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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Willys MB Jeep (UXG 748)
Willys MB Jeep (UXG 748)
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier
Normandy 1944 Collection 586
Normandy 1944 Collection 586
Normandy 1944 Collection 700
Normandy 1944 Collection 700
Bedford OYD 3Ton GS (9143 BP)
Bedford OYD 3Ton GS (9143 BP)
Eastern Front Collection 1133
Eastern Front Collection 1133
Karrier WO6 6x4 3 Ton (1929)(MT 6287) 2
Karrier WO6 6x4 3 Ton (1929)(MT 628
Normandy 1944 Collection 65
Normandy 1944 Collection 65
Bedford OYD 3Ton GS (AJF 398 A)
Bedford OYD 3Ton GS (AJF 398 A)
Sexton SPG (1)
Sexton SPG (1)
Normandy 1944 Collection 525
Normandy 1944 Collection 525
Land Rover S3 Lightweight (47 HG 58) 2
Land Rover S3 Lightweight (47 HG 58
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The Life Guards (Embroid)
A390 RFA Wave Ruler (Fast Fleet Tanker) Photographed in Portsmouth October 2004
A390 RFA Wave Ruler (Fast Fleet Tan
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Wartime in the Vale 2010, Willys MB
Eastern Front Collection 1154
Eastern Front Collection 1154
AEC 0853 Matador (554 OR)
AEC 0853 Matador (554 OR)
Scammell Crusader 6x4 Tractor (03 FM 65)
Scammell Crusader 6x4 Tractor (03 F
Normandy 1944 Collection 694
Normandy 1944 Collection 694
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Wrecker (36 CL 44)
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Wrecker (36 CL