Dunkirk Operation Dynamo Evacuation Beaches

Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One other original photo from my collection. You can see two buses in this photo.
    Keith
    bus  bef 1940.jpg
     
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  2. billh35

    billh35 Member

    Thank you! The front one is an AEC Regal which looks like it may have had the civilian registration ED 8682?
     
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  3. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Memory cells are fading :) but somewhere on the web there is film of BEF troops disembarking at a French Port ( Cherbourg maybe ) and there are quite a few British half cab coaches on the quayside in military colours.
    I wonder if somewhere in Kew there is a list of all the 1000's of civilian cars , trucks buses and motorcycles that were requisitioned for the BEF ?
     
  4. billh35

    billh35 Member

    There must be somewhere. I have tried looking it for it in the past without success.
     
  5. billh35

    billh35 Member

    Identified now as FW 8632 a 1937 AEC Regal with Willowbrook 32 seat body which had been new to Enterprise & Silver Dawn. Only a couple years old! Where was this location?
     
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  6. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    I think I took some stills from the film I will have a look on my stored hard drive.
    Don't get too excited though because buses are very much in the background :)
    Craig
     
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