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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 15:14 pm 
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Thanks for the information Rob.Nice to here from you.You may not remember me but I spent a day with your group at Berwick barracks last June along with Tam and Dave.

As I do an Airlanding Infantry impression,I guess that this box would not make a a good exhibit then?
Would a 2lb gun be on an armoured car?

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It would go nice with a 2-pndr gun portee.
Good to hear from you too, here on this forum. You can always email me directly on rvanmeel@wanadoo.nl (this forum may close?).

And will you come to Arnhem next year?

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I've a few 2 gallon WD water/petrol cans and all dark brown in colour

At least one is a water can and from memory and has water in white painted on a black background on the can.


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Major Tom wrote:
I've a few 2 gallon WD water/petrol cans and all dark brown in colour

At least one is a water can and from memory and has water in white painted on a black background on the can.


I would be interested in seeing a picture of these, especially the water one.

My WD 2 gallon cans are all green, except one which is blue.

I asked a question in another thread about the wartime colour of british water jerricans, as I recall reading that they were brown. The postwar ones being black. (Both colours with WATER and the cross picked out in white)


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I have just found a ammo box that i was keeping some paint in.
I wonder if anybody can tell me what was stored in it.
It has the following marking on top and is a dark green.

DH/C C206 II 1942

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I'll get some pics next month when I go back to my parents place, as they stored their along with my dads collection of other 2 gallon cans (BP, Shell etc)

From memory all are marked with the WD stamp and two are dated 42 and 40, there is also one WD marked but with 'foam compound' stamped on the side, presumably this is for fire fighting purposes. (it was acquired from near a WW2 airfield)

Bought all of them from various car boot/garage sales and have never paid more than £3/4, always make me laugh when I see BP/Shell tins in o/d at extortionate prices at shows!


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I have just found a ammo box that i was keeping some paint in.
I wonder if anybody can tell me what was stored in it.
It has the following marking on top and is a dark green.

DH/C C206 II 1942

C206 was used for 25-pndr charges. pen the klid and there should be a plate welded in some 4 inches from the top with 8 large holes in. Position of holes is similar to the stamping on the cover. Normally thsi plate is removed to use the ammo box for something else.

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Cheers Rob. The plate has been removed. It was used as a tool box Before I was given it.

Not sure that you mean by 25 pndr charges?. Do you mean artillery shells/ Mortor bombs. Sorry if I am being a bit dense!

thanx again Karl


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He means the brass cased part of a 25Pdr artillery shell, containing the propellant.

25 Pdrs had the case and the projectile loaded seperately, hence a box holding 8 cases like yours, to 2 P59 boxes each holding 4 projectiles.

Hope that's helped?

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BORDERGAZ wrote:
Steel ammo boxes - what colour should they be?

What if anything does the colour dictate or tell you?

Regards

Gary

Ammo tins were also painted white for use inside/on armoured vehicles.

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Does anyone know why the pea green was used and does anyone have a bs number for it? I've got a b166 box that is pale green under the black.


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