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  1. Sticky: 69/671 is the building extension on site 671 at...

    69/671 is the building extension on site 671 at Donnington which if you have ever been there will know it is a vast MOD storage facility, which stores from nuts and bolts to Challenger tanks!
  2. Sticky: Trog, Your proposed L42A1 rifle serial number...

    Trog,

    Your proposed L42A1 rifle serial number 12976 was one of 43 in the batch that was sent to Donnington on the 22nd December 1971 part of 69/671 UIN 405038/50.
    Thats all the info we hold.
    Gil
  3. Kev, Do you know whether Roy Shadbolt served in...

    Kev,
    Do you know whether Roy Shadbolt served in 22. Knew someone of that name in the 70's and its not a common surname either!
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    Roger, My first impression was a No32 Mk3 on...

    Roger,
    My first impression was a No32 Mk3 on first glance and I too would agree it looks definately like a Taylor Hobson family piece from around 44/45 but without any OS number or other marking it...
  5. Jim, Thats why I joined The Parachute Regiment...

    Jim,
    Thats why I joined The Parachute Regiment at 6 foot and left at 5'11" :lol:
  6. Any idea what a substantial thickness in leather...

    Any idea what a substantial thickness in leather like that case would house per chance for the Vickers?
  7. Thread: no4t

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    ...........................and its Sunday too...

    ...........................and its Sunday too :lol:
  8. Ford Sherington Ltd were a big Australian case...

    Ford Sherington Ltd were a big Australian case maker predominantly for Binos during WW2, however they also made cases like that for gun sights, so I would hedge my bets thats what it was for, the...
  9. Thread: no4t

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    A letter and number will be evident on the wrist...

    A letter and number will be evident on the wrist with the serial number beside it. Let us know what it says and we'll give you the answer in the absence of any photos!;)
  10. Yes when 3 PARA were based in Malta for three...

    Yes when 3 PARA were based in Malta for three years from 66-69 they regularly parachuted into Libya and major exercises followed.
    Noone knew just how useful that was to be 35 years later as nothing...
  11. Thread: no4t

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    Deer Hunter, I am sure there will be some...

    Deer Hunter,
    I am sure there will be some interest at the right price.
    If you could put up the numbers on the action showing the S and the Pinned scope side with the serial numbers on the scope and...
  12. Ironically, whilst I was there, I was invited to...

    Ironically, whilst I was there, I was invited to lunch at the Deputy Commissioners home of the Kenya Colonial Police, as it was then.
    He is no longer around but his wife, who is in her 80's is. ...
  13. Well we, believe we have the only living HERMES...

    Well we, believe we have the only living HERMES aircraft at Duxford. Is this the little fellow you refer to? The RAF did have a few in Transport Command

    VERY RARE! Handley Page Hermes - only one...
  14. Thanks John. Fascinating place. Sadly these days...

    Thanks John. Fascinating place. Sadly these days very corrupt but heyho. The weapons weren't listed perse for good reason made up of drain pipes and anything they could find to shoot, but I agree...
  15. Paul, Its either SIMBA: CLIPS FROM A MAUMAU...

    Paul,
    Its either SIMBA: CLIPS FROM A MAUMAU FILM SHOT IN KENYA IN 1955 - YouTube or this one Mau-Mau (1955) - IMDb

    ---------- Post added at 06:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:43 PM...
  16. MAU MAU REBELLION AGAINST BRITISH RULE 1954-1960

    Just returned from a visit to my son and his family who are currently staioned in Kenya.

    I have always been interested in the plight of this small African nation where the future Queen Elizabeth...
  17. Sticky: Lots of M86/M87's recorded sold to all Forces...

    Lots of M86/M87's recorded sold to all Forces especially Lincolnshire Police/Precision Sports/France/Metropolitan Police and West Midlands Police each in full detail either side of that number 02134C...
  18. Sticky: :lol::lol: Thanks mate for filling in. Apologies...

    :lol::lol: Thanks mate for filling in. Apologies I was away in deepest Africa visiting my son whose in the Army there so out of comms for a good few days.
    All sorted and answered absolutley spot on....
  19. Roger, Difficult to make out that stamp shown,...

    Roger,
    Difficult to make out that stamp shown, but on that basis if it was a John Dalglish & Sons of Glasgow, it would have an N92 stamp somewhere wouldn't it. or have I missed the plot?
    Is it...
  20. Thread: Kirk Douglas

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    "I'm SPARTACUS"

    "I'm SPARTACUS"
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    So the Mosquito outline and the De Havilland DH...

    So the Mosquito outline and the De Havilland DH Australia was a fairly wide supplying armoury?
  22. Many light years ago I have the actual listings...

    Many light years ago I have the actual listings for each pre cursor, so here its is from rough pieces of info:

    Its clear that after one or two letter prefixes, the same letter prefix's were used...
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    Are you running any Malware software like...

    Are you running any Malware software like Malwarebyte? Thats what that sounds like to me.
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    Every unit had its querky markings including...

    Every unit had its querky markings including colours for Companies and Battalions.
    Great to see Palestine markings on there 1946-1948 as well. I have seen a chest being carried as the British Army...
  25. ...............other than that a great holiday...

    ...............other than that a great holiday location :lol:

    Its God's sh** hole, any jungle is not meant for human entry, steaming location full of danger, especially Malaya
    where one has to...
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