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Old 24-01-09, 14:43
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Hi everyone

Sometime ago I obtained an old photo album full of tracked armour and thought I would share some of the photos with you.

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Old 24-01-09, 14:45
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And some more

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Old 25-01-09, 10:47
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... wow, excellent pics. When and where were they taken? North Africa 1943? Any Blitzes in that photo album?
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Old 25-01-09, 12:26
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... wow, excellent pics. When and where were they taken? North Africa 1943? Any Blitzes in that photo album?
The last two are in Australia. The 6X6 armoured car is an Australian Marmon-Herrington Armoured Command Vehicle, one of two pilot vehicles built.
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Old 06-03-09, 15:43
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Hi guys

Had some spare time and thought I would include a few more, some photos have captions, contact me for the details.

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Old 06-03-09, 15:46
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A few more

Some additional info on the second photo,

Matilda 91019 tank men in southern Bouganville digging in for the night as a protection against Japanese shelling. Left to Right, Tpr. R.W. Brown of Hobart, and Tpr. L.M.O'sullivan of Morphett Vale.
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Old 06-03-09, 15:58
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G'day
will try and include some info shortly

some additional info on the matilda,

TDN 93900 Australian infantrymen inspectin a matilda tank knocked out by Japs on Bougainville. Left to Right; Lance Corporal R.J.Chambers, (Melbourne) and Corporal J. Stopford (Sydney)

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Old 06-03-09, 16:06
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Still more if you are intrested !

Some intresting shots
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Old 07-03-09, 00:35
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Hi Matt,

Great photos thanks for posting.
Any idea which regiments Kookaburra and Cossack belong to?
I have T72908 in my WD database but nothing in the unit field. Any additional info would be a help.

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Old 07-03-09, 01:28
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Great photos thanks for posting.
Any idea which regiments Kookaburra and Cossack belong to?
Kevin,

Kookaburra served with 1st Light Tank Company, Australian Tank Corps in the Sydney area. It is a MkVIa Light Tank. British WD no. T1798, UK Reg. no. CMM982 and Australian Army no. T278
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Old 07-03-09, 01:53
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Great photos indeed Matt.
Any dates ?
Some of the latter look post war, late 40's? Thinking of the ones that appear to be at a demo day, and is that an early Centurion?
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Old 07-03-09, 12:45
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On the back of the photo it details:

"A Sqn 2/7 Div Cav Regt training at Redbank Qld 1940"

Nothing is recorded on the back of "Cossack"

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Old 07-03-09, 13:10
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Great photos indeed Matt.
Any dates ?
Some of the latter look post war, late 40's? Thinking of the ones that appear to be at a demo day, and is that an early Centurion?
Rich
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Looks like a live firing display with air support as well, Unsure were it is ??, The Cents look Pre vietnam with A barrels and no mods.
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Old 07-03-09, 13:15
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Some more photos but no info available, although the M113 in the street
has "29/10/77" on the back.
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Old 07-03-09, 13:22
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Some intresting vehicles in the first photo,
No info on the backs

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Old 07-03-09, 13:25
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Last ones

Intresting photos for Matilda owners out there, No info on the backs

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On the back of the photo it details:

"A Sqn 2/7 Div Cav Regt training at Redbank Qld 1940"

Re. Kookaburra, thanks Matt,

Your photo actually shows "1 ATC" above the serial number, on the side of the hull. The batch of ten of these light tanks were originally delivered to 1st and 2nd Light Tank Companies in NSW and Victoria respectively, having five each. My interest in these was the involvment in the restoration of another of this batch, "Platypus" and I have been able to find quite a bit of information on them. I would be interested to see photos of any more of these, if you find them.
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Some intresting vehicles in the first photo,
Matt,

That first photo......in the background, to the left of the M113, looks remarkably like a British jerrican filling machine on a Sentinel trailer. I remember some of these being base overhauled at REME workshops, where I worked at the time. They were nicknamed "the Magic Roundabout". A rare piece of equipment and I was not aware that other armies had them as well.
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Old 08-03-09, 13:58
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What an amazing find/purchase. It's like an illustrated history of Australian armour.
Thank you for sharing Matt.

Was there anything on the back of the Japanese type 95 Ha-go picture?
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Old 11-03-09, 13:11
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G'day Ryan

Nothing on the back.

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