WWI anti aircraft battery

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WWI anti aircraft battery

Postby Grymm » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:56 pm

WWI AA battery of the RGA, circa 1919 just before demob

B Battery but I forgot to put anything else down, Mem Sahib's Grandfather is in the somewhere.
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Re: WWI anti aircraft battery

Postby Grymm » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:58 pm

A & B Batt this time.
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Re: WWI anti aircraft battery

Postby Lord Byron » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:19 am

Nice photo's - I wondered if they were Thornycroft "J" type lorries in the AA role from the first photo, and the second very helpfully has the radiators with "Thornycroft" clearly showing! :D There is a "J" type that survives in its original AA configuration that can be seen at Duxford:

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Re: WWI anti aircraft battery

Postby 7thLeicesters » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:45 pm

Very nice, the Thornycrofts were built close to where I work. Interesting camouflage scheme, if you see them in any it's usually a three tone camouflage scheme (although this could still be three tone, but again in a different scheme to what i've seen previously). Does rather look like the camouflage schemes differ between photographs too....


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Postby 7thLeicesters » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:49 pm

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Poking around the engine of a 1:1 scale version


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Re: WWI anti aircraft battery

Postby Dixie » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:57 pm

Nice pictures.
Interesting to know the history of the lonely Jock in the first picture


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