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  1. NYV 317 served at the Home Office Fire Service Training Centre at Moreton -in- Marsh. It would have been used by despatch riders and convoy traffic control riders during mobile fire column training. There is a Pathe news film on the subject TED
  2. This picture is post 1949 possibly 1952/3. It is RAF Kabrit which was in the Egyptian Canal Zone afraid I don't have a clearer picture but the reg will be in the ??AA?? block. note the station name below the roundel
  3. Fantastic and a big thanks to RUNFLAT for reposting the files TED.
  4. Magic ! thanks for sharing regards Ted.
  5. my money on khaki Green No 3 and Nobels dark tarmac green No 4 subsequently named Nobels dark tarmac No 4 Ted
  6. I can confirm your Explorer was at RAF Chivenor in N Devon.This picture was posted several years ago on the RAF MT drivers website; the colour was obviously too light for RAF Blue Grey so I contacted the chap that had posted the picture and back in the day was the Explorers driver; In addition to its primary vehicle recovery role it also formed part of the technical response to aircraft emergencies and was therefore in airfield colours of BS 381 tint 356 Golden Yellow; hope this helps. Re the colour of the first message, RAF Blue Grey was very prone to fading, I joined in 64 and apart from some airfield vehicles being all yellow, the standard colour was RAF Blue Grey until the tone down commenced in the early 1970s, your picture reminds me of a faded vehicle of that period. Ted
  7. Some RAF vehicles carry the arabic some don't. . The dual WD*** plus arabic appears in some pre war Palestine photos Ted.
  8. The pic was -I think -taken 1959-60 so would it still have been 1st Guards Armoured Brigade or would the name change to 1st Armoured Brigade have taken place. The picture I originally posted was just to clearly show the formation badge- the attached is the actual vehicle. Its an RE unit based in Hamelin part of the Amphib engineer regt. I have assumed the date because that is the timeline for 17 becoming the number for RE fld sqns in armoured Divs.
  9. Can anyone please tell me which formation the sign identifies- its very similar to the WW2 guards arm div- but its cold war BAOR thanks in anticipation TED
  10. 01 RN 89 passed through Withams a few years ago Ted.
  11. Apart from the sentry they all appear to be civvies in the picture. I am not totally convinced that the dark patches on the body side are camo- There are lots of pictures of civvy contractors removing wrecks- so my vote is civvy truck . TED
  12. Yes possibly mask not removed in a timely manner, but for me BOWSER1107's post on 28 oct is enough for me to be content that these were follow me vehicles to aid safe movement on the aerodrome, just as we did in the early 1950s. Ted
  13. Single masked headlight so def WW2 era, C/18 coastal command 18 group, yellow tops indicates aerodrome duties TED
  14. Yep looks yellow tops and its WW2 - see headlight mask. Stop follow me is a flying control (ATC ) task; road control could be a duty undertaken by a range of personnel, eg ground gunners, they were partly mobile, service police, special constab etc etc.
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