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09 October, 2009
Page 39 

Attention is drawn to the fact that the minister of transport has made an order prohibiting, as from 26 August, the use on any highway by an unauthorised person of any vehicle painted to resemble a camouflaged vehicle in the service of the armed forces.

The Ministry advises the use of any neutral colour other than greys and khaki adopted by the services. Glossy surfaces and light colours should be avoided. A method advocated by the British Industrial Design Group is that one half of the car, divided longitudinally, should be painted to harmonise with the country and the other half with the town. In an air attack, the car, if it is in the country, can then be driven up against a hedge or bushes with the town camouflage screened; or, if in town, close to a building or wall with the country background hidden.





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