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Hi, I'm glad to say it has gone to a good home, sorry I outbid you but it took me right back to my childhood!! it's going for a light restoration and then will be used for what it was made for and als

Fort Stewart in Georgia I believe. This is one of the Normandy recovered ones which were on display at Commes until recently.

Truckfest Peterborough...

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Actually this was on Tuesday, does it still qualify ? It is an unmolested Abbot from Waterford in the south of Ireland and I will be processing it and sending it off to Canada. If any one wants the VRN, send me a PM and I will get it.

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It's a shame they didn't unload these, put alongside the Commanders they'd have been a good lineup. I'd never realised how much of a good fit the Chieftain was on those trailers. These are at Truckfest Newbury.

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Saw these at the AEC rally at Newark this weekend, all believed to be ex trade

 

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I was told this used to be with the RAF

 

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Ex Army beaver tail

 

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Not sure about this Bedford J tipper, but looked kosha in IR Green

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Spotted this in Boston, Massachusetts, last week. There is a company which uses a large fleet of DUKWs to take tourists on land & water tours of the city. I didn't fancy it myself and I definitely wouldn't fancy the idea of trying to get to Dublin on one....:shocked:

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I am always sad to see these fine vehicles carved up like a circus show. One of the first jobs that I had as an MOD driver was to look after three DUKW's for a couple of weeks - just drove them around keeping the batteries charged and making sure that nothing seized up. I couldn't believe that I was actually getting paid for having so much fun! Attached pictures taken in 1975.

 

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I am always sad to see these fine vehicles carved up like a circus show. One of the first jobs that I had as an MOD driver was to look after three DUKW's for a couple of weeks - just drove them around keeping the batteries charged and making sure that nothing seized up. I couldn't believe that I was actually getting paid for having so much fun! Attached pictures taken in 1975.

 

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what a job indeed, anymore photos from your job pal?

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what a job indeed, anymore photos from your job pal?

 

Hi Nick, I got to play with these in the late 70's - early 80's. Sadly, didn't do any recovery work with them ( I drove Explorers and Martians for recovery work), we were acting as a ferry service, moving them from the RA ranges in the Hebrides to 26 Command Workshops in Stirling. You can see from the pics, that as a civvy MOD driver, we were not held to the same dress code as the military!

 

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As we were coming out of Ipswich tonight , a low loader with a Humber Pig on board came off the A14 and went onto the A 12 . Wondered if they were heading for Beltring ? The Pig was 23BK72

 

 

Funny, I saw that too, it looked very clean and mavbe freshly sprayed.

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Probably the last batch of DUKWs produces from Fazakerley Eng Liverpool. That was about the last year we were doing total rebuilds. They did look fine.

 

Sadly the last one delivered, rotted down on the vehicle park at Ashchurch.

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In N/Yorks. Black close coupled 4 axle rigid on low loader with TARMAC accross the tail board. Possibly Sentinal. Just below Angle of the North South Bound, on the side of the road Poss W/Jeep and trailer. I was heading in the opposite direction. With a poorly Audi on the trailer.

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In N/Yorks. Black close coupled 4 axle rigid on low loader with TARMAC accross the tail board. Possibly Sentinal. Just below Angle of the North South Bound, on the side of the road Poss W/Jeep and trailer. I was heading in the opposite direction for both.

Possibly going to Croft Nostalgia Weekend , just to the south of Darlington. The Sentinel is local to Durham.

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