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British & Dominion Formation & Unit Vehicle Signage, 1914-1918


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Following a lengthy period of research we have finally produced the book. First off we would like to offer our special thanks to those GWF members who contributed to the end result and trust that they and the membership who are interested in such things find this publication something that they would consider adding to their library.

“British & Dominion Formation & Unit Vehicle Signage, 1914 – 1918” contains in excess of 1,300 identified Unit signs (in colour) with 120+ supporting period images and coloured drawings, most of which being unpublished to date. This limited edition book (10”x8”) is soft cover with 160 pages that record what we believe is most of what is available in the public domain at this point in time. Regards, Rod & Mike.


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Chris thanks for the interest. Will PM you....cheers.... Rod

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27 minutes ago, secharles said:

Q: are any of the signature books readily available to the public?



Try sending a PM to Rod (BSM) for details. 

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After seeing this old thread, I immediately contacted the author to purchase this book, British & Dominion Formation & Unit Signs 1914-1918 by Rod Dix and Mike Hibberd, published 2017, ISBN: 978-0-646-98584-8.  Wow!  Clearly a labour of love, superb period images and colour artwork for each unit sign on good quality gloss paper covered with a good quality card stock.  Every formation and unit sign is beautifully reproduced in colour in this landscape format, soft-cover book.  

The book would benefit from a bibliography and more detailed image referencing (ie: IWM reference numbers) of images sourced from institutions.  To increase its longevity, a hardcover would be more durable, but as a self-published book the format is understandable.  If it hasn't already done so, I believe it could do well in the broad international market. Pen & Sword or Naval & Miitary Press perhaps?

British and Dominion Formation & Unit Vehicle Signage 1914-1918, by Rod Dix and Mike Hibberd is a tour de force.  A fine book that would appeal to the military modeller, vintage military vehicle enthusiasts and to the many historians, researchers and history buffs that could use a unit sign almanac to identify units in images.


Chris Henderson





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