Good Lord Graeme!
This thread started a decade + ago! There was a war, countless bought and un-built kits, and a different trade for me in between!
I am still interested in this subject. It shows how robust our interests are.
The two black and white pictures are very interesting. I came across the RCD ones in various other sources. Have you noticed in the B/W pictures?
- The 30 Cal was on a tripod mount and tied down by a rope on the turret!
- each Sherman had a manpack radio while they have their own antenna. I guess that must be for range control safety net before the motorola days.
- The cap badge worn by the loader was the Armoured Fist; presumably he wasn't trade qualified. The crew commander's cap badge was barely visiable but very fade. I blew up the picture but still could not make it out. The shape is round-ish and is more like the Ontario Regiment then the Horse Guards.
- The crew command had a piece of camo material with him and again on his shoulder in the second picture. What was that and what pattern was that? CF issue or his own gucci kit?
- In the second picture judging by those classic "life firing range" poses I presume there were life ammo on board and yet the crew commander had a cigarette in his mouth! This picture is a perfect reference for those whose is good with figures for a diorama, sadly I am not.......
Thanks for pictures! Meaford looks as misersable as ever.
By the way, this is my first post here for over five years! Nice to be back.