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M8 Armoured Car being offloaded

Steyr RSO. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005

SdKfz 250 Half Track. Bovington Tankfest 2006

SdKfz 251 Half Track. Bovington Tankfest 2006

SdKfz 251/D Half Track. Bovington Tankfest 2006

Bren Carrier driving in a parade on the 5th of May 2005 with veteran on board. Brenn making a few spins

T18 Carrier. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005

Staghound Armoured Car. Belgian Tank Museum Depot at Kapellen 08/2007

British Bren Carrier

T16 Bren Carrier in Action

Universal Carrier, Thunder over Mlch, 2006

Test driving the Bren Carrier at Full Speed

Netherlands TV Noord Report on Bren Carrier with Canadian Veterans

Bren Carrier Flathead engine, just working out the bugs. Got the engine running today…

Bren Carrier out for a short drive

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier slow drive by

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier Walk Around

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier Driver’s View

 Tiger Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2006

Tiger Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2006  

Hetzer Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006

Hetzer Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006

Hetzer Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006 

 M18 Hellcat. Bovington Tankfest 2006 

 M18 Hellcat op Amhurst eelde 2007

M18 Hellcat. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007  

 M24 Chaffee. Belgian Tank Museum Depot in Kappelen 08/2007

M24 Chaffee. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

 M36 Jackson. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

 Stuart Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005 

 Sherman 105mm. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005

 Driving lesson on the Sherman Tank M4A1 “Combat Camel” of the Brussels’ Royal Army Museum .

Inside view of the Sherman M4 105mm “Spit Oil” of the Royal Army Museum of Brussels driven by “Gamin”.

M18 Hellcat unloading for the Wellesley, Maryland parade

M18 Hellcat, Wellesley Maryland. Letting oil scavenger pumps do there job before shutdown

M3A1 Stuart Tank Going Out

M3A1 Stuart Tank Coming Back !

M3A1 Stuart Tank loading onto Flatbed Truck, July 4th 2009

M3A1 Stuart Tank, July 4th 2009

M5 Stuart Tank offloading

A 1942 American Car & Foundry M3A1 Stuart light tank fires up at the 2007 Stowe
Antique and Classic Car Show

The A.C.F M3A1 Heads out for a quick outing at the 2007 Stowe Antique and Classic Car Show.

The M3A1 returns from it’s morning jaunt around the show ground at the 2007
Stowe Antique and Classic Car Show

A ride in a Stuart M3A1 tank at the Marching Through History reenactment event

2000 at the Patton Museum. Driving M3 Stuart. Tank pulls a bit left, so the right brake is used a bit more. Shifting is more a matter of feel and sound than using a tach or other instrumentation. Driver is Ron Poniatowski.

 Matilda 2 Tank and Crusader Tank Set Off. Bovington Tankfest 2006

 A12 Matilda 2 Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2008

 Crusader Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2008

Sherman Firefly. Belgian Tank Museum Depot at Kapellen 08/2007

A34 Comet Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006 

Sexton. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

Achilles TDM10. Tanks In The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

Sherman Firefly. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005 

A fantastic show with a wonderful atmosphere. Run by enthusiasts for fellow enthusiasts. Based in the middle of glorious countryside, just North of Kidderminster in Worcestershire and just South of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, it was a one day event held on Sunday, August 2nd. After all the rain in July we had been having, the day was bright and mostly sunny and I think that many enthusiasts, particularly with the classic cars, had thought let’s have a day out.

The Black Country at War Group were there with two nice Land Rovers as well as lots of kit and equipment. They also had a nice Sankey trailer, that the one member had converted to look even more military. He’d certainly made a very professional job of it.

Further along were Dave Spruce’s Austin K5, a Moggy 1000 Traveller, a Champ and a Hothkiss M201 Jeep. Then I spotted an Austin 10hp Light Utility which belonged to Tony Whitehead and his charming wife, who I hadn’t seen for over 25 years, so it was great to catch up.

A most unusual vehicle was the GKN Alvis Simba Armoured Car, which I think was a prototype for the Saxon APC. The interior looked similar, but with a side door instead, while the driver’s seat looked straight out of the Saxon. The owners wasn’t available to ask, but I remember reading somewhere that it had been almost abandoned up a corner of the GKN factory and a chap who worked there had managed to buy it. Maybe someone could confirm this or not ?

Any way a superb show and we’ll be back next year. Maybe there will be more MV’s next year ?!!!

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 27 JULY 2009

Hi there once again and welcome to this weeks newsletter. The good old scanner has been busy again and we’ve added another 100 photos this week for your enjoyment. Lots of fire engines, Land Rovers and many original photos from the collection. Often we all look at the armour, the recovery vehicles, the cargo trucks and often forget the plain ordinary every day workhorse vehicles. Such examples this week were two old Morris minibuses from the 1970′s, a JU250 next to a Bedford RL being loaded with some exercise equipment for the local scouts, and a nice J2 with a ‘Mobile Display’ badge on the front. Next are a good looking Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender but in Royal Navy markings rather than the usual RAF we’ve shown in the past and a nice Land Rover Ambulance.

We’ve also put on some photos depicting the Grenadier Guards on a training exercise in Germany in March 1957 and the sample below shows some of the squad next to an Austin K9 1Ton GS, and it looks like it’s raining. Next sample is a nice Luftwaffe Mercedes in the snow I picked up recently and has been a nice addition to the Original WW2 German photos section.

Well Sunday August 2 arrived and the rain stopped for a whole day ! So Miliblog was able to accept the invitation to attend the Trimpley Vintage Show. Based just North of Kidderminster and South of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, it turned out to be a real jewel of an event. A superb atmosphere reflecting a show held for enthusiasts rather than a pure money making event. Lots of classic cars, tractors, lorries, trade stands and of course a selection of our favourite green machines. Dave Spruce was there with his wonderful Austin K5, but the highlight for the day was seeing Tony Whitehead and his charming wife with their fantastic Austin 10hp Light Utility. I hadn’t seen Tony for over 25 years and we spent over an hour catching up on old times. If you read this Tony, great to see you again, mate !  Next year we’ll definitely be there again and highly recommend that if you’re in the area to visit even just to soak up the wonderful atmosphere.

So my trusty scanner has had the day off and so now will be ready for some hard work ! Don’t forget everyone that the ‘Latest Images’ tab at the top shows precisely that !

See you all soon

Cheerio !

Simon  

Morris JU250 Minibus (14 FJ 53)

Morris JU250 Minibus (14 FJ 53)

Morris J2 Minibus (39 EP 55)

Morris J2 Minibus (39 EP 55)

Thornycroft Nubian Major Dennis Mk9 Crash Tender (51 RN 45)

Thornycroft Nubian Major Dennis Mk9 Crash Tender (51 RN 45)

Land Rover S2 Ambulance (RTT 490 H)

Land Rover S2 Ambulance (RTT 490 H)

Grenadier Guards on Exercise with Austin K9 1Ton GS, Germany, March 1957

Grenadier Guards on Exercise with Austin K9 1Ton GS, Germany, March 1957

Austin 10hp Light Utility (ORE 89)

Austin 10hp Light Utility (ORE 89)

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