Tuesday, 15 April 2008

175 D 649

Indian High Commissioner and Staff visiting Oxford today, they had three cars in Oxford but I only managed to see one of them.  This one was in Broad Street, the Commissioner was having lunch at Trinity College.


Mark H Wilkinson said...

If I'm not being too bold, how is it you know that this particular number is an Indian registration?

Humma Kavula said...

From Wiki

Since 1979 cars operated by foreign embassies, consular staff, and various international organisations have been given plates with a distinguishing format of three numbers, one letter, three numbers. The letter is D for diplomats or X for accredited non-diplomatic staff. The first group of three numbers identifies the country or organisation to whom the plate has been issued, the second group of three numbers is a serial number, starting at 101 for diplomats (although some embassies were erroneously issued 100), 400 for non-diplomatic staff of international organisations, and 700 for consular staff. Thus, for example, 101 D 101 identifies the first plate allocated to the Afghanistan embassy, 900 X 400 is the first plate allocated to the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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