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  1. http://festungjerseymilitaria.com/index.html I used to buy the feild telephones for about £2! If I knew then.
  2. Hi everyone, May I start this incredible 'news' day with congratulations to the happy couple who seem to be the centre of attention in London at the moment. Best wishes to Kate and William. May they have a long and healthy life. The British people are very lucky to have such a beautiful couple to represent them. Notwithstanding his unique position, His Royal Highness, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is joining one of the Search and Rescue squadrons, flying those fantastic Sea Kings. I have on several occasions been involved with 202 Squadron at RAF Boulmer, in Northumberland and these amazing teams of men and women, whose dedication and skill have to be experienced to be believed. Long may they continue and may the British government realise what a very important role they provide to the community and that they should be ring-fenced from any budget cuts. Everyone out there, have a great day:) Mike.
  3. Saw this listing , may help someone with a wireless truck / radio truck? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW11-WIRELESS-TRUCK-FURNITURE-LOCKERS-ETC-No-19-SET-/280655971839?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item41586645ff regards Jim
  4. Hi all. I am very happy - and over the moon - to announce: The birth of a baby Son to Mr and Mrs Knees - aka - Tootallmike and Caroline. John Leonard Gillman was born on the 25th March 2011 at 0344hrs. Mother doing well. Three weeks early but healthy and well. I presume young John wanted to attend War and Peace so was not prepared to wait. Best news I've had all year. Markheliops
  5. "While on Facebook, look at your URL address in the address bar; if you see http: instead of https: then you don't have a secure session and you can be hacked. Go to Account (top right corner) select "Account Settings" then choose "Account Security" and click Change. Check at least the first setting, otherwise FB defaults to the non-secure setting. Please Copy and re-post." I wasn't aware of this and thought it might be of use to someone. Daz
  6. Anybody read the Saturday Daily Telegraph ? a double page spread titled 'Ultimate sale of big boys toys' a two page story on Withams accompanied by three nice pics...should help push the prices up ?
  7. Great story here of an old vet who still has the skills!:shocked: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0d1_1299338081 Video Clip Eddie.
  8. Folks as you may of seen - Joris has added a new board to HMVF - the Bovington Tank Museums board. We have been working on this for a while (yes we do actually do do some work) and it is a tie in with Pathfinder Online - the magazine. They has been a lot of work and discussions in the staff room but we do like to get it right first time around if we can. Pathfinder Online is now media partners for the Tank Museum and you will see more of this when PO (Pathfinder Online goes live) and when it does you will see the package of benefits for PO members - it is a great one and will more ensure that the cost of subscription is more than returned by the package :) So - the TM had its own forum of around 10,000 members and the TM and HMVF decided that we would host it here for them - which means their forum on the TM website is no longer available - it is here. We expect the members to increase so please welcome everyone and make them feel at home - and if anyone has a JCB...then get it up to the Club House - we need an extension! This is something that all of the team and I are delighted with as we can now take the knowledge and wisdom to a higher level and a wonderful chance to meet new friends.......of course Adrian will know them all and their shoe sizes :coffee: More to come but any questions then please fire away! Onward and upwards! JB!
  9. I learned today that the MOD are scrapping a large number of 432 ect APC's at E.M.R.'s in Kingsbury. Some have been described to me as looking like new. I'm not sure if I would not get into trouble if I post the location of the scrapping on here but it just seems to me to be such a waste. Steve.....
