Chassis Number WN1-11061
|WO Reg:||10 BF 61|
|Struck Off:||Branston 2/1/67|
|Sold:||Branston 7/3/67 Lot 860|
|Civ Reg:||NJW 699E Wolverhampton CBC [1/1/67-31/7/67]|
Mr Pye was selling the vehicle in the condition shown in the small top photo in 2011
Mr Pye bought the vehicle from Andrew in December 2008.
Formation Sign: 54th [East Anglian] Inf Division [TA] reformed 1956 and
disbanded 1967. In 1961, East Anglian District and 54 Div merged and used
the same sign. Unit Sign: 127 on Royal Artillery Colours. Now this is a strange one because
until 1961, 54 Div used div numbers and 127 is out of the range. What
could 127 represent?
All of this fits with “divisional numbers” and “127”
appears to be a Corps number. If it were a Heavy Regiment located within
East Anglia the most Likely to fit the bill would be 350 Heavy Regiment
at Nottingham although at one time Nottingham was in Northern Command!
This may have been administered by 54 Div but in fact have been allocated
to 1 (BR) Corps in war. However, I have nothing firm to go on. It is an
Description of Condition Numbers:
1 Restored, Running in original condition 2 Under restoration or to be restored 3 Salvable 4 Fit for spares 5 Broken up 6 Modified 7 No trace since sold.
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