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LICENSE PLATES OF

ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE

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Belgian Forces in Germany motorcycle former style B 013 U.jpg (31 kB)
Private vehicles of Belgian Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1958. Motorcycle. 1962-2007 plate style. B = Belgian Forces in Germany.

German Forces in France former style DF 7563.jpg (27 kB)
Private vehicles of German Forces in France since 1964 (originally with three numerals). DF = Deutschland Frankreich (some sources say Douanes françaises). 7 = Eurocorps (Strasbourg). This plate style until c.1994.

French Forces in Germany former series 01-3475.jpg (18 kB)
Private vehicles of French Forces in Germany. This series in use 1954-2016. 1 = Baden-Baden.

Former French Forces in Berlin FZ 0690.jpg (23 kB)
Private vehicles of French Forces in Berlin. FZ = French Zone. The French Forces left Berlin in 1994.

Dutch Forces in Germany former tax paid series MB 393 N.jpg (23 kB)
Private vehicles of Dutch Forces in Germany. This series in use since 1975. MB (1980-2001) = Met belasting (tax paid), for personnel resident in the Netherlands. Three numerals until 1998. N = Netherlands Forces in Germany.

US Forces in Germany former normal series PL 3398.jpg (24 kB)
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.

US Forces in Germany former welfare organizations series NZ 7031.jpg (18 kB)
US Forces in Germany. Non-appropriated fund activities (welfare organizations) series 1982-2001. 1990-2001 plate style. NZ = Non-appropriated fund activities.

US Forces in Germany former normal series AD AB 271.jpg (21 kB)
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.

US Forces in Germany close-up of the blue band (3 kB) Streitkräfte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika in Deutschland (9 kB)
The blue band with the NATO symbol and the letters USA. The shield used was similar to the German state seals. The text means Armed Forces of the United States of America in Germany.

US Forces in Germany former normal series AF AG 114.jpg (24 kB)
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.

US Forces in Germany former American size series HK AF 987.jpg (21 kB)
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.

US Forces in Germany former American size trailer series HK TR 473.jpg (26 kB)
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.

Netherlands former AFNORTH-series AF-JM-85.jpg (20 kB)
Netherlands. Private vehicles of Allied Forces Northern Europe series 1992-2003. 1992-2000 plate style. AF = Allied Forces.

Netherlands former AFNORTH American size series AF-MP-18.jpg (21 kB)
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.

Netherlands former AFNORTH-series AF-KG-49.jpg (16 kB)
Netherlands. Private vehicles of Allied Forces Northern Europe series 1992-2003. 2000-03 plate style. AF = Allied Forces.

Netherlands NATO Central Region series former style RC 6849.jpg (18 kB)
NATO Central Region series. Pre-1998 plate style. RC = Region Centrale (some sources say Region Command).

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