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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: Mark Barkntrunk on 18 November, 2017, 18:47:28

Title: Military contract number
Post by: Mark Barkntrunk on 18 November, 2017, 18:47:28
Hi does anyone know how I can find out what the military contract number was for my WDM20?
Thanks
Mark
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: Mike Farmer on 18 November, 2017, 19:12:32
Hi

What year.

Mike 8)
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: DEAN SOUTHALL on 18 November, 2017, 19:50:58
Try here Mark

http://www.wdbsa.nl/BSA%20Tank%20Numbers.htm
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: Mark Barkntrunk on 18 November, 2017, 21:15:45
1942 frame is September and the engine was March. I have a certification from BSAOC for it.
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: Mark Barkntrunk on 19 November, 2017, 11:21:40
Thank you Iíll try the website suggested unless anyone knows of a uk list.
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: Mike Farmer on 19 November, 2017, 11:39:56
 :)

Hi.

The Ministry of War (now MOD) placed an order for 12000 WM20's in the early forties. Contract No S5209. The unit cost was £68-10-0 ex factory.

This info was supplied by the RAF transport records when I was in the process of trying to fill in the history of my machine. Unfortunately very few individual records exist concerning actual machines in either of the forces. (realistically the same reply from Army and Navy)

I forgot I had this info.

Mike 8) 8)
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: Mark Barkntrunk on 19 November, 2017, 12:15:49
It appears that there is no way to identify the contract number. I guess most people make them up?
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: Mark Barkntrunk on 19 November, 2017, 12:18:32
Thank you Mike, guess Iíll make one up. Thanks Mark
Title: Re: Military contract number
Post by: Mike Farmer on 19 November, 2017, 14:40:45
 :)
Hi agen.

It would APPEAR (estimated)that if your machine Frame No falls between 55429 and 110000 then the contract No S5209 should be correct

Estimate is taken from the BSAOC dating info. Mine is in the 110000 bracket 1944 and the RAF archives show 1944 and with that contract No

Take care

Mike 8) 8).