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  1. BAOR 23 location- https://www.baor-locations.org/BFPO.aspx.html
  2. Have they run out? https://marcusglenn.com/parts/daimler-ferret-fv-700-series/daimler-ferret-choke-cable
  3. Once again, thanks! Will let him know, and then he can decide what to do with them. I have a feeling he’ll just hang them up on his garage wall as a display, but at least we’ll know what they came off.
  4. Thanks Ron, thought you’d identify them. Muchly appreciated as always! Is the Westwood cap military or a civilian modification?
  5. Hi all. This afternoon I went to help a friend of mine clear out a garage, and amongst all the Jaguar parts he stockpiled over the last 40 years, we also found a motorcycle petrol tank and fork, which he’d completely forgotten he ever had, and subsequently, has no idea what they’re off. Would appreciate the collective wisdom on this forum to help identifying them. Just to confuse matters, the parts might not even be off the same motorcycle! Thanks in advance all.
  6. In fact, having access to facebook, the crowland lvt group have a copy of an old newspaper article up, which says that nearly 30 Buffalos were used. 16 were used on the first try, and after 3 were washed away, more were brought in to shore up the gap. Something which occurred to me, but were all the 30 or so used Buffalos? Could it be that 16 Buffalos were used first and then another amphibious type used, possibly “Neptunes” (see shortcut below) bringing the said total to 30 or thereabouts? The picture in the shortcut below seems to point to other types used, apart from Buffalos. https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/history/fight-survival-year-great-flood-12720587 I just went into eddy8men’s thread on the subjeft, and yes, Neptunes were also used. So, it could be that 16 Buffalo type were used, and then augmented with Neptune LVTs.
  7. Care to qualify that statement?
  8. 16 “or so” makes more sense. It’s just that all reports seem to be taking the figure of 16 as the gospel truth. Sorry, the pedant in me is taking over again!
  9. Is that the same place? Because it seems the quoted number of 16 is a little off. I count 24 that I can see!
  10. Morning! Re the picture in your initial post, it is indeed a follow me vehicle, as the original photo caption states. I have also posted that picture in the other thread you had started, asking about RAF Follow Me vehicles in WW2!
  11. 2 years since the last contribution to this thread however thought this might be relevant, in that at least, towards the end of the war, on at least one fighter command airfield (from the original caption of the possibly posed photograph), which british and american bomber pilots used in emergencies, Follow Me vehicles were used.https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205454241 From the original wartime caption- Leading Aircraftwoman Day is one of several W.A.A.F. drivers at a Fighter Command airfield on the South Coast, who with jeeps, guide aircraft to a parking place. Picture (issued 1945) shows - Leading Aircraftwoman Phyllis Day driving a jeep to guide a bomber which had made an emergency landing on a Fighter Command airfield. SEE A.M.BULLETIN NO.18356 : 15th April 1945.
  12. Closest to Bedford armour (just the riot shields) I got on the merlin archive. Data is for 66KD06, but the pic shows MJ 98KB60, which is shown as having been in NI on the record. https://merlinarchive.uk/vehicle/66KD06 https://merlinarchive.uk/vehicle/98KB60 There was a thread on arrse which I can’t find at the mo, but it featured a lot of rare pics. Clive Elliott might help because if I remember well, he had found the thread.
  13. The uk defence journal mentions Boxer and Ajax. Also - https://www.army-technology.com/news/the-british-army-could-have-an-ajax-squadron-this-summer/
  14. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dozens-of-tanks-to-be-scrapped-inredesign-for-army-of-the-future-70j09mdnh https://www.forces.net/news/defence-chiefs-consider-plans-scrap-tanks https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/still-no-date-for-warrior-capability-sustainment-contract/
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