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
M3 Lee (9)
M3 Lee (9)
Bedford TL 4x2 Box Van (46 KG 96)
Bedford TL 4x2 Box Van (46 KG 96)
Albion FT103N Clansman 6x4 Machinery (XEL 416 S)
Albion FT103N Clansman 6x4 Machiner
Uaz 469 4x4 Field Car (UNPF-3328)
Uaz 469 4x4 Field Car (UNPF-3328)
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier (333 UTA)
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier (333 UT
Eastern Front Collection 600
Eastern Front Collection 600
Eastern Front Collection 863
Eastern Front Collection 863
Austin K2 Ambulance (1090 CX)
Austin K2 Ambulance (1090 CX)
Eastern Front Collection 1112
Eastern Front Collection 1112
Normandy 1944 Collection 26
Normandy 1944 Collection 26
MAN-ERF HX18 6Ton 4x4 Cargo (GZ 80 AB)(Copyright of Colin Martin)
MAN-ERF HX18 6Ton 4x4 Cargo (GZ 80
Eastern Front Collection 708
Eastern Front Collection 708
Eastern Front Collection 407
Eastern Front Collection 407
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tractor (KFO 386)
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tr
FWD SU-COE 5Ton 4x4 Gun Tractor (JBP 531)
FWD SU-COE 5Ton 4x4 Gun Tractor (JB
Staffordshire Regt Museum - FV432 APC
Staffordshire Regt Museum - FV432 A
 Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier (GFO 622)
Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier (GFO 6
Ford F30 30cwt GS (PFF 503)
Ford F30 30cwt GS (PFF 503)
AEC 0870 Militant Mk3 10Ton Recovery (87 ET 55)
AEC 0870 Militant Mk3 10Ton Recover
Eastern Front Collection 189
Eastern Front Collection 189