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 49
Eastern Front Collection 49
Bedford TM 4x4 Cargo (59 GT 08)
Bedford TM 4x4 Cargo (59 GT 08)
Panzer III in the Russian Snow
Panzer III in the Russian Snow
Daihatsu 4x2 Cargo (UNPF-16016)
Daihatsu 4x2 Cargo (UNPF-16016)
Normandy 1944 Collection 670
Normandy 1944 Collection 670
Ford F30 30cwt LAA Tractor (JUO 51) Cornwall July 1988 3
Ford F30 30cwt LAA Tractor (JUO 51)
Scammell Mk10 Crash Truck (48 AJ 67)
Scammell Mk10 Crash Truck (48 AJ 67
Eastern Front Collection 743
Eastern Front Collection 743
Bedford TK 4x2 Tractor (23 GF 11)
Bedford TK 4x2 Tractor (23 GF 11)
Eastern Front Collection 136
Eastern Front Collection 136
Morris C4 15cwt (MSV 823)
Morris C4 15cwt (MSV 823)
Eastern Front Collection 344
Eastern Front Collection 344
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Tanker (52 GB 42)
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Tanker
Wartime in the Vale 2010, AM General M1044 Humvee (A 21 HMV)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, AM Genera
Eastern Front Collection 785
Eastern Front Collection 785
Stug III SPG in Russia
Stug III SPG in Russia
Canadian 3 Division
Canadian 3 Division
Austin Champ (210 UXJ)(6948 RN) Front
Austin Champ (210 UXJ)(6948 RN) Fro
Norman Yeomans with Morris C4 15cwt GS, Germany 1946
Norman Yeomans with Morris C4 15cwt
Staffordshire Regt Museum - Ferret Mk2 Armoured Car
Staffordshire Regt Museum - Ferret