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    Northern Ireland Oddities Help Wanted

    I think there may also have been a Hawson bodied Bedford and a Commer Walk Thru both of which were standard and highly recognisable to the locals as they looked so out of place.
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    784 COY RASC (M) CA? L784529

    It looks like a triaxle decker as used in Berlin.
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    Northern Ireland Oddities Help Wanted

    Without wishing to be rude....here is your Codpiece....seen in action so to speak......
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    784 COY RASC (M) CA? L784529

    This would suggest the number was used? I have emailed the RASC/RCT website as suggested.
  5. Please can anyone identify this vehicle? Are there any RASC veteran groups?
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    Vehicles in Ireland 1921

    I have sent a message with the error code as the .doc file won't open.
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    Vehicles in Ireland 1921

    I can't access the file? I would be interested in seeing its' contents.
  8. billh35

    Night heaters

    Eberspachers are still widely used on buses. Most Council buses for disabled use have them fitted as well. Most companies that do Sutrak air conditioning can also look after Webasto and Eberspacher kit.
  9. Do you have the history of this vehicle? Do you know where it was used initially?
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    Night heaters

    https://www.eberspacher.com/dealers.html
  11. Ted The first name on the old tax book is Holland War Agricultural Executive Commission. Boston. Then it changes in 1949 to Lincolnshire Holland AEC (Agricultural Executive Committee), Station Road Kinton. A further change in 1951 sees it registered to Secretary of State, Home Office. Then Belfast Fire Brigade in 1969 and then Fire Authority of Northern Ireland in 1975. It seems to have a curious career "appearing" to be used to serve tea to farm workers? Or were these just "front" organisations? I am assuming that between 1951 and 1969, it was stored in a central government like so many vehicles held in reserve. I have had no replies from any of the organisations I contacted about GLE 54 except the LFB.
  12. Now in preservation and being extensively restored, it was believed that this was originally a London Fire Brigade vehicle but the LFB have confirmed that it wasn't? I suspect it may have been a centrally purchased War Ministry or National Fire Service vehicle. Can anyone tell me its' history OR point me in the right direction to find its' story.
  13. Now in preservation and being extensively restored, it was believed that this was originally a London Fire Brigade vehicle but the LFB have confirmed that it wasn't? I suspect it may have been a centrally purchased War Ministry vehicle. Can anyone tell me its' history OR point me in the right direction to find its' story.
  14. I have received this image which shows Royal Navy AEC aircraft refueller 32 RN 54 at the County Donegal border somewhere during the 1960's. The vehicle is stopped at Irish Customs at Killylea, Co. Donegal. The only reason for an "active" RN fueller to enter the Irish Republic would possibly to position to allow refuelling of search and rescue helicopters operating off the Donegal coast - this is certainly before the Troubles so no issues of escort or anything. Can anyone shed any light on this and the history of this particular vehicle? I am assuming it would have been based on the other side of Lough Foyle at RAF Ballykelly. The vehicle to the left is a civilian Leyland Royal Tiger of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway (which was actually a bus company!)
  15. Does anyone have access to this document? Is it worth the cost? I am researching impressed vehicles but am wondering if the access is worth the cost? I am trying to ascertain what happened to vehicles impressed from the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board in 1940.
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