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Offline Matt Reeves

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1963 2a markings on grille?
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:43:21 PM »
Can anyone tell me when the plates fixed in place of (or on top of) the grille badge were in use, and is there a key to what they signify?. Was this something only done in Vietnam?.

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Re: 1963 2a markings on grille?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 07:20:33 AM »
I guess I should have read the pinned post at the top of this section by Zulu Delta 534 ::)

I'm still not entirely clear when these plates were in use, only in Vietnam or at home in Australia as well??.

Just uncovered this on my 63 2a.

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Re: 1963 2a markings on grille?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 07:24:26 PM »
These plates were quite common around Liverpool Area during my time at Ingleburn 70/71. I think that it was mainly Infantry and Artillery that used them to identify to which sub unit they belonged. I can't tell you what yours means however as I was in RAASC which did not normally use them.
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Re: 1963 2a markings on grille?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 02:35:12 AM »
3rd  veh support squadron/company
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 06:02:17 AM by THE BOOGER »
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Re: 1963 2a markings on grille?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 11:25:32 PM »
Hi all,

I agree with Booger , in this case it might mean the 3rd vehicle in Signals Platoon Support Company ?

These days most of these vehicle markings are on the door . Arty possibly being the exception.

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Re: 1963 2a markings on grille?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 06:44:10 AM »
Thank you all for the info!.

Unfortunately there are no traces of other markings, although I haven't rubbed the whole vehicle down.

Actually I'm lying, I just remembered the weight classification on the nearside rear survives, it looks like it was covered by a plate at some time which protected it from later spray jobs.