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loupie1961 30-12-20 02:31 PM

Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles Epaulette Slip on
 
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I am desperately trying to put together all the Epaulette slip ons badged to the different South African formations deployed in the 6th South African Armoured Division. This is a recent purchase, a slip on badged to the Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles, that were part of the 13th South African Motorised Brigade as a component of a Battalion (?) denominated DSR, along with companies from the Transvaal Scottish and the Rand Light Infantry, if I get it right. I guess DSR stands for Dukes, Scots and Rands but I am sure somebody will know better. thank you in advance for your knowledge, gents!

Alex Rice 31-12-20 06:56 AM

Great project, good luck with it.
Cheers,
Alex

Frank Kelley 01-01-21 10:28 AM

It is actually Divisional Support Regiment, which did at one point in 1945 include the three units you mention, the DofE/RLI was formed in 1943 and the Transvaal Scottish was subsequently merged to form the new battalion, which was known as the Divisional Support Regiment.


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Originally Posted by loupie1961 (Post 533631)
I am desperately trying to put together all the Epaulette slip ons badged to the different South African formations deployed in the 6th South African Armoured Division. This is a recent purchase, a slip on badged to the Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles, that were part of the 13th South African Motorised Brigade as a component of a Battalion (?) denominated DSR, along with companies from the Transvaal Scottish and the Rand Light Infantry, if I get it right. I guess DSR stands for Dukes, Scots and Rands but I am sure somebody will know better. thank you in advance for your knowledge, gents!


loupie1961 01-01-21 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Frank Kelley (Post 533763)
It is actually Divisional Support Regiment, which did at one point in 1945 include the three units you mention, the DofE/RLI was formed in 1943 and the Transvaal Scottish was subsequently merged to form the new battalion, which was known as the Divisional Support Regiment.

Thank you so much! Yes, Divisional Support Regiment makes much more sense!:D

Frank Kelley 03-01-21 09:54 AM

The whole division was a cracking good one, with a little help from it's attached British and American formations, of course, but, I do think that the Union could have been justifiably proud of it's soldiers.



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Originally Posted by loupie1961 (Post 533792)
Thank you so much! Yes, Divisional Support Regiment makes much more sense!:D



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