Manuals and EMERs

The REME was formed in October 1942. From that date, REME started to rationalise technical (ie non-operational) information on equipment.  EMERs are Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regulations. These are essential for anyone with British kit to understand how to service, maintain & repair their vehicle and associated equipment. On the HMVF, Clive Elliott – the EMER King – has written four PDFs  of introductory notes, which you can get by logging onto Clive’s Corner on the HMVF, and going here (you’ll need to create an account, join the forum and log in). My grateful thanks to Clive for his very considerable help and advice in constructing this page. I could not have do this without his help, and I hope that it is useful to you.

Confidential EMERs are usually found in blue ring binders (Secret ones were in red ring binders). This allowed easy reference, for addittions/ammendments and removal of obsolete information. Ferret EMERs come under the heading Wheeled Vehicles, with the prefix V (Ferret, Fox, Saladin, Stalwart). Those relevant for the Ferret scout cars are:

User handbooks

Daimler Ferret.  All marks. User Handbook. Mk 1 & Mk 2 WO Code No. 12174. 1957.
Daimler Ferret. All marks. User Handbook. Mk 1 & Mk 2 Army Code No. 12174. 1969.

Servicing schedules

Mk 1 & Mk 2. All variants. Maintenance schedule. Army Code No.14000.

Complete Equipment Schedules

CES Simple Equipment Army Code No. 46032. Machine Gun, 30 inch L3A3 and accessories. Jan 1975.
CES Army Code No. 33047. Mk 2. (Section1 explanatory notes) (Section 2 the schedule) 33047. 1988

Parts lists

Illustrated Parts List. Mk 1 & Mk 2 Army Code No. 14992. Aug 1969                                                                                                                                                      Illustrated Parts List. Mk 4 & Mk 5 Army Code No. 60367. Sept 1970


V 620 Ferret. Data Summary

V 622 Part 1. Technical Description

V 622 Part 2. Fault-finding & Repair Data

V 623 Unit Repairs.
V 624 Part 1. Field Repairs.
V 624 Part 2. Base Repairs.

V 625 Waterproofing and other special instructions

V 627 Modification Instructions

V 628 Inspection Standards

V 629 Miscellaneous Instructions

Rolls Royce

Operating and Maintenance manual for Rolls Royce rationalised commercial engines, 1953.
TSD Publication 702 Workshop Manual for ‘B’ Range Petrol Engines.
‘B’ Range Petrol Engines Sales Brochure & Specifications. 1963
Instructions for Running & Maintenance of B60 Engines.
Service Bulletins no 14 – 29 (1957 – 1971)
Service Bulletins no. Rolls-Royce petrol engines/3. B Range & V8. (Re lead free petrol) 20/4/89


A 267 Rolls Royce Instr. No. 6. Engine, Type B60, No.1, Mk 6A. Engine build-up data. Dec.1973
S 520-529 Roll Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Applies to all Mks, if suffixed /2 applies only to B60
S 520 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Data Summary.
S 522 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Part 1. Technical Description
S 522 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Part 2. Fault-finding & Repair Data
S 523 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Unit Repairs
S 524 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Part 1. Field Repairs
S 524 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Part 2. Base Repairs
S 527 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Modification Instructions
S 528 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Inspection Standards
S 529 Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines. Miscellaneous Instructions
O 120/1-129/1 Generators (2 Speed) No.2 Mk.1 & No.2 Mk.2. (Became P 120/6-129/6)
P 120/3-129/3 Generator No.1 Mk 2/1.
P 120/6-129/6 Generators (2 Speed) No.2 Mk.1 & No.2 Mk.2.
P 130/6-139/6 Panel, Generator, No.2 Mk.1.
P 130/8-139/8 Panel, Generator, No.2 Mk. 2/1.
P 130/27-139/27 Panel, Generator, No. 9 Mk 3, FV546131.
P 150/1-159/1 Panel, Distribution, No 1, Mk 1.
P 260/14-269/14 Lucas 6- cylinder Distributor, No.2 Mk.1
P 270/2-279/2 Junction box, Ignition, No.1 Mk.2.
P 270/6-279/6 Filter, Ignition, No.1 Mk.2. Inspection
P 320/1-329/1 Starters, No.1 Mk 1,2,3. (Lucas)
P 320/4-329/4 Starter, No.1 Mk 3 (Simms).
P 460/1-469/1 Switchboard, No.1 Mk 1.
P 460/2-469/2 Switchboard, No.1 Mk 6.
W 100/13-109/13 Generator, No.10 Mk.2 FV 546125, & Mk.3 FV 76740.


