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    Spot on Ivor, just the job.

    The only observation I would make is about the breaks in the letters where the inner parts of the loops etc form in the stencil. I don't remember seeing any British boxes marked in this way. Do you have a reference showing this or have I just heard you say Doh! I spoke to a chap at the weekend and he suggested that the "bars" were so thin that the gaps were filled in by overspray.
    "Any live or recovered ordnance in my posts has been dealt with by trained EOD personnel"

    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
    Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
    I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
    All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
    Time for tea.

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    This is the clearest wartime photo that I've found. It's even in colour! I based my stencils on this.

    Preston Isaacs, Chairman of the Military Vehicle Trust, has a Morris C9/B which has several C219s fitted and they are all stencilled in this way. I am fairly certain that they are original.
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    Ive been racking my brain trying to remember which thread we were talking about stencils. I've since found out that if the stencils were applied by machine then the bars making up the letters were so thin that when sprayed the bars were filled in mking them look like the letters were printed. If the stencils were applied by hand then the bars had to be larger which left the gap in the letter.
    "Any live or recovered ordnance in my posts has been dealt with by trained EOD personnel"

    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
    Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
    I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
    All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
    Time for tea.

 

 
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