Desert Cammo

Your article on the abandoned vehicles in the desert was most interesting to me (CMV 206), not so much as from the actual hardware but the remains of the colours thereon. I have been researching and writing about the British Army World War Two camouflage colours and schemes for a number of years and hold copies of a large collection of primary documents issued by the army during the period.

The use of the roof roundel does not indicate a vehicle of desert air-force, it was the standard upper surface marking for all 8th Army vehicles from June 1942 until May 1943. The order sets out the dimensions, ring ratios and location quite specifically.

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