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  1. Does anyone have this book? Does it show any captured coaches being re-used?
  2. The impressed coaches which this form related to were replaced by Bedford QLT (Troop carrying) trucks from 1941 onwards. They were capable of off-road use which the impressed coaches weren't. So by the time the 1943 list of forms was prepared, no more vehicles were being impressed and the form was no longer used. I am now looking to see if I can find where the centralised records for impressed coaches would have been held ie. Army, Ministry of War Transport, War Office? I am also not aware if the impressment took place centrally or whether each service impressed its' own vehicles.
  3. On 9th October 1942 "Commercial Motor" magazine reported: " Parliamentary question by Major Lyons, who sought details of the number's of motor coaches from all services lying redundant or derelict at depots throughout the country, or the proportion that had had the tyres removed or had been jacked up, Sir Andrew Duncan, Minister of Supply, stated last week that, in addition to 206 coaches returned to operators and 157 others offered to their former owners, 658 coaches notified by Service Departments for disposal had been transferred to other Departments or broken down for spares.
  4. The vehicles which were impressed using this form were impressed in 1940. As you can see they link the civilian identity of a vehicle to it's War Department number.
  5. These forms were completed by Impressing Officers when vehicles were being collected and link a vehicle's civilian identity to its' W.D. number. Does anyone know what became of these forms, where these records were held and do they still exist in Archives?
  6. Doesn't ring true this. Some years ago during Exercise Purple Warrior in south west Scotland, various items of military equipment were accidentally "mis-laid" and all hell broke lose. Dumfries & Galloway Police reported to RMP that their "lost property" at the end of the exercise included a Series III lwb Army Land Rover - how could any army forget a Land Rover and in a lay-by on the "old" A75 which was full of what appeared to be bulk loaded ammunition boxes which was then under Police guard. I can only imagine the repercussions of this! I had something similar happen in Belfast whe
  7. Why have all the images disappeared?
  8. That's excellent - especially the TAC list supplied by Morris C8 which will make identifying RASC vehicles easier.
  9. I expect it to be RASC but I thought the markings may denote which MCC they belonged to - which they don't and there is no military number on it....
  10. I have no idea. The are no other numbers on this vehicle......
  11. There was a lot of interchanging of parts between Leyland bus and truck chassis. Which model of Tiger is it - a TS6 or TS8? Chances are some of the older spares places still carry stock for some parts. Charles Hurst in Belfast were able to supply parts for a 1934 TS6 as late as 1982!
  12. Shown on the front of what is believed to be a RASC Motor Coach Company Dennis Lancet - does this mean it was the 9th Motor Coach Company? 500 troop?
  13. I found these images of two buses used as generators at what is now Army HQ, Lisburn. I know nothing of the vehicle's identity. The photographs were taken on 15th September 1942. The vehicles are parked back to back - one has a roof rack and one doesn't.
  14. So how many Bedford OWB coaches did the RAF operate?
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