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Old 17-10-19, 09:47 AM
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Default No 38 British Army Lorry TAC sign

I am struggling to find out what the number 38 represents when used on what appears to be a R.E. Workshop Lorry. The photograph was possibly taken in North Africa or perhaps Italy.
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Old 17-10-19, 10:29 AM
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Tricky one to tie down, 38 seemed to be used by the Royal Engineers in the Middle East quite a bit?

From Hodges & Taylor

Page 83
Standard Vehicle Serial No.s Corps Troops MEF, from 31 May 1943
HQ Corps Tps, Engineers 38 Blue

Page 87
Vehicle Serial No.s Corps Troops 1st Army from 31 December 1942
Corps Field Survey Coy 38 Blue

Page 93
Standard Vehicle Markings Corps Troops 15th Army Group from July 1943
Spares 39&39 Blue

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Units transferred to BNAF or in 15th Army Group, List issued by GHQ MEF 30/11/43
Engineers
HQ Corps Engineers 38 Blue
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Many, many thanks. Where can I find a copy of Hodges's and Taylor's book, assuming that it is a book?
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I have just found it on Abe books and blimey, it is expensive.
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Unfortunately the lack of a visible formation sign precludes a positive identification. The Germans (as at Feb 44) listed 38 in white on cobalt blue as being a Corps level RE Survey Coy. Mike
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Mike,

many thanks for the update,

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Could they be RASC or Fledgling REME??
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