What does "L.B.A.S." refer to?

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by ww2ni, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    I have seen a photograph of seven Royal Artillery soldiers relaxing beside some Lorries in a field.
    On the back of the picture is written "Number 5 NI.L.B.A.S."

    What does this refer to?

    Any information would be very much appreciated.

  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Bumping this one for Andy. My only thoughts are Local Battery for L.B.
  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Perhaps Local Battery Ammunition Store then ?

    BTW If this reasonable query had been posted on GWF the “wits” (sic) there would've had a field day:)

  4. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Any markings on the vehicles ? What type are they ?
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Perhaps upload the 2 images for all to see and decipher ??

  6. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Here is the picture.
    Hope it is helpful.


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  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    L5594647 is listed as a Bedford 3-ton 4x2 GS so that doesn't help much. I was hoping for a Bofors tractor or something that might have given a clue.

    The 'M' marking is a puzzle too. Cole lists nothing similar...

    They're wearing GS caps so it must be 1944 onwards, I think.
  8. ploughman

    ploughman Junior Member

    Are the tyres on the first wagon the right way round?
    The way they are they lose the self clearing action, instead the mud will pack into the tread.
  9. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Looking at the handwritten caption on the back, I think it might actually be "No. 5 M.L.B.A.S".

    Which might mean something to do with a Mobile Laundry and Bath unit?


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