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    Lovely nostalgic picture of the REME recovery SCAMMELL. This one is an early version, the later ones were in the 05-BD serial number range. The one I remember well was 05 BD 90. It's in the correct post war colour of gloss deep bronze green too. But why o' why do people drape them with union jack flags......... We know it's Britishicon......., it's a Scammell!

    Will you send me a picture Big Boy....... it's my next screensaver after Bill Hollingers Jeep. Thanks

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    There was a total of three, that I had seen, the other two below, and a close up of one of them, will send pics.
    Have to take me hat of to these enthusiasts, a pleasure to see.



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    I was there on the Wednesday fetchingly clad in wellies and a tropical DPM jacket. It wasn't a vintage year but I picked up various odds and ends; mostly for the Britishicon webbing collection:

    RAF 1925 Pattern lower rucksack - £8
    1990 OD PLCE trauma pouch (unissued) - £4
    L1A1 SLR magazine (F60 marked) - £5
    1968 Pattern combat smock (size 8) - £10
    1980's Tropical DPM boonie hat (unissued) - £4
    Pair of WWII RAF 1937 Pattern cartridge carriers (unissued) - £10
    Pair of 1958 Pattern kidney pouches (early type – 1961 dated) - £5
    1958 Pattern left-hand ammo pouch (early type - 1966 dated) - £8.50
    WWI Frenchicon Citron-Foug grenade shell (rusty - fun mini-restoration project) - £5
    British 1960’s dated MP white Browning HP holster (WWII style – not 1958 Pattern type) - £5
    L1A1 SLR BFA - £8

    Probably the highlight is the rare 1925 Pattern lower rucksack for £8. I'd have probably found more things if I'd gone for a second day, but life gets in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    I'd have probably found more things if I'd gone for a second day, but life gets in the way.
    Sure need a few days to see everything, I was lucky this year as I,m working 40 mins away and was on the late shift. I hope to be camping there next year, last items I picked up was a patrol bag, it was to go along with the bergan, these are on the way to NZicon, to my Brothers mate.
    Picked up two Jungle carbine bayonets, both missing the Lock bolt/press stud, and one missing the muzzle ring, bolt and stud are an easy fix.

    One good thing looking at the vehicles led me to start looking again for a Lightweight Land Rover, always fancied a jeep but at todays price the wife and little one would be wearing rags for years to come, as it happens found a very reasonable priced Lightweight and picking it up at the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurrededge View Post
    picked up a few bits Wednesday, No 32 sight tin
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigduke6 View Post
    Sure need a few days to see everything
    In the past I've done two days as one day isn't enough to do the trader marker properly and see some of the displays. However, the arrival of son 2 last year has made a 2 day leave pass from the domestic manager rather harder to obtain. Still; give it a few years when he's more user friendly.

    Forgot to add: the friend I was with went again on the Thursday and got me a 1944 Pattern water bottle for £2 and a 1950's dated Britishicon Energa practice rifle grenade for £20. I have eclectic collecting tastes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    I have eclectic collecting tastes.
    Everyone to their own I say, I guess you hit the 3 pound webbing trailer at some point ?, I bought a 37 patt backpack ( if thats correct) to carry some of my gear around.
    Dont know if it was me but there seemed to be a lot of webbing about this year ?

    Regarding tastes etc had a crack with a guy before they opened the gates who collected parts from aircraft (mainly access panels from WW11 Germanicon aircraft), think he had a lot to do with excavations etc, but very interesting, the highlight of his first day was finding a excellent condition panel from a Heinkel (forgive the spelling if not correct) but think he was back to do a deal on ME109 drop tank!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigduke6 View Post
    Everyone to their own I say, I guess you hit the 3 pound webbing trailer at some point ?, I bought a 37 patt backpack ( if thats correct) to carry some of my gear around.
    If that's the trailer I'm thinking of, it was full of postwar Danishicon webbing which is mostly derived from Britishicon 1937 Pattern but with some homebrew tweaks. (The pile also included some postwar British made water bottle carriers derived from the 1944 Pattern design) I got a brand new, boxed greatcoat torch for my 5 year old son from that dealer for a paltry £2 and he's very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    If that's the trailer I'm thinking of, it was full of postwar Danishicon webbing which is mostly derived from Britishicon 1937 Pattern but with some homebrew tweaks. (The pile also included some postwar British made water bottle carriers derived from the 1944 Pattern design) I got a brand new, boxed greatcoat torch for my 5 year old son from that dealer for a paltry £2 and he's very happy with it.
    Thats the one, thought the backpacks were a bit strange with the added carry handle on top of the flap, the pile had certainly leveled out by Saturday. The trailer reminded me of a shop in Liverpool, it was a big Army/Navy stores, over about 5 floors, one floor was just surplus, they had everything.....


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