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Steve,

 

Here are a couple of photos of Martians which I took when I was a boy - so about 1968-70, something like that.  They are of two separate TA units: the first is an AD regiment - with Bofors 40/70 and the other was a regiment equipped with 5.5" howitzers.  They aren't great as it was a very simple camera and an even simpler person behind it!

Leyland MAT Westdown late 60s early 70s 3.jpg

Leyland MAT Westdown late 60s early 70s.jpg

Leyland MAT Westdown late 60s, early 70s 2.jpg

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Hi 10FM68, I don’t suppose you have records of what regt those markings represent. The second one appears to be a crown over a sword but I may be mistaken…..my wife tells me I often am

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My Martian has the storage conversion of the rhs spare wheel space to take a spare Bofors barrel for it is likely to be similar to the first image

thanks again for your help

steve

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No, it isn't 2 AGRA. That formation had gone by then, disbanded finally in 1962.  I did know which regiment it was, but I can't remember. Wally is correct with the other Formation sign - it is London District, but, again I can't remember which regiment - though an RA specialist could work it out

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According to the Norman Lichfield Book prior to 1946 103 Regiment were the Suffolk Yeomanry.  The Regiment then ceased to exist until 1967 when it was reformed as 103rd (Lancashire A.V.) LAD Regiment whatever that means.  By this time insignia was probably limited.

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103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery is a current army unit. 

https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corps-regiments-and-units/royal-artillery/103-lancashire-artillery-volunteers-regiment-royal-artillery/

https://www.nwrfca.org.uk/tag/103-regiment-royal-artillery/

Even have a Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/103Regt/

 

Perhaps old photos can be found from one of the above. 

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Thanks 10FM, these are superb. My Martian served with 103 regt  RA Ta and 16 regt AD so highly relevant. It also has the bofors spare barrel storage so once I identify the regt from your pictures I am getting somewhere

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