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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 14:03 pm 
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couldnt help but share these...

Women testing a carbine at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
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Jan 01, 1942
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Woman firing a machine gun at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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Jan 01, 1942
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Testing a 30 cal. machine gun at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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Jan 01, 1942
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Woman firing a machine gun at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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Testing a 90 mm Anti-Aircraft gun at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 14:56 pm 
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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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I see a whole lot of new re-enactment impressions coming our way

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Watch this space....but with a British flavour...(WHDL)

Supposed to do it last year but it got canned at the last mo!

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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sadly they look like most of the women whom I've had test my weapon over the years


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We can't all be glamour girls!!!

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Great pic's........ :)

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Miss Spitfire wrote:
We can't all be glamour girls!!!



I'm sure you are Kate, don't ruin that vision of sussy clad WVS uniform for me now !!


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Just need an M9A1..... mmmmmm

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LAH 650 wrote:
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Just need an M9A1..... mmmmmm



sorry, just can't resist it......
the woman on the right with the proj looks like she has just mistakenly wandered into an Ann Summers party and had a giant purple Rampant Rabbit slapped in her hands!


Boo! :lol:


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but that one goes with a REAL bang!

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Oggy wrote:
BoomchickaWAWA!



" and where do you put this......"


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Oggy wrote:
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" and where do you put this......"

ooooooooer....

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In the chaos of battle, when the ground beneath your feet is a slurry of blood, puke, p**s and the entrails of friends and enemies alike, it's easy to turn to the gods for salvation. But it's soldiers who do the fighting, and soldiers who do the dying, and the gods never get their feet wet.

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on the imperial war museum site there is pictures of a test crew of ATS at one of the test ranges. Firing a 25 pounder

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