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  1. ted angus

    RAF Vehicle Identity Required

    I agree with Richard Thornycroft Nubian and a Fordson tractor. definately a Fordson WOT1 Ambo standard heavy ambo, there were at least 2 body styles this one appears to have the less austere body and cab roof signage Ted
  2. ted angus

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    I would say the tanker is water- even though it appears to be multi compartment. I cannot see any refueling equipment or pump, just a single delivery hose, it is parked beside the first mystery trailer. The trailers were of a standard basic pattern, size and shape; however this one has a full length raised centre portion which incorporates a ventilator which indicates it is a "cooking tender trailer" in other words a mobile kitchen. The water tanker is parked beside it and its the focus for the lads, most sitting on 2 long wooden forms to have a cuppa and what ever goodies came out of that box. There is a crudely made duckboard resting against the trailer possibly for use when a hot meal is served via a lift up hatch with the canvas side raised to become an awning. So I would say this is the "Messing Area". Second trailer- solid sides , no windows, 2 vents in the roof, I would say this is a Stores Tender Trailer- i.e. binned and loose stores which would be a typical for an Air Stores Park. Hope this helps. ted
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    RAF accumulator trolley

    WE got rid of the last MK5 trolley acc in the mid 1990s at Leuchars. I think they were circa 1945-7 . TED
  4. ted angus

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    Doubtful they didn't bring Col H home from the Falklands , I think Iraq was the first full blown action where we repatriated. TED
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    Hi Ex Boy, your recollection is correct ; RAF " mobile receiving stations" were renamed "Mobile field hospitals" in May 1943. searching the tinternet post WW2 the British Army always used the word reception. I was coming to the end of my RAF life sentence when I chose to get specialist help at Redford barracks rather than the NHS- It was the best decision I ever made !! The RAF called our post war equivalent of the MRS, station sick quarters, then regional medical centres then station medical centres god knows what they are called now LOL sorry to deviate from the thread subject TED.
  6. ted angus

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    My vote is number 3, returning to the original picture with the Whitley do we have an approx date TED.
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    Re 22 MRS OK under command of Air HQ Western Desert 22 Medical Receiving Station, in July 1942 located at Gambut, I next track it down to jun 44 part of Desert Air Force HQ Vasto at Foggia but it appears that all the RAF MRSs have been retitled Mobile Field Hospitals. Ex Boy - I was a patiant at the Medical Reception Station Redford Barracks early 2003 under Col McDonald ortho surgeon cracking chap!! TED
  8. ted angus

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    Hi Richard yes sounds good, but piggy back like that whilst protecting certain items caused other damage.; Unless the tank was drained fuel used to slop out of the fuel filler and in hot climates would attack the insulation on HT leads etc, and unless the nose of the tow arm was raised and secured on to a bulk of timber the shank of the tow eyes would bend and that meant towing would be out of the question. This has been a most interesting thread. regards TED
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    Greece 1941 211 sqn, carrying those single axle generators seems to be common practise for some reason, incompatible towing eyes weak towing eyes ??? don't really know TED
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    Both the Dodge and Chev in RAF service had Hyd brakes , the Chev was servo assist. re the white RAF its because the vehicle is finished in a dark colour- The 6x4s seemed to cope with the difficult corners OK TED
  11. ted angus

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    According to the RAF Data book Yes the Dennis was piped for trailer Vac brake operations. They appear in several overseas pics, my late friend Bart was normally spot on but I think he had picked up on some misleading info. The Dennis also had a 2 speed aux gearbox which leads me to the conclusion it was designed with trailer towing in mind. Its in- service companion the Albion- only had vac brake connection fitted to the units built as tractors for semi( artic) trailers and were not fitted with an aux gearbox. returning to the origins of the thread I cannot find my pics of the Albion wireless tender but here is a shot from Les Freathy's book - I have cropped the aerial array and stowage box shown in Les's pics , to show it as it MAY have been used in a slightly different comms unit role. John G thanks for sharing these photo unit pics. You may be aware these shots appear to be of "the Photo Section " of HQ 285 wing in N Africa. No 3 MFPS reached N Africa and they took over the task of the 285 photo section but don't seem to has become operational unto landing on Italian soil ?? regards TED
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    Austin K2 - Tea Van - GLE 54 Help Required!

    Afraid not, I have hundreds of WW2 and post war locations for these ATVs but not yours. . TED
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    Austin K2 - Tea Van - GLE 54 Help Required!

    Towards the end of the war Austin ATVs were lent to various gov depts, the AG committees were under min of food control, a number also went to the GPO and a number overseas to help countries get on their feet. The Nederlands had them in use as soon as we liberated, with their post office and fire services. I believe yours would have been in its original form with the AG comm then after return to the Home Office it was stored for a period until converted to a canteen van late 53 or early 54 . For the AG Comm I would think it was just used as a delivery/collection van. TED
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    Larry, firstly your Hillman JMV 936. I have a list of MT on charge to 59 sqn when they made their 20 may 1940 escape to the french coast amongst them was Hillman Van ( Tilly) JMV 732. Turning to our mystery vehicle , I have just remembered pre WW2 the RAF had a wireless tender on the Albion chassis, I will search for a pic regards TED
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    Can you share the odd Albion shot please TED
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