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Old 07-01-18, 08:21 PM
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I have 2 metal plates off a vehicle which I need to identify.

One is a standard red over blue RA TRF with the number 164,

the other is an all blue background with a RED, 6 spoke wheel with one of the diagonal spokes extending beyond the wheel forming an arrow.

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Old 07-01-18, 08:50 PM
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Although the unit serial 164 on RA plate was in use in WW2 (an unidentified AA Regt RA in an AA Gp in Second Army) the formation sign - 5 Army Group (AA) Royal Artillery (5 AGRA) -is post-War. Those, like myself, interested in the restoration and use of WW2 and other British military vehicles would very much appreciate an image of the actual plates. Mike
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Old 08-01-18, 05:28 AM
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164 was a spare number in the AGRA(AA) sequence for Corps troops from 1959 onwards.
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164 was a spare number in the AGRA(AA) sequence for Corps troops from 1959 onwards.
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Thanks. One more number for the records! Mike
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Old 08-01-18, 08:09 PM
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I have found online that 5th AGRA was formed in 1943 and was part of XXX Corps ??.
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Old 08-01-18, 08:32 PM
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This is the formation sign for 5th Army Group RA (Anti Aircraft) 1950-1962, BAOR, not the WW 2 AGRA.

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I have found online that 5th AGRA was formed in 1943 and was part of XXX Corps ??.
Richard
Thanks. Is that plate about 6 x 6 inches square? Mike
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Old 09-01-18, 11:17 PM
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Bigger...8 or 9 inches square. Came off a 1939 AEC Matador. Under the plate the original timber body was unpainted therefore the plate we thought was original to the bodywork. The '164' plate is identical in size and condition as well.
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Old 09-01-18, 11:41 PM
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Any idea what unit this badge is for ? Its the only pic I can get !!
Looks like these are more modern made but were on top of the older plates on the vehicle.
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Old 10-01-18, 06:04 AM
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Late 1940s vintage - 95 AGRA(AA)(TA). Based in Newport or thereabouts. I have a note that the sign was obsolete in Oct 48. Mike
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