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Hi

the fourth picture I sent in is on a British Airfield just post war,

the Ambulance is from an RAF contract for Austin Ambulances.

the only contract I have found (A1782/1943) for 42 Austins, for the RAF.

There K2Y's came from WD Contracts, But it all go a bit messy, at the wars end.

The Austin K2y was rated as 10 seated/4 stretcher,

and spare parts would be local.

the maximum carried was 29.

regs

rupert

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, LarryH57 said:

Of course the K2 was only 4x2 but it still had a four man stretcher capacity and ability for the attendant to stand up between the casualties, rather than crouch.

Larry there was a folding seat on the partition door for the attendant    TED.

 

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9 hours ago, rupert condick said:

Hi

the fourth picture I sent in is on a British Airfield just post war,

the Ambulance is from an RAF contract for Austin Ambulances.

the only contract I have found (A1782/1943) for 42 Austins, for the RAF.

There K2Y's came from WD Contracts, But it all go a bit messy, at the wars end.

The Austin K2y was rated as 10 seated/4 stretcher,

and spare parts would be local.

the maximum carried was 29.

regs

rupert

 

 

 

Rupert your 4th pic is taken at Guernsey  Airport.., Jersey also received one plus the same model of Crossley crash tender.  Ted.

 

 

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A small cross is also associated with the civilian organisations that used the K2 to support the evacuations of casualties that were flown in to uk airfields and the USAAF, and I guess by late 1945 there were plenty of spare vehicles after the Yanks went home.

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Could it be the case the they all came with the small cross markings, and only the ones going up the sharp end had the bigger versions added?

 

I know the WC54 Dodges started leaving the factory with the smaller marking, but later came off the line with the big version.

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Hi all,

I go with the Gloss blue, and Black mudguards, as post 1946, also the a rego  is on the front bumper,the picture is dated c1945.

Shame the picture is of poor quality,

the ambo is a 1943 model but the picture is poor (it could be a rebuilt)

no exhaust showing mmmm.

For Austin K2Y ambulances,  the cross, lots of variants small up about 1943,

but not a rule.

Civillian registration numbers,replaced army census dos.  But not always.

Civilian Ambulances no cross, but the Word AMBULANCE displayed front and rear.(Sometimes) Gloss grey finish.in this case.

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a post May 1942 Austin K2Y (picture 1944)

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June 1944 Civilian(Red Cross)

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Friends Ambulance.(BRCS),

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Army Ambulance I think 1944.

So very much a mixed bag.

regs

Rupert

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