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Old 04-12-20, 02:00
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I think that the photo is still a model E 10. The cab, separate from the body ( light truck ).
I understand where you are coming from . But remember that pic, the photo of AIF V-5252 is of a 1 Ton GS Van with 123" wheelbase, obviously with the separate cab/tub configuration. What's confusing is, in that parts book , GMH are calling that setup 'type E9 with special coupe body and canopy top ' . But, as far as I know, the longer wheelbase 1 Ton model was never fitted with a coupe style body ( I've never seen one anyway ), the coupe style was only used on the shorter wheelbase 113" model. Getting back to the E10 and E11. these are both the shorter 113" wheelbase models and the two body styles are there to be seen in the pics so nothing to dispute really ! A tip for you : The 1 Ton model has the short running board that end at the cab , the shorter 15 cwt models have the longer running boards that extend to the rear guards. The 15 cwt has special 7-50 - 16 tyres ( different to the civilian narrow tyres ) , the 1 ton type has 700 - 17 tyres
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Old 04-12-20, 02:28
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Pics from Syria and other M.E. places
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Old 04-12-20, 12:52
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A tip for you : The 1 Ton model has the short running board that end at the cab , the shorter 15 cwt models have the longer running boards that extend to the rear guards.
Thanks for the clarification. The running board is hard to see in the photo AIF V-5252 , it is covered by an officer.
I have a question, which truck is in this photo ? An E9 with a 133 " wheelbase ?
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Old 04-12-20, 14:39
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Thanks for the clarification. The running board is hard to see in the photo AIF V-5252 , it is covered by an officer.
I have a question, which truck is in this photo ? An E9 with a 133 " wheelbase ?
I would say 30 cwt with 900-18 tyres... interesting pic AIF 6549 and DOT ??

Pic taken in the N.T. ?
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AIF 6549 and DOT ??
What does the abbreviation mean "DOT" ?
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Old 05-12-20, 00:01
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I would say 30 cwt with 900-18 tyres... interesting pic AIF 6549 and DOT ??
Again, not much info from the AWM records, other than AIF L-6549 is part of a batch of Kitchen Lorries. Could this provide an explanation of "DOT"?
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Old 05-12-20, 01:26
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Are the drivers caps as issued to the rank 'Driver', a peculiar Australian thing ?
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Old 05-12-20, 01:37
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At least one of these made it to PNG where this scene was snapped
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Old 05-12-20, 01:49
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Again, not much info from the AWM records, other than AIF L-6549 is part of a batch of Kitchen Lorries. Could this provide an explanation of "DOT"?
Does anybody know who AH Jolly was, this individual or company is seen often as a purchaser of vehicles ?
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Are the drivers caps as issued to the rank 'Driver', a peculiar Australian thing ?
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"Other Ranks Peaked Cap" was derived from the WW1 AIF uniform, which was itself borrowed from the WW1 British uniform. Although an authorised issue to all O/R's of the 2nd AIF, it was typically worn by 2nd Echelon troops. Although the 2nd AIF had a smart new cut of uniform, the Militia retained the WW1 uniform through the 20's, 30's and 40's.

Australian WW2 versions have a leather trim or "wear strip" to the front of the cap visor. WW1 versions (Aust/ Brit/NZ) don't, and most remaining examples have the cloth split around the edge of the visor.

NZ also had a ORs peaked cap derived from their WW1 uniform, quite different form to the Aust cap. It was only a Service Dress item and not typically worn in the field.
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Old 05-12-20, 03:56
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Seems that Jolly was a name associated with Darwin and the N.T. generally. I would guess that the Jolly seen often in the ARN books was a surplus dealer/buyer in Darwin. Military district 7 was the N.T. so that adds to the story
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