S 259 Rolls Royce ‘B’ series engines – valve covers. Misc Instr No 1


D 320-329 Cooking & Boiling Vessel, No 1, Mk 1.
D 320/1-329/1 Cooking & Boiling Vessel, No 1, Mk 2.


U 100-179 Vigilant ATGM
U 200-269 Swingfire ATGM


User Handbook for Radio Station UK/VRC-353 Army Code No. 61393. June 1975.
User Handbook for Radio Stations UK/PRC-351 and UK/PRC-352. Army Code No.12174. May 1977
User Handbook for Clansman radio control harness Army Code No. 61172.


H 590-599 Station Radio (Clansman) UK/VRC-321
H 600-609 Station Radio (Clansman) UK/VRC-322
H 610-619 Station Radio (Clansman) UK/VRC-353
L 210-219 Clansman VHF Antenna Systems
L 800-809 Clansman Radio Control Harness
L 820-829 Clansman Secure Speech Harness
L 690-699 VHF Applique Kit (Larkspur)


K 600-609 Station, Radio in Ferret Mk 1 & Mk 2 (SR 19/3 AFV or C12/31 AFV)
K 630-639 Station, Radio in Ferret Mk 1 & Mk 2 (Installation in stages of SR C13/B47)
K 650-659 Station, Radio in Ferret Mk 1 & Mk 2 (Installation of 19, C12, C13 or C42 fitted for B47)
K 660-669 Station, Radio in Ferret Mk 1 & Mk 2
Z 200-209 Cable assemblies for Clansman Radio Installations


REME Central Inspectorate. Inspection & Overhaul Standards (Provisional) Rolls Royce, B60, Mks 2a,3a,5a & 6a. Jan 1954
REME Technical Services. Inspection Standards (Provisional). Rolls Royce ‘B’ Series Engines (All marks). Issue 2. Nov 1957

NATO Stock Numbers, or NSNs, are useful for precisely identifying exactly which miniscule but very important part is required for your restoration. This unique code of thirteen numbers is normally hyphenated for ease of reading, and to identify the equipment grouping, country of origin and unique identity of the item of kit. For example, 2320-99-200-1187. The first two digits within the first group of four digits (in this example here: 23), represent the NATO-derived Supply Classification (NSC) derived from the US Federal Supply Classification which is divided into 78 groups. The second pair of digits (here: 20) represent the Class, of which there are 642 separate classes. The next two numbers represent the country of origin, of which the United Kingdom is -99- and the US has both -00- and -01-. Canada also has two digit pairs, namely -20- and -21-. The last seven digits (here: 200-1187) are split into two group of numbers, first three digits (here: 200) followed by the last four (here: 1187) after the hyphen. These seven figures represent the NATO Item Identification Number.

The NSN system was developed as a simple, adaptable aid to automatic stock taking and logistical supply that could be expanded as required. The NATO Item Identification Number (NIIN) (the last nine digits of an NSN) is the fixed part of the NSN, and it remains associated with the Item of Supply throughout its life cycle. The NIIN is associated with only one IoS in perpetuity, it is never re-allocated to another even if the original IoS is no longer in use. However, the Nato Supply Classification (the first four digits) may change if there is a revision of the IoS Classification structure.

The FV number for equipment relates to a particular design of vehicle. You can have the same NSN for two or more different FV numbers. This is because the FV number refers to a drawing or at least a parts list of other FV numbers.


Ferret User Handbook
No 12174 1969


Ferret User Handbook
No 12174 1957

Ferret holdings Bovington

Bovington Library archive


Helpful Ferret NSNs
(work in progress)