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
Intelligence Corps (Embroid)
Intelligence Corps (Embroid)
Berlin May/June 1945 107
Berlin May/June 1945 107
Eastern Front Collection 795
Eastern Front Collection 795
M29 Weasel Tracked Cargo
M29 Weasel Tracked Cargo
Eastern Front Collection 805
Eastern Front Collection 805
Eastern Front Collection 981
Eastern Front Collection 981
Humber Heavy Utility (NHJ 751) 2
Humber Heavy Utility (NHJ 751) 2
AEC Mandator 4x2 Tractor (95 RN 45)
AEC Mandator 4x2 Tractor (95 RN 45)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Hotchkiss M201 Jeep (337 XUB)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Hotchkiss
Eastern Front Collection 394
Eastern Front Collection 394
Samson CVRT ARV (Armoured Vehicle Recovery)(00 FF 10)
Samson CVRT ARV (Armoured Vehicle R
Dwarfed by its 8.5 feet high track-wheels, this US 9th Army Sergeant is examining a partly-made new German super-tank
Dwarfed by its 8.5 feet high track-
Boulton Paul P6 Rear Cockpit
Boulton Paul P6 Rear Cockpit
AEC 0853 Matador (Q 174 LEG)
AEC 0853 Matador (Q 174 LEG)
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (80 KH 02)
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (80 KH 02)
Leyland Hippo Mk2 10Ton GS (JSK 164)
Leyland Hippo Mk2 10Ton GS (JSK 164
M35A2 2.5Ton 6x6 Cargo with Water Tank (84K-1444) 2
M35A2 2.5Ton 6x6 Cargo with Water T
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 35
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 35
AEC 0860 Militant Mk1 10Ton Cargo (Lot No 306)
AEC 0860 Militant Mk1 10Ton Cargo (
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Land Rover 90 Defender Wolf (P 420 AHR)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Land Rove