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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Marder I SPG (1)
Marder I SPG (1)
F79 HMS Portland (Type 23 Duke Class Frigate) in the Iraqi Gulf, 2002
F79 HMS Portland (Type 23 Duke Clas
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AEC 0859 Militant Mk1 10Ton Gun Tra
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Eastern Front Collection 357
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Wartime in the Vale 2010, Simca Mar
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AEC 0853 Matador (RRF 136 L)
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (11 KH 49)
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (11 KH 49)
Bedford QLD 3Ton Tanker (TOO 234 N)
Bedford QLD 3Ton Tanker (TOO 234 N)
Berlin May/June 1945 172
Berlin May/June 1945 172
AEC 0859 Militant Mk1 10Ton Tipper (CSU 699)
AEC 0859 Militant Mk1 10Ton Tipper
Berlin May/June 1945 92
Berlin May/June 1945 92
Eastern Front Collection 823
Eastern Front Collection 823
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (MBU 809 E)
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (MBU 809
Puma Helicopter Gun Platform
Puma Helicopter Gun Platform
Eastern Front Collection 299
Eastern Front Collection 299
M35A2 2.5Ton 6x6 Cargo (TFF 389)
M35A2 2.5Ton 6x6 Cargo (TFF 389)
Bedford QLD 3Ton GS (YOT 97)
Bedford QLD 3Ton GS (YOT 97)
GMC 352 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (CSV 264)
GMC 352 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (CSV 264)
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 58
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 58
Foden 6x6 Heavy Recovery (33 KE 51)
Foden 6x6 Heavy Recovery (33 KE 51)