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    British 1 1/2" Signal Cartridges

    I ask for information about these 1 1/2" Signal Flares. Why is a triangle symbol used instead of a coloured band?
    Can anybody supply the pages from a manual showing all colours in this series?
    The wad shows green in small letters. Yellow in large letters. I guess the triangles represent star colour like a coloured band.
    Cases were made 1938 by ICI but loaded in 12/39 and 1/40. 6/41 for the loaded one.
    Why did this series continue when coloured bands were also made in these years? Airforce use or special purpose? All help is appreciated. Ron.
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    Ron,

    Is it possible you've got Cartridges, Signal, Double Star (coloured Triangle) and Cartridges, Signal, G.R., (coloured bands)? Although the document does state later double star signals were marked with coloured bands.

    TimG

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    Tim. Thank you for the documents. It seems that the triangles were only used on double star shells.
    I do not have these early years with coloured bands, only later 1945, 50 and 60's dates so my statement was incorrect and too broad.
    I do not have any UK GR series shells, only Australian ones. I am still learning and appreciate all comments. Ron.

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