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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    near Warragul, Victoria

    Default WW1 Aero engines

    A Fixed crankshaft and the cylinders rotate... they used castor oil..hence Castrol.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    York, North Yorkshire UK


    Hi Guys,

    Those Ward lathes did sterling work in both wars ! The women that used and operated them deserve medals. Unfortunately very few got any recognition for the work they did. Its only very recently that the WW2 land girls got any recognition for the work that they did keeping Britain fed.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Grovedale (Geelong) Victoria


    Great video good find.

    Just shows who were a really big part of the backbone behind the services during WWI and WWII and mostly unrecognised for the amazing work they did.

    Mother Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS), her sister Australian Women's Land Army (AWLA), 2 other Aunties AWLA Mother-in-law repaired barrage balloons in UK.

    Cheers - Neil
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