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Living in the West Country I often see many Royal marine vehicles of all types.

Some have a blue/red square with a white number on.

As can be seen on this pic of a defender above the number plate

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Does it represent a troop, a section ,an area etc etc

I have seen many different numbers 6, 9, 14 ,1 etc

 

Is there a definitive specific allocation or what do they represent

I have wondered for years

Thanks in advance for any response

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The blue and red square is to mark the water proofing stage complete I believe, for the aesp:

 

Blue with a white A is semi-permanent / production build standard

Red with a white B is stage A checked and stage B completed / done on landing ship/embarkation area.

 

Not sure on the numbers tho.

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The blue and red square is to mark the water proofing stage complete I believe, I shall confirm in my aesp's later on.

 

I was in the belief that was only the 'A' and 'B' red blue rectangles usually on wings

i have seen non wading vehicles with the larger blue / red squares which white numbers on

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Very true, now I have looked properly at your picture I see what you mean, the blue A sticker is on top and the one above the ERM is more than likely a sqn marking.

 

 

 

 

Note to self read posts properly before commenting :blush:

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Colin,

 

I'm led to believe they are identifying which Commando they are. Mine was 42 Commando and had an 8 in the square. I didn't know myself until a retired bootneck told me. I don't know the other numbers though.

 

Nige

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Nige is correct.

 

These are the numbers that I have, some are still used today, some units have been disbanded and this is not up to date.

[TABLE=class: MsoNormalTable]

[TR]

[TD]Cdo/1

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde HQ & Sigs Sq

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/6

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]40 Commando RM

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/7

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]41 Commando RM

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/8

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]42 Commando RM

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/9

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]45 Commando RM

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/14

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]29 Cdo Lt Regt

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/16

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]59 Ind Cdo Sq RE

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/19

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]3 CBAS

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/20

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo Log Regt

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/21

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent][/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/24

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde Air Wing

[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/28

[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde Pro Unit

[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

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Nige is correct.

 

These are the numbers that I have, some are still used today, some units have been disbanded and this is not up to date.

[TABLE=class: MsoNormalTable]

[TR]

[TD]Cdo/1[/TD]

[TD]Bde HQ & Sigs Sq[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/6[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]40 Commando RM[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/7[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]41 Commando RM[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/8[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]42 Commando RM[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/9[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]45 Commando RM[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/14[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]29 Cdo Lt Regt[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/16[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]59 Ind Cdo Sq RE[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/19[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]3 CBAS[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/20[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo Log Regt[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/21[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent][/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/24[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde Air Wing[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=width: 83, bgcolor: transparent]Cdo/28[/TD]

[TD=width: 170, bgcolor: transparent]Bde Pro Unit[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

 

 

Excellent, I've been trying to track something like this down for ages. I did purchase an RA TRF for my vehicle (funnily enough from Colin) and a figure 8, but never stuck it on. I've sold the vehicle now. I suppose the new owner will be puzzling over the strange stickers in an envelope under the passenger seat base:D

 

Nige

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thats very helpful

Thankyou it has been bugging me, short of asking a driver and looking silly I would never have known

Once again the wealth of knowledge on this forum has come up trumps

regards

Colin

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