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PostSubject: Colour of general service wagon during the 1879 Invasion   Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:52 pm


Gentlemen

what would have been the colour scheme in use by the british army in 1879 for the painting of goverment property. Most notably the general service wagon, artillery Limbers and Guns. I fear I may have made a mistake with the colours, I have gone with the ww1 era green for the general service wagon but I have a sneeky suspition that blue gray was still in use. scratch

can anyone help ?
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PostSubject: Colour of General Service Wagons.   Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:47 pm

Hi Teld.
A friend has informed me the that the wagons and gun carriages were indeed still painted grey . But the army hired a lot
of privately owned wagons to make up the shortfall and they were mainly painted green with red wheels ! .
Hope this has been of some help .

cheers 90th . Idea
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PostSubject: Re: Colour of general service wagon during the 1879 Invasion   Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:16 pm

Thank you kindly 90th I thought that might be the case.

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