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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    Yes possibly mask not removed in a timely manner, but for me BOWSER1107's post on 28 oct is enough for me to be content that these were follow me vehicles to aid safe movement on the aerodrome, just as we did in the early 1950s. Ted
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    Single masked headlight so def WW2 era, C/18 coastal command 18 group, yellow tops indicates aerodrome duties TED
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    Yep looks yellow tops and its WW2 - see headlight mask. Stop follow me is a flying control (ATC ) task; road control could be a duty undertaken by a range of personnel, eg ground gunners, they were partly mobile, service police, special constab etc etc.
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    A Standard Tilly of Coastal Command
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Well I did say back in the day the 1086 was full of errors, regarding use of NATO NSN, I remember in the early 1970s in Cyprus I was working mainly on Section 4GA and other weapon handling Sections of the vocab , I think I am right in saying all demands for spares were still under RAF Sec Ref only. Ted
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    Google searches show 5A 2334 to be the most common RAF version in WW2 thru to early 1950s, most pictures show the lense having a different number to the lamp I think this is because there were clear, red and green. Back in the day the AP 1086 was a night mare most volumes were at least 6 inches thick in loose leaf binders held together with screw fixing. Always riddled with mistakes and omissions. Most of us spanner wielding people would carry a little black book, gradually we would list all the common spares & pt numbers of the items we commonly used. If we found a solution to a bad entry we would leave a paper note in the relevant page before submitting an official suggestion for amendment. when the microfiche readers were introduced it all turned into a pot luck nightmare ! Amendments were so frequent in the 1086 I doubt anyone has an original copy plus all the hundreds of amendments. TED
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    RAF signal lamp bulb

    I hate to be a bubble buster, but this lamp has a NATO NSN therefore it is definitely post WW2 and I would say post 1956 which is when the first transition to NATO format stock numbers began. The RAF supply Section & Reference of this lamp is 5A 1991239. As marked on the lamp & case- In the RAF vocab 5A is ground lighting and misc equip. 6230 is the NATO Supply Classification ie the NATO equivalent of 5A - 62 is a group which relates to Light Fixtures And Lamps, 30 will be a more specific class within the group. 99 is the identifier for UK, 1991239 is the individual item reference number. So you need to be looking for 5A 1991239 in the RAF AP 1086; re the plug you posted I don't think that is original, as supplied the plug should be the same colour as the lamp and none of those numbers relate to RAF stores references. Regards TED
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    Yes the AMO catching up with earlier instructions was something I used to tell those that believed the RAF was blue grey until mid 1941 ! Anyway here is a shot from St Mawgan which appears on the Control Tower website. Its dated 1946, the station was a Ferry Command unit throughout the war and into 1946 So reading an outline history, I would say a constant stream of aircraft arriving both from overseas and even more arriving for onward departure to overseas units. So lots of unfamiliar crews.. Would this Stop/follow me have been in service pre VE day I would say yes but maybe not in this colour scheme ?? Ted
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    .Re-reading AMO A731 of 1940 the all over orange is covered in para 1 & para 2 works and contractors tractors and machinery. para 3 covers prime movers operating on the landing ground and these require the double disc. Attached are the earliest shots I have of the double disc, preceding the subject AMO by in the 56 sqn shot 15 months. regarding the yellow v orange conundrum; AMO A 897 of 1944 is about vehicle painting - para 12 draws attention to AMO A 486 0f 44 as amended by AMO A518 of 44 in that upper surfaces of certain vehicles is to be yellow- when in fact the actual AMOs state 33A 125 Orange ?? Ted ps I bet it was all written by Officers !!
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    The picture is no longer visible ???? Ted
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    Vehicle identity

    I believe this was RAF Jever june 1953 Station Coronation Celebration parade : if my guess is correct The Humber LRCs are No3 Armoured Car Sqn Raf Regt, The Bofors are Nos 30 & 33 lt AA Sqn RAF Regt. In addition 3, 4 98 & 112 sqns, plus Station personnel were on the parade . Ted.
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    That's the one I mention in my post 6 october. Ted.
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    by 060009102018 Z. TED
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    RAF Airfield Follow Me Vehicles in WW2 ?

    The Flight Safety poster from ebay is just a cheap copy someone is bashing out ! an original would normally have a AD No ( top right corner) and possibly a printers name and a date code in a bottom corner, I reckon post 45 but pre 1950 as the red lorry has an RAF 1234 type number plate. turning to the Defford shot , I saw it first on a local history site its 1949/50, the guys will be Ministry of Supply firemen, The Hillman van appears to have a very light roof which I expect is yellow; its possible aircraft from numerous other research stations and RAF Signal command would need guiding on arrival; I think follow me vehicles on RAF airfields were an exception rather than a rule- Lyneham had a red/white /RAF blue grey series 1 swb Landie. Ted
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    RAF vehicle camouflage

    Agree with Bryan its our "standard issue" Fordson 15 cwt Ted.
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