A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Moderators: Laffe, Vis Bellica

SquireBev
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 pm

A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by SquireBev »

https://tank-markings.blogspot.com/

For the past few weeks I've been working on a guide to British Tank and vehicle markings - particular the arcane system of colours and numbers used for Arm of Service markings.

With help from people on other forums and social media I've been able to track down enough sources to come up with a vaguely coherent overview of the systems used throughout the war.

Image

Apologies if this breaks any rules about shameless self promotion, but I'm hoping the usefulness of the resource outweighs any potential distaste!

User avatar
Emilio
Posts: 609
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:43 pm
Location: Cee, Galicia, Northwest Spain
Contact:

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by Emilio »

Good job. Many thanks for it.

User avatar
Capt Fortier
Posts: 432
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:49 am
Location: Canberra, Australia

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by Capt Fortier »

Great looking and extremely useful site - thanks for sharing
Capt Fortier

“Frapper l'ennemi, c'est bien. Frapper l'imagination, c'est mieux.” - Jean de Lattre de Tassigny

SquireBev
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 pm

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by SquireBev »

Updated with Airborne Division organisation and markings: https://tank-markings.blogspot.com/p/eu ... sions.html

Image

SquireBev
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 pm

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by SquireBev »

And a timeline showing the changing composition of independent armoured and tank brigades in 1944-45: https://tank-markings.blogspot.com/p/in ... gades.html

Image

SquireBev
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 pm

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by SquireBev »

Corps organisation and AoS serials: https://tank-markings.blogspot.com/p/eu ... ation.html

Image

User avatar
Truscott Trotter
Posts: 7800
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:11 pm
Location: Tasmania the Southernmost CoC in the world

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by Truscott Trotter »

BEF next?

SquireBev
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 pm

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by SquireBev »

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:05 pm
BEF next?
Eventually, yes. It rather depends on being able to track down some reliable sources.

Andrew Foulkes' Vehicle Markings of the BEF seems to be the authority, but good luck finding a copy at a sensible price.

User avatar
Truscott Trotter
Posts: 7800
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:11 pm
Location: Tasmania the Southernmost CoC in the world

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by Truscott Trotter »

Exactly I looked the price and went nah.

SquireBev
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:11 pm

Re: A Guide to British Vehicle Markings (WW2)

Post by SquireBev »

I've done what I can with the sources available:

Image

https://tank-markings.blogspot.com/p/eu ... ation.html

Post Reply