REGISTRATION PLATES OF

ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE


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CURRENTLY ISSUED LICENSE PLATES

N-62529 Private vehicles of AFI = Allied Forces in Italy. This series in use since 1968. N = Napoli.

U-32769 Private vehicles of AFI = Allied Forces in Italy. This series in use since 1968. U = Udine.

U-32769 Close-up of the above.

B 2/94S Private vehicles of Belgian Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1958. Motorcycle.
2010 onwards plate style. B = Belgian Forces in Germany.

B 2/94S Close-up of the above.

01-3475 Private vehicles of French Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1951.
1 = Baden-Baden.

53-1400 Private vehicles of French Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1951.
3 = Landau in der Pfalz (until 1999).

CDA 530 US Forces in Hungary. Since 2009.

CDA 530 Close-up of the above.

84B 7962 AFE = Air Forces in Europe. FAS = Flesland Air Station, Norway (until the 1990s).
84 = Year of issue 1984. B = Normal civilian type vehicles.

94B03518 U.S. AIR FORCE - OFFICIAL USE ONLY. 94 = Year of issue 1994.
B = Normal civilian type vehicles. For some reason, the legend appears to have been overpainted.

X-6626 Germany. Official vehicles at NATO Headquarters, since 1967.
Still issued in the 1956 onwards plate style. X = Nato Headquarters.


FORMER ISSUES - STILL VALID

B/013 U Private vehicles of Belgian Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1958. Motorcycle.
1962-2007 plate style. B = Belgian Forces in Germany.

DF 7563 Private vehicles of German Forces in France since 1964 (originally with three numerals). DF = Deutschland Frankreich (some sources say Douanes Françaises). 7 = Eurocorps (Strasbourg). Former plate style.

EH 891 N Private vehicles of Dutch Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1975.
Former plate style. N = Netherlands Forces in Germany.

EC/266 N Private vehicles of Dutch Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1975.
Former plate style. N = Netherlands Forces in Germany. This is a caravan displaying the registration of the prime mover.


OBSOLETE LICENSE PLATES - NO LONGER VALID

M.08892 Belgium. Foreign military personnel series (SHAPE) 1992-94. M = Military(?).

067141 Belgium. Temporary series 1994-2010. Front plate. Without embossed year =
Foreign military personnel (SHAPE). Month and year of expiry on the rear plate.

189497 Belgium. Temporary series 1994-2010. 1994-2000 plate style. Rear plate with stickers.
Blue stickers = Taxes paid. Year sticker (not embossed) = Foreign military personnel (SHAPE).
Expired end of September 2000.

053242 Belgium. Temporary series 1994-2010. 1994-2000 plate style. Rear plate with stickers.
Blue stickers = Taxes paid. Year sticker (not embossed) = Foreign military personnel (SHAPE).
Expired end of July 1998.

460400 Belgium. Temporary series 1994-2010. 1994-2000 plate style. Rear plate with stickers.
Red stickers = Tax free. Year sticker (not embossed) = Foreign military personnel (SHAPE).
Expired end of February 2001.

921493 Belgium. Temporary series for international organizations and foreign military personnel (SHAPE) 2001-10. Front plate without sticker.

926760 Belgium. Temporary series for international organizations and foreign military personnel (SHAPE) 2001-10. Front plate without sticker.

926760 Belgium. Temporary series for international organizations and foreign military personnel (SHAPE) 2001-10. Rear plate. Expires end of July 2009.

EU-stars Close-up of the EU-stars with month and year of expiry. White lettering = Tax free.

906089 Belgium. Temporary series for international organizations and foreign military personnel (SHAPE) 2001-10.

EU-stars Close-up of the EU-stars with month and year of expiry. Expires end of July 2003.
Yellow lettering = Taxes paid.

944402 Belgium. Temporary series for international organizations and foreign military personnel (SHAPE) 2001-10. Expires end of July 2012. Yellow lettering on the sticker = Taxes paid.

944402 Close-up of the above.

981/851 Belgium. Temporary series for international organizations and foreign military personnel (SHAPE) 2001-10. Motorcycle. Expires end of March 2012.
White lettering on the sticker = Tax free.

981/851 Close-up of the above.

FZ 0690 Private vehicles of French Forces in Berlin. FZ = French Zone. The French Forces left Berlin in 1994.

MB 393 N Private vehicles of Dutch Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1975.
MB (1980-2001) = Personnel resident in the Netherlands (Met Belasting).
N = Netherlands Forces in Germany. Three numerals until 1998.

PL 3398 US Forces in Germany. Private vehicle series 1982-2001. 1990-2001 plate style.
No coding. Though officially only for US Forces the driver of this typical Italian camper van was an Italian serving in Germany.

NP 3966 US Forces in Germany. Private vehicle series 1982-2001. 1990-2001 plate style.
No coding.

NZ 7031 US Forces in Germany. Non-appropriated fund activities (welfare organizations) series 1982-2001. 1990-2001 plate style. NZ = Non-appropriated fund activities.

AD AB 271 US Forces in Germany. Private vehicle series 2000-07. Normal series
German plates optional since 2005 and mandatory since 2007. First two letters were chosen among combinations not used in the German system. Long plates used AD.

AD DV 991 US Forces in Germany. Private vehicle series 2000-07. Normal series
German plates optional since 2005 and mandatory since 2007. First two letters were chosen among combinations not used in the German system. Long plates used AD.

USA Close-up of the blue band.

Shield Close-up of the shield. The text reads: Streitkräfte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
in Deutschland (Armed Forces of the United States of America in Germany).

AF/AG 114 US Forces in Germany. Private vehicle series 2000-07. American size plates used AF from July until September 2000, but that series was discontinued (replaced by HK) because it was interpreted as American (or Allied) Forces. This was not intended as the purpose of the new plates was to make them look almost like normal German.

HK/AF 987 US Forces in Germany. Private vehicle series 2000-07. Normal series German plates optional since 2005 and mandatory since 2007. Since September 2000 American size plates used HK after AF was discontinued because it was interpreted as American (or Allied) Forces. This was not intended as the purpose of the new plates was to make them look almost like normal German.

HK/TR 473 US Forces in Germany. Private vehicle series 2000-07. Normal series German plates optional since 2005 and mandatory since 2007. TR = Trailer. Since September 2000 American size plates used HK after AF was discontinued because it was interpreted as American (or Allied) Forces. This was not intended as the purpose of the new plates was to make them look almost like normal German.

AF-JM-85 Netherlands. Private vehicles of Allied Forces Northern Europe series 1992-2003.
1992-2000 plate style. AF = Allied Forces.

AF-MP-18 Netherlands. Private vehicles of Allied Forces Northern Europe series 1992-2003. American size. 1992-2003 plate style (no euroband on American size plates). AF = Allied Forces.

AF-KG-49 Netherlands. Private vehicles of Allied Forces Northern Europe series 1992-2003.
2000-03 plate style. AF = Allied Forces.

RC 6849 Netherlands. NATO Central Region series. Pre-1998 plate style.
RC = Region Centrale (some sources say Region Command).


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