Bedford census number

Discussion in 'Vehicle Names and Census Numbers' started by chrisgrove, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Anyone ever seen a number like this one on a Bedford MW clearly somewhere in North Africa?


  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    V770401 - V770810 was issued to Bedford contract V3904 and applied to 'Van 15cwt. 4x2 GS'.

    I believe that the 'V' Van category was an older RASC classification.

    The camel formation sign is GHQ MEF
  3. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    The van was indeed an RASC category. Although the photo looks like a standard MW GS it actually has a body without hinged top sections and the tilt is permanently fitted, note the lack of the usual ropes and cleats. This makes it a van. At the time 15cwt GS did not have a tilt.

  4. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Thanks guys. I never knew that!


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