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Old 28-12-16, 01:07 PM   #1
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I found this today while looking at some old papers, Thornycroft made some good engines as well as boats, in the past I've had four of their engines, two petrol Handybilly's and RJ1 and RJ2 Diesels .

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Old 28-12-16, 01:17 PM   #2
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Thy made pretty good trucks too!!
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I assume they may have built tanks as well as my Grandfather spent WWII turning turret rings on a lathe in their factory.

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Thornycrofts boat and engine works was close to the River Thames at Caversham, near Reading where I lived before moving north. My Father worked pre-war at Samuel Elliots nearby, they later made the ash frames for the Donald Healey of Warwick car bodies and also the fittings for the Queen Mary and Elizabeth liners of the thirties. Just a bit of useless trivia!

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I assume they may have built tanks as well as my Grandfather spent WWII turning turret rings on a lathe in their factory.

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No mention of tank manufacture on any of their information pages, though they will have had their engineering facilities "requisitioned" during the war, no doubt.
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