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scott9643

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About scott9643

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  • Birthday September 2

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    Right opposite a well known Cider Farm in Somerset -- Hic!
  • Occupation
    Avoiding the inevitable!
  1. These pictures were taken in 2006, I've got some taken earlier, but I'll have to look them out
  2. I thought I recognised this truck, have a look at this thread -- http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?13244-Bedford-QL-Trooper You'll see that nothing much has changed in the last few years. When I first saw this truck, it was sat in Kings yard at Bishops Lydeard near Taunton. I believe Kings bought it from an Army disposal sale, probably Ruddington and had used it to ferry workers to their various jobs. Kings were a very old firm of road contractors and when they folded the contents of the yard were auctioned off. The sale included a number of steam rollers and steam lorries as well as
  3. I can't help agreeing with Clive on this one -- I reckon this is the most interesting thread on HMVF at the moment!
  4. I have a repro one, not sure which side, but its free if you want it
  5. Another one for your list I own 82BA37 Mk2 ACV uparmoured pictures on my profile page
  6. I have nothing but the highest regard for commentators at shows only because I don't want to do it, but could do without the uninformed comments like "they used to call K9s dogs in the Army .... K9, dog ... get it?" or "I don't know what this is, it says Saracen in the programme .... I think it's a modified Ferret!" and the best one of all " they call this an 80 inch Land Rover because it measures 80 inches from front to rear bumper" We find camo nets are the best deterrent for climbers ........
  7. Must have been walking around with me eyes shut in the 60's -- I don't ever remember seeing a canvas top one and going back to my previous post this one supporting RA, so what equipment did 4 Fld RA have? I'd be interested to know
  8. A quick update: "T" now on milweb at http://www.milweb.net/webverts/60648/. Not mine I hasten to add, but Kevin is a sensible bloke and the "T" is well worth a look if you're in the market
  9. This 980 has been dry stored for the last 25 years and was dug out of a corner and started last weekend. The guy that owns it wants the shed cleared and will be advertising it soon. Oil and filters were changed, new batteries and a fresh can of cherryaid and away she went, When the smoke cleared she ran beautifully sounds good and has good oil pressure. The temptation to take it out for a spin was too great, so several of us took the beastie out round the fields -- what fun! What a tiny cab -- I've never driven one before and was surprised to find I could touch both doors from the drivers
  10. How interesting! The old man was Adjutant there when it changed to 14 Command Wksp in the 50's (1952 I think -- but could be wrong -- only a baby boy at the time!). Is there any history available, because I have a picture of him taken in 1949 which is inscribed 2 Command Wksp Ashford, but according to the REME museum, 2 Command was in Gainsborough???
  11. Thought you might like these I've still got this in the back garden -- any body want a new pet?
  12. http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/attachment.php?attachmentid=44893&d=1304865570 ......and hadn't the King died by the time the Explorer came into service? or are we being way too fussy!
  13. Bit of a reluctant decision, but we've got quite a lot on the go at the moment so I've put the Munga on e bay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200593899822&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT There is also a rolling chassis on the military vehicle section as well if anyone is interested Time wasters welcome, the kettle is always on
  14. Just opened me brand new spring 2011 copy of "Windscreen" -- turned to page 14 and four great pictures of a REME halftrack taken at Larkhill 1963. The caption says it belonged to 5 Light Regiment RA LAD. Two things, I've never seen a canvas top REME halftrack before --thought they all had a tin superstructure and I always assumed they were attached to Armoured Regiments, so did 5 Light Regiment have SPGs or what equipment did it support? Love your picture Harry -- where and when were you at the time?
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