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  1. i was looking at the website FLICKR recently and found several photographs of my pioneer 34YZ16 in service with 6 command work shops colchester ,while on exersize at east wretham in norfolk 1n 1953 :-D,the person who downloaded them was the driver of my scammell hes an 81 year old ex national serviceman and lives in oxfordshire . i have contacted him and a reunion is now being planned ,i will post photographs as soon as this happens:-D:-D they can be viewed on FLICKR just look at TUNNARD flickr site
  2. My granddad looked round my fathers first landrover a early series 2 softtop and said it was a poor tractor a poor car and a poor van not a bad discription really ,but after all these years i still drive a landrover and have half a dozen others for spares or future restoration projects that will probably never be done .
  3. will be there with scammell eka and foden eka prototype in diesel heavy haulage area
  4. the vehicle is an aec matador not a crossley cab looks similar
  5. hello richard im just down the road from you havnt got any tanks but several ww2 wheeled vehicles scammells aec etc our next outing is blaston show this sunday with the scammell
  6. i spotted this as well m1 j 28 poss ex crouch kibworth ?
  7. is this where the beast of bolsover used to hang out !
  8. great to see the matador back on home turf well done
  9. i am looking for a rear hub and wheel for a crane 7.5 ton recovery trailer anyone got anything ?
  10. my dad owned a crusader ex brs 4x2 tractor unit VBV663V he converted it with a york third axle to 6x2 this was a Guy built motor with a ghv chassis no
  11. thanks for the info will keep you in mind if we have any problems cheers ben
  12. this photo shows the winch on the foden bit different to the scammell eka but same design
  13. winch is the same make as to the crusader but a bit bigger as it is rated at 25 ton it was a nice job pity i cant do this everyday
  14. recovery job came in today 50ft dredging barge sunk into a marina while moored along side the river bank . worked out estimated pull and put down 2/1 recovery tackle using Foden 6x6 prototype winch tractor . job sucessfully and safely completed in about 4 hours much to the relief of the owner
  15. when i first found hmvf i wanted to remain anonymous so a certain member who is now banned didnt know who i was , this allowed me to have quite a few heated discussions on various subjects without being found out for several months :-D N P Timber were the former owners of my first matador bought 25 years ago
  16. lost my dad 18 months ago still cant accept it now . my thoughts are will you and your family
  17. My grandfather and his two brothers were in the leicestershire yeomanry 153 div R.A, Guards armoured div . My grandfather was a driver ,one was battery sgt major and the youngest was on a sherman firefly. (bbc peoples war charles freer ) i went to see him some years ago and sat and listened to him tell me his war diary from 1939 till 1945 just wish i had recorded it . he told me of his fight through caen and produced a tool kit from a horsa glida which consisted of box spanners etc he also insisted his wife got a pair of boots from upstairs which took ages to find ,they were suede and had a lufftewaffe winged emblem imprinted in the leather and the sole; he explained that he nicked them from an airfield that they captured. he went on to tell me he found two french hammer shotguns which he kept on his tank great for close quarter stuff he said ! there were quite a lot of photos of his firefly i will try to track them down and ask permission for copies
  18. Scammell Eka for sale on ebay this morning i am sure this is the one i saw at rushden cavalcade last year . it looks a lot like the yellow one that was at f.v.r.d.e
  19. spoke to a mate today he thinks the eka is now owned by someone near rugby
  20. thanks for the info was chertsey a civi organisation or military ? were the vehicles painted these colours so the public didnt know what went on there , and when you mention amazons are these the ones which operated around shoeburyness and is the reme museum amazon one of these . sorry to ask so many questions but i saw a yellow eka at rushden last year and wondered if this was one of them .
  21. just looked dra up online what was this place used for is it the same as fvrde as this was at chertsey as well ?
  22. do you know anything about this scammell why was it painted yellow?
  23. last time i saw it was at rushden rally last year
  24. dont believe everything you read in the papers ,as far as im aware major whatley has not been charged with any criminal offence and his only crime is his interest in military vehicles
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