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
Eastern Front Collection 1075
Eastern Front Collection 1075
Wolverhampton Bantock House 1940\'s Show, Sept 2010 - 1940\'s Re-enactors from the Victorian Westerners Group
Wolverhampton Bantock House 1940\&#
Ford GPA Amphibious Jeep (LGW 486 T)(South Africa)
Ford GPA Amphibious Jeep (LGW 486 T
Berlin May/June 1945 50
Berlin May/June 1945 50
Bedford QLD 3Ton (LPL 30 K)
Bedford QLD 3Ton (LPL 30 K)
Berlin May/June 1945 110
Berlin May/June 1945 110
Wolverhampton Bantock House 1940\'s Show, Sept 2010 - Land Army Girls 2
Wolverhampton Bantock House 1940\&#
Eastern Front Collection 624
Eastern Front Collection 624
Austin K9 1Ton Ambulance (SSU 511)
Austin K9 1Ton Ambulance (SSU 511)
Berlin May/June 1945 47
Berlin May/June 1945 47
Eastern Front Collection 1301
Eastern Front Collection 1301
Bedford TK 4 Ton 4x2 Cargo (09 KH 74)
Bedford TK 4 Ton 4x2 Cargo (09 KH 7
Fordson 917T 3Ton 6x4 Balloon Winch (PHX 376) 2
Fordson 917T 3Ton 6x4 Balloon Winch
Normandy 1944 Collection 188
Normandy 1944 Collection 188
Eastern Front Collection 466
Eastern Front Collection 466
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (YSK 244)
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (YSK 244)
Eastern Front Collection 1066
Eastern Front Collection 1066
Leyland Hippo Mk2 10Ton GS (JSK 164)
Leyland Hippo Mk2 10Ton GS (JSK 164
Land Rover 101 GS (71 FL 18)
Land Rover 101 GS (71 FL 18)
JCB Rough Terrain Tractor (28 KE 37)
JCB Rough Terrain Tractor (28 KE 37