Young Pemberton collared two odd Greeks on celluloid, during his forays into the capital during the days of rationing. A 1950s American Buick Eight convertible parked in Upper Regent Street in London bears a baffling, plain, T 38 plate, unlike anything we know. John was certain it was Greek.
Was it a Thessaloniki Port tourist entry plate?
A Morris Oxford was the choice of transport for this 1940’s-era British diplomat in Athens, seen on leave in UK.
Below; Not many years later, in about 1958, the rare Greek diplomatic was photographed in Earls Court by VB.
The 56 on these plates gave the year of their first issue. 56 continued to be issued until they were replaced in 1969 with similar plates, but showing ‘69‘. This ran until about 2011, still marked ‘69‘!
The DS transliteration of the Greek dip. plates abbreviates ‘Diplomatikos Somos‘ or ‘Diplomatic Body‘. Greeks are not keen to use Latin-based words (corps), when they have the older language!
At last, an attractive new turquoise plate design has replaced the 1969 series: