Jon's Family Photos Palestine/Egypt

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by von Poop, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Jon popped up on Twitter wanting to share pictures from this fine album (via his Grandfather's cousin) of RRs, Lanchesters, Pith helmets etc.
    I suggested they might go down quite well here, so he's kindly encouraged the sharing, and says will join with more later.

    Personally, I think they're crackers:

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  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Sadly Bovington's vehicle info pages seem to be a bit of a mess at the moment.
    Hopefully just some work going on.

    Looking on the Mushroom lists, HMAC Bisley is listed so:
    Plainly not an RR here, so that's one question possibly answered... Though I don't know how much names were re-used.

    Kevin says he spotted a Bisley name on the Pith thread, but the photo seems to have disappeared:
    Armoured Cars, Tanks, Other Vehicles... & Pith Helmets.
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Looking in Fletcher's 'Mechanised Force'.
    p.103 This looks suspiciously like Bisley under a magnifying glass:

    "A few of the big Lanchester armoured cars were supplied for troop evaluation, the five six-wheeled Crossleys arrived too, in 1933" Which might explain the album miss-name.

    They were not apparently popular. 11th Hussars said to have eventually garaged & ignored.

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