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  1. LarryH57

    30 Assault Unit in WW2

    A friend of mine is looking to discover the formation sign for the 30 Assault Unit. This unit was the brainchild of Ian Fleming and was a small, highly mobile fighting unit charged with securing information, material and prisoners of high military intelligence value. As a Royal Navy unit, underwater warfare targets were a priority for 30AU but, after D-Day, V1 and V2 sites became targets. In NW Europe, 30AU had wheeled armoured vehicles and various soft skins. The softskins generally had RN census numbers such as 54201 RN for a Dodge Weapons Carrier but its Jeeps had census numbers with the standard M prefix. Staghound armoured cars had the standard F prefix but C15TA armoured carriers had RN census numbers. The Arm of Service was a white 30 (disregarded WO regulations) on a blue background. But what did it use as its formation sign? A blue fouled anchor on a white circle has been suggested. Can anyone help on this?
  2. LarryH57

    30 Assault Unit in WW2

    I have found the answer; the unit used a blue fouled anchor on a white square background. The 30 in white was on a blue background the colour of which is hard to tell. At W&P circa 2008 there was a 30AU living history group and they used a middle 'Chelsea blue' on their vehicles. Wartime Jeeps in B&W show a darker colour but that is hard to determine! http://30au.co.uk/Ships,_Boats_%26_Subs.html#14
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    30 Assault Unit in WW2

    Any clues to the colour of the Anchor on the white square anyone? I have an idea the late Chris Davies Ex RM and MVT member was researching units like this in WW2
  4. Interesting youtube video to give you hope! Some military stuff in the second half BTW
  5. LarryH57

    Never give up hope of getting it started!

    I wonder if this is the vehicle that one or other side in the Ukraine & Donetsk conflict got going from a war memorial or similar and used in the fighting?
  6. Does anyone know what colour of 6pdr AT gun Ammo boxes were in WW2. Were they issued in colours to match vehicle colours the same way German kit started to be 'sand yellow' after Feb 1943, or were UK 6 pdr Ammo boxes just churned out of the factory in one colour throughout WW2. We are all used to seeing gloss brown ammo boxes these days but I thought that was a post-war colour.
  7. LarryH57

    Question , Bomb trolly identification ??

    Nick, You got in first but my comment was to be that its too lightweight to be a bomb trailer. Plus the straps to hold cases in place, might indicate a luggage trolly
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    Colour of 6pdr AT gun Ammo boxes in WW2

    Were they ever gloss brown or green in WW2?
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    Colour of 6pdr AT gun Ammo boxes in WW2

    Adrian, Is that box in SCC2 then - always hard to know in a photo
  10. LarryH57

    Stug III - Ausf D

    That's a result! If Jon is worried about the costs of keeping it he should create a fan club. I would have paid a tenner to sit in it!
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    Stug III - Ausf D

    Oh well off to American then, never to be seen at WPR or any other show in the UK!
  12. There is not much on this forum to suggest anyone is considering going to WPR 2018. Perhaps its not sunny enough to get excited about just yet? https://warandpeacerevival.com/military-vehicles/
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    War & Peace Revival - 2018

    Sorry No - only British Pounds will be accepted!
  14. LarryH57

    War & Peace Revival - 2018

    Do you think now that its in its second year at its old location at Beltring, that MV owners will start going in pre-Folkestone numbers, or have MV owners been put of for good?
  15. LarryH57

    Austin K3

    I think this British truck is in North Africa some time after Operation Torch 1942, so that might help ID the Division; its not the 78th Inf. Div.
  16. LarryH57

    W & P Blatant Spamming

    Degrev, Coming in to force in a few months is the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (on 25th May 2018) and as part of this legislation you must have the option to UNSUBSCRIBE any email sent from within the EU, even if you agreed previously but now don't want them. Actually this process should be in pace already under DPA but often it's avoided by getting you to log in to update your preferences for an F'ing site you know nothing about, that in turn wont't allow you to update preferences without a password. Barriers to unsubscribing are not permitted under GDPR. Anyway if you get emails you do not want and they don't stop coming then report them to the Information Commisioners Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/ Sadly places outside the EU such as Africa, Asia former Soviet Union & USA (to name a few) are not covered by ICO, and unsolicited emails from these places can be a nuisence, but can be marked as junk mail so hopefully they will go in the dump box.
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    Fordson WOT 1 Tanker / Fuel Bowser

    If the vehicle is for sale, I wonder if our HMVF member T CORBIN (Tony Corbin) might be interested?
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    Vehicle Batteries

    Someone once said to me that batteries in a vehicle prefer to be charged by the vehicle alternator rather than a trickle charge in the garage! Do batteries care? Does it make any difference to the battery life?
  19. Are any of you tempted to take your MV out in the snow? I may take the Lwt out but only in the snow and not if the roads are full of slush and salt!
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    Who's going out in the snow then?

    That video of the Tank in the snow is interesting, which makes me think tanks in WW2 must of been affected by the same conditions. When you see T-34s charging through the snow, you think a tank can go anywhere!
  21. LarryH57

    British Army Jackal - The Logic of Exposed Crew?

    Infantry love the their space awareness; just ask a few squaddies what they think about riding around inside an AFV. They hate every minute of it!
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    Vehicle Batteries

    Any suggested product name to look out for?
  23. LarryH57

    Vehicle Batteries

    Ok understood; please someone recommend a reasonably priced trickle charger for a Lwt on 12v. Thanks
  24. LarryH57

    Vehicle Batteries

    So does an emergency include a battery that doesn't have enough 'umph' to turn the starter motor over fast enough?
  25. According to various sources, the Road Traffic Act applies when ever the public is present. Now in respect of military vehicles at a show, either in the arena or involved in a Battle Re-enactment, generally that means the public are excluded so I assume that the RTA doesn't apply. But does the RTA still apply when transitting to and from the arena or if the owners of MV's such as tracked armour that are not capable of ever being road legal, go for a circuit of the boundries in the evening as per the old W&P show? Are wives, girlfriends and kids of owners or a few hangers on from paying public, still classed as 'the public' or not just because its after the show has closed? What is the important issue with the RTA in such circumstances? Is it that all moving vehicles need to have insurance, tax, MOT and and be registered with the DVLA? Surely not if you own an Sdkfz ...whatever. So I'd be interested to know more.