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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   1/11/2013, 10:41

That's an amazing collection of mil hardware, makes our local transport festival look miniscule !

I got quite nostalgic, listening to that K60 engine wailing away in the background.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   19/11/2013, 11:46

I didn't join until 1976 but there were still a few of these knocking around. We had an RL as FAMTO waggon at 1ADOC (Soltau) being a petrol engine it was faster than the MK's and there was space under the passengers seat where you could fit two yellow handbags quite snugly.




For those who may not know... the yellow handbag:


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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   19/11/2013, 18:58

i was doing driver training in chilwell 1956 they had just started changing the rl for the old type 3 ton bedford , i much prefered the old 3 tonner to the rl ,
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   19/11/2013, 20:31

Nice to see the old RL again.
We were in Hohne, early '71. Waiting for the wagon to pick us up in Bergen, one morning, we noticed that the thermometer, on the wall of the chemist, read -25.
Eventually the duty truck turned up, (an RL), very late and the driver explained that he'd had to go around, bump starting the squadron MKs. It was too cold for them to start.
It was a good wagon, the RL, but I preferred the MK, it was more comfortable.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 10:35

I seem to remember when on exercise in the winter we would use an eager beaver to 'slave' the knockers, winter excercises would have ground to a halt without a beaver with a slave lead. Knockers would never start below freezing but once fired up they would go anywhere... albeit slowly. We were using them right up until the end of the 1980's and although some people tend to look back to the knocker fondly, I much prefered it's replacement. The TM may not have been quite as robust (Squaddyproof) as the knocker but it was a damned sight more comfortable and unlike the knocker it came in left hand drive.

   
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 10:40

[quote="Wilf"] We had an RL as FAMTO waggon

"FAMTO", blimey, that's one I'd forgotten !
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 11:16

gingerjim wrote:
i was doing driver training in chilwell 1956 they had just started changing the rl ..........
Time sounds about right........ I drove my first RL in Spring of '56 and that might have been when 16 LAA moved back to UK. RLs were still going strong in TA up to late, late 1970s. What happened to I-tonners ? Did nothing replace the Austin, which became one of my favourites........? . Tan leathercloth inside the cab was almost like a car. No heater then, but no draughts either. And you could kip laying across the front seats whilst the two others of an OP were happy to spread out in the back.

The Fordson E4 was one many might not have come across....... purely a LAA tractor, I think, and could have been replaced when
L 70s came in instead of the Bristol Bofors around the late '50s to early 1960s. Another comfortable, draughtproof truck with a 3.9 litre V8..........but not much use for towing.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 11:25

[quote="cartav  What happened to I-tonners ?  Did nothing replace the Austin, which became one of my favourites........? .
[/quote]I hadn't really thought about that before but I imagine the Long Wheelbase Rover moved into the 1 tonner's role.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 12:15

brum wrote:
Wilf wrote:
We had an RL as FAMTO waggon

"FAMTO", blimey, that's one I'd forgotten !


At least you could have a decent kip in the MK. FAACO and FATSO, any more for any more?
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 15:03

Tbh, I reckon you would have to be a very tired contortionist to get to sleep in the cab of an MK. You had to put it in first gear and try to ignore the cupola footplate between the seats that your arse was resting on. The best place to kip in the winter was the passenger seat of a knocker. Push the back of the seat forward so it's flat, drop your large pack & webbing in the footwell, roll out your doss bag and sleep full stretch, after a week of living in a hole in the woods it was like the presidential suite at the London Hilton. In the summer just roll out your doss bag on top of the canvas, you sink between the superstructure just enough to avoid rolling off in your sleep...of course if you did roll off, it was quite a drop!
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 16:42

brum wrote:
[quote="cartav  What happened to I-tonners ?  Did nothing replace the Austin, which became one of my favourites........? .
I hadn't really thought about that before but I imagine the Long Wheelbase Rover moved into the 1 tonner's role.[/quote]

And I'd not thought what the role of our 1-tonners was ! For sure BHQ Tp had one as OP transport when a Champ & trailer was more useful for shifting an NCO, a Sig & a dvr. With no plumbed-in radio lads in a 1-tonner, deployed up to 2. 1/2 miles from BHQ, could have a problem if there was a mechanical breakdown. Gun tps whose Bofors moved into position individually could be over a mile from each other. Each detachment was put in position by a 'coverer', one of the gun crews' reps. who had tagged along in a 1-tonner when the Tp. Cdr did his recce.

So our 1-tonners' roles were more or less ones of shifting 8 or so bodies from A to B, something they did back in camp for anyone with a distant quarter....... ( no squaddies' cars in the dismal '50s ! ).
I guess the LWB Landrover could have done the same job and there were minibuses around for some tasks. And thinking about it, there was the Humber FV 1600, but the only one I came across was much too posh inside for a mundane taxi job.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   20/11/2013, 18:03

In my Medium regt days the 1ton Austin was a bit of a Jack of all trades. The line crew had one, the BCs OP party had one, they were just a handy size, I suppose.
In '64 I was posted to the air portable 2nd Light Regt, equipped with the Italian 105mm Pack Howitzer, in Colchester. Having left a Missile regt, I was amazed to see that the guns were "portee'd" in pairs, on a Bedford RL and the command post was jammed into the back of a LWB Rover.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   21/11/2013, 13:30

brum wrote:
In my Medium regt days the 1ton Austin was a bit of a Jack of all trades. The line crew had one, the BCs OP party had one, they were just a handy size, I suppose.
In '64 I was posted to the air portable 2nd Light Regt, equipped with the Italian 105mm Pack Howitzer, in Colchester. Having left a Missile regt, I was amazed to see that the guns were "portee'd" in pairs, on a Bedford RL and the command post was jammed into the back of a LWB Rover.


