ww2 British Vehicle Markings

Discussion in 'Vehicle Names and Census Numbers' started by morrisc8, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member Patron

    Keith
    Many tks for sharing your photos. Could you supply any information on the following ones? Eg Unit, location, date?

    1) Truck bearing the marking [2298] and GHQ Middle East.
    2) Truck bearing the marking [892]. This seems to be mixed up with the vehicle serial number.
    3) Truck bearing the marking [20], possibly on AA Command background?
    4) Truck bearing the marking [17] with an Army bar. (An Area or Sub Area?)

    I have a copy of Vehicle Markings 1943 with Amendment 1 (of March 1944) in case your copy is unmodified. This amendment is important as it seems to be the first mention of the diagonal white bars on the AoS signs of GHQ/Command and L of C Tps.

    Dave
     
  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Hi Dave i don`t have any amendments just the 8 page booklets.
    i. ?
    2 ?
    3) Truck bearing the marking [20], possibly on AA Command background? 3 Corps. 54 Light AA Regiment RA or 1 Corps. 52 Light AA Regiment RA. BEF 1940 Dunkirk , In the sea/beach.
    4) Truck bearing the marking [17] with an Army bar. (An Area or Sub Area?) 98 Army Field Regiment RA. BEF 1940
     
  3. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member Patron

    Keith

    Pity about 1 & 2, but tks for 3 & 4........I tend to forget about the early and 'different' BEF markings!

    The amendments that I have are typed on scraps of paper, and stuck in the original 1943 booklet........I will contact you......

    Dave
     
  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Dave
     
  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more from my collection.
    Keith
    veh markings 18.jpg veh markings 17.jpg veh markings 16.jpg veh markings 15.jpg
     
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  6. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    I'm not sure but wonder if the below was amendment No.2.
     

    Attached Files:

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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Found this in one of my bookcases, one more manual Notes for Inspectors of B Vehicles Aug 1945, it lists all veh info and painting the Bridge sign and speed limit for that veh. Has 70+ pages.
    Keith
    Vehicle Markings B veh 1945. front cover..JPG Vehicle Markings B veh 1945.JPG Vehicle Markings B veh 1945. page 59.JPG
     
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  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    That's a rare shot of the Carrier marked to 42nd (East Lancashire) Division. They had only arrived with the BEF during late April and their schedules don't appear in the 11th April lists...It's likely to be the intermediate battalion of the junior brigade...5th Manchesters, I suspect.
     
  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Tyre pressure markings, from the 1945 manual.
    Vehicle Markings B veh 1945. tyre pressures.JPG
     
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Just thought i would add this Camouflage 1941. Painting of Mechanical Transport. Pamphlet from my collection.
    Keith
    cammo book 46 part 4A (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg cammo book 4 (2018_05_01 12_50_39 UTC).jpg
     
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  11. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member Patron

    Gary

    Yes, I think you are right about Vehicle Markings 1943 Amendment 2. HQ Eighth Army circulated this amendment on 31st March 1945.

    I attach the ACI. Unfortunately I have no date other than the second half of 1944. ACI 1009 - 1944.JPG ACI 1557 - 1943.JPG

    Also attached is ACI 1557 of 1943 which refers to the original pamphlet.

    Dave
     
  12. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member Patron

    And this is Amendment 1 of Vehicle Markings 1943.


    Amdt 1.jpg
     
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  13. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    Thanks very much for that Dave (dml34). I'm trying to attach crops of the two supplements, found in WO32/11617. I've sent an email to someone I know is well versed in such things to see if the CMP change was amendment No.2. If so I think we've pulled together the Oct43 booklet in full...

    Markings 058 (2).jpg Markings 065 (2).jpg
     
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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Rear end of a Humber Staff car.
    Keith
    humber car 99.jpg
     
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  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Front of Humber Staff car with German pow.. Original Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    humber car 1946 libya. M239469 open top with german pow.jpg
     
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  16. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

    Hi Keith,

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the photos you are posting. Many show insignia I have seen as images in books but that I have not yet seen in photographs. It's a real pleasure to see them!
     
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  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Veh Dock pass for a Military Humber that would have been put on the windscreen.
    From my collection.
    Keith
    veh pass humber u.jpg
     
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  18. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    The German PoW appears to be a lady wearing sunglasses. Could the photograph be evidence of unofficial use of a military vehicle? Perhaps an officer taking his girlfriend to Alexandria for the weekend?
     
  19. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I really like ephemera like this, there must have been thousands of these issued, but so few have survived.
     
  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The pow is the one putting a wheel on the Humber.
     

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