidate wartime would be the 1064 6 x 4 after the war the british army were issued with a WHITE 6 x 6 but to late for the photo these came from the M A D P mutual assistance defense program and were registered in the series XX BP XX also the pent house cover seems to long compared to that of a DT
  20. TONY that page is in the manual l have and there is a photocopied one in the workshop the original came with another manual for the BURFORD-KEGRESSE which has the same track system from a sale in Nottinghamshire and was bought by a friend who sold it to me along with several period photos taken in the parade ground at CARMARTHEN of BURFORDs . l have not seen any mention of the CROSSLEY- KEGRESSE at the RLC been disposed of in the corp magazine WAGGONER do you know were it has gone because MR SIMPSON jr gave it to THE NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM I collected it from BOVINGTON and started work on it as while it was at BOVEY they did not touch it l still have photos of the work and the engineers report next I heard it was sat outside with weeds growing round it by one the NAMs staff then it went to the RLC it is Shame as l found a section of original track and a sponsor who had already made a set of five trak- grip pattern tyres which we could not get new in the UK but he had them made in the far east by their company who had the moulds REGARDS WALLY
  21. The manual was sent into a storage depositary which deals with the storage of paper documents along with most of the things l have collected as to when or if they come back l have not made any plans as things still arrive even in the last week There may be a photocopy of the manual in the workshop as it is my practise to make copies as not to spoil the originals. l normally get a post when someone post on a thread that l have commented on but for some reason this has not happened this time that and the fact that we are busy trying to play catchup and the on going work at home it is only now that l have had time to read the post's from past days REGARDS WALLY
  22. l would suggest it's a DODGE T 11O L as the chev's headlights are lower down and shaped in to the wings
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