1943 Vintage WW2 UK Army Vehicle Identification Signs Manual / book

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  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Hi, Does anyone know about a 1943 Army Vehicle Identification Signs Manual / book printed by 21 Army Group . As there was one page from it on sale.
    Keith
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  2. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    The same seller had another page (I think relating to a tank transport coy) - I did wonder if they had broken up a book to maximise profit
     
  3. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    First time I have seen this one but I have seen a few other Canadian identification signs before, however they did seem still to be in the book form at that point. I hope it has not been broken up.
    Unfortunately I cannot recall when and where I first saw it, possibly on Maple Leaf Up.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     

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  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    The other one from the same seller

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  5. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Sadly it does look like it has been broken up. Here is the same sign when still in book form.
     

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  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I've dropped the seller a question asking if they have others and if they came from a book and to see if I can head off them getting sent all-ways, by the looks of their other auctions there are separate aircraft recognition cards and charts that look like they have been split.
     
  7. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    I originally only saved 8 signs I cannot remember how many there were originally.
    I am not a computer whizz but check "properties" for each image and all say Modified 17th Jan 2011, Created and Modified 8th Sept 2017 which i assume is when I saved them.
    Hope you can save them.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I have sent the seller a pm about the Veh signs, is this a rare book / manual.
     
  9. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member Patron

    This is a book published in 1945 by 21 Army Group in Germany. A copy may be found in the RLC Museum (sadly closed at present whilst moving from Deepcut to Worthy Down, near Winchester). I examined it a few years ago and it contains c 92 vehicle signs. These are mainly RASC Company signs, but there are some RASC Columns and Artillery Platoons. Also three Canadian and five Belgian transport units.

    I have never seen this book for sale so I suspect that it is pretty rare.

    One company sign featured is that of 287 Coy RASC (Army Tpt). This is shown below and it can also be seen on the truck, thereby identifying it as belonging to 287 Coy...........

    Dave

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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The book has been broken up by the seller as he is listing the pages for sale. I did offer him good money for it £95.
    Keith
     
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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

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  13. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    What is that truck from 287 Coy?
    Chris
     
  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Looks like a 4x2 Mack
     
  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more
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  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I have to see if the seller puts it up for sale and if it is in that book.
     
  18. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member Patron

    Unfortunately there is no bowler and brolly sign in either the 21 AG book or in a CMF booklet of RASC signs. The former has the multicoloured umbrella sign of 702 Sqn RASC (Sta Maint), shown above. The latter shows an umbrella in a circle sign of 241 GT Coy RASC, (later Corps Tps Coy), but there is no bowler. Conceivably the bowler may have been removed at a date later than the photo, but I think this seems unlikely as I think the AoS number of 241 Coy is 1167. I have not found a unit with AoS number of 1602 in North Africa or Italy. (1603 is 1800 Bailey Br Pl RASC).

    I think that the answer must be found by identifying the unit in which Lt.B.G.R.Bawdon served (see other thread).

    Dave
     
  19. Keith,

    Thanks a lot for posting these. Do you have the higher resolution scans, and if so could you post them too? Or do you have the link to the seller's page(s). Not that I intend to buy them, but I'd love to see them in higher quality.

    Thanks in advance,

    Michel
     
  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Have sent you them, hope they are ok.
    Keith
     

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