Markings and Insignia for Armour in the BEF

Discussion in '1940' started by LondonNik, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Took me a while to work out what the Guy Lizard was , think it was captioned Dunkirchen which of course can mean anything. . However it does appears to be France 1940 and everything available seems to have been sent over.
    Craig
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  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I can't tell where the photograph was taken, Craig. The German is Luftwaffe The netting doesn't look 1940 British. They were making much more use of natural foliage at that time. It really wouldn't surprise me if it was Crete or somewhere like that. Was the photo captioned on the reverse ?
     
  3. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    I don't know , that long since I saved it it's off my computer and on a hard disc .
    Will dig it out when I next back up.
    Craig
     
  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Oof... I tried to look through the whole 33 pages of thread to answer this question myself and I got as far as page 14. Since I suspect I know the answer already, I figure I might as well just ask it:

    Have any of you who have studied BEF vehicles or shortly thereafter seen any evidence of a camouflage pattern, probably khaki green and dark green, with a light coloured outline between the two colours? (It's in World of Tanks, and I think it's entirely fictitious.)
     
  5. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Can't recall ever seeing it .
    Craig
     
  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Thanks!
     
  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One other photo of RMY 9 from epay
    1940 bren carrier 17.JPG
     
  8. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    Any thoughts on this one? T4481 gets a mention earlier in the thread here Markings and Insignia for Armour in the BEF but it looks like the photo it relates to has been lost - T8539 is also shown here Scout carrier, help needed for restoration. looking abandoned - the photo seems to be a different location as its on solid ground but this one seems to be on grass. Insignia on the tanks seems to be a 3 & a 4 in triangles and a 9 in a circle.
     
  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk area. photo from pay.
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my collection, Tank has two holes in side and a eye on the top. what unit would have used that.
    Keith
    tank shot up kb.jpg
     
  11. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    4 RTR Keith
     
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  12. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The 'Chinese Eye' of 4th RTR.
     
  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Rich and Richelieu, here is the back of the photo.
    tank 1940 back of photo shot up.jpg
     
  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    "Pas de Calais" I assume ?
     
  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I think so
     
  16. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Just bought this photo of HMH 830, cant make out the name on the front.
    Keith
    british tank 1940 HMH 830.jpg
     
  17. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    It’s GIGGLE Keith... possibly the most inappropriate name for a tank ever!

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  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Richelieu, i think someone has nicked the front lights as they have gone in my photo.
     
  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more came in the post RMY 524 or 924 and a number by the xxx. Info on back of photo in German. Original photo from my collection.
    Keith
    tank RMY 924 524 1940. bef jpg.jpg tank RMY 924 524 1940 back of photo.jpg
     
  20. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It looks as if it has been used as a range target.Is it dated March 1941 ? Registration has to be RMY 524 for type.

    The left hand serial with the stripes is the embarkation code. Likely to be 1st Armoured Div as they hadn't had time to overpaint. If so then it might be 0132 (Bays), 0136 (10th Hussars) or 0134 (9th Lancers). All the others had serials commencing '00' It looks most like 0134 to me.

    Here's RMY 523. It carries the '5' of 9th Lancers which increases the probability.

    T5169 RMY 523.jpg
     
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