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Old 08-10-18, 17:24
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I think itís a Ford, Hanno. The mirror arm shadow heads to a point between the driverís door hinges rather than to the top hinge assembly.

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Old 08-10-18, 19:21
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I think it’s a Ford, Hanno. The mirror arm shadow heads to a point between the driver’s door hinges rather than to the top hinge assembly
Agree, that's a Ford spring bumper too.
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I think itís a Ford, Hanno. The mirror arm shadow heads to a point between the driverís door hinges rather than to the top hinge assembly.
Most certainly a Ford - I merely quoted the caption in the archive. See link here: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...611#post251611

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Old 08-10-18, 22:46
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Most certainly a Ford - I merely quoted the caption in the archive. See link here: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/sh...611#post251611
I knew YOU would know Hanno lol.
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Here is an article scan from the Australian "The War Cry" periodical of The Salvation Army about Ken Smith's Australian Comforts Fund/Salvation Army Jeep. Based on my research this is one of only approximately 36 such vehicles.

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Old 06-12-18, 14:06
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A Commer based canteen with the food flying squad and a converted car based in London, not sure of the make of car but one from the upper class I would say
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I forgot how to include more than one image but here is the car based canteen
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Old 06-12-18, 16:17
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The Salvation Army supported the Canadian military in Germany from the 1950s until the close-out in 1994. Here is an image from 1991.

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Old 09-12-18, 03:58
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Ed,

Thank you for that photo. I'm working on an article right now and had to amend my dates. In the SA archives in Toronto I found many photos from the 60's of support in Germany. Somewhere I got it in my head that the welfare work in Germany concluded in the 60's.

Also is that a 4x4 VW with a raised roof, ie "locally procured" or is that a Canadian built vehicle? I know the US Army over there had some Vanagons. They are pretty rare now. I don't think they were ever very common.

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Old 09-12-18, 04:41
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It certainly looks like a VW Vanagon. My guess is that it was locally procured although I have no idea what arrangement was made between the Salvation Army and the Canadian Forces with respect to maintenance and fuel or just how much freedom of movement they had within military lines or the Brigade training areas.
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A Commer based canteen with the food flying squad and a converted car based in London, not sure of the make of car but one from the upper class I would say
That's a lovely picture, Les. Does anyone know more about the colours of these "Food flying squad" vehicles? I have seen a small die cast scale model that was I believe tan with lightgrey.....any thoughts if this could be correct or not?

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It certainly looks like a VW Vanagon. My guess is that it was locally procured although I have no idea what arrangement was made between the Salvation Army and the Canadian Forces with respect to maintenance and fuel or just how much freedom of movement they had within military lines or the Brigade training areas.
Looks to be a blackout lamp on the front bumper? I suppose the the vehicle was at least configured for deploying to forward areas if the need arose.

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