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  1. Folks, from the new April 2021 tax year Black and White number plates are only permitted on vehicles built before 1st Jan 1980, and if used, permission must be obtained from the DVLA first. (CORRECTION - by applying for Historic status) The fine is apparently £1,000 (or up to) for non compliance. Ouch! Also in a crackdown on road users trying to defeat number plate recognition cameras, irregular spaced letters / numbers will be illegal and so will B&W plates if it is deemed they are of a colour shape or design that may defeat the speed cameras etc. I hope that won't put an end to
  2. I am selling a massive BRITISH Universal carrier collection, carriers, tracks, lots and lots of extremely rare parts. Im currently living in NZ and anyone can come and view. I will ship WORLDWIDE, and can help with shipping. I have a recently reconditioned gearbox and original carrier engine recently machined with all new parts to be rebuilt. Many many many parts, too much to list on here. All items to be listed on here first.
  3. there is a consultation going on now at dvla to remove ten testing exemptions it will affect a great deal of us find it at dvla search mot testing exemptions consultation.http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/open/mottestingexemptions/
  4. I have been buying John & Mary Worthing jeep canvas for the last 20 years and my dad before me. I was told to try Allied forces canvas. So I gave them a call as they are more expensive than Worthing . Q, why is your canvas products more expensive than john & Mary Worthing's A, our canvas is more heavier, better made. better quality and goes through quality control before sent out to make sure the customer is happy. Q, ok, can you tell me about the colour. is it green or olive? A, it is olive Q, ok . how long will it take for me to get my order? A, If you want all the can
  5. Finally, the long awaited naval section! Please be aware that the naval section is limited to military ships only!
  6. We don't have a safety section as such in the Forum, so I'll put this here. The UK Health and Safety Executive have released a warning about an accident with a track adjuster on a (non-military) item of plant where the grease nipple was ejected with fatal results. Just beware if you are using a hand-held grease gun and standing in line with the grease nipple. http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/t ... ioning.htm Andy
  7. A £5000 reward has been offered for the return of Alfred Barlow's medals, which were lost after a visit to the men's room at Norton Canes services on the M6 Toll just North of Birmingham on June 8th, after returning from a pilgrimage to Normandy. Mr Barlow, who is blind and turned 96 yesterday, served with 3rd Reconnaissance (Recce) Regiment, 3rd Division, and landed on Sword Beach at 10am on D-Day, June 6 1944. The four medals lost are the 1939-1945 Star, the France & Germany Star, the 1939-1945 War Medal and the Palestine Medal. Anyone with information on the return of the med
  8. can anyone on here help i have just join the hmvf and am looking for some help finding some parts for my k6 karrier . i need to find anyone who has broken or may know of a k6 rusting away that can be used for spare parts .i need to find a cab front ,roof,cab back and a usable floor and frame also needed spare wheel front hold frame and cross bar brace and springs plus handle,rear wheel winch roller wheels full set ,tow hook ,tow hook spring ,tow hook bracing plates ,window frames and hinges ,tank straps and anything else that you may have for the k6 these are the only parts i need to find as w
  9. I have just finished reading this thread on the G503 forum web pages http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=278431 Some of you may already be aware of this but I have not seen it discussed here. I post without wishing to be alarmist in any shape or form and without further comment it is for information only. With the advent of the internet we all now buy parts from many varied sources so if you have replaced a sector shaft in you steering box since 2011 it may benefit you to read the above link in full and then read the official recall notice here http://www
  10. http://www.baltictimes.com/estonia__2_soldiers_injured_as_vehicle_catches_fire_after_hitting_high_voltage_line/ Just a safety reminder as we stick on our aerials and go for a drive..
  11. The local council has increased the council tax on the old tin cowshed I store my vehicles in by £8500. Has anyone else been hit by such ridiculous prices? Terry
  12. Don't know if this has been mentioned on here yet but I'm sure it could affect a lot of us! European BAN for assault weapons proposed European commission has proposed new, harder guns laws. These would include: -ban of any "assault weapons", that are classified in the B7 category.... AR, AK, FAL etc... EVEN IF PERMANENTLY DEACTIVATED - selling and possession of alarm weapons regulated by a declaration of the owner -ban of online sales of weapons, key parts of weapons and ammunition. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6110_en.htm
  13. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262826578766?ul_noapp=true Someone save her please !!!!!!!!!
