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  1. Thanks for the advice guys and the benefit of your experience. I'll work on the system and tighten up my nuts!!
  2. Has anyone experience of using the 'SPITFIRE' Ignition Booster? Do these Boosters actually work? Any downside to using them? I'm considering buying one to improve the starting of my 6 Volt1943 Willys MB.
  3. Hi Mark, Yes I'm in touch with Sim. We'll keep a lookout for each other. It's the same model bike so possibly from the same batch. Cheers Bill
  4. Wow Guys, That's really terrific and so fast. Great to track this down and I'll display the markings with pride! We'll be at the Toddington GWR event at the end of April. Thanks for all the responses. Bill
  5. Hi, We've just acquired a Moto Guzzi from Holland. I think it's ex-military and would like to display it as such. It has a painted Tac sign on the front mudguard - a yellow tree on a blue shield. Does anyone know what outfit used this tac sign please? See attached photos.
  6. Hi, Air recognition panels were used on vehicles and to mark forward troop positions. They were either Yellow Orange or Purple and made from a number of materials including rubberized canvas and heavy duty cotton which were issued as panels which could be rolled up when not in use. I have a number of these in the collection and they're approx. 6 feet by 3 Feet when deployed. A number of them could be displayed to form letters e.g 'T' signals. Obviously extemporised panels could be made from any materials available. The use of Yellow Orange and Purple smoke was also common to avoid getting shot-up by 'Friendly Fire'. During the Rhine Crossing British Paras were issued with a scarf of Yellow silk 2 feet square which could also be used as a marker and combined with others to create larger signals.
  7. It's a Bren cover with separate muzzle cover. It's Canadian manufactured (Note WD arrow inside the C mark). Looks to be in unused condition -Nice. The cover is infinitely preferable to lugging about the Bren transport chest!!:-):-)
  8. Fantastic stuff from a great adventure. Some really great research on the background to the interdiction missions that made the trail a major attrition zone but at the same time the NVA's prime artery. Congrats on a really great piece of work.
  9. You must be under a great deal of pressure.:-D:-D
  10. Thanks for the information Guy. Andy Robertshaw and Staffordshire look to be best bet. I'll keep you informed of progress. Bill:-):-)
  11. Me too! I have one of these. I've had it for about 7 years. I think they may have been released from some Govt store in central Europe. They're modelled on the German pre WW2 mask But they aren't German.
  12. Welcome in Guy. Pleased to have you on board. Best Bill
  13. Good suggestion Robert. I'll check out our local Pallet re-cycler. Thanks Bill
  14. Hi, Thanks for the info. I think you're right - knocked up from what was around. I'll go down to the sawmill at the weekend and see what I can find All the best Bill
  15. Help! For a WW1 Trench project. Does anybody have the dimensions for a length of Ducboarding as used in the trenches of WW1, I need to know what was the standard length, width and the size of the timbers also the width, thickness and spacing of the cross timbers. I know some duckboards have been taken out of some excavated trenches near Ypres but don't have any measurements. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bill
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