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Old 28-09-13, 18:22
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Hello, my name is Neil,and I live in Florida, USA. I was born in the UK, grew up in South Africa, lived in Guyana for five years and am now a US citizen. My father was in the RAF flying Lancasters, post WW2 and my grandfather was a sergeant in the RAC, 27th Lancers for the duration of WW2.

I guess it's my British heritage that makes me collect 1950's Triumph motorcycles, British service weapons (Snider onwards), and more recently, I acquired my first armored vehicle, a Daimler Ferret Mark 1 that was in Canadian service with the 8th Canadian Hussars. This vehicle has been in dry storage since being sold in 1981 and I'm in the process of doing a complete strip down and rebuild. I'm intending to return it to as close to the 1970's era as possible.

Thanks for letting me join the site.
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Old 28-09-13, 19:10
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Old 28-09-13, 21:14
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Welcome as well.

Would you know the CFR (registration numebr) of the ferret? We have one member here who is trying to keep a register of the location of all the ex-Cdn ferrets.
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Old 28-09-13, 21:46
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The car is 54-82531
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Old 06-10-13, 21:53
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Hello Neil, welcome to the forum.
Your firearm collection sounds interesting. Although I don't have them now, over the years I had great enjoyment from a collection of Martini Henrys and Enfields and a couple of SMLEs. I still feel the mystique whenever I hear or see mention of these fabled rifles particularly the M-H and its 577/450 shim brass cartridge. Terrific fun.

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Neil,

Great to chat the other night, so much in common it would seem.

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Old 07-10-13, 07:52
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Oh and thank you Neil for telling me about the other Canadian Ferret with side sloped hatches

I do so hope you will get back over there and see that one again and record what is left of it.

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