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PostPosted: Fri 19 Sep 2014 19:02 pm 
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I'm trying to put together a list of vehicle markings used on D-Day and need info on these two units. My questions are:

1. Were Airborne Unit's vehicles marked like normal infantry divisions (colored squares with numbers) and did they use the same numerical system?

2. Were the Special Service Units (commandos) marked as Special Service Units or as part of the unit to which they were attached?

Any info and/or leads will be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep 2014 17:29 pm 
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Hi I can answer the question about airborne vehicles, They carried coloured squares with numbers on them but I know nothing about commando vehicles..

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep 2014 18:45 pm 
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Thanks for that, but did they follow the same color/numerical system as the infantry divisions or did they have colors/numbers unique to airborne units?


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2014 18:13 pm 
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British Royal Marines and Army Commandos used the same system:
Blue/Yellow/Green/Blue horizontal stripes with a white '2' or a white '4' - Armoured Support Groups Royal Marines
Red square with white '81' - 1st Special Service Brigade HQ
Red square with white '55' - 3. Army Commando
Red square with white '56' - 4. Army Commando
Red square with white '57' - 6. Army Commando
Red square with white '58' - 45. Royal Marine Army Commando
Red/Black horizontal split square with white '100' - 4th Special Service Brigade HQ
Red/Black horizontal split square with white '92' - 41. Royal Marine Army Commando
Red/Black horizontal split square with white '92' - 46. Royal Marine Army Commando
Red/Black horizontal split square with white '92' - 47. Royal Marine Army Commando
Red/Black horizontal split square with white '92' - 48. Royal Marine Army Commando
Green/light blue horizontal split with white '49' - 1st Royal Marines Engineers Commando
Support units (signals etc.) like an Infantry division.

British Airborne Divisions were more or less identical to Infantry divisions except:
Black square with white '50' - Independent Parachute Company
White/Green horizontal split square with dark red '40' - Divisional Signals
They also only had two RA Regt - Red/Blue with white '46' - Airlanding Light Regt and '47' Airlanding AT Regt.

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