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Offline ffr79

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Christmas Tree markings
« on: January 25, 2014, 04:25:14 PM »
Hi does anyone know anything about the markings on my series 3 FFR

WHITE,YELLOW, BLUE, BROWN = 9320 and orange roo

Which i found while sanding the front guards
does anyone know the unit it belongs too.

Thanks
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Offline aussiegregmac

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Re: Christmas Tree markings
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 06:53:27 PM »
Unother unknown Unit for Phoenix to add to the Vehicle Markings list on the Restoration Info on the website.
1942 C15 Blitz RadioVan 42-CMP "The PieVan"
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Re: Christmas Tree markings
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 05:37:13 AM »
9320 is the Unit Serial Number (USN). All units have them, and under the quadripartite STANAG arrangements, Units were required to display the USN and the colour-coded Christmas tree, but I heard recently that the requirement has now been dropped. The colours represent the numbers, and are exactly the same colour-number system used in the earlier, 3 stripe 'bar code' dating from before WW2:
1  Red
2 Blue
3 Yellow
4 Light Green
5 Grey
6 Buff
7 Red Oxide (Maroon/deep orange)
8 Service colour, ie Olive Drab/deep Brunswick Green
9 White
0 Brown

1 Armoured Regiment is 5228 - Grey-Blue-Blue-Green. Sorry I don't know the Unit for 9320. The majority of USNs during the SVN period were between 1 and 3 thousand (1000 to 3000), 3 Cav were 1125, for example. There is a late 1971 unit list and the marking instruction for the three-stripe system on page 298-299 of 'Mud and Dust'.

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Re: Christmas Tree markings
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 11:20:55 PM »
Hi from Greg 150 My Ambulance USN is 7671 which is 11 Fd Ambulance and tac plate 94 if you would like put it on records
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Re: Christmas Tree markings
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 05:21:48 PM »
I would, thank you!

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Re: Christmas Tree markings
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 04:10:33 PM »
Yesterday I purchased a Trimcast Locker and it has numerous 2RAR Christmas Tree markings (decals), and, on the lid, it has a single tac sign stencilled: 2RAR "S" for Sniper. The black and white painted marking is identical to this one in a photo archived on the AWM website, with reference to INTERFET (1999): https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P05415.013



The Christmas Tree is coded "6490" which checks out as 2RAR - see http://www.remlr.com/vehicle-markings.html
..Beige/light tan
.....Green
.......White
..........Brown