The primary rôles of the ACV-IP were reconnaissance and liaison missions. They operated in divisional reconnaissance regiments, but also acted as personnel carriers, AA weapon carriers or Forward Observation vehicles. The Mark I and Mark II were issued to the 4th and 5th Indian Infantry Divisions operating in North Africa 1941-42 and Mk.IIs only to the 10th Indian Infantry Division operating in Syria in 1941. Indian infantry divisions operating in Italy 1943-45 only used Mark IIs and later models. On the Far Eastern fronts, the ACV-IP served in India, Malaya and Burma from 1942 to the Indian Independence, but also with the Royal New Zealand Artillery in Korea.