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Offline filmer01

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Re: What was L.C.284 (WW1 Egypt)
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 14:42:46 »
Thanks for that - more confused than I thought possible! I suspect that it was a staff car of some sort, put a 23yr old in a powerful car and he will speed. Been there, done that, got the endorsements...

By the way, the Kent connection is that he was born in Luton and lived in Gillingham when he joined up. Interestingly he was demobbed in Egypt and waived his right to a free passage home. Now all I need to do is find out how he got back as he died in Worthing.
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Re: What was L.C.284 (WW1 Egypt)
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 13:18:38 »
You are quite right LC was Light Car and the number was just that, to identify one vehicle from another.
You will get all the info you need from this link:- Good Luck :)

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?8436-WWI-and-interwar-Vehicle-Numbering

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What was L.C.284 (WW1 Egypt)
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 11:45:44 »
Plodding through some family history I have come across a relative who served 1915-19 as a motor driver, stationed in Egypt.

He had two reprimands on record, both for driving at excessive speed, both in L.C.284 while stationed in Alexandria. I presume L.C. means light car? He seems to have done some chauffeur duty for some of his time there.

Anyone have any idea what it was, or where I can find out?
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