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Hi DaveDavid W wrote:I have a picture of a Morris AC9, and on the front mudguard there is a white (or pale) S on a dark rectangular (portrait) background. The photo is likely to be late 1941. I suspect the AC9 belonged to the K.D.G or 11th Hussars. What does the symbol mean/signify?
Sorry, I saw a 5 (five) when you wrote an S...David W wrote:The thought had crossed my mind, but "S" is for self propelled guns, and their weren't any at that time!
That makes good sense, but in that case, wouldn't the rectangle be hollow, as on tank turrets? This rectangle is solid and shaded.I've always thought they used the vehicle call sign with a sqn symbol for this purpose (eg A Sqn uses a triangle, C sqn used a circle and B sqn used a vertical rectangle), that said fixed call signs were not used in WW2 so anything painted on would be some form of callsign fixed suffix. On balance I'd guess a vehicle role tac sign, possibly in B sqn.