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Being going through a lot of old film archive websites and found quite a few interesting military vehicle ones-

For starters a 1943  film about a garage in Cambridge on a very busy main road , that also is doing a lot of work on AEC Matadors , Morris Quads , CDSW etc

link-

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/2044

still shots from film of Matador , anyone interpret the markings ?

 

 

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Film of 278th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery (T.A.) in the 1950s. Still using lots of wartime gear including Albion FT15 N's with 25 pounders, 

https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/9352?search_term=278&search_join_type=AND&search_fuzzy=yes

Stills Albion FT15, Carriers,BSA M20?,Albion FT15N, Commer Superpoise I ton radio van.

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Nice to see such camera-shy vehicles as the FT15N and the Commer Q2. I think the bike is a Matchless G3.

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A brilliant find, thanks for posting.  Reminds me of the Matadors towing 40mm Bofors AA guns which I used to see on Salisbury Plain as a boy in the 60s.  But the oldest piece of military equipment still in service I came across would have been the RE movement light squadron's searchlight generators used for the RE musical extravaganza at Minley Manor in 1979 or 1980.  They had been built by Listers of Dursley in 1937.  Their canvases still bore the faded outline of their wartime "Mickey Mouse ear" camouflage.  But, wartime vehicles did look good in gloss DBG paint!

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ANNUAL CAMP 1957-activities and events of the 278th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery (T.A.) in the 1950s.

https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/9353?search_term=camp 1957&search_join_type=AND&search_fuzzy=yes

 

Bedford OY and MWD,  Morris Quads, Scammell Explorers, Austin K9's,  Matadors, Mack NM, Jeep, BSA  etc

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... the guy attaching the cooling fan with his pinched out fag behind his ear, that used to be a common sight :)

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The Austin K6's at the end have unusual bodies, high double drop sides , anyone know their purpose ?

 

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