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Old 30-12-17, 03:37 PM
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Default VAD Nurse's cape

VAD Nurse Doris Benjamin's cloak (the image "borrowed" from Joanna Lumley's book Forces Sweethearts ) bears its share of treasures: 3 AGRA (First pattern), the CAI (Chinese Army in India patch, a Northern Ireland District and Royal Sussex (?) combination, a Swaziland Pioneers title, a pre-Normandy 7 Armd Div jerboa and , rather frustratingly, the last few letters...SHIRE and,,,IRE... of two Yeomanry titles.
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Bottom one appears to be Shropshire Yeomanry, but what a great cloak!
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Bottom one appears to be Shropshire Yeomanry, but what a great cloak!
Thanks. Based on the colouring I think the upper one might be Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Mike
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As naive 18 year old I asked the Matron of the NAFFI Club in Port Said what 'VAD' stood for ......she answered 'Virgins Awaiting Destruction'...
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So not Very Adorable Darlings?
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