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  1. Stupid I know but are we sure the tank is called Ben Machudi or is the radio op/gunner called Ben and the driver Machudi? The reason I ask is because there is a marking on the front of the commanders coupola bulge that could be a name and if you look to the right of the front of the tank there is another name or at least a collection of letters there as well.
  2. Good idea Ferrerfixer, Marcus Glen has this available https://marcusglenn.com/boiling-vessel-relay-unit-
  3. Perhaps a 24V battery charger could be used. Some larger models, for forklifts, can supply 60A or more. Then there is this from a US site https://www.altendc.com/ Perhaps there is something similar available in the UK.
  4. I liked Daves parts of the Tank Overhaul show as he got his hands dirty and did the work himself. most of the othe tank owners had teams of people doing the work for them.
  5. Good Job. It is always satisfying to get a (supposedly) simple job like this done without major drama.
  6. Forgot the link, this is for Ford Flathead V8's and are a three bolt fixing https://www.speedwaymotors.com/shop/ford-flathead-v8-water-pumps~131086-1-4-596-30574
  7. I wonder if it might be earlier, possibly from the Ford V8's fitted to the universal carriers?
  8. Here is a link to some Land Rovers. These are HO or 1/87 scale and are manufactured by Brekina. Walthers is a US company that makes/sells model railroad equipment. The Landrovers are out of stock at Walthers but Brekina is German and I have included their URL as well. https://brekina.de/ https://www.walthers.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=land+rover They also have a lot of military models other than land rovers.
  9. Google in the US says that part number is a Ford part see here: https://autopartsobsolete.com/1954-1955-1956-ford-water-pump-eaa-8505b-ebp-8505a.html It looks similar but I can't be sure.
  10. Here is the Blue/White version at 13 seconds in on this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5479MDsXSmQ
  11. Thank you so much for this. Currently (since 2013) 16 Royal Signals Regiment is attached to 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade. See here for more info: https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corps-regiments-and-units/royal-signals/16-signal-regiment/ So the original owner was a REME tech (of some sort) attached to 16 Signals as part of 12 Infantry Once again I thank everyone who helped with this it is much appreciated. My google-fu was very weak and all I could find was pages of badges/patches for sale.
  12. Aha, Thank you Bluebelle, I went to your google link and found this picture: So what unit is white over blue with a vertical sword?
  13. Thank you both for your input. I was pretty sure the lower flash was REME and it was mostly the top patch I was interested in. I am wondering if the upper patch is perhaps "tactical" colouring and whilst green black here on a flag it would be other colours. Perhaps red over black for "The Rifles". Ths blade appears to me to be a bit long for a dagger compared to the length of the grip and the "T" shapes on the end of the crossguard (is that called the quoin by the way?) are not dagger like. So maybe it is a sword rather than a dagger. I don't know if this helps any. The jacket came directly from a surplus dealer who sells a lot of kit (this was one of 9 in that size) so I am hoping it is a real patch. Again thank you both for your help and for Bluebelle, I really enjoyed your photo series and miss seeing the updates but I fully understand your removal of them. Too many people have had unique "art" stolen from open sites like this and sold to a third party to be used commercially.
  14. I recently purchaced a surplus jacket and am trying to figure out the unit flashes. Any help appreciated.
  15. Lots of QL's and RL's in the "Day of the Triffids" mini series. There is an armoured car in the last episode.
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