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  1. My father was in the 56th London Infantry Div. (The Black Cats). Many British soldiers were attached to the American 5th Army which proceeded up the west side of Italy starting at Salerno and then Anzio. He could easily have been attached as well, as I know Guards Divs. were attached. John
  2. The traitorous ones may have, but Dutchmen also fought on the allied side.
  3. The Dutch did fight in world war 11 from the 10th May to the 17th in response to the German invasion of their country.
  4. How can anyone comment without any link to pictures?
  5. One possible problem with this approach these days, is that before you are able to apply for a registration document, you have to get a NOVA document from HMRC stating that there is no VAT to pay. How will you tell them where you got the vehicle from?
  6. They were issued to mountain troops. Regards John
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    Hi Steev Which suggestion did you use, as there were very different suggestions made. Regards John
  8. Is this not a little premature, seeing as little organisation is required?
  9. I think you are looking for Joes Motor Pool, they are still on Ebay. They do make very good panels.
  10. You first need to send a letter to: HM Revenue & Customs Personal Transport Unit Building 22, Priory Court St. Johns Road DOVER CT17 9SH Give all the detail you can about your purchase including chassis number and as much of its history as you can, if they are satisfied they will issue you a NOVA number which will satisfy the DVLA that there is no VAT to pay. Best regards John
  11. I am with Mike30841 do a full compression test before you open anything up, this will tell you a lot. Regards John
  12. Pete I have used Nutexa Frictions up here on the Wirral, they were very obliging when we needed linings for a Gaz that had oversize drums following scimming due to bad scoring. Would be worth a phone call. 0151 632 5903. They have been in the business since the sixties and make linings for coaches and trucks etc. Best regards John
  13. Age doesn't come into it, it is the condition of the bearing surfaces that matters. Regards John
  14. Surely the correct way to approach this is to assess the bearings for wear. If the bearings are showing signs of wear, pitting, chatter or corrosion they need replacing. If not clean and regrease them put them back with new seals, and adjust them correctly. Regards John
  15. Steve I have two of the side legs complete with casting, if the are of any interest. Regards John
  16. Richard I have had a look at this site, as I am also interested in a British census number. But I am at a loss to find any relevant info. Can you please advise where to find it on this site?
  17. But without the vehicles and re-enactors the organiser has no show to entice the stall holders and public to attend, therefore he has no show.
  18. A friend of mine who was in the TA in the 1980s was pulled for not displaying a tax disc on a Foden wrecker coming out of the Birkenhead tunnel. When asked by the cop who owned the vehicle, his response was Her Majesty the Queen. Classic!!!
  19. When you ask for a size 45 is this your chest size or the military size, as a size 16 is rather a large military size for a battle dress blouse.
  20. Hi Steve With great difficulty, some came out with an internal bearing puller, of the collet type attached to a slide hammer. Others I had to weld a bar to the taper inside the cup and knock them out from the other end. In better setups on machinery etc. there are usually relief slots in the diameter behind the bearing that allow you to use a punch to knock them out. Good luck John
  21. Hi The bearing codes are: outer bearing code 09074/09196 Inner bearing code 14125A/14276 When I gave them the original codes they could not recognise them, so I had to measure them myself and identify the codes from websites, but they are a perfect fit on the job. Any bearing supplier should be able to get them for you. Best regards John
  22. Hi I have just put new bearings in my N0.1 Mk.2 lightweight trailer, they are easily available from bearing suppliers. I can post the bearing numbers tomorrow if you would like them. Best regards John
  23. Hi Gary Thanks for the quick reply, very interesting. Regards John
  24. Hi Guys This is not mine, the wife spotted it on one of her Ebay searches, does any one know anything about such a trailer? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Military-Tracked-Trailer/153623349686?hash=item23c4aa49b6:g:HJMAAOSwa39daNl8 Regards John
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