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Old 11-01-14, 16:51
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Did anybody notice the markings on the CMP, second up, from the lower right-hand corner of the photo? They are those of the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment (1 CACR), the KANGAROOS. Note the stylized maple leaf, on which the Arm of Service (AoS) marking is centrally located, this was common on softskins of the regiment (see attached thumbnail).
Mark,

Yes, Bill Miller did a few years ago when this photo was first posted on MLU. When I was in Canada the last time he showed me the print he got from the Dutch archives after he just asked politely for it.

You have a sharp eye spotting these unusual markings!

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Old 11-01-14, 17:06
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I found these in an old photo album of my mothers. They are from the late 1940's early 1950's stringing power lines for the Ontario Hydro Power Commission in northern Ontario .
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Old 31-01-14, 00:03
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Testing...

Not a CMP but another postwar interesting vehicle to use for the new photo posting thingie.

Edit: Much better Hanno and I think all will enjoy the larger display when you click on the thumbnail.
Thanks very much for the "tune-up".

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Old 28-02-14, 11:27
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CMP's by the acre in post war British government sale -


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Old 19-08-16, 10:33
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A fellow I know was a house remover in the 50s to 70s. Guess what his choice of vehicle was!
Could you imagine being allowed to carry such a heavy, potentially unstable (and dangerous) load as this, these days? The road in the photo is a back woods country piece of crap with nearly sheer drop of about 20 feet each side of the 'road'. This photo was taken back in the 60s, and the roads were shocking back then..........and still are!!
There are more interesting photos, showing his other vehicles, but I don't have ability to copy those yet.
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Old 19-08-16, 12:39
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Default Great shot Tony

That's a lot of house for 85 wee horses to move around. Jan's dad Hugh Thompson moved a lot of buildings and other things with Ford CMPs during his working life too.
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Old 19-08-16, 22:25
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Surely helps understanding exactly WHY we sometimes see damaged chassis and broken springs, doesn't it! Poor old thing, dragging that house along, up and down all sorts of roads and gradients. Hope they kept the brakes in good shape.

Unfortunately, the driver and business owner, now has dementia, and can't even speak a word. Just lays there in a soft, pressure relieving, reclining chair. A glimpse of the aging process that awaits us all.

I want to photograph some of his other CMP moments of the past, when I get the chance. He also used a Chevrolet or dodge six wheeler for house removal. The chaps Wife did offer to try to get copies of the applicable images, but I declined. She is also very elderly, and it would be a big job for her, so I will take photos of the originals, which are part of his 'wall of life' display on the wall of his room.
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Old 20-08-16, 00:49
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Pictures like this are fascinating, what would interest me is what has been done to support the load, there is never photos of under the house.
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Old 20-08-16, 01:51
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Interesting to see the Dehavilland Mosquito in the background of the right hand photo of post 28.
These photos sure raise many intriguing questions.

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Old 20-08-16, 03:43
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Did anybody notice the markings on the CMP, second up, from the lower right-hand corner of the photo?... )
I like the horseshoe on the nearest vehicle. I suppose the staff wallahs turned a blind eye to this sort of thing as anything that soldiers thought would help them make it through the war was permissible.
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Old 20-08-16, 07:04
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Here is a photo that was for sale on Epay a while ago
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Old 21-08-16, 10:30
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Here is a photo that was for sale on Epay a while ago
From the NZ National Archives...

Ref: DA-04682-F
A New Zealand military truck after crossing the Sangro River, Italy.
C H Lawrence (Auckland) and F Ross (Auckland) are on the front of the truck, with another man behind the wheel. A large stylised tiki, carved out of wood, is tied to the radiator grill. Photograph taken circa 29 nov 1943, by G Kaye.

I hate the B'stards who pluck these photos from public sources, and offer them for sale as if they were their own. Had a few unpublished ones stolen from my own website that I've found up for sale before.



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Old 22-08-16, 07:54
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Here,s another that was on Epay recently.
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Default CMP Water Bowsers

Picked these up the other day, and thought folks might like to see them. My suspicion is that these are post war, based on the light colour scheme and absence of markings. Unusual to see so many water bowsers together, especially with the late model Thompson Bros. british water tanks fitted. Also what looks like a Bedford QL at the back of photo 3.

The third (and possibly seventh) truck along in photo 3 looks like it may have the earlier oval pattern british tank fitted?

Not sure of the location. The second truck in photo 3 has a registration plate fitted. I believe 'CD' used to be the registration code for Brighton, on Britain's south coast. But the letter/number format seems odd. Could they be trade plates?

They all show some text written on the windscreen, but I can't make it out. Could be my eyes, but it looks like the headlight glass is missing?

Wonder where all those water filters and hand pumps ended up?!

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Old 07-11-18, 23:33
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Wonderful photos! I think that is a "trade plate" aka a dealers plate here. Looks like the south downs in the background so Sussex is probably right!
I suspect that they simply removed the blackout metal inserts from the headlamps, hence the slight gap being apparent?
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Old 08-11-18, 01:12
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There was a war surplus vehicle dealer at Brighton after the war and I seem to recollect from photos I have seen in the past that they refurbished trucks. I think the name was something like Premier Motors, but can't be sure. The Trade Plate is a Brighton issue. This could be a batch of vehicles prepared for the United Nations for aid in Europe.
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Old 08-11-18, 01:18
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Would that large stone pillar with the carved crest near the top at the road side help narrow down the actual location? Might be some form of marker which, judging by the weathering, had been there for a while.

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Old 08-11-18, 01:23
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Would that large stone pillar with the carved crest near the top at the road side help narrow down the actual location? Might be some form of marker which, judging by the weathering, had been there for a while.

David
David,
The pillar is what is known as the Patcham Pylon on the A23 London to Brighton road, just north of Brighton.
See here for details:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patcham_Pylon

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Old 08-11-18, 02:05
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Thanks for that reference, Richard.

In the current photo on the Wiki site, the pylon in the old photo is clearly the one on the right side. Interesting ‘Then and Now’ with regards to how the trees in the background have all matured.

Cheers,

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Old 08-11-18, 14:43
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There was a war surplus vehicle dealer at Brighton after the war and I seem to recollect from photos I have seen in the past that they refurbished trucks. I think the name was something like Premier Motors, but can't be sure. The Trade Plate is a Brighton issue. This could be a batch of vehicles prepared for the United Nations for aid in Europe.
Could well be right Richard, the vehicle dealer you are thinking of could well have been part of the Premier Group which had 15 depots both in Britain and on the Continent selling both vehicles and parts.

The headquarters of the group was located in Hanworth Lane Chertsey Surrey and as can be seen from the photo of the inner page of the 1953 catalogue the list of vehicles is both comprehensive and impressive.

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