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
Commer Q4 3Ton Cargo (RSU 964)
Commer Q4 3Ton Cargo (RSU 964)
Eastern Front Collection 107
Eastern Front Collection 107
Normandy 1944 Collection 190
Normandy 1944 Collection 190
Normandy 1944 Collection 328
Normandy 1944 Collection 328
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck (12 GB 22)
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck
Berlin May/June 1945 196
Berlin May/June 1945 196
Berlin May/June 1945 111
Berlin May/June 1945 111
Eastern Front Collection 1265
Eastern Front Collection 1265
Normandy 1944 Collection 282
Normandy 1944 Collection 282
Land Rover 110 Defender (ME 38 AA)
Land Rover 110 Defender (ME 38 AA)
Humber Heavy Utility (NHJ 751)
Humber Heavy Utility (NHJ 751)
M3 Lee (9)
M3 Lee (9)
Eastern Front Collection 191
Eastern Front Collection 191
Bedford QLB 3Ton Bofers (403 DEL)
Bedford QLB 3Ton Bofers (403 DEL)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Austin Champ (YVT 187 H)(06 BF 53)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Austin Ch
Eastern Front Collection 53
Eastern Front Collection 53
Bedford TM 6x6 Cargo (35 KE 93)
Bedford TM 6x6 Cargo (35 KE 93)
Fordson Thames E4 3Ton 4x4 (EJS 305 D)
Fordson Thames E4 3Ton 4x4 (EJS 305
Seddon Atkinson Strato 380 Tractor (JP 89 AA)(Copyright ERF Mania)
Seddon Atkinson Strato 380 Tractor
Eastern Front Collection 674
Eastern Front Collection 674