  14. As all threads in Clive's Corner are closed & members can't reply or start new threads here so that the info doesn't get lost in hundreds of posts/threads, I thought I would post an Open thread where members may ask questions or make comments on his papers. I know members have done so on the open forum in the past but it only makes sense to keep all the comments on the same board.
  15. I found the posts below on the Austin Seven Friends Forum and wonder if military vehicles are being targeted in the same way? Tracking devices. For all the people who like to enter cars shows, it would seem that cars at shows and events have become targets for criminals. A tracking device is fitted to the car at the show then is later tracked to the owners home address and the car stolen. It is probably worth giving your car a good look over before you leave the show just to be on the safe side. Re: Tracking devices. I saw these images posted on a clas
  16. A visit to a primary school in the lower Conwy Valley has been arranged for this Thursday 13th October. I have done several school visits previously and will be taking my own vehicles and if anybody else would like to bring a vehicle I can assure you it will be a very rewarding experience. I will be giving some of the children a talk about WW11 and you would be welcome to join in with this if you wish but if you only wanted to show your vehicle(s) to the children and possibly a few parents that's OK. I realise this is very short notice but this is due to circumstances beyond my control but you
  17. Lightship that helped to save the lives of thousands of allied troops during the D-Day landings now lies rusting in River Nea. Here is a link. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3379072/WWII-ship-Wales-saved-thousands-one-historian-hopes-restore-it.html
  18. Is there a company out there that will make a set of brake shoes ? They are all missing from my 1944 Standard UV Tilly & the Standard Flying 12 which is what the UV Tilly is based on has much smaller shoes. I do have a set for a pattern in the other Tilly but I don't want to start cannibalising it.
  19. I've been contacted by the president of the Greatest Generations Foundation who are desperately needing a driver to take a GMC from Milton Keynes to Normandy via Portsmouth. The destination will be St. Marie du Mont. The foundation organises the return of WWII veterans from America to their battlegrounds. This year will see ten veterans visiting Normandy and I guess part of their plan is to ferry them around in the GMC as long as they can get it over there. I asked him a few relevant questions and this was his reply:- Is it fully insured and would insurance for the driver be sorted out
  20. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/129843 PetitionRecognise the UK standard of firearm deactivation as equivalent to EU standards. Proposed legislation in the Policing and Crime Bill intends to enforce the application of a EU standard that will result in firearms previously deactivated to UK Home Office standards being classified as defectively deactivated. The EU standard is inferior to the UK standard and unnecessary here.
  21. https://www.facebook.com/Beredskapsmuseet/ http://www.beredskapsmuseet.com/ The Military Defence Museum, seems the local authorities wish to seize & destroy some exhibits.
  22. The new proposals (Consultation Document) by the CAA to increase charges by an inordinate 100% will impose huge additional costs on airshows and aircraft operators which could potentially threaten their existence. If you enjoy seeing historic classic aircraft flying in the UK skies and at the few remaining air shows we have in this country then please could you sign the petition below to show your support for this hike in charges to be reconsidered.. .... Sign Petition here: http://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/120628
  23. Hi all. From the latest IMPS newsletter regarding the agreement between the club and the War and Peace organisers: I have removed particulars that do not deal directly with entry into the show as these are not relevant for non-IMPS members. IMPS/WAR & PEACE REVIVAL AGREEMENT Following is a summary of the revised IMPS/W&PR Agreement 1. IMPS Club members VEHICLES enjoy free entry for up to TWO adults & two children after two years of continuous club membership. BOTH adults must be members of the IMPS to receive free entry. Any non members will need to purchase a
  24. This has some very serious implications for deact owners if it make it into UK law: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-6111_en.htm For example, deactivated full-auto and many military semi-auto guns will be banned altogether. Everything else will have to be registered.
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