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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 08:48:01 PM »
More to follow, when i find them in my pics!.

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2012, 01:07:34 PM »
These markings are under my workshop bonnet,

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2012, 08:19:31 PM »


G'day Tommy  :)

The Black and White pic I would say was taken at the Strathfield/Homebush CMF depot backing on to the Western Sydney Railway line just east of Homebush station, as I lived just up the road  :)

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2012, 08:25:19 PM »

G'day Master Cheif  :)

Gee, Justin it seems like a lifetime ago I had a look at Mr Walkers Motors for you up on the Sunshine coast  ;)  and I reccon that the Bufflo stencil on that guard is to prove how it got there,"bufflo head harder than Ali guard" ;D


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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2014, 09:04:49 AM »
This black diamond is no the door of our Series 2
Any idea on what unit?
Haven't been able to find any more markings apart from tyre pressure.

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2014, 09:14:53 AM »
This is our 2A, 2w3 is also on the back of the diff.
Any idea what it means?

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2014, 12:10:25 PM »
Re the black Diamond.  Most likely from an Armoured Unit.
The Diamond signifies Headquarters Squadron and that's it.
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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2014, 03:34:35 PM »
Unusual as not many if any workshops are posted to HQ of an armoured unit most would be support sqn or LAD :)
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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2014, 08:31:41 PM »
Jeff, do I read that as the fact that you have a S2 as well as a S2a Wksp. (I won't let anyone else know ;))
The diamond marking is used by a number of Corps to denote which Squadron, battery, Company it belonged to besides Armour. (Don't tell the tankies this though, as they think they are the only ones there!)
Without any other signage we are none the wiser as to who it would have belonged to. We need a Tac sign or some such thing.

As for the 2 W 3 on the workshop, the  "W" denotes "workshops" and the number 3 denotes the third vehicle in the particular unit, (1 being the OC, 2 the 2i/c  and then in the case of RAEME (who operated a number of specialised vehicles) other numbers denoted particular pieces of plant within the Unit.
In many cases (especially Transport) the unit identification would also have been displayed on the diffs for night-time convoy recognition. I say this because I suspect that your vehicle either belonged to a Div Wksps or at least a Transport Unit LAD.

As for the "2" that could be interpreted differently depending on the parent Corps, but generally denotes the Platoon/squadron or parent unit.
When you get a chance have a look here, there is some rough basic info on these pages. http://www.remlr.com/index_restore_info.html  then go to "Australian Army Vehicle Markings".
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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2014, 09:34:51 PM »
That is all as clear as mud now :D
Glen yes we have accidentally ended up with two workshops and a civi series 3 for parts.
Yes don't tell anyone, but no they are actually one for each son to play with and no I'm not parting with the Jeep.
Having not served in the Army it is a little confusing.
We haven't yet tried sanding them to find more markings yet.
Thanks again for your help and I might get you to explain it again next time I see you.
Jeff

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2014, 08:36:56 AM »
REMLR vehicle markings page ;)  http://www.remlr.com/vehicle-markings.html

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2014, 01:19:10 PM »
Gordo, I believe that your WKSP spent time in an artillery regiment.The door markings are similar to mine, which came from 16AD regt,at Woodside SA.My markings are 1W7,which means that this vehicle was with 1 battery,the W7 indicating workshop vehicle 7(in convoys).The last vehicle was either an automotive repair, with 2 mechanics on board,or a Mack wrecker.I have had the identity of mine confirmed by a mechanic, who worked out of it during his posting there.I am assuming that your vehicle was 2nd battery W3(very possibly the Elec repair vehicle(my trade whilst in).If you can find any other markings that could help identify please post them as there is a big chance that I would know previous Tradies who worked out of her.
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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2014, 06:56:20 PM »
Hi John H,
You are spot on with the electrical repair! ;) this could be your old truck!
Using the ARN I had already found out that it is an Electrical repair workshop.
While I have you do you think the back was modified during service or after?
Someone has put sides and a tailgate on it very neatly and professionally done.
The canvas has unfortunately been cut square to match.


The series 2 is a mechanics workshop.

Thanks
Jeff

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2015, 12:54:40 PM »
Just found this thread. Here's an older symbol under the red triangle on 113-820. Bottom corner of drivers door. Black square with a diagonal line, broken in its centre. It is a convoy packet marking.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 02:43:27 PM by 2short »

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Re: Markings on Workshops
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2016, 02:46:09 PM »
On 113-769s doors.