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  1. . Bill Millin D-Day piper . . . . . . . . Just re-found this shot of Bill Millin taken on one of our 1970's vehicle trips to Normandy. Our first tour was the 1974 30th anniversary of D-Day, approximately two hundred wartime vehicles took part in that first commemoration tour. A colour image of Bill taken in the 1940's, Bill was a very kind and caring person who had time and a smile for everyone he met. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 01 2020. . .
  2. . Hi Powerhouse, Welcome & Thanks , I had a feeling it was something familiar to me but went with the vehicle tensioner chains idea. However a German vehicle collecting friend in the UK has since identified it for me and put in a request that I donate it to him. . . . . . . funny how many friends I have at times . . . . . . . . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 30 2020. .
  3. . Hi Rene, well seeing as you like the truck with the crane on the back take a look at this video clip on Youtube showing British and American military trucks in use in post-war Holland, lots of cranes and lots of adapted vehicles. here's some Double-Dutch for you, a US truck and a US aircraft in Dutch use . . . . . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfEPdNgKo_4&fbclid=IwAR14ooHum9PQ6sVHY943zmxwVWb70GnR9PqSLLaALDxiuHUTfJUyo01hNw8 Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 01 2020. .
  4. . More Gifts Monday . . . . . ( well it almost rhymes ) The hook was in the ammo can, I believe it might be a chain tensioner hook used in chaining down heavy equipment on road or rail transport. The lid of the ammo can is missing, the gas-can is 42 dated, can't see any holes in it . . . . . . . . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 30 2020. .
  5. . Hi Mikie, thanks a very quick photo back in the day with an old camera, no cell phone cameras then. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 30 2020. .
  6. . Hi 517th, you were probably in junior school when Zeppelin used to use the farm for writing songs . . . . . . . Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 29 2020. .
  7. . Hi 517th, there was at least one Jeep and one Dodge weapons carrier circling around, the Jeep led the first grand parade down the course. Doubt Mr Sparks was there when we spoke with the organisers they were disappointed how many British entrants had to withdraw because of the the lockdown of the ferries. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 29 2020. .
  8. . Hi Mikie, a couple of ' drop-tank ' racers during the grand parade down the course . . . . . . . there were less people over the other side of the track as it required walking a long circuit of the course to get there. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 29 2020. .
  9. . Hi Mikie, yes we were really pleased that it went ahead, it would have been such a shame for the year long planning that the organisers made if it were cancelled. As you say almost 99% of people had a mask on . . . . . . an original RAF Irving jacket seen in this photo. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 29 2020. .
  10. . Hi Rene & Kat, sorry I couldn't get any closer shot of this second breakdown truck at the show. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 29 2020. .
  11. . Hi Para, thanks very much for a very interesting link to the Arnhem tour . . . . over the years I have spent many happy hours, days, weeks around Arnhem and the area with friendly Dutch collectors and vehicle owners. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 29 2020. .
  12. . Hi Rene, another break-down truck appeared on theSaturday I will see if I have a shot of it and post later. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 28 2020. . . . .
  13. . Hi David, On the Saturday we thought there could have been a couple of hundred cars and as many motorcycles. There was lots of stuff that turned up but hadn't booked into the event so cars were parked all over the area. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 28 2020. .
  14. . Hi Kat, we returned for the Saturdays events and there were many many more cars there, mainly just regular American street cars. here's a shot off the start line taken by my friend Mike. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 28 2020. .
  15. . UK friends Jeeping weekend . . . . . . about two weekends ago a bunch of UK Jeeping friends got together for a Jeeping-Camping weekend, one of the days they drove a few mile down to the coast and sat looking out to sea over the white cliffs of Dover. Well the following week a very large chunk of the white cliffs started breaking away to crash into the sea below. The Jeeps were parked in the spot of the two cars seen in the second photo and the cliff breaking away a few hundred yards away. Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, September 25 2020.
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