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  1. The Lightweight sold for £3,074 incl. premium. The Range Rover and Jeep didn't sell.
  2. Lt. Col. Dick Cole has died:- https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/04/09/a-legend-passes-dick-cole-last-of-the-doolittle-raiders-dies-at-103/
  3. 1975 Land Rover Lightweight Series III:- https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-13th-april-2019/1975-land-rover-lightweight-series-iii/ 1988 Range Rover 6x4 Carmichael Fire Tender, believed to be the only one sold to the Navy for use at the Fleet Air Arm based at Yeovilton:- https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-13th-april-2019/1988-range-rover-fire-tender/ 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A:- https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-13th-april-2019/1947-willys-jeep-cj2a/ Sale starts midday.
  4. It comes from the Navy. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson, 3rd Baronet VC, GCM, OM,GCVO (4 March 1842 – 25 May 1921) Wilson's nickname of 'Tug' reputedly comes from an incident when he repeatedly ordered a battleship to try to come alongside, and in exasperation offered her captain a tug to assist. He was also known as 'Old 'Ard 'Art' for his refusal to consider the cares and comforts of officers and men. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Wilson_(Royal_Navy_officer)
  5. If you put it to a readers' vote, mine would be "leave the patina".
  6. Have you tried the Scammell Register? http://www.scammellregister.co.uk/index.php/about Parry Davis Merchandising Officer, Manuals Archive and Sales DVLA Liaison Officer and Vehicle Archivist parrydavis@btinternet.com
  7. Could simply be an abbreviation of "Allyness":- https://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Allyness
  8. Mainly farming lots but there are some military, e.g:- Ex-army fuel pumps:- https://machinerysales.cheffins.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/564/lot/272134/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F564%2F%3Fpage%3D11 https://machinerysales.cheffins.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/564/lot/272135/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F564%2F%3Fpage%3D11 c1945 Roadless Tracjac, for moving aircraft with damaged landing gear:- https://machinerysales.cheffins.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/564/lot/272148/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F564%2F%3Fpage%3D11 King ex-army trailer dolly:- https://machinerysales.cheffins.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/564/lot/272149/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F564%2F%3Fpage%3D11 GKN SANKEY FV432 multi-fuel ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER:- https://machinerysales.cheffins.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/564/lot/272164/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F564%2F%3Fpage%3D12 1943 DAVID BROWN VTK1 Thresherman 4cylinder petrol/paraffin TRACTOR. originally supplied to the Air Ministry:- https://machinerysales.cheffins.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/564/lot/272197/?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F564%2F%3Fpage%3D12 Cheffins, Carrington Rally Field, Main Road, Carrington, Boston, PE22 7DZ(#455) 13/04/2019 10:00 AM GMT
  9. A very good guess. https://www.norbar.com/en-gb/Products/Norbar-Videos/Manual-Torque-Multiplier-Videos
  10. Called staple (part no. 130) here:- www.woolies-trim.co.uk
  11. Just looked at the petition, only 277 signatures. Has the petition had national coverage in the press or are there any famous people supporting it?
  12. Thank you the photos. Interesting that the signatures have been engraved.
  13. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 - 1918 Living History Group have a wagon as part of their display:- https://www.thewarwicks1418.com/
  14. Results only online in the last couple of days. Not sold.
  15. Modern cotton overalls are extremely likely to have polyester thread stitching, which means when you use a dye for cotton the stitches remain their original colour.
  16. Restoring the universal carrier is episode 4 of "History in the Making" starting at 10:30. Episode 3 starts at 10pm and one item in it is making a shotgun by hand.
  17. Artisans restore a Second World War universal carrier in "History in the Making" Tuesday 12th March 10:30pm - 11pm
  18. Insurers' policies on issuing green cards:- https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2019/02/driving-to-europe-after-brexit--check-when-you-ll-need-to-contac/ Doesn't cover the specialist insurers but it does show the difference in time it takes for a green card to arrive from some of the well known insurance companies.
  19. If there is a maker's name and part number on the headlights, it may be possible to cross reference them to other makes of military spec lorries and then find the correct headlights. Another thought, is there room to fit a standard round sealed beam unit in place of the current headlamp?
  20. Only a partial answer, the first 4 numbers of the NSN = Guns, 75mm through 125mm including mortars.
  21. If you are still looking for a Thompson, have you looked at the replica ones?
  22. Please don't do that!
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