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3 hours ago, geraint llewelyn said:

 

Picture RAFP Cyprus 1945

Any ideas ?

Thanks

Geraint

RAFP Cyprus WW2 Motorcycle 1.jpg

It can't be 1945, the Standard Vanguard was'nt launched untill feb. 1948, the pick up truck was launched later that year but the first cars were for export only, so it would have been a while before the RAF took delivery of Vanguard pick ups so the photo must be sometime from 1950 on

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Might the device on the roof be a loudspeaker to scare birds away from a runway?

Another Vanguard Phase 1 at Nicosia with a similar white disc on the door. 

phase1pickup.jpg

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I would think the loudspeaker was for public order situations, The white circle was a common feature at that time with units in the suez zone and middle east , often an abbreviation for the station or unit was applied.

 

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