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Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

Hey everyone :) as a few of you will all know mines a late 44' contract raf sidecar combo originally from s7010.

I'm just wondering has anyone got any raf sidecar combo pics tucked away. Been going through the IWM website an google.

Mainly hunting for any with tank markings especially any starting with the number 9
Be great to see any anyone has though.

Thanks in advance,

Tom

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Re: Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

Just to add to this does anyone know if the raf bikes used the type c or type d roundel? :) or was there a year change between those.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

RAF roundels can be a whole subject itself. But as far as I can see the basic type A or D were used on vehicles and often painted on vehicle upper surfaces for recognition by aircraft before the allied star was used. Here are some motorcycle examples. Certainly the roundel was not always applied to RAF motorcycles....I've got more pictures without than with. Ron

RAF1-2

RAF4

RAF10

mil2

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Re: Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

Have a look on the WD16H and Big 4 website. I sent Rob a colour photo of an original RAF 16H fuel tank as painted during WW2 which I acquired in the 1970s from an Auxiliary Workshop where it had lay since being replaced on a 16H during the war due to leaking fuel. It even shows the attempt at camouflaging.

Rob has added the photo to his website archive.

Re: Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

Cheers Ron an Keith was actually just looking at that before really awesome!!
Some cracking pictures there Ron love looking at these period pictures.

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Re: Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

Have shown these snapshots on here before (2017-2018),the top one could be taken in Europe,it has a vokes filter,the ohter two are either western desert,middle east or India/Burma.



The above two photos have tank numbers starting with 1220.

Re: Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

Those are awesome thanks for showing Steve :)

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Re: Raf 16h sidecar combo pictures

Hi guys so as a few of you may have seen that I found out my Norton's RAF sidecar combo's original Erm number of 167554 really happy! Via Geoff Fletcher who does research with the Raf Museum he's got a few of the keycards, hoping once the museum re opens I'll be able to find out some more on her. It's ace that she's 103 or so from the one Steve posted with the Vokes.

Think the one Steve posted could be RAF Air Control in Germany :) maybe.

I've also seen another picture via one of the lads of one with the writing on the tank a few hundred before mine.
On the 2nd picture below the Norton sidecar in the middle has the text laid out exactly the same as the other picture I've seen of another 167 start number sidecar combo and what's interesting on this one that it has the Norton Logo which is the first sidecar combo I've seen with that. Similar font as well to the one steve posted in the desert as well.

Just gone through 4,000 pictures on the RAF archive another 31,000 to go!

Can't take credit for finding the first to Jan sent me those last night how cool are those!
Interestingly as well I've found a fair few pictures marked up as RAF Despatch Rider that are not available online looking forward to the museum opening attached a link to that found them when I realised the difference in spelling on the pics Jan sent me.

W.A.A.F. TECHNICIANS SERVE WITH THE R.A.F. FILM PRODUCTION UNIT : For story see CH.14171A W.A.A.F. TECHNICIANS SERVE WITH THE R.A.F. FILM PRODUCTION UNIT : For story see CH.14171A © CH 14180

AT A TACTICAL AIR FORCE STATION IN BRITAIN AT A TACTICAL AIR FORCE STATION IN BRITAIN © IWM (CH 1331

Managed to zoom the one below up a bit on my chromebook



AT A TACTICAL AIR FORCE STATION IN BRITAIN AT A TACTICAL AIR FORCE STATION IN BRITAIN © IWM (CH 13316)

forgot about this one (edit)

TRAINING R.A.F. MOTOR CYCLISTS TRAINING R.A.F. MOTOR CYCLISTS © IWM (CH 8424)

An Ariel for Ron
ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945. ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945. © IWM (CNA 1192)

The links to the ones I'm looking forward to checking out mentions a few Raf Dispatch riders across the war. Descriptions are quite interesting to read

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205604136

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205604309

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205643704

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205643725

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205618815

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205642303

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205642470

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205602857

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205643706

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205643726

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205602754

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205642992

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205602844

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205604313

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205641336

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205641370

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205627321

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205627334

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205627324

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205618892

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