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First three digits before CMF? What do they mean...........

Article about: Good afternoon. Like the subject line says. Does anyone know what the numbers designate? I know CMF stands for 'Central Mediterranean Force'. My uncle wrote 422 on a photo which I thought me

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    Default First three digits before CMF? What do they mean...........

    Good afternoon.
    Like the subject line says. Does anyone know what the numbers designate? I know CMF stands for 'Central Mediterranean Force'. My uncle wrote 422 on a photo which I thought meant 4th Regiment, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps. But then I'm given numbers from other peoples letters/pictures like 341, 342, 344 and it doesn't fit my logic.

    Any ideas? Is it kind of region/unit/postal designation?

    Regards
    Chris.................

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    Chris,
    I think the field post numbers weren't issued in a particular order.
    The following are listed for the CMF.
    422 was the field post number for the 4 Pulk Pancerny (6th Armoured Regt.) and when returned to Britain it became 422/2K (The 2K denoting they were in Britain.)

    I have the listing for the field post numbers, if you need any identifying.

    341 - 5 Battalion signals
    342 - HQ Enginners 5th Infantry Division
    344 - 5th Company Engineers 5th Infantry Division

    In Fact, I will create a sticky thread concerning field post numbers, and if anybody has questions, I'll try to answer them there.

    Regards

    Gary J.
    Last edited by Gary J; 09-04-2010 at 09:02 AM.

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    Thanks for that Gary! Yes if you could email that list to me privatly, I'd really appreciate it. *

    Regards
    Chris........*

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