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Just a few photos of Bedford RL's kindly given to me by ex REME Recovery Mechanic Ron Stephenson. All are from around 1964, and feature vehicles in Aden. Enjoy!!

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Hello. I am about to overhaul the winch on YSU350. The limited docs that I have refer to "Technical Handbook EMER Wh Veh F 172" for winch overhaul. Can anyone help?? Rgds, Daniel.

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Hello. I am about to overhaul the winch on YSU350. The limited docs that I have refer to "Technical Handbook EMER Wh Veh F 172" for winch overhaul. Can anyone help?? Rgds, Daniel.

Don't think I can help with RL emer but will have a look when I get home.

I am about to scrap my RL Light Recovery due to extensive tin worm, a fact which breaks my heart. Don't want to buy it for spares do you? I would prefer it to be fully restored but being broken up for spares is better than just going in the pot to become razor blades and tin cans. PM me if you are interested?

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Interesting images Jules, love the look of that Martians tyres!

 

The number on that Explorer has appeared in the Explorer gallery, post 110, but it had mudguards then....

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll21/ANDYSCAMMELL/SCAMMELL%20EXPLORER/SennyB4001.jpg

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Am now sorted in terms of documentation. Big thanks to Wally. Lowered winch today with help of a friend John. Steam cleaned it. Plan to remove rope-drum and find out where the play is arising. Also to rust-treat and paint chassis.

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Can someone identify and explain this insignia found in a couple of places on the truck please? It is just a tatty sticker and about to get removed, I'm not sure if it merits reinstating after vehicle is painted.

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Just a few photos of Bedford RL's kindly given to me by ex REME Recovery Mechanic Ron Stephenson. All are from around 1964, and feature vehicles in Aden. Enjoy!!

 

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing them.

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Agreed!

My uncle served in Aden on his National Service and quite enjoyed it! Apart from nearly cooking in some of the armour that is.... :D

Keep em coming!!

 

Alec.

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Can someone identify and explain this insignia found in a couple of places on the truck please? It is just a tatty sticker and about to get removed, I'm not sure if it merits reinstating after vehicle is painted.

 

Hi Dan - I'd guess it's a brigade or divisional formation badge but I have never seen one like that before and a quick internet search doesn't throw anything up. Have you tried contacting the REME museum? They might know...

 

Duncan.

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Picture 4 ( with Scamell ) 60Sqn RCT workshop Normandy Lines, Khorrmaksar.

Picture 5 Habylayn, mobile control tower in background.

Last picture Habylayn "Workshop"

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Dear All.

I am making a model of the Accurate Armours Bedford RL Wrecker (1/35th scale) and I am stuck for some decent photos of the rear body, I have got some from this site, but realy would like a diagram if possible of the top view of the rear body layout, does any one have a workshop manual for this vehicle which might have some good photos of the rear body work, that they could send me copies of please.

Regards from

Dizzy-t

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Interesting tyres on the RL with its front end torn off. Are these standard commercial highway crossplies?

 

John.

 

I served in Aden during 1966 and 1967 We moved up to Oman after that!

 

As to the tires and other things they were in short supply. We used what ever we could get our hands on.

 

 

Look at Flicker and check on '' Oman '' you will see the Bedford RL Recovery on single sand tyres all round.

 

John Mc Cargo

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Can someone identify and explain this insignia found in a couple of places on the truck please? It is just a tatty sticker and about to get removed, I'm not sure if it merits reinstating after vehicle is painted.

 

There's a Landrover on eBay at the moment with the same insignia on. The ad claims it's the markings of the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk) (though it's not a genuine military Landy).

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1949-Land-Rover-Series-1-Lights-behind-grill-/121346787727

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Can someone identify and explain this insignia found in a couple of places on the truck please? It is just a tatty sticker and about to get removed, I'm not sure if it merits reinstating after vehicle is painted.

I have these on my RL also but don't seem to be able to find out what they are, Hopefully someone will be able to tell us, Cheers.

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Dear All.

I am making a model of the Accurate Armours Bedford RL Wrecker (1/35th scale) and I am stuck for some decent photos of the rear body, I have got some from this site, but realy would like a diagram if possible of the top view of the rear body layout, does any one have a workshop manual for this vehicle which might have some good photos of the rear body work, that they could send me copies of please.

Regards from

Dizzy-t

 

There is a picture of the rear body taken from above in "The Green Machine" That might help

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