Can anyone help me identify which Regiment the Bedford QLB pictured below belonged to ? From the cab door markings it can be seen that it was the third vehicle in J troop belonging to the third Battery of its parent Royal Artillery Regiment. The Allied star on the vehicle side suggests that the picture dates from late ’43 at the very earliest, while the European style of what might be barrack type buildings in the background suggest a later date. We know that the driver started his military service as a territorial in the 5th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and at some point transferred into the 113th (The Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery in which he was to serve in the fighting through Europe until the end of the war. It had been assumed that the truck belonged to the 113th LAA Regiment but doubt has been raised by the right hand (offside) mudguard markings which show the number ‘162’ on the RA coloured flash. I cannot find any reference to the number 162 being used as a vehicle Tactical Serial number. I have however discovered that another LAA Regiment, the 54th (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery actually had a Battery Numbered 162 which was the third battery in that Regiment. The 54th had been formed by conversion of the 9th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1939. Given that the soldier started his service as an Argyll and that the 54th LAA Regt. was formed by conversion of an Argyll Territorial Battalion equally local to him my suspicion is that the soldier started off as an Argyll infantryman, transferred into 54 LAA Regt and then transferred into 113 LAA Regt. Or is it purely co-incidental that the vehicle carries the number 162 and if so what might the use of that number reveal? Were there circumstances / theatres / deployments / periods when a unit identifying number would be used on these panels?