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  2. I can confirm the Hever Saladin has a full set of 12.00x20 bar-grip tyres. We're going to re-label it 06BB50 when it gets repainted later this year. Today's excitement was a full 360 degree traverse under power, see the facebook group for a video when Oren gets his finger out.
  3. The record card for 06BB50 shows it going to "Plinth for A Sqn RY". It also has at least one tyre that has never seen tarmac as it still has moulding flash on it. I will check the size on wednesday when I next visit the site.
  4. Thanks to all for their input to our quest for trying to find out the correct ERM. Richard, now that the turret turns under power I will have a search of the hull for a data plate. REME245, my Ferret Mk1 appears in the Merlin archive as being RY LAD at the same time you were there. Does 03BB33 ring any bells? Gordon
  5. Our information is that there were two at Croydon, 06BB50 and 06BB47. The record card for 06BB50 shows it went to A Sqn RY for plinth duty in October 1985. After that who knows? We also know there was one at Croydon in 2018 when it was refurbished and figures in the Sharpshooter's Journal. There is no sign of the data plate inside the turret of ours.
  6. Yes, it is that one. The registration number now on it comes up at Bovy as being a Sexton. The spare part we found was a brake pipe which could tie in with your comment. Very interesting about the signs as it has none now. We are working on seeing if it can go, and also a repaint. The problem at the moment is it looks like the starter solenoid comes in, a nice clunk, but makes no effort to turn the engine which may or may not be free. Then there is an issue with the gearbox, the pedal just flops around. I have a Ferret so know what it should do.
  7. The Saladin at Hever Castle in Kent does not have a valid registration according to Bovington records. We have found a spare part in one of the bins in a bag labelled 06BB50, which is a valid Saladin number and the history card ties in with the recent known history. The DIS is July 1958 and the colour code is for deep bronze green, as expected. However the first record entry on the card is for October 1962 when it was transfered to the RAC Gunnery School. All subsequent service was in the UK. At some time, which must have been between 1958 and 1962 it was in light stone so was somewhere hot. There is a photo on the net of 06BB49 in Aden with 2RTR, was this one there as well? Does anyone have any photos of 06BB50 please? I understand 2RTR were also in Libya, was it there perhaps? Gordon
  8. I'm thinking something more like cam net supports, not radio related.
  9. I am helping titivate a museum's gate guard Saladin and I have seen that it does not have a bridge plate. On looking around the web I cannot find any pictures of Saladins with bridge plates apart from a couple of models. Did they not have them and if not why not? If they did, what number wold have been used, I have seen 11, 12 and 13 on the models. Gordon
  10. If it is any consolation to you I have twice (!) filled my MGB with diesel. Easier to sort out though, there is a drain bung under the fuel tank.
  11. 10FM68, following on from your post, what would a vehicle belonging to the Household Cavalry have during the same time period? Life Guards or Blues & Royals? Thanks, Gordon
  12. Beware, the caps on those water jerry cans do not seal. There looks as if there should be an O-ring in the cap but I have never seen one.
  13. Etch primer has worked for me. You need to dig the corrosion out of all the pits first.
  14. Richard, it is 03BB33, a Mk1. Gordon
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