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51st Divisional RASC "Georgius Rex V"


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Good evening,

 

I would like to know if this plate is 1918 :

 

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Royal Army Service Corps

G V R

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51st (HIGHLAND) DIVISIONAL R.A.S.C.

 

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find in Hulluch near la Bassée road (France - pas de calais - 62).

 

Is it possible that this division parked in this area in 1918?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Cordialament

 

Michel

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Hi Michel,

 

i found this page http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/b/booths.html that shows a fairly similar logo about halfway down the page - though made in the reign of a later monarch.

But it does speak of figures impressed (?poinçonné) in the surface that identify the month and year of manufacture.  Can you see such figures on your plate?

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good evening,

 

thank's a lot for your link.

 

the date see are 9.25

this plate are maybe used in the strong war in 1939.

 

I just have to find the history of a 51st Highland Division for 1939 and early 1940.

If anyone would have this one, I would be a taker to know what did on the sector North of Loos (62750-France) at this time.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Kind regards

 

Michel

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The ASC did not become the RASC until December 1918.

So the plate cannot be any earlier than December 1918.

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George V reigned from 1910 to 1936.

So that would fit with your plate bearing his name dating from September 1925.

 

Sorry  I can’t be of any help with the movements of the 51st Highland Division!

 

 

Angela

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