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  • Birthday 04/01/1945

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  1. Hi All BATES and BMETS RB44 were FFRs so the system could run itself but with the ability to use an external 24v source if available. I can not remember if there was a second 12v alternator fitted as standard as with some landrovers. The regulation is via the standard FFR system, but if the batteries are not checked they will run dry, bad maintenance!!!!
  2. Hi The manpack system was for the A41/42, not sure where the R41/42 comes from. As a young Radio Technician I was responsible for the maintenance of said equipment and indeed after much argument carried one to spell the Battery Signaler during jungle training in 1965 on deployment with an Artillery Regiment to Borneo. All manpacks at that time were classified an A in the equipment Range, A40, A41/42 A13, A14 A43R. Ian
  3. Iain The 'bags' form part of a manpack frame system for the A41/42 Larkspur Manpack Radios. So looking at Clansman will not help. Hope this helps Ian
  4. There should be two of these per frame, one radio bag, one antenna bag and if memory serves me right a spare battery bag.
  5. Is it the General Service Corps?
  6. Have not seen that 1/2 track since I left 4 Fd in 68 to go to Plymouth. Nor the group of ruffians, where mr Piper the driver!! Ian Collins, ( I was the Tels tech)
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