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Which war does this belong too??? - 1/31/2006 3:34:40 PM   
omegaall


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Its British...

Big question which war and which service ??
Ok sort of obvious.




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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 1/31/2006 4:07:41 PM   
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Vickers AC in the Desert?? is this a Recci question?? RT
HOLY Carp as in fishy how I first jumped to vicers when it a rolls roice??

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 1/31/2006 4:51:53 PM   
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Ok its a Rolls Royce AC armed with a .303 Vickers MG.

Just like the comms system of flags..

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 1/31/2006 7:07:38 PM   
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My guess, WWI (1918ish), British drive to Damascus.

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 1/31/2006 8:55:48 PM   
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WW2, Wavell's (really O'Conners) offensive. Also known as Operation Compass. It began as an extended raid against the Italians. It eventally climaxed at Beda Fomm with the distruction of the Italian 10th Army.

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 12:41:19 AM   
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Actually, according to flag signals, these vehicles are approaching a camp. The left shown flags means "form a camp".
But I might be wrong on that.

Well, you said its British hence this would exclude any ANZAC formation.

I was looking at the colonial helmets and the head lights of the vehicles.

Actually the helmets would exclude an early WWII event, and the head light would exclude a WWI action, I saw pics of these armoured cars at Gallipoli, in Fiandres and even in Dublin but they hadn't those head lights.

Hence I guess we are talking about late 20's or 30's in the Middle East (Syria, Palestine or even Iraq).

And since the Rolls Royce were "officially" phased out by the Royal Army in 1922 I guess those might be RAF personnel.

This is my guess, but I might be totally wrong!

Come on Omega, tell us!

Mau Fox.

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 2:03:13 AM   
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Similar period.. different vehicle though..

Note lewis MG on turret !!






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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 2:24:41 AM   
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mmm ... 1920's British Repression in Iraq.

I insist, Royal Air Force personnel.

Mau Fox.

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 6:18:35 AM   
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Well,the Royal Navy ran some RR ACs in Central Asia after WWI...but...hmmmm

The second picture shows the spare tire on the right side of the vehicle, which to me means RR silver ghost. The shape of the turret is distinctly RR AC.

This can't be the Indian RR version deployed after WWI, as that turret was changed and increased to include 4 guns, one pointing in each direction.

Well, you got me, O. I know that the RR AC was also used briefly in WWII.

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 2:17:34 PM   
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To save brain panic...

Picture 1:
Taken Sep 1940. It is a section of AC used by the RAf for convoy escort and Aerodrome defence.

Picture 2:
Dec 1941. It is an AC named "Shellback". This was taken in the Western Desert. Again its an RAF AC. The Officer is the Vehicle Commander.
It could not be Army dressed like that anyway!

These vehicles served in Syria and Iraq.


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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 3:44:09 PM   
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Cool pics Omega!

Well, it seems I missed the theatre but the RAF personnel was right.

Only RAF troops could wear those moustaches!

Ciao!

Mau Fox.

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 5:21:55 PM   
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LOL, not even close....I should have looked at those headlights as Mau Fox pointed out. This was fun!

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/1/2006 7:47:46 PM   
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Also check tires. WWI era cars srill had round tread tires.

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RE: Which war does this belong too??? - 2/2/2006 4:48:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Afrika Korps

LOL, not even close....I should have looked at those headlights as Mau Fox pointed out. This was fun!


Don't worry I have a few others that are more "fun"...

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