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Old 09-02-03, 19:58
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hi everyone,
anybody can tell me what are the first two vehicle in this pic??
The text says that the pic was taken in Courseulles and that these vehicles belong to THE REGINA RIFLES.
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Old 09-02-03, 20:16
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It looks to me like the first one is a Dodge truck, the second is a FAT ( Field Artillery Tractor).

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Old 09-02-03, 20:22
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thanks stewart,
the canadian army used dodge trucks ?? Can you give me an idea about the model used??
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Old 09-02-03, 20:22
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Naw, don't think so, Stewart... those look like British vehicles - our British friends will know the first one (Austin?), but the second I'm almost positive is a Morris Quad. Similar in layout to the 12-cab CGT, though.

These won't be in service with the Reginas, though; in Normandy everything moved when it could find a space anywhere. I suspect they're just happening to share the same piece of road as the Reginas' CMPs, behind, at this moment in time captured by the cameraman.
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Old 09-02-03, 20:57
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Hi Luc

The first truck is a Bedford MW 15cwt and the following vehicle a Morris Commercial Quad, both are of UK manufacture.

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Old 09-02-03, 21:13
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Naw, don't think so, Stewart... those look like British vehicles - our British friends will know the first one (Austin?), but the second I'm almost positive is a Morris Quad. Similar in layout to the 12-cab CGT, though.

These won't be in service with the Reginas, though; in Normandy everything moved when it could find a space anywhere. I suspect they're just happening to share the same piece of road as the Reginas' CMPs, behind, at this moment in time captured by the cameraman.
geoff,
are these vehicles may be attached to the reginas?? The sign on the fender of the first vehicle ( 2 in white with a white band on top) sound canadian or british??
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Old 09-02-03, 22:46
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The first truck in the picture is as already identified, a Bedford MW. It does in fact appear to be a water tanker and the motorcycle is sitting across the tank. If it were a normal 15cwt GS body, you would see the body projecting behind the cab, as it is wider.

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Old 10-02-03, 00:47
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geoff,
are these vehicles may be attached to the reginas?? The sign on the fender of the first vehicle ( 2 in white with a white band on top) sound canadian or british??
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Luc,
I think that I may have identified the Bedford's unit and possibly the Morris Comm FAT behind (it looks as if it also has a 2 on the sign).
According to the landing info, I see that the Regina Rifles landed on Nan beach, also landing there was Bty 2 Royal Marines Armoured Support Regt. Now, looking at the very useful book by Jean Bouchery, "The British Soldier", the only unit sign with the figure 2 on is Armd. Support Regt. Royal Marines. The background colour of the sign is made up of horizontal bands, from the top; Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, Blue.
The white band across the top of the sign denotes Corps troops.

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