I hope you two don't mind an ex cpl mt tech intruding
into your club house. Anyway I have, and I thought
you might like some of the pics that I took on my travels.
hope they are ok as they are nearly thirty years old. the
next last pic was the RAF Masirah MT/MTSS Mayday bondu
bash 1976, I'm the one at the front and right of the pic.
Good luck for the future.
Hamilton sent these 3 pictures from his time on 2MT circa '74,
the Portakabins were Nimrod Simulators used on recruiting
campaigns, he carried them all over the country.
on from the recent theme Noel
Davey sent this picture of 85 Sqn's Bloodhound display outfit.
believes the photo was taken in 1980/81 possibly at Clacton on
Westmancott sent this set of pictures detailing the move
of Bloodhound missiles, launchers and radar equipment to
the side loader driving was done by B class drivers, we would
also drive the RL when the need arose as well. Lennie
Capstick was our MT driver at the time I was there, he
drove the 10 tonner and took us to work in the bus, a truckie
through and through.
Loading cable drums
Packing the radars
Loading the RL
Missiles waiting to depart
Ready for the off, ....
.... on their way
MKII - SAGW website), added, the RAF Museum at Cosford
have restored a Lancer Side Loader. The side loader was being
left to deteriorate until they realised it can lift 7 tons!
IWM Duxford also have a side loader in store which has not
been restored. I also believe that The Lightning Preservation
Group at Bruntingthorpe use an ex Bloodhound side loader to
change engines on their Lightning.
A fully restored
Side Loader at the
RAF Museum Cosford
anyone have any information
regarding the incident at RAF Wildenrath (or was it Bruggen)
in the mid 70's when a crane toppled over whilst trying to
place a Bloodhound radar on to its plinth?
are a couple of pictures of tractors. The first one is of a 1960 Ford
Powermaster which I believe was used on Mildenhall Airforce base by our
American friends during the 1960's and 70's I would really love to see some
photographs of the tractor working. The other wee Grey Fergie I believe was
used on an Aircraft Carrier or Airfield in the UK, The tractor is a 1958 and
could have been around during the 1960's and 70's and I would love any info on
it or pictures. Many Thanks again from Scotland, and what an Excellent Site.