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  1. Military Vehicles Wanted for North Dorset VE Day Celebrations On VE Day 1945, Shaftesbury celebrated victory in Europe by parading through the High Street with flaming torches and dancing to music that came from a gramophone placed on the Town Hall balcony. This part of Shaftesbury was a focal point throughout the entire war with gas masks being distributed from the Town Hall and the air raid shelter being housed under the Post Office. To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, Shaftesbury is holding a very special event on Friday 8th May 2020. From 4pm, the High Str
  2. Thanks Jenkinov. I hadn't spotted that story and it's good to read such a personal account. I wonder how many waterproofing locations there were? I found this on YouTube which shows how some of the minor vehicle seams were dealt with
  3. With the help of my father's WW2 service record, I'm putting a list of locations together that I'm hoping my 10-year-old son & I can follow. My dad was stationed at OCTU in Wrotham where he taught officer candidates hot to ride motorcycles and drive Jeeps, Trucks, etc. During the D-Day build-up, he was convoying vehicles to various waterproofing stations and to build-up areas, but was knocked off his bike by a lorry and discharged unfit later in the year. I'm wondering if anyone could summise a possible route the convoy may have taken from Wrotham/Leigh on Sea as well as any waterpro
  4. I had to catch my ferry after Bayeux so the trip to Tilly was missed this time. The young lad certainly looked the part in his Para uniform and top marks for the trip to Tilly! I was impressed by his peddling through the hilly part of Bayeux and had no idea he was warming up for another 20 mile round trip.
  5. Thanks Ron, I've sent Frank an email. There was a young lad in the Bayeux Parade on a Parabike with a frame-mounted bag and I've never seen a folding bicycle being peddled so quickly up a hill. He stormed past all the motorcycles!
  6. After spotting a BSA Folding Bicycle that had a canvas bag mounted inside the frame, I thought I'd start looking for one. Solomon Adler list them at £55 + postage but I've emailed them and had no reply. Battledress and Bayonet list the same thing from Solomon Adler at £95 + postage! Can anyone steer me in the right direction for such a bag?
  7. Brittany Ferries helped my budget when I booked. A. £25 deposit secured my spot with the balance payable next year. I booked a few weeks ago and had a good choice of sailings on the Poole-Cherbourg route.
  8. Anyone else going on Saturday? Ill be there with the kids and a '45 MB.
  9. Thanks for the advice. Projects usually end up breaking the budget but I'd better start saving for the initial purchase. If you hear of one that needs a good home, feel free to PM me. Thanks again, Lee.
  10. Although I'd prefer a Brit truck, a Canadian 15cwt Ford made £5000 on eBay (item no 251325597183). Is this the sort of figure Fords sell for and, if so, are the British trucks commanding more money? Is the 70th anniversary boosting prices?
  11. Thanks chaps. Any idea what sort of budget I'd need for a reasonably complete example that mainly needs cosmetic work?
  12. After bumping into a few MVT'ers with a Morris, Bedford and Austin (15cwt trucks?) it's got my brain ticking about the possibility of owning a wartime lorry. But, my (limited) knowledge only stretches to motorcycles at the mo and I wondered if anyone could steer me in the direction of which make/model to look for in terms of price, spares availability, etc. My only criteria at the mo is that it should be a British vehicle and of a similar size to an MW, etc. Thanks in advance, Lee.
  13. Thanks Ian. Ill double-check my plans for that weekend and send 'em an email if we're free. Just need to get the jeep finished....
  14. Being fairly new to the military vehicle scene, I wondered if anyone can recommend family-friendly, must-see shows not too far from Dorset? I have a '44 BSA M20 and a '45 Willys Jeep and can attend with either or leave them at home and enjoy the scenery. Thanks, Lee.
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