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Roy 12-07-19 05:39 PM

Great Despatch Rider Insignia Photo
 
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Hi Gents,

I wanted to share this recent find with you. A nice Great War portrait of a member of the Army Service Corps, clear images of the cap badge and shoulder titles. The import detail is the rare/early Despatch Rider arm badge. I have one other photo of this patch but this is such a nice clear image I thought it worthy of sharing.

The back of the postcard by the way reads 'With love to my own sweetheart, Arthur'. So a thank you to Arthur.

I'm still on the hunt for one of these early DR patches, so if folks can keep a look out for me, I would be most grateful.

Cheerio,

Roy

tynesideirish 12-07-19 05:58 PM

Nice pic. MT ASC.

leigh kitchen 12-07-19 06:04 PM

Yes, great photo.

gb64 12-07-19 06:07 PM

Nice picture indeed, and wearing collars ??

Gerard

Roy 12-07-19 06:21 PM

Thanks Gents,

Yes I was really pleased when this arrived. I was clearly after the DR image but was surprised at how clear all the other insignia was too, especially the MT/ASC.

A nice find.

Cheerio,

Roy

Hoot 12-07-19 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by gb64 (Post 483449)
Nice picture indeed, and wearing collars ??

Gerard

Wearing lipstick too!!!.:)

grenadierguardsman 12-07-19 06:52 PM

Brilliant Roy.
Andy

manchesters 12-07-19 07:17 PM

A very informative photo.

regards

MH331 13-07-19 07:07 PM

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Here another photo of the DR badge worn by a RE Sapper. Inscription on the back dates it to 1917.

Roy 13-07-19 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by MH331 (Post 483545)
Here another photo of the DR badge worn by a RE Sapper. Inscription on the back dates it to 1917.

Hi MH331,

Yes that's another splendid image, appreciate you sharing that one.

If you own the original and ever decide to part with it, just drop me a line.

Great to see another example.

Cheers,

Roy

grumpy 14-07-19 08:43 PM

These two badges are different: number one has realistic motorbike/ car crossed spokes, number two has not.
[that is if the photos are of comparable quality]

Roy 14-07-19 09:01 PM

Hi Grumpy,

Well spotted and makes the point why such images are so important. Clearly manufacturers variations. And if nothing els it demonstrates at least 'two' makers were offering these.

Cheers,

Roy


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