This is perhaps a little self-indulgent of me but I wanted to put together a thread where I could collate all the various styles and types of markings found on the BEF's two-wheelers. Most of these images have appeared elsewhere on the forum but they're becoming quite difficult to search out. The initial pictures are of surviving components which have been found in France and Belgium and are almost certainly of BEF origin. Norton WD16H fuel tank which appears to be marked to 1st Infantry Division. The only appearance of the Formation sign on the fuel tank is on the upper surface, along with gas paint and what appears to have been the intention to paint a reminder of the 40 mph speed restriction but it wasn't completed. It may be that there is an overpainted movement number under the gas paint. The bike dates from approximately July 1939 and the census number at that time was still being applied on the pre-war style of black background, with the number on the (UK) 'near-side' only. This second fuel tank, from a 1940 BSA WM20 carries the 1st Armoured Division Rhino, once again on the upper surface, along with an area of gas detector paint. In addition, it has a tactical marking painted on the 'off-side' in red. Once again, census number appears only on the 'near-side' but not on a black background. It appears that BSA discontinued applying the background earlier than the Norton factory. This is a Matchless G3/WO rear tool box, also marked to 1st Armoured Division. There are no other surviving parts from this bike to indicate if the formation sign on the box was also applied elsewhere. My own Norton had lost its fuel tank but showed the 'Crossed keys' of 2nd Infantry Division on front and rear mudguards. The rear number plate was coloured cobalt blue, indicating Royal Engineers and the figure '1' is displayed but curiously applied with yellow gas paint. It would seem to indicate HQ RE 2nd Div.