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  1. Its case of the old saw, 'buy the item not the story'
  2. 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.
  3. I am almost certain that is a Bofors loading tray.
  4. 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
  5. I keep getting page unavailable, I have to try several times.
  6. This is mine, if its any help.
  7. I have almost completed my WD pattern panniers for the Triumph 3HW, just the leather corners and snap caps to fit and I am quite chuffed with the way they have come out. The material I used is authentic wartime dated canvas, that came from a 1940 bell tent, which sadly didn't make it into preservation due to severe damage on a couple of sections. I have got a couple of other items to make for the bike, which will be pure BS, but since when have we been worried about over dressing MVs
  8. I found this on the web years ago and filed it.
  9. My old workmate said they were 'ordered', not to burn their vehicles, but to drop the sump plug, jam the accelerator, and let them seize up - which just made a gift of thousands of vehicles to the Germans. He didn't know for certain, but he thought the official reason was so the smoke didn't interfere with RAF operations, but as he said, it might have put the Luftwaffe off their aim as well.
  10. A question I have been trying to confirm the answer to as my bike might have been one, did Triumph buy back unissued WD bikes and refurbish them for the immediate post war market? My Feb 1945 3HW, was when I got it, sprayed black to a high standard, had full civilian rubbers and a civi' spec speedo had been fitted, other than that it was still in full military spec, with green paint under the black, with no markings on the tank. I doubt if the dealers who sold the bike would have done it, they weren't that sort of firm and the original owner certainly didn't as he only used it for 9 mont
  11. I simply bought mine of EBay, but it is too light in weight, I suspect the originals were thicker. However it is a good practice piece. Somewhere I have a dead khaki bell tent, with several good panels, which would be right in weight if slightly brown in colour. By the time you have rounded up all the fittings and materials, I doubt if you have saved much over the Indian made repro's, but mine will be unique, because I made them. If I ever find that tent I will make some more.
  12. Thanks, I found what looks to be the correct fitting and size and have ordered some.
  13. I am having a most enjoyable make, producing a pair of WD pattern canvas panniers for my Triumph 3HW, but I am slightly stuck on the snap connectors that are fixed to the leather corners that go over the pannier frames and snap the bag to the frame. Anybody know the correct name and size of these fastenings so I can order some? Thanks..........Gareth
  14. Often, the public have access to the show arena when the parade is stationary, so is the RTA switched on and off as the public are excluded or permitted onto the arena.
  15. Castlemartin rings a bell, I should be in contact over the holiday, so I will try and remember to ask.
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