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RASC MT Corps vehicles


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I have an ancestor who was attached to several MT Corps (317, 318 and 319) in France during 1915 and 1916. He service card describes him in charge (he was on report at least twice for negligently failing to grease it!!) two vehicles: a Car M570 and a Ford Box Car No 25333. I'm assuming the latter is a lightly armoured Ford Model T (found on Google) but what is the Car M570.

Many thanks

Alan

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Perhaps a requisitioned civilian vehicle.

As a driver he would be expected to maintain his vehicle and perform basic fixes himself.

Nice detail on his record re. his vehicles despite the charges.

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Alan,

The ' M 570 ' number, was the vehicle's War Department ' Census Number ' or vehicle identification number, unique to that vehicle.

The marking format, as shown in the attached photograph would have been ' M ^ 570 '.

Regards.

LF

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Many thanks

That's most helpful and very illuminating

Alan

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Could the Ford box car be a light van?

Bill,

I have seen something about this recently but can't locate it. Will keep looking.

Not a van but a car made into a light truck.

Have a look at this HMVF thread-

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?25106-Box-Cars

Scott

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