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Skint George

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Skint George last won the day on February 28 2019

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    Warrant Officer 2nd Class

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    Tyne & Wear
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    MV's, classic cars and vans
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    Pen Pusher, ex HGV2 driver

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  1. Yes that's the one. Good memories of that place but I as there after war as a R.T.I.C.W.
  2. Hi Richard. I wonder if the one I saw came back home. The red one I mentioned, I actually saw it in Sunderland parked up. The owner was a serving Soldier who 'managed' to get it 'medivaced' to Brize when it was Cast with a load of cast spares. Can't confirm that.
  3. Can anyone remember the Gloster Saro conversion Lightweights in the Falklands and what happened to them? i saw one driving away from Mount Pleasant airfield (it might have been called Falkland Islands Stategic Airfield then) in the early 1980's. The nearside front wing was half hanging off and the noise from it was terrible when it drove over a bump. I only seen it once and I thought it was a local modification as it was scruffy and looked as rough as a Badgers arse. There was also a red Lightweight in Stanley that was eventually owned by a REME lad that ended up in Sunderl
  4. Sorry that you may have lost out Gez. I don't know new owners name yet. It hadn't been advertised anywhere else but a couple of others that knew may have spread the news. The early RL, the series 2 radio LR and even the Russian missile truck are still there but I don't know if they are for sale. The Routemaster has gone some time ago. Hey, shy boys get nowt but you could try! George
  5. I've just heRd a rumour that the Ferret has a new owner. Anyone want to own up?
  6. I remember someone replying to the first time I reported this Ferret that it had been totally restored in GREEN before being sold to the present owner
  7. I don't know if this link will work but this Ferret needs a new home. A few years ago I reported a yellow Ferret in Gateshead owned by Lings Cars in Gateshead. I've been informed that it is now for sale as a non runner with accessories missing. Original photos on the forum somewhere? As far as I know it has been stored in a barn since it was bought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3dsIPXD_6w
  8. Hi. I aquired this a few years ago and I was told it was for a jeep. Any ideas what these were made for? Boxed, brand new, needs a new home Photos attached
  9. Just want to say I'm full of respect for you lads that take on these massive jobs and can only imagine the pride you feel on completion. Keep it up as it gives us mere mortals so much pleasure and jealousy 👍🏻
  10. I am selling my SLR bayonet. When bought it was in unused condition and that hasn't changed. The handle and Scabbard had some minor scratches and chips on them so Steve Carr kindly sandblasted them for me. I then had them professionally powder coated. My intention was to collect all marks of SLR bayonets but I never got around to it. This is good enough for display or for use. It has been fairly valued it at £100 plus postage that I think is a fair price. I also have a KM speedo for a jeep, two British army ferret extinguishers and M201 electric wipers and m
  11. Anyone here own this Lightweight? Spotted in a field near Washington, Tyne &Wear. I won't say where for respect for the owner if it has one but someone has put a cover over it suggesting ownership. Nice project !
  12. SOLD. The full title is Rolls Royce Operators hand book and covers Merlin engines &power plants MK. Nos. 22, 24 and T24 . The hand book was first published in 1944 as some pages show but this actual copy was printed in 1945 with additional amendments for the British Overseas Aircraft Corporation. The stamps in the hand book show that it was part of the BOAC technical library before being discarded. The book is complete with colour and black & white photos and diagrams No loose pages but a few pages have tatty edges, but only on the edges. I know of six ot
  13. Hi. Just to give you Aviators a heads up. I am just about to advertise my original copy of the Operators handbook for Rolls Royce Merlin engines & power plants, Mark numbers 22,24,T24 for transport aircraft. This is the 1944 edition, revised in 1945 for BOAC civilian aircraft using Merlin engines. The book is stamped British Overseas Airways, Technical department. Very few of this rare 1945 edition left. I took this book to the Antiques Roadshow last year and three 'experts' valued it at around £500. Now in the classifieds section Open to offers Geo
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