Links to various LRDG
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LRDG Preservation Society Great site with extensive picture collection
of LRDG vehicles, links to vehicle owners etc. Society chairman
Jack owns a beautifully restored 30cwt Chevy and
knows practically everything about this make.
Leslie McIver Very fine collection of otherwise unpublished
pictures of an Ex-LRDG member.
Bagnold's Bluff Article by Trevor Constable about
LRDG's first commanding officer; quite a good read.
**Note** By linking to an article
on the pages of the Institute for Historical Review, I by no means
want to propagate the Institute's revisionist views on history. As
a matter of fact, I think every IHR contributor should be made to endure
all the atrocities they so vigorously want to deny. How an article
on one of Britain's war heroes ended up being published next to texts
like "Did six million really die?" or "The Zionist Terror Network" is
beyond me - your guess is as good as mine. However, Constable's article,
which draws mainly from interviews with the man himself, offers invaluable
insight into LRDG's early days and is highly recommended.
Popski's Private Army Preservation Society Site with lots of
information on Popski's desert raiding force.
SAS/LRDG Heroes The website of Mike Morgan, author of "Daggers
Drawn" and "Sting of the Scorpion".
Allied Special Forces Organisation A very well organized site with information on various special forces units, including a section on LRDG.
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Vehicles and Equipment
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Kent War and Peace Show Annual meeting of Military
Vehicle enthusiasts - You are pretty sure to see some restored
LRDG vehicles there.
AFV Interiors Extensive information on various WW2
armoured vehicles; good collection of photos and technical illustrations.
Milipics Photos of various restored WW2 vehicles,
among them very high quality images of an SAS Jeep.
Oldtimer Truck Gallery Loads of images of vintage trucks,
including Ford and Chevrolet trucks as used by LRDG.
CMP information Very detailed overview of the different styles
of Ford and Chevrolet CMP trucks made during WW2 (LRDG used Ford F30 and
F60 and possibly F8 CMPs).
Maple Leaf Up Information on various vehicles built in Canada
during WW2 and used by the Canadian Army Overseas - many of these vehicle
types were also used by British forces, including LRDG.
Vickers Machineguns All the information you could wish for about
various models of Vickers guns.
Museums of interest
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Imperial War Museum, London Home to the only surviving
original LRDG vehicle (a Chevy
Waco Museum Troy, Ohio A collection of everything
related to Waco Planes.
IWM Duxford The Duxford dependance of the Imperial War
Museum has one of the most incredible collections of airplanes I have
ever seen in one place (a B52 bomber is something you have to see up
close to believe).
Museum Bovington A wonderful collection of WW1 and WW2 armor.
- Deutsches Museum,
München One of the largest collections of artifacts of
technical history worldwide, has a great collection of German WW2 planes.
And yes, I live pretty close to it.
- National Air and Space
Museum The Smithsonian Institute's wonderful collection of planes
and spacecraft - among them some WACO biplanes.
squadron.com Simply the best online distributor for
model kits and accessories.
Walthers, inc World's largest distributor for model
railroad accessories; great for finding diorama accessories.
RLBPS Miniatures Wargaming miniatures in 20mm and 25mm scale;
20mm scale models work perfectly for 1/72 scale dioramas.
Scheuer & Strüver German distributor for
model kits and stuff. Good selection, cheaper to use when you're
from Europe :)
Modellbau Haupt Fine German distributor, carries many not so well
known product lines.
I trust you will be able to find
the websites of Revell
and the like on your own, so I am only listing companies that are
a) really good and b) not too well known.
Britannia Miniatures Very fine Resin models in 20mm
and 25mm scale.
Skytrex Models White metal miniatures in 20mm and 25mm scale
- some vehicles used by LRDG and the Italian Compagnia Autosahara
to be found there.
- D.J. Parkins
A number of extremely fine Resin models in 1/72 and 1/76 scale, including
detailing sets for Airfix's RAF airport vehicles and a complete conversion
kit for the Matchbox/Revell 1/72 Corvette (expensive).
- Wespe Models
Some very nice models in 1/72 and 1/35 scale - mostly German
support vehicles, but also some British and American Trucks.
- FSF A German
manufacturer of fine 1/72 scale armor models, a number of WW1 tanks,
some WW2 vehicles and a very interesting line of medieval figures and
Woodland Scenics Really great diorama accessories
in HO scale.
Unbelievably effective paint for achieving realistic rust effects
on plastic models; check out the amazing results
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Libya Online Official Website of Libya, the country
where most of the LRDG missions took place. Photos, maps, tourist
information, confusing site layout.
Sahara-Info A great resource of up-to-date information
for travellers to any Sahara country (German only).
FJ Expeditions The website of Hungarian desert explorer András Zboray - a very good source for information about the Western Desert, with many stunningly beautiful images of the Egyptian and Libyan landscape.
- Karl Därr A legend
among desert travellers, chances are Mr. Därr has been to any
region of Africa imaginable at least twice. For about twenty years, his
shop has been a great place to exchange information about remote regions
and get the stuff you really need for desert travel (German only).
Planet World Guide The publishers of some of the finest travel
guides available have put together a website which contains basic information
about travelling to almost any destination imaginable - while these
short guides do not give any in-depth information about destinations,
the site is a good resource for up-to-date general information about
visa restrictions and possible problems for travellers.
default games The totally non LRDG-related project I'm currently working on.
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