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tilley208 28-12-19 05:04 PM

CMP Shoulder patch.
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I am in the process of putting together a framed display of some pictures and memorabilia in memory of my dad, Frederick Tilley, 102 Provost Company, Corps of Military Police. The attached pictures were taken whilst he was on leave in Leicester in 1941. I'm struggling to identify the insignia on his shoulder and wondered if anyone may be able to help? Unfortunately this is the only close-up I have of his uniform. In addition to the framed display I have got hold of a BSA M20 petrol tank which I intend to restore and re-paint with the same markings that were on his wartime BSA (see second picture) I realise that this may not be the right forum to answer questions on tank markings but does anyone know if the white 83 was painted on a black background or straight onto the tank? Or could anyone point me in the right direction of a forum which may be able to help. Thanks in anticipation, Nigel Tilley, Leicester, UK. Attachment 216319

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Bill A 28-12-19 05:20 PM

Hello Nigel, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.

Chacal 28-12-19 06:00 PM

Hi Nigel

Nice photos, I had an uncle who served as a Sjt in the CMP 111th Provost Coy. I’m going to stick my neck out and suggest the patch in question looks like the formation sign for 1st Corps.

All the best


tilley208 28-12-19 06:36 PM

Hi Graham
Thanks for getting back to me. Is the patch you suggested a white spear tip on a red diamond background? If so, do they come up for sale often? I'm guessing there may be repro's out there ?

Martin J Wright 01-01-20 07:48 PM

Hello, pm sent.


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