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  1. Wauw !! Thank you for this stunning info about the wings and numbers !! Just what I was looking for :dancing: I just went trough the paperwork wich was with the car and it says: "the contract number was a RAF contract. So the car was ordered for the RAF ! It seems it was not built earlier than August 1941. 970 Hillman Minx Saloons were ordered in this contract." I'm one happy girl :laugh: @ Tony B: It stayed in UK untill last weekend, so we there is a big chance we will paint the blackout stripes when it's correct ! @ RAFMT: I'm thrilled !!! @ REME: We will certainly look for a hidden spot of blue paint !! Regards, Tina
  2. Hi Larry, well we try to make the 'reconstruction' of its history ... - serial/Vin nr says it's an '41 ... Found the RAF blue grey paint on the bottom layer of the body. Numbers painted on black front wings, so we presume it was originally RAF blue grey with black wings ... - then I found blue paint (2nd layer paint done with a brush) over the black front wings, under the black cab paint (3rd layer paint) - it's rebuild in 1948, into the cab - date first registration in UK: 1955 as a cab And that's all we have :-( Tina
  3. Hi all, We just (this weekend) bought a Hillman Minx Saloon 1941 to restore and brought it from UK to Belgium. We would like it to be in original RAF-colors again ! While stripping the black paint (it was rebuild in 1948 into a cab) we found lettering on back doors. Still have to strip another part, but now I’m trying to do some research about RAF vehicle markings. Hard to find !!! The markings on the front right wing, was already made visible by the previous owners ... I have paint chips of the original RAF blue grey that was underneath the other paint layers, so the color is no problem. Right front wing marking: base color of wing is black H’24 with RAF roundel Type A diagonally below On the left back door: H + 2 or 3 digits we guess The right front door panel has been repaired earlier, so no more markings on it. The left front door panel, there is no marking either ... Quenstions: - What's the meaning of the number 24 and letter H’ ? Must been sqn numbers but wich one ... - What means black wings ?? Red wings are "Bombs Disposal" ... but black :wow: - Any help about vehicle markings would be fantastic !! Thanks a lot, Tina
  4. Hi everyone ! We are Tina & Roger from Belgium and we just bought a Hillman Minx Saloon 1941 in UK to restore in his original state ! We have our own associotion here (www.operation-neptune.be) wich is a WWII Living History & Remembrance Group. Beside a lot of medical US items, we have a few vehicles - Dodge WC62 (6x6) 1943 - Ford GPW 1943 - And now our first Brittish WWII-car the Hillman Minx ex-RAF Staff Car !! As we are not very familiar with UK cars, so we subscribed for HMVF to find help about info, markings and spare parts ! Kind regards, Tina & Roger from Belgium !
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