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  1. Thanks Sean, yes indeed I have. It has advertised a month or so ago when it was priced. I can't remember what the price was but remember thinking it would have been a good buy. So obviously no takers so far.

    To see what it should look like in GNR service have a look here:

    https://www.shorlandsite.com/Shorland3apcGNR_Lemos.htm

    I wouldn't call it complete, as it is devoid of the Trakmark & foam lining, but has been painted white internally. This lining is not a luxury extra, it was to help absorb bullet spall, reduce the heat inside & to reduce condensation.

    It can get extremely hot inside, recently I was relining my Shorland & found in the Sunshine with an outside temperature of 25c within an hour the temperature of the armour had risen to over 60c.

    The chances are that the chassis may be reasonable, given the temperatures in Portugal & they did not have the disastrous undersealing that UDR Mk 3 Shorland had.

  2. Phil thank you for the quick response.

    That's interesting on the engine number, British Humber engines were mainly 4-digits but there was a batch of 20 fitted with engines in the 5-digit group 13164-13618.

    Our 5-digit chassis numbers provided the basis of the registration mark, by ignoring the first number & inserting BK between the last 4 digits.

    Is there anyone over there who has correlated the ARN, chassis & engine numbers for these Humber/Commers I wonder?  I have lists for all the UK ones, it would be nice to add the others.

  3. I have a couple of similar aircraft engineering books although not those particular titles which I imagine are fairly thick. Equivalent mechanical transport publications from the Army are not highly valued, but I find them invaluable for finding no nonsense straightforward old fashioned information. They are particularly useful in explaining things that sometimes one is too embarrassed to ask as you are expected to know that already.

    Although I am sure there must be many aircraft enthusiasts, I am not sure how many feel they need too much detail on the principles of aircraft engines.  If the training books covered a particular aircraft or about flight instruments, radios etc they would be much more valuable.

    So I would guess you might expect to get something like £20-£40 depending where you try to sell it. I don't expect a military/aviation bookseller would feel they would be titles that would fly off the shelves & unlikely to show any interest. Apart from the unsexy content they will be quite heavy so postage costs will make them less saleable.

    You may be lucky & come across a collector of Air Publications who would like to add those volumes to complete a series on training books they are collecting.

     

  4. Just had a look I seem to be missing a page. I have some details of AC1-AC42 and AC86-AC103.

    AC86 doesn't bear much similarity to yours I'm afraid:

    Engine no. 25306505J

    Chassis no. 25422843D

    Customer - G. Woodroffe who bought AC86-AC102

    On the Shorland site there are a few manuals that may be of interest.

  5. Mike don't give up it may simply have been sold at another storage facility.

    I remember for years there were unexplained large batches of Champs that disappeared simply because they could not be found in Ruddington catalogues. I found that they were just sold elsewhere.

    Although Ruddington was a major disposal site, there were other disposal sites throughout the country. I have catalogues for many of these other sites, but need some sort of date.

  6. If there was a Broad Arrow/Pheon/Crow's Foot signifying Government property that was on an item that was desirable to steal it would in close proximity to the WD mark.

    But a crown on timber or metal can equally signify this ownership: "The name of Her Majesty, her predecessors, her heirs  or successors, or any public department, or any branch thereof, or the broad arrow, or a crown, or Her Majesty's arms, whether such broad arrow, crown, or arms be alone or be in combination with any such name as aforesaid, or with any letters denoting any such name."

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  7. 50 minutes ago, Le Prof said:

    The second one is a 'Queen's Crown'

    It is tempting to think that but I believe that is a Scottish Crown. This would fit with George VI & SCWS.

    PS Sorry I misread that, when I jumped in I thought you were referring to the first crown which looked a bit Queen like.

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  8. I see they have suspended selling tickets.refully monitoring the situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and planning the measures needed to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors at the show. TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD once we have more information from the Government we will then look at tickets going back on sale. 

    We are carefully monitoring the situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and planning the measures needed to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors at the show. TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD once we have more information from the Government we will then look at tickets going back on sale. 

    We are carefully monitoring the situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and planning the measures needed to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors at the show. TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD once we have more information from the Government we will then look at tickets going back on sale. 

    We are carefully monitoring the situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and planning the measures needed to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors at the show. TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD once we have more information from the Government we will then look at tickets going back on sale. 

    We are carefully monitoring the situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak and planning the measures needed to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors at the show. TICKET SALES HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD once we have more information from the Government we will then look at tickets going back on sale. 

  9. Mike this is from some notes I have made on the subject.

    Bridge Load Classification (STANAG 2021) Introduced 1960-63

    The bridge load classification was said to originally have represented by the rounded-up weight of the vehicle in tons. "The new system relates to the characteristics of the vehicle which includes overall weight, number of axles, distance between axles, axle load (unladen & laden), tyre size, ground clearance etc and bears no direct relationship to the former system." It must be remembered that is a STANAG, which is a NATO Standard applicable to many countries. The UK had already taken some account of factors other than weight. What changed in the U.K. was that the mechanism for calculating a figure was now standardised with other NATO countries.

    The classification of bridges was also changed to take account of the effects that particular vehicles would have on the bridge. However, the application of the system is the same as before, in that only a vehicle load class less or equal to the bridge load class number may cross the bridge. The load class number is based on vehicles travelling at normal convoy speeds at a spacing of 100 feet. The classification also relates to ferries and takes into account an assessment of the state of the approaches to the crossing to produce an overall classification.

    There was no point in UK based vehicles having a Bridge Class displayed, as the Joint Service Road Transport Regulations JSP 341 states that: The UK will not prepare classification signs for civilian bridges and ferries in UK territory in peacetime.

    1st September 1959. Originally issued as SDM(L) 219/1, Computation of Bridge, Raft, and Vehicle Classification.

    26th February 1968. Reissued at intervals until SDM(L) 219/3 cancelled and replaced by Defence Standard STANAG 2010 revised and reissued as edition No. 3.

    Def Stan 23-2 Computation and Marking of Bridge and Raft Load
    Classification Numbers for Military Vehicles

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  10. 3 hours ago, Mike walburn said:

     I believe BT hat there was a ‘duty done ‘ CD , would anyone know where I may get a copy 

    Sorry Mike I don't understand what you mean. Looking for a sales catalogue without a date in mind is a needle in the haystack task. I have seen a Ruddington catalogue sell on-line for £100 so you need to be specific in the date you want.

    I have a number of these catalogues & could flick through a few to find your bike. But if you don't know when it was struck off or sold (dates are not the same) it is an overwhelming task.

  11. Dave I would have expected some sort of list like that to be somewhere in EMER POWER O that covers Vehicle Electrical Systems (Commercial Pattern) I only have the bits of Section O that cover charging systems.

    No doubt they would be listed in terms of their component parts (but not function & properties) in the Vocabulary of Army Ordnance Stores Section LV6/MT8 but again I have not collected the magneto sections.

    Looking to the RAF in AP 1086 Section 16E MT Electrical Systems there are a handful of Simms magnetos again just parts but not properties, it does at least list applications (that VAOS doesn't)

    So don't know if this helps at all.

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