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Cold War Photos.

Brotherton Lad

LE
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Last lot for today. Top left is Soviet and and the rest are East German Army:
 

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Matilda was an infantry tank.
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The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV Churchill was a British heavy infantry tank used in the Second World War, best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around tracks with multiple bogies, its ability to climb steep slopes, and its use as the basis of many specialist vehicles.

Is it an infantry tank if powered like the Flintstones car?
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
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I like the way your climbing up what looks like a wall. I became an expert tree climber and knew my favourite trees from Spandauer forest to Gross Gleinecke.
Mainly keeping an eye on the GKM. Sometimes we would be lucky and get to do a heli patrol and could look into the camps on the other side of the border. The ride back to Gatow was always interesting with a quick low flight over 'tits out' beach and teh obvious auto rotation drill for the newbies over the airfield.
Loved Berlin

It's the inside of a barn, probably 100km SW of Berlin (I suppose I should rotate the image, but just rotate your head ). I'm watching a Soviet convoy. Piccie taken by the senior WO2 in the Mission - had some cracking tours with that fellow. 22 SAS of Pebble Island fame in 1982. Lovely Catholic bloke from NI. QRIH.

In the winter we used to take the car into 'friendly' barns, take the car in and get a decent night's kip. I'd often tuck a miniature bottle of whisky away on a beam as a thank you.
 
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Donny

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I’ve mentioned it before, but in the early 80s UK and France put together a project team for a joint future MBT.
The question of a name cropped up. The UK delegate pointed out British tank names began with ‘C’ and felt the name ‘Crecy’ would be apt for this collaborative effort. :)
When Challenger 2 was still unnamed a wag in MOD suggested calling it ’Choirboy’, on the basis of what we expected Vickers would do to it... :)
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
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When Challenger 2 was still unnamed a wag in MOD suggested calling it ’Choirboy’, on the basis of what we expected Vickers would do to it... :)

Back in 1965 our choirmaster told the new vicar that he would not go anywhere near his charges, or else.
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
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OK, a few more Cold War piccies before bed-time:
 

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It's the inside of a barn, probably 100km SW of Berlin (I suppose I should rotate the image, but just rotate your head ). I'm watching a Soviet convoy. Piccie taken by the senior WO2 in the Mission - had some cracking tours with that fellow. 22 SAS of Pebble Island fame in 1982. Lovely Catholic bloke from NI. QRIH.

In the winter we used to take the car into 'friendly' barns, take the car in and get a decent night's kip. I'd often tuck a miniature bottle of whisky away on a beam as a thank you.

Any idea what became of that NI bloke later?
 

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