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  • Save the paddle steamer!

    Save the paddle steamer!

    Chris Graham on 16th February 2020

    The save the paddle steamer appeal to save the historic paddle steamer Waverley has reached its £2.3 million target, to keep the vessel operational.

  • Crouch’s DAF classic

    Crouch’s DAF classic

    Chris Graham on 30th January 2020

    While the DAF Trucks-supplied XF530 now working at Crouch Recovery is great, it's the company's 1994 3600ATi that really caught our eye.

  • Danish Navy boosts security in Gulf

    Danish Navy boosts security in Gulf

    Chris Graham on 25th January 2020

    The deployment of a frigate will provide additional support as the Danish Navy boosts Gulf security in the important Strait of Hormuz.

  • HMS Prince of Wales commissioned

    HMS Prince of Wales commissioned

    Chris Graham on 24th January 2020

    The Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has been commissioned by HRH Prince Charles.

  • Nick’s Run Builds Up

    Nick’s Run Builds Up

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    Find more information on Facebook at NVTRR 2020 – National Vintage Tractor Road Run 2020, or contact Wayne on 07866 495064 Nick’s Run was organised to raise funds for Nick’s children in 2014, following a tragic farm accident. Nick left…

  • Welsh National Tractor Run, 2020

    Welsh National Tractor Run, 2020

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    John Roger Edwards flying the flag on his industrial MF Entry forms are now available for the 2020 Welsh National Tractor Road Run (WNTRR) Conwy, taking place on Sunday, June 14th. This run is organised by Club Tractor Dyffryn Conwy…

  • USS Gerald R Ford nears certification

    USS Gerald R Ford nears certification

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    The USS Gerald R Ford nears certification following the successful completion of a significant series of exercises late last year, before the ship returned to Naval Station Norfolk. These trials bring the new aircraft carrier ever closer to being declared…

  • Wind farm support vessel delivered

    Wind farm support vessel delivered

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    Bibby WaveMaster Horizon The Damen Shipyard in Galati, Romania has delivered the Accommodation Support Vessel (ASV) Bibby WaveMaster Horizon to Bibby Marine Services, to act as a wind farm support vessel and undertake maintenance work off the coast of Germany…

  • Alan Barnes: obituary

    Alan Barnes: obituary

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    It’s with great sadness that we have to report the death of well-known magazine journalist, Alan Barnes (66), who died on November 13th. His only daughter, Cindi, said: “For all of my life I remember dad behind a camera… he…

  • 100 years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Conversions

    100 years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Conversions

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Following on from 100 Years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Tractors, published in 2017 to mark the century of Ford tractor production, our colleagues in the Blue Force Club have now produced a second volume. The new book, 100…

  • The Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire!

    The Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire!

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire during repair work at Moscow’s Arctic Sea port of Murmansk in early December. Six people are understood to have been injured and one person was listed as missing. The Admiral Kuznetsov, which is…

  • ERF trucks Open Day

    ERF trucks Open Day

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    JCB is holding a one-off ERF show and open day on September 6, giving enthusiasts a chance to see at close hand some of the firm’s working fleet of refurbished EC11s. As this issue went to press, we were informed…

  • Turners of Soham buy Jack Richards

    Turners of Soham buy Jack Richards

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    A 970 ERF tractor unit; typical of the type and livery of lorry operated by the company during the time of its move from Haddenham to Fakenham Jack Richards Ltd., one of Britain’s best-loved road transport companies, has been sold…

  • Armagh Down Vintage Rally

    Armagh Down Vintage Rally

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    This 1922 Ronaldson Tippett, made in Australia, is an unusual tractor – owned by Robert Campbell from Kilkeel in Co. Down. The annual Armagh Down Vintage Rally took place on October 12th, 2019, and was hosted by Alan Gillespie on…

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