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sketchley kid 12-02-20 09:53 PM

RECCE Colours
 
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Anyone know which REECE wore this backing, I know that their Training at Catterick (The 62nd) did not,

mike_vee 13-02-20 07:32 AM

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Very similar to modern Aviation Reconnaissance Force.

tuckerf 13-02-20 10:06 AM

Have a look at the slouch hat in Car Commanders Reconnaissance Corps album, might be the one. https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ictureid=12647

mike_vee 13-02-20 12:42 PM

Dumb newbie question , what is the correct orientation for Recce colours ?

Most of the photos on line show patch "square" with green uppermost yet the badge shown on the slouch hat has yellow on top and the original photo shows "diamond" style . :confused:

rac1944 13-02-20 07:43 PM

Recce Arm of Service strip colours are green to the front and yellow to rear. Modern square diagonally split is doing essentially the same.
John

sketchley kid 13-02-20 10:48 PM

RAC 1944....Were you actually in RAC in 1944?

rac1944 14-02-20 08:22 AM

No, no, it reflects a passionate interest rather than doings, on reflection it should be rac19391945.
John

sketchley kid 14-02-20 09:35 AM

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I was a bit concerned I thought you might be older than me....

rac1944 14-02-20 02:58 PM

Nice photo, I like the beret overhang, always thought that had a certain panache.

sketchley kid 14-02-20 11:21 PM

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It's kept well...and I still wear it the same....

fairlie63 15-02-20 02:56 AM

You don't even look any older than in the first photo either. Beret must have kept you young:D

Frank Kelley 15-02-20 09:22 AM

That is truly superb, lovely to see on here, I think you have both kept well.


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It's kept well...and I still wear it the same....


sketchley kid 15-02-20 07:15 PM

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It may be of interest to you, the lapel badges and tie on photo,
Tie and top badge ,,'4th Genova Dragons. (I am Honoury member,) they are in our old camp in Italy.
Churchill tank badge,
Rac badge bought for my Mother from Camp Centre Catterick 1945 (Sixpence (tanner) old money.

Frank Kelley 16-02-20 08:26 AM

Again a super portrait, which RTR did you end up in?


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I was a bit concerned I thought you might be older than me....


sketchley kid 16-02-20 12:43 PM

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None...Queen's Bays and 1st KDG...but Recall to 2nd RTR for two weeks Refresher Cent. Course for. Korea.....But McArthur said he could manage so didn't have to go to Korea.....

Frank Kelley 16-02-20 04:09 PM

Okay, just wondered when I noted the RTR badge in that portrait.

rac1944 17-02-20 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by sketchley kid (Post 500291)
I was a bit concerned I thought you might be older than me....

I saw in an old post that you received your black beret whilst serving in the Bays in 1945. Could I ask, do you have any record of when the Bays changed over from FS caps to the black beret? I know they were one of if not the last regiment to swap khaki hats for black berets.
John

sketchley kid 17-02-20 10:34 PM

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It is a 1944 beret issued to me in 1945 in the RAC.....The Bays changed to the beret in mid 1946 and the red backing to badge at same time..
Mates in the 9th Lancers were still wearing FS hats as late as 1947 in Palestine.

loupie1961 26-02-20 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by sketchley kid (Post 500529)
None...Queen's Bays and 1st KDG...but Recall to 2nd RTR for two weeks Refresher Cent. Course for. Korea.....But McArthur said he could manage so didn't have to go to Korea.....

1st KDG? Private message sent!

sketchley kid 29-02-20 01:03 PM

PM sent.....are you in Italy?
I served in Palmanova 1946/47
I post on ...Genova 4th Dragons...on face book.


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