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A member of The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry took the photo above at Mercer Barracks, Osnabruck, in 1961>>>>>>

>>>>> We think the vehicle in the photo could be 35 BE 51. John Mastrangelo provided the following details:

Chassis No:


War Office Reg:

38 BE 51
Engine No: 51833
Date In Service: 10 September 1953
Receipt Voucher: CBR/R/2932
Sold Off: BAOR 31 December 1963
Note the electric trafficators on the windscreen, the spare wheel on the bonnet and the position of the wing mirrors on the front wings. These could indicate a Royal Signals vehicle cable-layer

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