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wally dugan

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  1. All the information should be held by the RLC MUSEUM as they took the records archives from the old M.A.T But how much they took l do not know the sale of items from Fort Paull shows how much they gave away and the files l have were the backup scans that l paid for in case of loss of the original items and returned to me when the TQMS retired after the museum closed. l do not know if any of the information is online
  2. THE information was complied from first the number two key cards and contract records and chilwell lists held at the former MUSEUM OF ARMY TRANSPORT and members of the AEC society . The question of service history is one of the most asked by owners of vehicles of the world war two period unless you can find a picture of it in service the answer is unlikely
  3. 88 YY 54 HAD the census number of H 4I33563 CONTRACT v3501 was for 623 Matadors had census numbers of H 4133317 TO H 4133939
  4. as far back in time when man tried to power machines there has been risk steam power boilers exploding horse stampeding from the internal combustion engine noise animals frightened by the jet engine . But it never stopped the human from improving these ideas. And as long as there is a need it will continue
  5. When the time comes l would be inclined to go to the HYDROGEN route saw this over forty years ago and l know great amount of research is going on into it's use not only as a fuel for motor vehicles and use in the home a friend works for a company that has invested a huge amount into this
  6. the wartime number is as you say is X 6213778
  7. This is one those if questions if your trailer remained in service after ww2 then it would have had a new style number post 1949 most of these trailer had new numbers in the 00 YK 01 TO 30 YK 40 and in some case's the numbers were stamped into the metal chassis frame . If you find a number like this then a search of the no 2 key cards held by the RLC MUSEUM will shed a little of its history including a ww 2 number AS l said it's all about IF's
  8. I come across ROF;s while searching for ARMY AUXILIARY WORKSHOPS as you say a number do not appear in the list. one that does come up that may or may not help was HEALEY -DELL a munitions factory that was based in the ROCHDALE area ie R D I know that they made shells and bombs so may well be nothing
  9. there were 24 ROYAL ORDNANCE ENGINEERING FACTORIES
  10. This at the request of a friend so he can check if it is what he is interested in
  11. It's some months since l posted but on monday a van delivered two large MFO type boxes l have not really had a good sift through but one appears to be full of AESP's the other is a mixture of documents a brief look turned a few items which l did not expect to see well not just yet in this box there are a number of cd disc's one is the repair and parts list for the HIAB/ MULTILIFT there are a number of catalogues of army publications
  12. The sword and crown is LONDON DISTRICT
  13. That is one smart pioneer really well done
  14. Richard this is from a early data service book it is the same details as for the MW
  15. Cathedral Garage were a ROOTES dealership selling COMMERS but during ww2 overhauled a number of HUMBERS. NEIL as yet have have not located B 296 the problem is to find these workshops you need to come across a official document that shows vehicles been sent to them and after that checking local archives then back to official documents to find the contract and allocated workshop number. Is this for the K5 if so it does help to know as it limits likely workshops
  16. my list has now grown CATHEDRAL GARAGE BRISTOL and ADLARD MOTORS FULHAM both operated as AUXILIARY ARMY WORKSHOPS during ww2 and after ADLARD became ALLARD cars
  17. This came as a surprise and with no warning it's like been sent back to pre school
  18. The crusader is at a collection as to who has it is for them if they wish to make it known and not for me. This has been confirmed by e- mail to day with the back ground to it's disposal from LOCOMOTION
  19. the WNR number can be found on vehicles that went through workshops after 1949 and on until late 1950s champs pigs and others these numbers were best described as work sheet references that linked to a job sheet
  20. As some one who has a interest in the collection from beverley a few facts the vehicle collection numbered over one hundred items the NAM collection now stands at forty some where sold some transfered which meant that they became the property of the new owners to do as they wished . Some went to other registered museums and are well looked after and so on all of this can be proved
  21. This what l was told the museum sold it and it was sold again to a large private collection in the UK
  22. The subject of the supply of timber was first highlighted in 1940 as the builders of bodies for trucks and trailers could not keep up with the demand. Mainly due to the lack of supply from postwar countries that now were occupied the short fall was to be made up with supplies from CANADA and mainly hardwoods and Douglas fir softwood for floors and sides . Home grown stocks of timber were to be felled to this end a Canadian unit of lumberjacks were sent to the uk to help. Also both hardwood and soft wood were used as flooring the thickness was different between hard and soft hard wood was to be 1 1/4 soft wood 1 1/2 the British government drew up the specifications. As to the painting of floors trucks G/S and trailers due to shortages it was only metal floors that were to be painted as a rust protection .
  23. Part of the specification for the treatment of the wooden floors was to use a sealer on the wood.
  24. I will post the relevant page later today
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