Thanks for a very informative answer. As a living history group we do the 8th Brigade of the third divsion: any changes of showing those serials?
Next question: the marking of baggage by a number of coloured stripes: would the serial giving the colours be the original unit serial or the tactical serial as used on vehicles, roadsigns etc within a division etc.
We, as Queen's Own Rifles living history group, have made up some road signs pointing to our unit, incl. a cut-out Jerrycan (german of course, as we do not want to damage the King's Property). Were we correct in assuming that this would feature the serial 60 on a green square?
PS anyone coming to the old world in February: we have a small march in BD in Germany to commemorate Veritable and Blockbuster, near Calcar and Kevelaer, in the Rheinland.