MoD 1960′s Collection

Here we have a fascinating collection of MoD (Ministry of Defence) official photos of a whole range of military vehicles in service. Not to the same standard as modern digital photographs, but they have that same certain patina that old 1960′s military things have. I know the original photos that Miliblog has been lucky to purchase for you have that certin whiff of old musty paper, with a hint of dampness that we find so good. Although part of the MoD, they all have AM and a crown stamped on the back, which is Air Ministry. A bit unusual when most of the photos are British Army !!!

One by one we’ll be scanning this old collection to share with you. When we discovered them, we just had to have them to add to the Miliblog archives !!! So please enjoy them as we did too !!!

This posting is in memory of a good work friend and colleague, Norman Yeomans of Stafford. Norman was the stores manager at the catering company I worked for and was known affectionately by all as ‘Norman the Storeman’. His joke was that he loaded up the food and drink onto the lorries to go to the various corporate hospitality events, to give them ‘a ride around the country’.  We got talking about army things one day and the next day he brought in an album of photos showing his time doing National Service in the Army in Germany 1946. I was able to take copies of them and although they aren’t fantastically clear photos, I thought you may like to see them nevertheless. Sadly, Norman passed away a few months after I’d left the company, after a  short illness.

These are for you Norman, old friend.

Random Images From Collection
AEC 0853 Matador Conversion (USJ 639)(Copyright ERF Mania)
AEC 0853 Matador Conversion (USJ 63
Berlin May/June 1945 118
Berlin May/June 1945 118
Green Howards
Green Howards
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 45
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 45
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (805 FUF)
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (805 FUF)
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morris-lc5-lomas-ambulance-21-ce-17
Volvo TP21 Sugga Command Car (79747)
Volvo TP21 Sugga Command Car (79747
22 Morris CS8 15cwt GS
22 Morris CS8 15cwt GS
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tractor (Q 61 PFE)(93 BD 85)
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tr
Eastern Front Collection 790
Eastern Front Collection 790
Land Rover 110 Defender (KC 78 AA)
Land Rover 110 Defender (KC 78 AA)
EWK-KHD M2 Alligator Amphibious Bridging/Ferrying Vehicle (24 BT 88)
EWK-KHD M2 Alligator Amphibious Bri
Normandy 1944 Collection 147
Normandy 1944 Collection 147
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (08 FH 15)
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (08 FH 15)
Land Rover TACR1 Fire Tender (96 RN 02)(Copyright Ken Reid)
Land Rover TACR1 Fire Tender (96 RN
Bedford QLR 3Ton Radio (28 YY 74)
Bedford QLR 3Ton Radio (28 YY 74)
Berlin May/June 1945 133
Berlin May/June 1945 133
Eastern Front Collection 231
Eastern Front Collection 231
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (84 KH 09)
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (84 KH 09)
Bedford QLD 3Ton GS
Bedford QLD 3Ton GS