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    I think Normandy and the French coast is so...

    I think Normandy and the French coast is so littered with German debris, that the French Government and local Mayories have decided to leave everything in situ, in the hope it will fade...
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    I have PM'd Buccaneer, was messaging Simon...

    I have PM'd Buccaneer, was messaging Simon Pemberton yesterday, all's fine really busy in Germany, will get back to those seeking him on his return. ;)
  3. :lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol:
  4. I digress, but just as funny, but of course you...

    I digress, but just as funny, but of course you only do it once.
    During WW2 Paratroopers dropped through a hole in the floor in the early days, of course with a parachute on your back, you had to...
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    Thanks Roger. Buccaneer, As per my PM, and...

    Thanks Roger.

    Buccaneer,
    As per my PM, and for the attention of others:

    Simon Pemberton is the owner of Highwood Classic Arms.
    He has a busy day job, but he also enjoys his down time in his...
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    Geoff, Couldn't have been RAF mate, you would...

    Geoff,
    Couldn't have been RAF mate, you would have been stumbling over abandoned Brylcream jars :lol::lol:
  7. Thread: Savage Sniper

    by Gil Boyd
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    Bindi, You will of course know that OC109 was...

    Bindi,
    You will of course know that OC109 was sent to Donnington on the 28th March 1972 part of a delivery of 13 X L42A1's.
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    More than likely did, but if the gun emplacement...

    More than likely did, but if the gun emplacement was secure and the guns were still in tact, probably used in case of counter attack from the sea. Then if the position was likely to be overrun demo...
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    Well an interesting one..............the Navy...

    Well an interesting one..............the Navy used to have to have access to the front part of the barrel as it corroded in salt water at sea, even through the covers and often was replaced!
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    Bob, Yes I did identify that on a couple of...

    Bob,
    Yes I did identify that on a couple of other sites I put the photo up on, and commented that we were there in 1993 as the French contractors were busy with their blow torches cutting up the...
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    Certainly the secondary armament on a cruiser on...

    Certainly the secondary armament on a cruiser on port and starboard sides of WW1.

    From what relatives tell me ALL these gun implacements were called Bettungsschiessgerüst firing positions.
    These...
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    Geoff, Once they left us at Duxford on route to...

    Geoff,
    Once they left us at Duxford on route to Normandy on the 5th they went in a gaggle for various drop zones and timings.
    There were seven silver coloured commercial DC3's from South America....
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    Geoff, Brilliant images there and confirms the...

    Geoff,
    Brilliant images there and confirms the Ship guns and all look German to me from your stamp pics!! Some close calls by the look of them to especially that side swipe on the ships gun
    ...
  14. Saw the Pawn Stars shop in Las Vegas programme...

    Saw the Pawn Stars shop in Las Vegas programme last night where they bought an Indian in red and white looked a bit gordy.
    Went into his mates covertion shop in LA and came out decked in WW2 green...
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    Yeh right!!!:)

    Yeh right!!!:)
  16. As a comparison, I think my bike was a lighter...

    As a comparison, I think my bike was a lighter colour then on purchase, it is certainly Olive Drab now!
  17. Same colour as mine , but mine is 1995 :lol:

    Same colour as mine , but mine is 1995 :lol:
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    I think from memory these were ship built guns...

    I think from memory these were ship built guns housed along that stretch of the battery wall.
    Thanks Geoff looking forward to those mate.

    I often look at the original camera work taken beside the...
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    Geoff, Good to hear, probably because the gun is...

    Geoff,
    Good to hear, probably because the gun is in tact, albeit deactivated!!
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    This may help: ...

    This may help:

    https://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=455-Looking-to-complete-your-No4-or-L42-CES
  21. Thread: M85

    by Gil Boyd
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    Ari, There are a few about but I would suggest...

    Ari,

    There are a few about but I would suggest Richard at Devizes Guns here's the link:
    The Devizes Gunsmith and Gunshop - (RWS Engineering)

    Gil
  22. Thread: M85

    by Gil Boyd
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    Ari, I can confirm that Parker Hale M85 serial...

    Ari,
    I can confirm that Parker Hale M85 serial number 00282F was completed on the 27th April 1987, and built by Eddie Taff Chief Engineer.
    It fired a 14.5mm group @100 yards with 10 rounds.
    No...
  23. Thread: D-DAY IMAGE

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    D-DAY IMAGE

    This image always captures the terror as the ramp comes down and a German MMG team have the bead on the men behind it :crying:

    LEST WE FORGET - 75 YEARS AGO

    On D-Day, the Allies landed 156,000...
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    John I agree with that totally. A families choice...

    John I agree with that totally. A families choice and often through loss they feel the need to apply for medals that were never claimed.
    In 2016 though I remember a metal detectorist going over the...
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    They probably had to show the side of the rifle...

    They probably had to show the side of the rifle so that blue on blue didn't occur and they were clearly visible ;)
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