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  1. Thanks for your comments. The load on the Queen Mary is a Spitfire. Ted, I think that you might be on the right track with your explanation. It could well be that this was how 49MU chose to display their fleet numbers and as they were responsible for Aircraft Salvage across the South of England during this period of hostilities they would've had a large fleet to be able to cope with the demand. Ian.
  2. Sorry Guys,the picture wasn't that clear but there is a bridge Plate below this marking which displays 9 over 2 which is correct for a Commer Q2 and a Queen Mary trailer. Hopefully this picture is better!
  3. Hello Chaps, I have been trying to find out what the 49-41 markings are on this RAF Commer. As I understand it the RAF vehicle markings usually consist of the Command letter followed by the Group number. I have been told that the photo is of 49 MU taken around 1940-41 and I would have expected the marking for them to be M/43(Maintenance Command/43Group). I have been in contact with the RAF Museum but they are unable to identify it. Hopefully someone out there can explain what these markings represent. Over to you guys!
  4. Hello Everyone, My name is Ian and i'm a new member to HMVF. Like alot of people i've had an interest in the historical side of WW2 for many years. Although my main interest has typically been with aircraft of the period i do have a soft spot for vehicles also but they do tend to be a bit bias towards the RAF! Old habits die hard!! My main passion these days is for the AEC Matador which includes the 0854 6X6 used by the RAF.(Yes i know it's technically not a Matador but humour me!) I hope to be making some post in the near future. I'm looking forward to being part of the forum . Ian.
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