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Recipe: Take one original RR chassis. Cut steel, roll, bolt and weld together. Cooking time: many years. Consume with relish.

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Here is a photo ( Library of Congress ) taken during the 1939 in Palestine showing British armoured cars in a Jerusalem.

 

The original Large mb photo link ( which can be downloaded ) on Library of Congress website can be found on this Flickr page

Royal Air Force armoured cars on Julian Way, Jerusalem , Palestine circa 1939

 

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DesertBlooms88

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Two more photo's here showing Rolls Royce armoured cars in Palestine during the 1930's

These photo's are from the Library of Congress website and the LARGE MB downloadable image can be found via the Flickr link.

 

This shot is 1938 and shows a British Army camp in the background.

Detailed photo showing British Army armoured cars of the 11th Hussars on the Nablus road, in front of Camp K, Palestine . circa 1938

 

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This shot is also 1938 ans is taken at Lydda Railway station

British soldiers and armoured cars at Lydda Railway station, Palestine - circa 1938

 

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DesertBlooms88

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I'm more intrigued as to what the middle support vehicle is. Nice looking beast, I'd like one of those.

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I'm more intrigued as to what the middle support vehicle is. Nice looking beast, I'd like one of those.

 

 

It is a re-bodied Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Correct front chassis dumb-irons, cross-member, wheels, radiator and guards.

 

And yes I want it too.

 

Regards Rick.

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Ah, thanks, i need to stop using my phone for looking at the internet and get a new computer sorted out.

The Rolls Royce chassis was used as the basis for the wireless tenders used by the Armoured Car Companies under the idea of commonality of parts/ease of maintenance theory so prevalent today. The fact they then went and threw in a large assortment of tenders for the general load carrying role spoilt it a bit.

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What is the truck at the tail end?

The image does not show up clear when enlarged as to a name on the radiator top tank.

There could be a series of holes along the front cross member which would indicate Leland, and being a 6x4 on singles , could it be an early terrier? (Not the same as the WWII type)

Does anyone have a list of vehicles types used in this campaign?

Doug

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6x4 vehicles in use by the RAF in the Middle East were usually Crossley IGLs so...

I'll leave it to someone better versed than I to confirm it.

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I never even noticed that this vehicle was a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.

 

Again the LARGE MB file from Library of Congress can be found via the Flickr link.

British soldiers, a  Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and armoured cars at Lydda Railway station, Palestine - circa 1938

 

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Found a photo showing what it should look like. Library of Congress image showing HM King George V and HRH Prince of Wales in Flanders during World War One.

HM King George V and HRH The Prince of Wales in Flanders

 

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Thanks for the information.

 

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A Rolls Royce armoured car operated by the Royal Air Force at RAF Ramleh in Palestine circa 1930's.

 

This image looks really good at MAX size. This can be viewed via the Flickr link below and then downloading it using the Library of Congress file link for LARGE MB photo.

 

 

Royal Air Force armoured car - RAF Ramleh, Palestine - circa 1930's

 

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DesertBlooms

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Here is another of this vehicle

LARGE MB file from Library of Congress can be found via the Flickr link.

Royal Air Force armoured car - RAF Ramleh, Palestine - A "T" signal and a flare light signal being fired by officer of armoured car - circa 1930's

 

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There is that Rolls Royce Silver Ghost again...

LARGE MB file from Library of Congress can be found via the Flickr link.

An excellent photo here from the 1930's in Palestine, featuring Royal Air Force Rolls Royce armoured cars from the Library of Congress website.

 

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British soldiers, a  Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and armoured cars at Lydda Railway station, Palestine - circa 1938

 

DesertBlooms

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More from the Library of Congress

LARGE MB file from Library of Congress can be found via the Flickr link.

 

British Army Eleventh Hussars arriving at Ludd. Train load of armoured cars etc. arriving at the Lydda Junction from Egypt with the 11th Huzars on July 15, 1938

British Army Eleventh Hussars arriving at Ludd. Train load of armoured cars etc. arriving at the Lydda Junction from Egypt with the 11th Huzars on July 15, 1938

 

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A Rolls Royce armoured car of the 11th Hussars, British Army, in Palestine.

A Rolls Royce armoured car of the 11th Hussars, British Army, in Palestine.

 

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British ARMY armoured cars transported by rail in Palestine - circa 1936

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39411748@N06/6135667614/in/set-72157631983929201/

 

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This vehicle is a bit differant to the others.

 

Again from the Library of Congress collection.

 

Armoured car at the Damascus Gate during the trouble on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestine - circa Nov. 2nd, 1921

Armoured car at the Damascus Gate during the trouble on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Palestine - circa Nov. 2nd, 1921

 

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DesertBlooms

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Great images but they beg the question "just who was keeping an eye on who?" Back to basics, for the general benefit of us all, thanks for taking the time to dig them out and posting same. Rod

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Here is another image from the excellent Library of Congress collection.

 

It is slightly out of focus unfortunately.

( LARGE MB file version can be found via the Flickr link )

 

British armoured cars at Lydda Railway station, Palestine - circa 1938

I just noticed that one of these armoured cars has something extra on top of the turret.

British  armoured cars and lorries at Lydda Railway station, Palestine - circa 1938

 

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DesertBlooms

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These photos are quite detailed when viewed at there largest size.

To download the Library of Congress original file use the Flickr link.

 

Battery of British armoured cars near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, Palestine - circa 1938

British Army 11th Hussars - Battery of armoured cars near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, Palestine - circa 1938

 

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Re DesertBloom's post (No 71), this photo is the very devil to find on the Library of Congress website. The link you want is:

 

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007675259/

 

Click on the upper of the 'Click for more images' box, then either study each individual photograph or use the 'view pageturner' to find the armoured car as image No 237.

 

John.

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