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Photo of studebaker 6x6 144-432
« on: July 24, 2015, 09:23:39 PM »
Studebaker 6x6  144-432, 2 Sig Regt (or possibly its predecessor - 3rd Line of Communications Signal Regiment)

It's a radio truck of some sort. At a guess I'd say it's an early Radio Relay Detachment.

(Credit: 2 Sig Regt/facebook)

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Re: Photo of studebaker 6x6 144-432
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 09:23:24 AM »
Nice pics Thanks Pete,

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Re: Photo of studebaker 6x6 144-432
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 08:51:03 PM »
Nice truck disposed of on 4th October 1971. I am looking for a photo of mine ARN 144 487. Mine was also a Signal truck designated Northern Command Mains Unit Signal  Q  36964.

Disposed of along with 4 or 5 others on 18 June 1959. Disposed of so early I think there is not much chance of a photo
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Re: Photo of studebaker 6x6 144-432
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 02:12:33 AM »
Ken,

I think its Northern Command Maintenance Unit Signals, part of Northern Command Signals Squadron. The 't' is visible at the end of 'main' in the AWM126 entry. The 'Q' at the end may stand for Qld, or it could have been the unit 'Q' stores truck - always difficult to decipher the AWM126 entries, as the clerks used their own special and highly variable forms of abbreviation!

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Re: Photo of studebaker 6x6 144-432
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 07:28:32 PM »
Thanks Mike, every bit of information is gratefully received. I try to not read into the writing in the books what I would like it to mean, but I think I fell into that trap with this. Q store I hadn't even thought of that, it certainly would be nice if it was, I am equally happy with it meaning Queensland.

The damage to the bottom of the page from lots of fingers makes it hard. There is more writing there but I haven't been able to decipher it. A thumbs up to the AWM putting the books on line and limiting further damage.

I like the variations in handwriting particularly the person that wrote Ford using the correct Ford F and the person that wrote the numbers in a blitz section and doubled up on 2 or 3 numerals in the middle of the chassis numbers.

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Re: Photo of studebaker 6x6 144-432
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 08:13:54 AM »
Ken, Like most of those sources compiled over lengthy periods by lots of different people, there are obvious and not so obvious changes, errors, repeats and everything in between! Some clerks were fastidious, other slack as - all sorts of variations show up once you start studying in detail.

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