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
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (VFF 320) 2
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (VFF 320) 2
AEC 0870 Militant Mk3 10Ton Recovery (00 SP 61)
AEC 0870 Militant Mk3 10Ton Recover
GMC 353 DUKW 6x6 Cargo
GMC 353 DUKW 6x6 Cargo
Chevrolet CGT Field Artillery Tractor (Q 461 EGV)
Chevrolet CGT Field Artillery Tract
AEC 0853 Matador (OSU 863) 2
AEC 0853 Matador (OSU 863) 2
Austin Champ (Q 578 RYT)
Austin Champ (Q 578 RYT)
Prince of Wales Royal Regiment
Prince of Wales Royal Regiment
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tractor (YSY 250)
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tr
M30 HMS Ledbury (Hunt Class Minesweeper)
M30 HMS Ledbury (Hunt Class Mineswe
Eastern Front Collection 1462
Eastern Front Collection 1462
British 3 Infantry Division (Embroid)
British 3 Infantry Division (Embroi
Normandy 1944 Collection 303
Normandy 1944 Collection 303
Ex-Mil Show, Stafford - Keep em Flying Stand
Ex-Mil Show, Stafford - Keep em Fly
Eastern Front Collection 1002
Eastern Front Collection 1002
Normandy 1944 Collection 110
Normandy 1944 Collection 110
Austin K2 2Ton GS (SCE 206)
Austin K2 2Ton GS (SCE 206)
LHD-1 USS Wasp
LHD-1 USS Wasp
Leyland Daf 4Ton Cargo (23 KJ 97)
Leyland Daf 4Ton Cargo (23 KJ 97)
4 Corps (Printed)
4 Corps (Printed)
Polish 2 Corps
Polish 2 Corps