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  1. Hi, Silly question (sorry), since I see you are in Belgium. Is the Speedometer in Miles per Hour, and (naturally) the GPS in Kilometers per hour (I know there's not a precise corrolation between 60M/h and 85Km/h, but it's not far off). Best Regards, Adrian
  2. Hi All, BAFO (British Air Forces of Occupation) RAF existed between 15th July 1945 and 1st Sept 1951. Read all about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Second_Tactical_Air_Force CVTC was an official abbreviation for the Civilian Vocational Training Centre, I think training for Demob, but perhaps there were other usages too. Best Regards, Adrian
  3. This Gentleman had a few Grover Washers to spare... (-: Best Regards, Adrian
  4. Hi, All, APR 929 was issued in Dorset in 1941, between Jan (APR 879) and April (APR 999). (Source: Glass's Index of Registration Numbers 1965) Best Regards, Adrian
  5. Hi All, 2 AFK, if a civilian registration, was issued November 1959 by Worcester County Council. Best Regards, Adrian
  6. Dear Graham, @Grumble Below are your photos, and commentry "Attached are the photos of the brick structure and the below ground tank. The first photo shows the "coffin" (our nickname for it because it is that size) with the four 2'*1.5' capping slabs removed. Inside it was full of broken bricks and rubble. I excavated all that in the hope of finding some clue as to the date of its construction but nothing at all, no coins, no inscribed dates, just rubble. The other two photos show how it was before the excavation of the inside. Ignore the blue shed to one side and the
  7. Dear @Grumble Email address sent. Best Regards, Adrian
  8. Welcome, @Grumble Sorry there's been no immediate reaction, but despite your detailed description, it's a little difficult to visualise. Plus, seeing the actual construction tends to give a better feeling of when and why it was built. If you know how to attach pictures to emails, let me know and I'll send you an email address, to send them to and I'll upload the pictures from there for you. Military sites are prone to all kinds of enigmatic structures, some of which were only used for very short periods before being abandoned. It's quite possible the structures you
  9. I suspect it is more of a 'Port -a-stand', for going racing or watching other sports. You travel in the bus, then onto the roof for a good view. The fact we don't see them more often indicates what a good idea it was.... (-:
  10. Hi ruxy Thanks for the further information. The rovers were used both for recovery and running out the winch cables for winch launch gliders (Sedbergs, Kirby Cadet Mk III's). Also for putting out 'Gliding in Progress' signs etc. My first gliding was in Kirby Cadets, but by the time I did my first solo course, we were on Venture Self Launch Gliders (which had a motor, so were taxiable), so the rovers spent most of the time on watch in case of accidents., and collecting 'Civgas' from the petrol station, or towing the fuel bowser. Really these yellow lightweights were my intro
  11. Hi All, in a previous life I was a staff cadet at 637 Sqn VGS (Volunteer Gliding School), based at RAF Little Rissington. We had two RAF lightweights, which I think was standard for all VGS. I seem to remember the serials were 20AM56 and 20AM58, or 'Crash 1' and 'Crash 2', with Crash 2 mounting a large foam extinguisher in the back. This would be about 1983. We carried out several week long gliding courses for Combined Cadet Force cadets, and to keep us busy we were tasked with refreshing the paint on the landrovers. They were all over yellow. We contacted MT at RAF Brize N
  12. @Zero-Five-Two Just in case you havn't seen the post above. Best Regards, Adrian
  13. Hi @Doc "The Bing Boys" refers to a very popular music hall show at the Alhambra in London, between 1916 and 1918. Probably the most well known song today from it is 'If you were the only girl in the world'. Though they may of been thinking of "Another little drink wouldn't do us any harm" (-: More details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bing_Boys_Are_Here The cap badge is probably RASC, Royal Army Service Corps. If the name is reasonably uncommon (not Jhn Smith!) I could probably do some more detailed research, if you want? Best Regards,
  14. Hi @BobNotTed Always possible, I guess. But I think it'd be a bit of a concidence if that were the case. Does it have the 'Broad Arrow' marking on it too? Best Regards, Adrian
  15. Hi Clive @fv1609 Thanks for the thought. I think the OP has two different chairs. The inset photo with a WD underneath is certainly a 'Queen's Crown'. The SCWS 1943 one is an unusual crown, I agree. I expected to see a 'King's Crown', which is not really similar to that. Having just looked at a 'Scottish Crown', yes, I see your point. That would make it quite unusual, I think? I certainly can't remember another bit of equipment with it on. Best Regards, Adrian
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