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  1. If rain doesn’t soak through, is it likely that thicker paint would?
  2. Red split rim nuts are specifically mentioned in wartime drivers handbooks but white hub nuts were a parade/peacetime affectation I think
  3. Coming soon from Gecko Models. Mk I first to be followed by “1945” and “Post War” (=Malaya / Canal Zone / Korea / Libya) boxings of Mk II and Mk I SOD
  4. If you do Facebook, take yourself over the British Army Jeep Research group. Best resource for British jeeps, marking guides, hundreds of pictures etc etc
  5. Thanks, that’s clarified what I needed to know about the markings applied to RSG vehicles.
  6. The Royal Signals AoS blue/white with red numbering was introduced in mid 1941. Information on MEF unit numbers came from the sacred British Military Markings 1939 - 1945 by Hodges and Taylor
  7. No answers I’m afraid, but the way the white bar appears in some of those photos seems to indicate that it might have been painted over the original diagonal halved square at a later date which could explain the colour variation. Theoretically the only diagonal halved AoS square was the RASC red/ green, but perhaps this is actually the suggested blue/white with red numbering as other units in the 460 series are also signals units. Could it just a be a case of misinterpreting the wording of the regulations with regard to the positioning of the colours on the square?. Wouldn’t be the first
  8. It’s interesting that it took almost 10 years to introduce the “new” Red/Yellow squares in Libya. In the meantime there’s this well known picture of a bent Cent with the rhino sharing an oval background with something else. It’s not clear what it is but I wonder if it’s the HQ MELF badge. Markings of vehicles in Libya seem to be in a world of their own. Hadn’t realised how interesting and frustrating in equal measures they could be
  9. Just trying to analyse what’s seen in a specific picture at a moment in time for a project. So just starting with a picture and then following the paths that lead from that, be it Wiki, personal approaches to experts on markings, reading books and trawling through IWM photos, sometimes using photos of different vehicles from the same unit at the same time or even on occasions vehicle status boards, unit signs etc etc to develop a comprehensive idea of the markings applied. Sadly (but why should they?) photographers did not think that someone 70 years later might want a picture from l
  10. Thanks for that. The picture I saw show Daimlers of the RSG with the later red/yellow diagonal AoS but seemingly no applied number, although that might just be an applied white numeral not showing up due to glare and the raised position on the front wing. I have also seen that the Life Guards Daimlers were using the “charging rhino” version of the badge of the 1AD in Egypt and Palestine during 1947 and beyond. I thought that 1AD was disbanded in January 1945, but its badge seems to have lived on longer.
  11. Sorted...discovered 25th Armoured Brigade reused the 1st Armoured Division Rhino badge in Libya in the early 1950s
  12. Spending some lockdown time researching things I know nothing about. The Royal Scots Greys were in Libya in the 1950s as part of 25th Armoured Brigade, which eventually grew into a reborn 10th Armoured Division in anticipation of Operation Musketeer, (an idea ultimately stymied by treaty obligations) but what formation sign would their vehicles carry? thanks
  13. Dodge VK62 crew buses in the front row?
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