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Yes, these are standard markings for British military vehicles from the second half of the 1970s.  LOND is London District and 73 is one of its infantry battalions.  Field Force infantry battalions were numbered 7 - 11, Districts 70 - 119

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Armoured regiments in a District would be numbered in the series 20 - 49  the Gunners 140 - 149 and the Sappers 160 - 169.  HQ & odds & sods 10 - 19.  During the latter half of the 70s, though, The Blues and Royals were in Detmold and the Life Guards were the armoured recce regiment for 16 Parachute Brigade, so may have been using 16/2.  But they were based in Windsor (Combermere Bks) and would have been providing the mounted troops for public duties.  At the same time they generally had a squadron away in Northern Ireland and, later Cyprus.  So, I don't know whether either of the Household Cavalry regiments at that time bore LONDIST markings.  Have a trawl through photos on line, you may find the evidence you're looking for.

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