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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Ward La France M1A1 Wrecker (VVS 288) 2
Ward La France M1A1 Wrecker (VVS 28
Eastern Front Collection 456
Eastern Front Collection 456
Normandy 1944 Collection 610
Normandy 1944 Collection 610
Unipower BR90 8x8 Bridging System Vehicle (13 CP 15)
Unipower BR90 8x8 Bridging System V
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt (USU 458)
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt (USU 458)
M3 British Grant (3)
M3 British Grant (3)
Karrier K6 3Ton GS (8873 UE)
Karrier K6 3Ton GS (8873 UE)
Eastern Front Collection 646
Eastern Front Collection 646
Normandy 1944 Collection 161
Normandy 1944 Collection 161
Land Rover S2 Ambulance (87 AA 74)
Land Rover S2 Ambulance (87 AA 74)
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 Maintenance (VFL 217)
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 Maintenance (VFL 2
Berlin May/June 1945 163
Berlin May/June 1945 163
Bedford QLR 3Ton Radio (SSY 349)
Bedford QLR 3Ton Radio (SSY 349)
Bedford RL 3 ton 4x4 Cargo (56 BJ 17) with Generator
Bedford RL 3 ton 4x4 Cargo (56 BJ 1
Matilda Tanks
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Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier
Willys MB Jeep (Q 644 LPP)
Willys MB Jeep (Q 644 LPP)
Normandy 1944 Collection 154
Normandy 1944 Collection 154
Suzuki MG410 (GVA 059)(Malta)
Suzuki MG410 (GVA 059)(Malta)
Berlin May/June 1945 186
Berlin May/June 1945 186