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  1. Sticky: Nigel, I can confirm that three rifles went to...

    Nigel,

    I can confirm that three rifles went to Warminster one for DEMO purposes as issued to Capt Harvison and the three below for replacement of the L42A1 trials, whether all three were used in...
  2. GERMAN BMW R12 PANZER DIVISION EASTERN FRONT

    Interesting photo of exhausted Wehrmacht troopers travelling in convoy on a BMW R12 and sidecar of the 2nd Motorcycle Infantry Company, 8th Panzer Division, somewhere on the Eastern Front in 1941.
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    John, So sad I missed one of those for my...

    John,

    So sad I missed one of those for my collection. You certainly brought them back from the dead there. Here's wishing!!
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    Hi Jae, As stated above I did a search on the...

    Hi Jae,
    As stated above I did a search on the first three numbers of each and the closes to yours was S33949.
    Clearly those records were burnt or destroyed like a lot of valuable history no P409's...
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    Rob, You can't rely on Royal Marines to do...

    Rob,
    You can't rely on Royal Marines to do tuition on a Ghillie suit in the photo, they think they are Batmen with a cloak like that, MUST be an officer :lol::bow::surrender:
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    I can as the holder of what is left of the Holy...

    I can as the holder of what is left of the Holy Grail which is Parker Hales recorded/tests history, I can confirm P, R & indeed S feature as pre stamps for the M82 Rifle.

    If you show the complete...
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    John, Swap you for a Carl Gustav Anti Tank gun...

    John,
    Swap you for a Carl Gustav Anti Tank gun 84mm "for the use of".......................for your sterling.........or anybody else for that matter.
    You never know when the hoards of Russian tanks...
  8. SO THIS IS WHATS CALLED AN ELEPHANT GUN??

    Looks like U.S Marines there humping the Elephant with a MMG tripod legs sprawled across its back...............why??? all I can say he must have been a deaf elelphant:madsmile:
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    Village next to Omaha Beach 1944 D-DAY +2 and...

    Village next to Omaha Beach 1944 D-DAY +2 and today from the same spot ;)
  10. Thread: New toy

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    The good old days when if, you were in the...

    The good old days when if, you were in the "Empire" you could go and stay without issues. Now to go and live in Oz you have to have 400,000 in the bank and an occupation booked up to go to, unless...
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    We have them coming to our showing of THEIRS IS...

    We have them coming to our showing of THEIRS IS THE GLORY film on Arnhem week in September.:thup:
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    Theirs money in my beret, especially if I say...

    Theirs money in my beret, especially if I say Monte wore it :lol:
    This hangs on the wall at 4 PARA Officers Mess and shows he was a keen supporter of The Parachute Regiment and the early days of L...
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    Geeram, You must have come to Duxford on...

    Geeram,
    You must have come to Duxford on occasion with Mark and company?
  14. Thread: New toy

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    We try to make people happy by taking them on...

    We try to make people happy by taking them on cruises especially in the 18th Century:lol:.
    Yes we tend to send all our excellent Military Officers south to you, they don't all come back, I know a...
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    We have a genuine German Para Helmet in the...

    We have a genuine German Para Helmet in the museum from the Battle for Crete valued at 40,000 with full provenance FYI
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    13 Bids.................7,000 :ugh:

    Historically Important British Paratroopers Beret Belonging to British Army Officer and Later Hollywood Actor, Lieutenant Richard Todd OBE, Who Served with 7th...
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    I have a few bits and pieces like that, but with...

    I have a few bits and pieces like that, but with confirmed provenance.
    One of which is a telescope owned by a high ranking officer in the Boar War which I put on this site some years ago.
    Its only...
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    Loads on that site all the time, all genuine ones...

    Loads on that site all the time, all genuine ones in MTP and DPM with clips.
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    Cinders, You lot are always blaming the...

    Cinders,
    You lot are always blaming the English.......................don't forget where you all came from...........Botany Bay and all that hisory :bow::lol:
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    Tom, Still there until the tide and the weather...

    Tom,
    Still there until the tide and the weather take them!!
  21. We went through lots of various airborne delivery...

    We went through lots of various airborne delivery of personal equipment into battle, and certainly lots of changes occurred during WW2 alone. Men jumped in with their sten guns under their chest...
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    Roy, We have all our Regimental Victoria Crosses...

    Roy,
    We have all our Regimental Victoria Crosses in a safe. As you say the copies are on show behind glass.
    This guy is not playing the historic game, he needs to make money out of what normally...
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    Agreed...............if he had signed a piece of...

    Agreed...............if he had signed a piece of paper to say it was his and as provenance before he died or supplied definitive proof of it through holes identification it might be worth that to a...
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    5000 starting price.
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    RICHARD TODD'S BERET

    Chatting this morning about the acquisition of Richard Todds beret for the Airborne Forces museum.
    I had a long chat with Richard in 2008 when the museum moved up to Duxford from Aldershot, and I am...
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