In V-E-V Miscellany of the January Motor Sport the following regarding Lancia Armoured Cars appeared: “Only six appear to have survived and these were shipped to Ireland for use by the Royal Ulster Constabulary against the IRA in 1920”. This should have been the Royal Irish Constabulary—a force in which my father had the honour to serve. The RUC was not formed until 1922.
Incidentally, while serving with 120 (VLR) Squadron RAF Coastal Command at Bally Kelly, Co. Londonderry in 1942, I saw a member of the RUC driving through Bally Kelly in a Lancia tender. Twin high-pressure tyres on disc wheels at the hack— the driver, without windscreen or cab, was wearing goggles with chin-strap of his cap in place.
Warwick Robert Fallon