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2691H last won the day on October 16 2017

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About 2691H

  • Birthday 01/27/1943

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    Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7PJ
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    My vehicles in age, 1937 Austin 7 Ruby, 1942 Dingo, 1986 110FFR & 1 ton trailer, 1987 Ford Sierra
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    Farmer/engineer/ now self build cottage

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  1. I am following this line up. The picture was taken on 3.9.1944 in Fleurbaix, France during the Liberation of Northwest France just outside Lille. On the 75th we drove her fully bombed from Sussex to Ghent and back on the route the 8th Army took, we passed within half a mile from the picture location. The picture is still a great peace of history and thank you for your reply. Mick
  2. May I ask for help from member better skilled than I in recovering vehicle markings from old pictures. I have just received this from the Dingo registry. The down loads shows the Dingo as owned by the two careful owner since February 1942, 1/ 1944 2/ 70 odd year later. Dingo F475451 is the vehicle, but the last two digits in the 1944 picture are hard to see. Thanks Mick
  3. 2691H

    new old stock Radio Kit

    all items have either been sold, given away or binned. mick
  4. 2691H

    new old stock Radio Kit

    yes it is still avaiable. e-mail should read tumbledown.farm@yahoo.com. sorry for mishap
  5. 2691H

    new old stock Radio Kit

    I have one new unused type 716 mast telescopic 8mt and ancillries, 5985-99-645-0001 Racal Antennas Ltd. I am in the process of selling up in the uk and would like it to be used as designed, it is to good kit to end up as a flag pole. Would any one like to make an offer. I am in the uk for another 7 to 10 days and it is located in east sussex tn6 3ql. E-mail tumbledown.farm@yahoo.com.
  6. Good Morning Richard A quick question whilst my hands are greasy. Dingo oil dip stick, is the oil level taken with it screwed down or resting on the top of the dip stick tube. Have a good Christmas, Cheers Michael
  7. if you go to Electrothermal for a price on BV's, you will need to be seated when you read the quote.
  8. I past my army test on a 1953 3 ton Commer Q4 with crash box. Would always pick her to drive instead of the RL's with heaters she was great to drive. Once you have cracked it you can make her sing like a bird. Go out on a quite road and practice, you must get the speed off and match the engine speed or she will play you up. Mick
  9. The one I fitted in my MJ did not have the spare wire yours does, same switch and lamp which came on with the switch, going out on the boil. On 432' the BV's were placed in the rear doors, may be it is a remote warning light.
  10. If you read the Mail or Sun newspapers today you will see a report of the fastest Police arrests in history. Five welders from English came over in a UK registered van, had permission to land in the Isle of Man to do two days urgent repair work. Landing conditions stated they were only allowed to travel directly to the hotel on landing and then hotel to work ONLY. So what do they do, go to Tesco's to buy breakfast dressed in working kit plus face masks looking like they has just landed from the moon, in a community that has no restrictions. Waiting at the hotel on arrival were the police who arrested them all within one hour of landing, all are now doing 14 days inside. If any one wants a 14 day free holiday just follow their example.
  11. Have you got the vehicle to BV supply lead? I have many leads and two BV's, if that helps. Mick
  12. 61 on a light green square is the company marking within the infantry brigade, ie green square is infantry, 61 is the company, but you need the army group insignia to go with it. Example. 61 light green square with the dessert rat insignia would read as follows. Dessert rats put it in the 21st army group, which is attached to the 8th army. light green square makes it infantry therefore 131 infantry brigade which is the infantry attached to 8th army, 61 makes it the senior rifle battalion of the 1/6th Queen's. now you need the bridge sign and platoon markings if used. Easy to follow these signs on British kit, all you need to do to understand them in seconds is to sit in a slit trench with live rounds coming in, you will soon learn to recognise British kit. You will also find the issue tiolet paper does have it uses. Hope this helps and by the way before D.Day and after D day may be different as units reformed.
  13. The Goons met during WW2 whilst enlisted and performing in army unit shows, including Michael Bentine. First time Spike met Harry was when he lost his artillery gun. Books on these characters are well worth reading.
  14. Richard I though Spike Milligan was Eccles and his artillery gun which was not dug in correctly, went down the side of a hill passing Ned Seagoon (Harry Secombe). on its way. I can not remember the exact words said, it was something like "has anyone seen my gun" Mick
  15. I spent three hours collating all the data and entering it only for it to wipe the screen clear, telling me it had timed out. It seems that it will only except five vehicle and assumes no sane person would collect more. Bring in the men with the white straight jacket and take me away. See you in the nut house, I will let you know the visiting hours. Cheers Mick
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