I have just bought a LA at a farm auction sale here in Australia. The serial number is LA 4816538, which makes it a 1944 build. It has never been repainted and is very faded but it is a khaki colour, not flambeau red. It has CASE in black letters vertially on the fenders, but the lettering seems smaller than that on other LAs I have seen.
I have heard that new ex military LAs were balloted to Australian farmers at the end of WWII and it may be one of these. It is definitely an agricultural tractor, not one of the military industrial tractors.
Anyone know about ex military LAs?