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Adrian Dwyer

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Adrian Dwyer last won the day on November 30 2023

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    Risk management consultant and occasional academic.

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  1. I'd like to think it has pride of place somewhere. I hope it's not resting in landfill!
  2. From <https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-34746691>
  3. Looking beyond BSA's woes, Triumph in Coventry also fared badly in 1940. There is a short piece at <https://www.tomcc.org/Home/News/ea06d98e44534266b5a5b982e860255d>. The attached image is from J R Nelson's book 'Bonnie' (1979). If anyone knows the whereabouts of the chromed bodendeckel (repurposed as an ashtray) please let me know! All the best. A
  4. Many thanks. I will let you know if anything comes back. Re: the bomb damage book, here is a page of possible interest to Matchless aficionados . A
  5. Morning. Stunning piece of work! I've only skimmed it; but come beer time, it will get my undivided attention! Would you mind if I posted some of the images on the RE BD History Group page? (with attribution, of course.) I suspect some of the members may have additional information and photos. The attached image shows three books that add to this story. I recommend them all. With the exception of the bomb damage hardback, they can be located on ebay at very reasonable cost. Thanks again for all the work in compiling the data and a great post! Adrian
  6. I suspect, collectively, people with an active interest in the subject matter are not the target audience: so fidelity is not always the colourist's priority.
  7. Now this has been raised, I can't help but think many 'coulourised' images from WW2 are horribly misleading.
  8. Morning - you make a very good point. In the BW image, the dusty boots of the crew look a very similar tone/shade to Giles' boots. Looking more closely, I would also suspect the jacket is a much darker brown: almost a certainty if it is the US ANJ-4. So, today's task: go through the loft and see if any on the Giles annuals have survived the numerous house moves! All the best. A
  9. So, my money is on the last sheepskin flying jacket produced by the US in WW2: the ANJ-4 <https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/259547-william-a-carleton-anj-4-jacket/> Do let me know if you think I'm wrong! Did British tank crews have anything similar? All the best. A
  10. So, central zip: a bit like a B3 but not a B3.
  11. Also from IWM <https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205216961>. That jacket and those boots!
  12. That jacket, again? <https://www.original-political-cartoon.com/cartoon-history/carl-giles-britains-greatest-social-cartoonist/>
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