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United Kingdom: Army Catering Corps

 

Army Catering Corps, 1941-1993
Formed 22nd March 1941, remaining under the control of the Royal Army Service Corps until granted independent corps status in 1965. Amalgamated with The Royal Pioneer Corps, The Royal Corps of Transport, The Royal Army Ordnance Corps and The Postal and Courier Service of the Royal Engineers to form the Royal Logistic Corps, 5th April 1993.
The badge design is a circlet inscribed Army Catering Corps; in the centre of which is a flaming Grecian brazier, and over this is the usual crown. The first pattern for other ranks' badges were all gilding metal, with the Imperial or 'King's Crown'. In March 1951 a new bi-metal pattern was sealed, with the brazier in white-metal. In 1953 with the succession of Queen Elizabeth II the crown was modified to the St Edward, or 'Queen's Crown' type. 1973 saw the 4th and final design with the addition of a scroll below the circlet, inscribed We Sustain.

 
 
Gilding metal ORs, loops E-W Gilding metal ORs, loops N-S Gilding metal ORs, loops N-S
wide brazier
Gilding metal ORs, loops E-W
high relief, deep rim
Gilding metal ORs, slider
 
KC Officers' all gilt KC Officers' service dress,
 blades E-W
WW2 plastic economy, "A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall", blades N-S WW2 plastic economy
"F&G" (Fraser and Glass)  blades N-S
KC Chrome/nickel plated
 
KC Officers' silver and gilt KC Bi-metal Buttons Ltd., Birmingham, slider QC Officers' silver and gilt QC ORs Bi-metal, slider QC gold and silver anodized, J.R. Gaunt B'ham, slider
 
QC Officers' silver and gilt,
 'We Sustain' scroll
QC gold and silver anodized,
 'We Sustain' scroll,
J.R. Gaunt B'ham, slider
KC Officers' silver and gilt
collar badges  J.R. Gaunt London
KC ORs bi-metal collar
badges, single loop
QC Officers' silver and gilt
collar badges  J.R. Gaunt London
         
QC ORs bi-metal collar
badges, single loop
QC gold and silver
anodised collar badges, single loop
QC Officers' silver and gilt
 
collar badges 'We Sustain' scroll
QC gold and silver
anodised collar badges,
'We Sustain' scroll ,single loop
QC bright metal
 collar badges,
'We Sustain' scroll ,clutch and pin fixings, "LB&B Made in England"
         
Brass shoulder titles, Westlake 367, large, 35mm x 17mm Brass shoulder titles, Westlake 368, large, 42mm x 16mm Cast brass shoulder titles,
 medium, 31mm x 16mm
Brass shoulder titles, Westlake 369, small 25mm x 9mm Gold anodised shoulder titles, Westlake 369, small 25mm x 9mm
         
 
Officers' Brass shoulder titles, Westlake 370 "Army Catering Corps"
Grey on Yellow
Embroidered Melton wool titles with white cotton backing
"A.C.C"
Yellow on Grey
Printed canvas titles
"A.C.C"
Yellow on Grey
Embroidered Melton wool with cotton backing
"A.C.C"
Yellow on Grey
Starch or sized back felt
         
 
"R.A.C.C"
Yellow on Grey
Starch or sized back felt
These titles apparently produced post war in anticipation of the bestowal of the "Royal" title, but it was never granted.
Slip-on cloth titles Arm of service strips.
Grey - Yellow
 Embroidered and sewn on worsted.
Buttons, Officers' and ORs,
 KC Brass
 
 

  

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