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  1. Commer Q2 30-cwt with census number L3922025 From contract C4663 with WD No. L-3921890 - L-3922028, all for Commer Q2 30cwt 4x2 Truck GS, a small batch of 139 trucks only.
  2. For the Q2 30-cwt I do not see a listing on https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/production_rootes, only the "Commer 15-cwt Load Carrier" for the Air Ministry and the Commer “Q.4” General Service Wagon for the Ministry of Supply are listed. I looked into the "Commer 15-cwt Load Carrier" specifically and calculated a total of 1,755 delivered. Bill Kreiner confirmed that number is likely correct for the period December 1942 through August 1944. Unfortunately we don't know the 1939-1942 total.
  3. I have looked into some production numbers listed here: https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/production_rootes read my comments here: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?p=262185#post262185
  4. What year were these published, please?
  5. Oops, URL update: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/
  6. An owner can restore his Sherman anyway he likes. But once the configuration changes, the designation should also change.
  7. As stated above, this Sherman was built as a M4(105). After WW2, it was used by the Italian Army who converted it with a 75-mm gun. This indeed is not a genuine Cassino battle relic. Many tanks set up as memorials are not genuine battle relics, but first served in Armies after WW2. Nearby at Albaneta Farm is a genuine battle relic - see http://battlefieldsww2.50megs.com/polish_tank.htm
  8. Cross posted to MLU Forum where many people with trucks fitting these tyres reside: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?p=268264#post268264
  9. Good news indeed, Barry! I see they have speed rating F, which means 80 km/h or 50 mph, this is much more useful than many tyres which are implement rated. Keep us posted when they are available for ordering.
  10. Hello Barry, any updates on the expected date of arrival of the 9.00-16's, please?
  11. Hello Jolien, your truck is a C15A with Cab No.12. Although this is an early example, it was not built in 1938 but more likely in 1941. By that time the RAF no longer painted their vehicles blue. The CMP trucks like your C15A were delivered in Khaki Green #3, (ref. my web page http://www.mapleleafup.nl/cmpvehicles/paint.html), and if used by the RAF they would have used them in that colour, maybe adding camouflage paint.
  12. Alex found some great footage of Commer Food Flying Squad trucks in action, March 1945, Venlo, the Netherlands: http://in.beeldengeluid.nl/kanaal/1798-de-bevrijding/4192-1-maart-1945-bevrijding-venlo[/url
  13. "Thank you, Gambia!" Source: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/32894
  14. Isaac ("Ies") Engelander was a Dutch Jew who fled to Great Britain to serve with the (Dutch) forces. He was a Guy truck driver in one of the Food Flying Squad columns. Source: https://www.joodsmonumentzaanstreek.nl/engelander-salomon-sjoerd/
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