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  1. Didn't know there was a Japanese made repro? ...

    Didn't know there was a Japanese made repro?

    The Meopta are close to being a new-build original, in that Meopta was the post-WW2 company formed from several pre-WW2 and WW2 era companies which...
  2. Thread: On the move.

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    But Warspite had the most battle honours of any...

    But Warspite had the most battle honours of any Royal Navy ship and was also a WW1 era QE class, so perhaps the Grand Old Lady should have been the one picked.
    I'd still have picked KGV though...
  3. Thread: On the move.

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    KGV would have been the one to have preserved...

    KGV would have been the one to have preserved there.
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    She did indeed, my late father who did 5 years...

    She did indeed, my late father who did 5 years with Met Royality Protection had a few stories about her sense of humour.

    A real end of an era :(
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    They're from t'other side of pond though, so...

    They're from t'other side of pond though, so doesn't count regarding old British Engineering practices ;)
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    Would they used the letter O though? In my old...

    Would they used the letter O though?
    In my old engineering days, we never used the letters I, O & Q as prefix's because they could be misread as zero, one and zero.
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    :rofl: The one benefit of Covid has been this...

    :rofl:

    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.
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    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...
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    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.

    ---------- Post added at 07:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:45 PM ----------



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

    What a cluster***k....... :madsmile:
  11. 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.
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
  20. 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?
  21. Thread: Arnhem

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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...
  22. Thread: Arnhem

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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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