RAF Police vehicles

#21
I'll give the OP the benefit of the doubt by assuming it's for one of the Cold War fast jet groups; one of them even moved a Cold War QRA shed somewhere and occasionally do a Lightning scramble re-enactment.

Regards,
MM
I qualified my statement. I have great respect for some of the re-enactment groups The rest was in jest.
 
#22
I qualified my statement. I have great respect for some of the re-enactment groups The rest was in jest.
Apologies, I wasn't having a dig at you...I was just trying to think of at least one vaguely valid reason for wanting to pretend to be a Snowdrop!

Regards,
MM
 
#23
Apologies, I wasn't having a dig at you...I was just trying to think of at least one vaguely valid reason for wanting to pretend to be a Snowdrop!

Regards,
MM
No prob MM - I know where you were coming from - it's been a long day writing reports.

In fairness, if the OP rocked up in a car with the wrong kit or markings he'd be pulled apart by all the walts who claim to know better but would never be bothered to make any effort to recreating something. I saw it all the time at shows with the Military Vehicle Trust.

(but....RAF Police? Aren't there any majorette bands needing transport? :dance: )
 
#25
Do not begin to question the sanity of anyone who wants to walt around dressed as a snowdrop, it defies all logic and common sense.
Perhaps there is method in the madness. It is becoming harder and harder to get away with walting as a roughie toughie warry type so you have to lower the bar. Ok, so in this case it is lowering it to ground level right off the bat but the early bird and all that. It would be very sad to be outed as such in the national press though, perhaps that is the only caution I would advise.
 
#26
Perhaps there is method in the madness. It is becoming harder and harder to get away with walting as a roughie toughie warry type so you have to lower the bar. Ok, so in this case it is lowering it to ground level right off the bat but the early bird and all that. It would be very sad to be outed as such in the national press though, perhaps that is the only caution I would





Wallting at any level is indicative of peer envy, and a life lost, trying to emulate something not quite within their grasp, or outside their capabilities, its sad really, you don't see war Veterans dressing up and mincing about at county shows, old soldiers in blazers and regimental ties are acceptable, they earned the wright, but not the whole AFG 1137 ensemble, with 1033 add-on's, worn by blokes who have never served. There is nothing on gods good earth that could persuade me to wear a uniform again, under any circumstances. Once was enough.
 
#29
A friend and I would like to build up a RAF Police Vehicle for reenactment purpose. It should ne a Vauxhall from the 70's/80's. What we need were some pictures to know the colors and markings.
Regards
Michael
From personal experience, as a pad brat who scrumped apples from a group captain's garden orchard in Sussex, they used RAF blue bicycles, until HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd's royal visit to RAF Tangmere in 1959(?) when they suddenly acquired a 1958, series 2, Landrover.
 
#30
Apologies, I wasn't having a dig at you...I was just trying to think of at least one vaguely valid reason for wanting to pretend to be a Snowdrop!

Regards,
MM
Makes a refreshing change from people wanting to re-enact the Screaming Eagles or Waffen SS, though. Personally, I think that re-enactors depicting an MBLU would be good!!
 
#33
I once sold a 1960's Jaguar that went for television work.
I could see the use in re-creating something for that purpose. Quite profitable too
I hadn’t thought of the TV angle (although I’d only masquerade as a Rozzer on the radio!)!

Regards,
MM
 
#35
I once sold a 1960's Jaguar that went for television work.
I could see the use in re-creating something for that purpose. Quite profitable too
One of the subbies in the Mess at Larkhill was marrying a typical Gunner Wife (blonde, good school, big tits, horse mad, thick as pigshiit) - I ended up talking to her at a do and she told me her Dad had a business sourcing, doing up and supplying period vehicles to the TV and film industry. Apparently they'd ring up and say 'Rural Yorkshire 1970' or 'Newcastle 1949 and we need a fire engine' - She said he'd done very well out of it.
 
#36
...She said he'd done very well out of it.
One could say it had been a commercial Triumph then... :)

...oh, yes, that’s my 1970s sheepskin coat, thank you...

Regards,
MM
 
#37
A friend and I would like to build up a RAF Police Vehicle for reenactment purpose. It should ne a Vauxhall from the 70's/80's. What we need were some pictures to know the colors and markings.
Regards
Michael
Get yourself a German Shepherd Dog. Ask it what to do. You'll be the best RAFP reenactors on the circuit.

Obviously I'm assuming you've already got the poor personal hygiene and questionable interpersonal skills down.
 
#38
Not directly but I assume the armed aircraft and Q-sheds were guarded by the plods. However, I just used the Lightning gang as an example. The car may equally be for one of the 'night photo-shoots' of other types that some of these groups use to raise money.

Re-enactment is really not my thing so I've no idea what they want it for.

Regards,
MM
Never saw plod anywhere near a Q shed or Battle Flight HAS. A mate is involved in the black Mike restoration, quote from another mate was "You could never get the **** in overalls when he was in, can't get him out of them now."
 
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