This is a working Palitoy Remote Control, battery operated fork lift truck complete with its pallet and 3 plastic crates. It works using a hand-set which houses the batteries. It moves forward and reverse, it steers and you can lift crates up and down just like the real thing! Date wise I would guess at late 1960’s early 1970’s.
Palitoy fact: Palitoy, based in Coalville, Leicestershire, manufactured some of the most popular toys in Britain, some original items and others under licence. Its products included Action Man, Action Force, Tiny Tears, Pippa, Tressy, Mainline Model Railways, Merlin, Star Wars figures and the Care Bears.