The Black Tent

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Re: The Black Tent

Post by PJC 924 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:18 pm

Bulldog thanks for enlarging the picture, although its not clear I don't think that's him. The pictures from the long lost picture boxes were mostly taken by him, those of him were with beret...from what I can remember.

Thank you to everyone who's been trying to find something out on my behalf.

A lot of those pictures from Libya don't seem to open....I will hold from asking about any apprenticeship at the moment. Trevor Great information though, thank you.

Are there any official squadron or regimental photographs at all?

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Re: The Black Tent

Post by Bulldog » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:22 pm

Paul

This is a copy of the LAD notes 1955 Hawk the picture I sent was underneath this article


L.A.D. REME NOTES
THE L.A.D. takes this opportunity to wish Lt .-Col. and Mrs. Woodd an d
family all the best on leaving Sabratha, and to welcome Lt .-Col. and Mrs.
Allen. We hope that the Ministry of Supply will learn as much about Land
Rover modifications as we did .
The year opened with the Regiment taking an even further stride away from
horses in the change over from Comets to Centurions. The addition o f
stabiliser equipment led to a welcome increase in strength in the L .A.D. by th e
introduction of Cfn . Cook, Rowson, Roberts and Smith . One of the firs t
exercises with the new tanks was held along the coast, supposedly preventin g
the landing of aquatic tanks. When the enemy failed to put in an appearance
00 ZR 38 was sent out to rout them out, with disastrous consequences . I t
was unable to swim as well as its imaginary foes, but did provide som e
practical experience for those interested in recovery .
The annual range camp provided its share of incidents, not the least o f
which was when a Craftsman, unable to make his rifle fire, shouted " Rifl e
will not fire ." Captain English, who obviously understood the mechanism,
came to the rescue with some technical advice : " Push the safety catch forwar d
you idiot." The Craftsman is still blushing with shame, although he did pas s
his annual range course when told his pay was in jeopardy .

Dave D
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Re: The Black Tent

Post by PJC 924 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:28 am

My father was definitely into motor cycles so I would of thought so Bodge. He rode an Enfield on leave back home.

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Re: The Black Tent

Post by Bob_H » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:29 am

Just read that "The Black Tent" was a 1956 film so it might be worth trying a little later than we have so far. Try 1956-1957.
Owfen born and Warburtons bred :lol:

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Re: The Black Tent

Post by PJC 924 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:55 pm

I think the film was released in 1956....but not sure when the filming took place.

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Re: The Black Tent

Post by yorkydown » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:56 pm

Hi Bob I remeber the black tent being filmed, the tanks and half tracks were used to push the german convoy over the edge on Garian Pass, it seemed daft at the time, but of course you didnt see the half tracks pushing them over lol, also i lived in Tripoli and one morning hreard the wife talking to someone on the balcony at home and it was Anthony Steel and Donald Sinden taking pics of the Kings palace where i lived opposite, great to remem ber, sorry no photo"s Damn

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Re: The Black Tent

Post by yorkydown » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:54 am

Bob_H wrote:Good find David. We could also ask if the one in the centre is Bodge?

Here's another - 'B' Sqn LAD in Tripoli.
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i think the 1 in middle front is trooper Salmon, who lives in Canada

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