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
Normandy 1944 Collection 381
Normandy 1944 Collection 381
Normandy 1944 Collection 67
Normandy 1944 Collection 67
Eastern Front Collection 95
Eastern Front Collection 95
MAN-ERF HX25 9Ton 6x6 Cargo (GD 31 AB)(Copyright Sophie Riley)
MAN-ERF HX25 9Ton 6x6 Cargo (GD 31
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt GS (VRD 132 Y)
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt GS (VRD 132 Y)
Chevrolet Custom Deluxe Station Wagon (84B-7588)
Chevrolet Custom Deluxe Station Wag
 Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier (GDG 472)
Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier (GDG 4
12 Army (Printed)
12 Army (Printed)
Eastern Front Collection 1038
Eastern Front Collection 1038
Eastern Front Collection 715
Eastern Front Collection 715
Trailer, Sankey (28 KL 10)
Trailer, Sankey (28 KL 10)
Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover (Q 61 GFX)
Diamond T 980 M20 Prime Mover (Q 61
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 LeRoi Compressor (CXC 473)(Belg)
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 LeRoi Compressor (
Ford F15 15cwt GS (J 5857)
Ford F15 15cwt GS (J 5857)
Bedford OYD 3Ton GS (HSU 695)
Bedford OYD 3Ton GS (HSU 695)
Leyland Martian 10Ton Heavy Recovery (Q 335 GVC)
Leyland Martian 10Ton Heavy Recover
Bedford OXD 30cwt GS (KEX 839)
Bedford OXD 30cwt GS (KEX 839)
Eastern Front Collection 620
Eastern Front Collection 620
Seddon Atkinson 17.38 TC Strato Tractor (EB 40 AA)
Seddon Atkinson 17.38 TC Strato Tra
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (VBP 179 N) 2
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (VBP 179 N)