French forces in Germany had regular military registration, after the TOA period (1945-1949), but on a red background, often with an additional FFA. An E or an S (Services) may precede the serial number, often starting with 998. Since about 2005, the E (Economats) vehicles have a 00-1234 format, either in silver on blue, or white on black background. Such plates have been seen on SFOR vehicles.
Civil vehicules for the french administration in Germany had a CGA prefix from 1945 to 1949 on a black background and then a DO sufix (Domaine Occupation). Plates starting or ending with GMB
(Gouvernement militaire de Berlin) on a black background were issued from 1955 to replace the DO plates.
Private vehicules of
military forces in Berlin had a distinctive FZ (Französische Zone) from 1947 followed with a 4 digit
See also German Forces in France, and former NATO forces in France.
Private vehicules for troops
located in other regions than Berlin had blue plates, from 1954 to 2017 in which the second
digit represents :
1= Baden-Baden, 2=Freiburg, 3=Landau-Pfalz, 4=Trier, 5=Villingen-Constance, 6=former-Tübingen (end in 1977), 7=Reutlingen. In July 1999, most of french troops left Germany, but in several places (1, 4 and 5) Eurocorps french-german troops replaced them and still used these blue plates.
From december 2016, these blue plates are
replaced with white background plates and the F Euroband, starting with
RF and ending with a (non serial) number made of 2 letters and 2 to 4