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    :rofl: The one benefit of Covid has been this...

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    The one benefit of Covid has been this ludicrous story has been dormant for longer than it usually is before rearing its silly head again.
  2. Not sure what PAM stands for, but I've only seen...

    Not sure what PAM stands for, but I've only seen written that the very first contract purchase by the War Dept (prior to Lend-Lease of course) was direct with Auto-Ordnance and they were all Savage...
  3. Greece/Crete would seem the most likely looking...

    Greece/Crete would seem the most likely looking at the writing of the shop sign in the background.

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    It...
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    What a cluster***k....... :madsmile:

    What a cluster***k....... :madsmile:
  5. Thread: Pattern 37 Gear

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    Yeah, I wouldn't use newspaper. Ask friends...

    Yeah, I wouldn't use newspaper.

    Ask friends etc., to save old bubble wrap and other packaging they put in Amazon delivery boxes etc., and use that. Or just any old t-shirts or old tea towels etc...
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    Which was a No.4 action.

    Which was a No.4 action.
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    :lol: It gets worse when you start running...

    :lol:

    It gets worse when you start running around in it.....in itchy wool serge uniforms......wearing ammo boots :madsmile:

    Once you get it all adjusted correctly, it is OK, but its generally a...
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    The Tiger 1 they have isn't a real one from...

    The Tiger 1 they have isn't a real one from memory, it's a full size replica built for use in the film Fury.

    Their wonderful Panther V however, is very much the real deal, and IIRC a Normandy...
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    One of the guys in my rifle club here in UK, has...

    One of the guys in my rifle club here in UK, has just recently acquired a 1942 Mk.1* number 1L8661.
  10. Thread: Arnhem

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    I'm pretty sure it's only Capt Killick in the two...

    I'm pretty sure it's only Capt Killick in the two smaller photo's, i.e the one of him on the streets of Arnhem, and the one above it from a group photo.
    I don't think that is Capt Killick in the...
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    16 x Vickers MG live fire demo, Bisley UK

    Being just down the road from me, I popped down to Bisley on Sunday afternoon for the Vickers MG live fire demo to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the disbandment of the Machine Gun Corps.

    16...
  12. Thread: Arnhem

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    :lol: So, true.

    :lol:

    So, true.
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    The other interesting things in the photo of him...

    The other interesting things in the photo of him waking down the street in Arnhem, is the fact he's wearing a RAC dropped holster, as well as it highlighting the special Para version of the...
  14. Thread: Arnhem

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    Maybe more likely to have been Op Varsity rather...

    Maybe more likely to have been Op Varsity rather than Market Garden IMHO, if it indeed happened at all before VE Day?
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    Not ever heard that.........and I'd be astonished...

    Not ever heard that.........and I'd be astonished if it were true, as given that virtually none of the kit taken in, came out, they would have been captured by the Germans.

    Some of them went in...
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    They are Sten Mk.V's. Pretty much all of the...

    They are Sten Mk.V's.
    Pretty much all of the Sten's issued to 1st AB Div for OP Market Garden were the new Mk.V version.
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    But the tunic and smock material and the buttons...

    But the tunic and smock material and the buttons are all reproduced and have been for many years now.

    I've been collecting German/UK/US militaria for 30+ years and I've never seen anything other...
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    The stamp is 1944 to my eyes...... Which would...

    The stamp is 1944 to my eyes......

    Which would be more explainable as the SS Oak A pattern HBT material its made out of didn't exist in 1941.

    However, my gut feeling the holster is not original...
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    The world gained another airworthy Bf109 only...

    The world gained another airworthy Bf109 only last month, when Mid West Aero in Danville, IL finished the long restoration to airworthy of Bf109G-6 Wr.Nr 410077 which had been recovered largely...
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    There are also reports/rumours that Wayne Dawson...

    There are also reports/rumours that Wayne Dawson has the remains of Bf109 G-2 that was recovered from a crash site in Russia, in storage somewhere in New South Wales.
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    Its not a real 109, its a mock up replica, and a...

    Its not a real 109, its a mock up replica, and a poor one at that.

    However, the genuine Bf109G that is on display in the Australian War Memorial Museum in Canberra is very special, in that its the...
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    Lack of bounce-ability in old age, is largely why...

    Lack of bounce-ability in old age, is largely why I hung up my skid lid for good 5 years ago.......:surrender:
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    The Anderson my grandfather built in their back garden was still there when I was a kid in the 1960's...or rather, the bottom half of it was.

    My Mum, her older sister and their younger brother...
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    I don't think it saw post war service, as was in...

    I don't think it saw post war service, as was in storage from 1945 until being sold surplus along with thousands of other ex-WD bikes in 1948-9.
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    And during WW2, Jeeps were classified as...

    And during WW2, Jeeps were classified as motorcars with a M prefix number, as trucks were Z prefix, lorries were L prefix, ambulances were A prefix and motorcycles were C prefix.

    My BSA WDM20...
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