I was posted to 47 Regt, Colchester in 1976, coincidentally from a Msl Regt, they were equipped with the Pack How (Same ones!!). Early in 1977 we were the first Regiment to receive the "New Light Gun", as it was originally called. The prime mover was the Land Rover 1 Tonne 101 Series, each Gun Sub was issued with two, one with winch, to tow the gun and accommodate the equipment (Limber) and one to accommodate the crew. They were used during the Firemens strike and were escorted to the fire by a Police panda car, as the 1 Tonnes were capable of speeds nearing 100 mph, the Police substituted the pandas for motorway patrol vehs.


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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   22/11/2013, 09:34

Not familiar with this 1950;s vehicle

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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   22/11/2013, 10:37

[quote="Dee Z"]Not familiar with this 1950;s vehicle


Humber FV 1600 1- tonner.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   22/11/2013, 17:39

Tis indeed, I learned to drive on one, that and the Champ.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   22/11/2013, 17:53

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Tis indeed, I learned to drive on one,
that and the Champ.
Never got near enough to have a cabby in a Humber......
and certainly never saw one with the Pig - skin top coat except once
on a weekend thing when middle aged men play at being soldiers.

I seem to remember the instrument panel was Champ-like but
was the transmission similar  too ?   ie 5 forward & 5 back etc .
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   22/11/2013, 18:09

cartav wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
Tis indeed, I learned to drive on one,
that and the Champ.
Never got near enough to have a cabby in a Humber......
and certainly never saw one with the Pig - skin top coat except once
on a weekend thing when middle aged men play at being soldiers.

I seem to remember the instrument panel was Champ-like but
was the transmission similar  too ?   ie 5 forward & 5 back etc .


Only on the Italian model.Suspect Suspect 
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   23/11/2013, 09:13

\"cartav wrote:
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and certainly never saw one with the Pig - skin top coat except once
on a weekend thing when middle aged men play at being soldiers.
.
Only on the Italian model.Suspect Suspect [/quote]


Ich bedanke mich !..... I didn't know that .
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   23/11/2013, 11:18

Anyone remember the Dingo? I certainly don't but my step dad (Ex 1st KDG) tells me they used them in Malaya during the 1950's

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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   23/11/2013, 11:19

That pattern of sidelight could be found on all sorts of vehs, right up to the Centurion.
All those interchangeable parts, instrument panel, two speed gene, slave lead socket assembly und so weiter.
Those were the days !
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   23/11/2013, 11:21

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Anyone remember the Dingo? I certainly don't but my step dad (Ex 1st KDG) tells me they used them in Malaya during the 1950's

Wow !
Look at those petrol cans !
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   23/11/2013, 13:07

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Anyone remember the Dingo? I certainly don't but my step dad (Ex 1st KDG) tells me they used them in Malaya during the 1950's  
Yes sir !  Me sir,  I remember Dingos.  Not through personal contact but just seeing them around on schemes & things.. Had me going back to my refs.  " Dingo", they say was never an official name, it was the Daimler Scout Car Mk.1..  An angled seat for the driver enabled it to be driven smartish in both directions.  That pot shaped crew compartment became the basis for the Daimler armoured car & the Ferret.  There's a video clip of an Oz Dingo going at a lick in two directions, but I'm not clued up enough to try to post it.

Then, thinking back to the good old days, coming back to the 1960's topic, I was reminded of a Commer truck we had on loan for a MACC task in the Western Highlands.
Looking that up tells me it was a Commer 4 x4 GS Q4,  something less frequently around than RLs & such.  REME had some with a box body, so did the Scaleys.  Sappers, like my lot,  got a tipper version.  The front end,  tapered  bonnet & tall, narrow radiator grill with headlamps built in alongside, always reminded me of the same manufacturer's Super Snipe limo.  The beast we borrowed irritated when the transfer box discarded all its ball bearings and laid them out at neat intervals on a dusty track.
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   23/11/2013, 13:55

i was in 75 avd raoc . brackley mid 50s , the depot was an old ww2 bomber airdrome , a hugh vehicle park , we had just about every british army vehicle from motorbikes to centurion tanks , even tank transports were enormous , scammel ,mack , diamond t , thornecroft antar , austin tilly you name it we had it , i believe there were upwards of 38 thousand vehicles on site , we had great fun cabbying along the runways in all sorts of vehicles , we even used to race in the old bren carriers , as far as vehicles go that depot was an education inb itself , but the biggest laugh was owing to the suez crisis fuel was on ration , now virtually every vehicles fuel tank had lots of petrol or derv in , a lot of senior and junior ncos made a lot of money ,there were lots of farmers needing fuel for tractors etc and plenty of civilians with cars , but the biggest customers was the yanks on surrounding air bases , we had one sgt in out mt section used to own a caddilac, but as is the way of human beings some got too greedy and s,i,b, took an interest , the bubble had to burst and a few were sent to colly and the mallet ,but for anybody interested in vehicles that was the place to see , , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: Army Vehicles - 1960s   23/11/2013, 16:47

Standard gear in 6 Armd Div 1952 - 56 KDG's if I remember correctly used them as recce vehicles.

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