  10. If anyone has had problems using vodafone or connecting to a vodafone number today here's why http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/mobile-working/2011/02/28/vodafone-restores-connections-after-theft-outage-40091969/ :mad:
  11. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327575/Missing-Spitfire-ace-shot-D-Day-Normandy-estuary.html Riddle of missing Spitfire ace shot down after D-Day is solved after his plane wreck is found 66 years on For 66 years, the brave young Spitfire pilot’s final resting place had been a mystery. Flight Lieutenant Henry Lacy Smith was shot down by the Germans five days after D-Day on a mission supporting the Allied invasion in Normandy. His last radio message to comrades was: ‘I’m going to put this thing down in a field.’ But the Australian’s plane then nose-dived into the sea and he was designated ‘missing believed killed’. Now, however, the puzzle has been solved after locals spotted something sticking out of the mud in the Orne estuary near Caen at low tide and decided to investigate. They could see only small parts of the legendary plane at the site, close to the D-Day landmarks of Sword Beach and Pegasus bridge. But after staging a remarkable rescue operation they were astonished at how well preserved its fuselage and wooden propellor were. The dials on the instrument panel were still recognisable. After the wreckage was towed ashore, the remains of Flight Lieutenant Smith were found in the cockpit. They were placed in a coffin and will be handed to the Australian Embassy in France today. The pilot, known as Lacy to his friends, was one of the first pilots to land in France following the invasion of Europe. He was 27 when he was shot down on June 11, 1944. The former textile worker had enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force in May 1941. He served with the RAAF’s 453 Squadron, motto ‘Ready to Strike’, which was part of RAF Fighter Command from June 1942, and married his English wife Edna the year before his death. Official letters of condolence from his Squadron Leader, Donald Hamilton Smith, were sent to his widow in Bournemouth and to his father Richard in New South Wales, saying he was ‘lying in an unknown grave’. The Squadron Leader wrote: ‘The loss of Lacy has deprived the squadron of a pilot whose skill, courage and cheerfulness were an example to all of us and for these qualities we shall always remember him. ‘I had learned to know him as one whose sense of duty and spirit of endeavour were of the highest order and an inspiration to all his fellow pilots.’ Flight Lieutenant Smith was leading three Spitfires patrolling the beach area five days after the Normandy invasion began when he crashed. Fellow pilots said German anti-aircraft fire ‘came up in front of the aircraft from a wood’ and his Spitfire was hit by flak ‘in the belly’. Their report said: ‘He continued to glide in a westerly direction towards Ouistreham. His aircraft finally struck water and skidded for a short period and then nosed into the water, finally turning over comparatively slowly on its back.’ No one saw the cockpit hood open, suggesting that he never managed to escape. The plane was finally recovered thanks to Brigitte Corbin, 49, and her husband Fabrice, 50, who run a D-Day museum at Ouistreham. They spent days digging out mud from around the Spitfire before it was raised to the surface with flotation bags and taken to the yacht club at Merville-Franceville. Mrs Corbin said: ‘We would like to see the bones of Henry Lacy Smith the hero buried with full military honours here in France. We feel as French people that we owe this to his family. He died for us.’
  12. Retired military icons - the ultimate boys' toys? see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12453603 When asked, I tell people I've simply grown out of Airfix (actually I'm still an occaisonal modeller)
  13. eBay being silly again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12437602 One thought, though: do replica rocket pods come under the VCR act? Andy
  14. May need some slight restoration .... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12292390 Andy
  15. Hi thier, Sunday 23/01/2011 News of the World O.A.P M.O.T R.I.P "Historic motors are to be freed from having MOT tests as part of a government assault on red tape. Ministers have decided that all cars built before 1939 will be exempt from the anuall saftey check. They have ordered a review of MOT,S and will anounce changes later this year. The department of transport estimates that 80,000 old vehicles are still roadworthy. They include 54,000 cars, and 23,000 motorbikes as well as thousands of vans coaches and buses. But most do fewer than 900 miles a year. And owners face high costs for MOT,s because they need to use specialist garages. Under the changes, owners will still be expected to keep thier vehicles safe and insured. East Yorkshire MPGreg Knight, who is chairman of the All Party Historic Vehicle Group, said...... " Having to have an annual MOT test for a vehicle that may only travel 100 miles in a year is an unneccessary bureaucratic hurdle" END Article. Interesting to see what will become of this, and i fully recognise that this will not assist the great majority of mil vehicle owners as 1939 appears to have been selected as the cut off. May at least give some guys a bit of relief or angst as i know a couple who have morris vehicles that will fall on both sides of the cut off date, but the vehicles are actually identical in manufacture! Being somewhat wooly the article does not make clear if it is only cars, or inclusive of the other vehicle types mentioned will be included. Comments welcome. Regards Tim
  16. Hi thier, Sunday 23/01/2011 News of the World O.A.P M.O.T R.I.P "Historic motors are to be freed from having MOT tests as part of a government assault on red tape. Ministers have decided that all cars built before 1939 will be exempt from the anuall saftey check. They have ordered a review of MOT,S and will anounce changes later this year. The department of transport estimates that 80,000 old vehicles are still roadworthy. They include 54,000 cars, and 23,000 motorbikes as well as thousands of vans coaches and buses. But most do fewer than 900 miles a year. And owners face high costs for MOT,s because they need to use specialist garages. Under the changes, owners will still be expected to keep thier vehicles safe and insured. East Yorkshire MPGreg Knight, who is chairman of the All Party Historic Vehicle Group, said...... " Having to have an annual MOT test for a vehicle that may only travel 100 miles in a year is an unneccessary bureaucratic hurdle" END Article. Interesting to see what will become of this, and i fully recognise that this will not assist the great majority of mil vehicle owners as 1939 appears to have been selected as the cut off. May at least give some guys a bit of relief or angst as i know a couple who have morris vehicles that will fall on both sides of the cut off date, but the vehicles are actually identical in manufacture! Being somewhat wooly the article does not make clear if it is only cars, or inclusive of the other vehicle types mentioned will be included. Comments welcome. Regards Tim
  17. The remains of the gunnery site on the Great Orme Llandudno have been scheduled as an Ancient Monument by CADW the organisation for historic site preservation in Wales. The Coast Artillery School was based on these sites after moving from Shoeburyness in Essex in 1940. The site was mainly used for training gunners before they joined units based in many parts of the world but also assisted in the development of new weapons, tactics and instrumentation.
