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.

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AEC 0853 Matador (98 YY 87)
AEC 0853 Matador (98 YY 87)
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Scorpion CVRT Tank (04 FD 04)
Normandy 1944 Collection 394
Normandy 1944 Collection 394
Normandy 1944 Collection 182
Normandy 1944 Collection 182
Eastern Front Collection 193
Eastern Front Collection 193
Berlin May/June 1945 141
Berlin May/June 1945 141
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AEC 0853 Matador Conversion (XFO 74
Diamond T 969 4Ton 6x6 Wrecker (FSL 750)(Copyright ERF Mania)
Diamond T 969 4Ton 6x6 Wrecker (FSL
Bedford QLD 3Ton Tanker (ESU 721)
Bedford QLD 3Ton Tanker (ESU 721)
Land Rover 90 Defender (61 KF 68)
Land Rover 90 Defender (61 KF 68)
Eastern Front Collection 1510
Eastern Front Collection 1510
Alvis Stalwart Amphibious Truck (STA 11 Y)
Alvis Stalwart Amphibious Truck (ST
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (DSV 599)
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (DSV 599)
US 69 Infantry Division
US 69 Infantry Division
Eastern Front Collection 975
Eastern Front Collection 975
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Berlin May/June 1945 136
Eastern Front Collection 405
Eastern Front Collection 405
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Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (83 KH 51)(Co
Pontiac Silver Streak (1941)(540 UXF)
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AEC 0853 Matador (Q 236 LEG)
AEC 0853 Matador (Q 236 LEG)