A photographic history of the RAC - Tanks not car recovery!

Discussion in 'RAC' started by Arthur3bums, May 9, 2009.

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  1. Okay guys
    Whether it be JLR or Adult units.
    Why not share the pictures that mean most to you and maybe spark so many memories of our lives on tanks from whenever to now - EVERYONE likes looking at photos so let's share our memories?
    I'll start off with a couple photos
    9 Troop 3 RTR disembarking from RFA Sir Lancelot at Esjberg on Ex Bold Guard 1978.
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    First ever issue of camnets in Batus I think 1978/79 - a lack of branches or trees in general making it a little dodgy keeping the nets off the vehicle.
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    MedMan 7 in the 80s, apparently first one ever where they decided we should go out on the area -42c with wind chill factor!
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  2. Bays Comet. Italy 1946.
     

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  3. Bays 'Panzer' starring in that great non Oscar winning epic with Victor Mature......"No Time To Die" :roll: 1954?
     

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  4. Ron Marsh Panzer driver! "No Time to Die".
    And 1st'KDG. Alecto in Sea of Gallalee 1947.
     

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  5. Knocked out tank on Tocra Pass, Libya.
    "Translation. "American Tank,British Crew, Italian Bomb(explosion), Some Chicken.
    Rusting Panzer on Barce Plain.1947.
     

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  6. Bays Comet , Fanara Egypt,July 47.(note new Rhino Div sign.)
    Farewell Parade, Quassassin, Egypt, Sept.47. 2nd.Armd Bgd. 1st.Armd.Div.' tanks in line, Bays,9th.Lancers, 4th & 6th.RTR.
     

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  7. 2 Troop,C Sqn.11 Hussars. Ex Deep South,'62.
     

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  8. 2 Troop,C Sqn.11 Hussars. Ex Deep South,'62.
     

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  9. Technical question - wossat wheelie thing on the back. Just interested.
     
  10. It is called a 'Monotrailor' and it was for carrying extra fuel, HTH.
     
  11. Yeah,Mk 6 Cents fitted with monotrailers at the time,to be replaced with 100 gallon rear fuel tank welded onto back a couple of years later.Had a few accidents with monotrailers,especially when wheel dropped into trench if you were in high reverse!They were fitted with small explosive charge to ditch them in a hurry should the need ever arise.(Thankfully,never.)
     
  12. Few more pics for you, sort em out.
    Comet in dock.Palmanova. Italy 46.
    Trainee Gunfitters at Lulworth.
    Sheeted up KDG Alecto at Benghazi.47.
    Alectos. 'C' Sqd. 1st KDG at Barce.Libya.47.
     

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  13. Two more pics, don't anyone else have any?
    Glyn Evans , KDG with Stag Hound in Palestine 46.
    Late old mate, Walter Haywood, KDG in Italy 44.
     

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  14. Id put some up, but still after all this time on arrse, i aint a clue on how?
     
  15. I was under the impression that the Alecto (SPG based on the Tetrach / Harry Hopkins light tank chassis) never went into series production as they realised that the waffer thin armour would likely make them death traps, so these images of them in service post WWII are fascinating.