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Old 16-12-17, 03:59 PM
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Help required from a hawk-eyed Forum member - this is definitely an RASC vehicle, but I should like to confirm the unit. On the mudguard nearest the camera is a square presumably in RASC colours - red/green divided diagonally. Below the square a white horizontal bar indicating Army Troops. Superimposed on the square, the unit serial in white - four digits but I can only decipher xx35. Can anyone with superior software identify all four digits? There's also an RASC unit badge - painted on a disc -looks like a cartoon character mouse, haloed and holding something in front, left paw. Any ideas? The image does enlarge quite well. Mike
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Old 16-12-17, 04:26 PM
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Looks like 1735 and the mouse reminds me of the Pink Panther, while on the mud guard possibly a blue on yellow shield, a bit too light for red.

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Reminds me of the Pink Panther too, it also looks like the figure is doffing a top hat with it's right arm/paw, the halo being the underside of the brim.

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I agree the number is 1735.

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Very many thanks everyone! 1735 is very useful - but was the pink panther around in the spring of 1945? I'll continue the search - RASC units signs of that period range from the heraldically correct to the extremely weird and wonderful - and scores of them have yet to be identified. Example attached. Mike
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"7th Mobile Bath Unit"!????

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The Pink Panther cartoon character started in 1963.

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Old 16-12-17, 06:32 PM
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Playing the part of a Capt RASC, Terry-Thomas's first full length film was called Privates Progress, released in 1956, where he starred alongside Richard Attenborough and Ian Carmichael (ex 22 D). A particular catchphrase from that film, (‘You’re an absolute shower’) became associated with Terry-Thomas over the years.
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I remember it well. Great catchphrase. Why don't they show those movies anymore?

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Playing the part of a Capt RASC, Terry-Thomas's first full length film was called Privates Progress, released in 1956, where he starred alongside Richard Attenborough and Ian Carmichael (ex 22 D). A particular catchphrase from that film, (‘You’re an absolute shower’) became associated with Terry-Thomas over the years.
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Curiously (?) it did not show the Intelligence Corps in a particularly good light - Stanley, having been commissioned, was sent on a Japanese language course in preparation for deployment on Operation Hatrack - in Germany. Mike
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