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  1. Just as an aside, I was watching a TV documentary about the retreat out of Burma in front of the Japanese advance, in which a gunner said they were forced to bury their guns as there was no boats available to carry them across the Irrawaddy (I think it was). So I wonder if enterprising scrap dealers have ever found them, or did they just bury the breech-blocks, which seems more likely. Or perhaps they were retrieved during the subsequent re-capture, who knows, but burying large objects during a retreat seems to me to take too much time.
  2. The point being that once you 'donate' you give up title the object, if it was 'on loan' that is different kettle. Why have the IWM given up this potential income, have they had the good sense to loan the items albeit indefinitely, what caveats if any are in place should the American museum fold?
  3. If only, and I didn't get the crane jib either
  4. My Morris Commercial C9/B came from Harry Pounds
  5. That sounds like a plan, get the silly season out of the way and I will make a start on those ideas.....Ta!
  6. Sound advice Richard, but the lumpin' great thing has always been heavy on the steering, my mate reckons it is almost as heavy as his Matador and as I am not getting any younger now is the time to cure it.
  7. Hi all, the steering on my Morris C9/B is very heavy, and it has been suggested that the steering box may need a few extra shims, as its not the original. So I just wondered if anyone has a picture or drawing of the shims used so I could make a few in advance of stripping the steering down, unless you wise ones know of another cure for heavy Morris steering. Thanks......Gareth
  8. I have had this 1952 British saw for years and as I am in the middle of a saw sharpening frenzy it came to light with some of the others. So I was wondering is this a bit of M.V. kit, or just general issue? I am also trying to find a supply of the type of buckle used on the sheath, or if anyone knows their correct name, I want 2 or 3 1" ones for another project, but as I don't know what they are called I haven't found them on line as yet. Ta in advance....Gareth
  9. Its case of the old saw, 'buy the item not the story'
  10. They weren't allowed to, there were orders strictly forbidding the torching of vehicles, according to my old workmate. Thoughts about that are 1, not to give away positions, 2, not to create an even greater impression of defeat, panic and disorder then was absolutely necessary. My mate was told park-up drop the sump plug, seize the engine, shot or two through the radiator, walk away.
  11. I am almost certain that is a Bofors loading tray.
  12. Just before he died a few weeks ago, my late Uncle told me that they buried quite a few Churchill tank hulls on the Castlemartin ranges. I think they were making hillocks and bumps for what ever purpose. he was RE heavy earth moving in the 1950's
  13. I keep getting page unavailable, I have to try several times.
  14. This is mine, if its any help.
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