  18. The Journal of Conflict Archaeology is availablt to view online and for free. http://www.maney.co.uk/index.php/journal-of-the-month-jca ( Apologies to mods in advance if this is against HMVF policy, feel free to remove)
  19. Hi all, for any owners or enthusiasts of IIA "lightweight" Land-Rovers (Rover 1), I've started a Facebook page dedicated to these vehicles. I've put on about 30 photographs that I had of them (and about 20 of later, Series 3 ones to broaden the appeal). I hope it's OK to promote this on here. I don't mean to detract from the HMVF. I'm not selling or advertising anything -just thought it a good way to get owners/ enthusiasts together. Perhaps in time we could try to get a line-up at a show. The most I've ever seen at one show is three at War & Peace, scattered about (we've managed that many at my mate's house! -he's got two). Please have a look and click the "like" button if you do. If you have a picture of your Rover 1, please upload it -I want to see them! You never know, it may already be on there. Regards, -Roger Lambshead. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rover-1/174845655884431?v=photos#!/pages/Rover-1/174845655884431?v=wall
  20. R.I.P Major Richard "Dick" Winters of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Richard 'DICk' Winters passed away on 2 January (11) - less than three weeks short of his 93rd birthday. http://www.suite101.com/content/major-dick-winters-band-of-brothers-commander-dies-a330433
  21. Next Monday, 17th Jan at 7:30pm, there is a programme on BBC1 South East called 'Inside Out' with a story about a plot to kidnap Hitler. You can watch it on SKY TV on Channel 983 if you are not in the South East area or on BBC iplayer for a week. They needed a Ford V8 vehicle in it, and I volunteered - hope it comes out OK.
  22. At link: http://www.archive.org/details/TechnicalManualTm9-80834Ton4x4Trucksdodge
  23. The Dakota was being moved by truck from the Wings of Liberation Museum in Best to former Dutch air force base Valkenburg where it was to be a prop in a musical. While in transit it went under a viaduct which was too narrow and it crashed. :nut: Something went wrong... And a link to more movie material: http://www.rtl.nl/components/actueel/rtlnieuws/miMedia/2010/week32/Fri07.dakota-strandt-op-a44.xml Sorry about the title, I could not resist
  24. I know the discussion of politics and religeon are banned from the club house. However, as i was watching the TV tonight and saw 20 police horses charging at full tilt into the protestors, I was wondering whether it was just me who shouted "Form Square!" and found that very amusing. No? Probably just me then.
  25. Forwarded message: Capt Geoffry Winnington-Ball CD (ret) passed away today at 1500 hrs EST after a battle with pneumonia and kidney failure. Geoff left this world surrounded by his family and in a peaceful sleep. As per Geoff's wishes he will be cremated. The family will hold a memorial service this coming weekend, details to follow. Contact Information will be added to this post to allow people to find out where to send cards and condolences. Geoff was a founding member of this site [Tank-Net.org] and his own site MLU. His legacy was to foster camaraderie and esprit de corps amongst soldiers both serving and retired and their supporters around the world. Geoff loved his internet family and they it would appear loved him. There are Universal carriers around the world morning the passage of this warrior, who he would tell you was born a generation too late. Here you will find Geoff and King Sargent enjoying the Norfolk I&I, and I am sure King is with Geoff now squaring the good Capt away on his next tour of duty. Guys, Geoff was one of our pioneers in the Vehicle Collecting hobby. He ran two sites, both Tank Net and Maple Leaf Up. He will be missed by many. --
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