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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-08-23, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Rhys1
Thank you - it’s a lovely thing isn’t it. ...

Thank you - it’s a lovely thing isn’t it.

Yes, they were made in theatre but in quite an organised way. I’ve spent the last 9 months researching the smocks my grandfather is seen wearing in one...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-08-23, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
Fantastic - I have quite a bit of 3rd Btl Welsh...

Fantastic - I have quite a bit of 3rd Btl Welsh Guards bits and bobs - love collecting Welsh related stuff.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-08-23, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
16th July 1944, Route 71 at the L’Olmo Pass just...

16th July 1944, Route 71 at the L’Olmo Pass just West of Arezzo. 3WG objectives (for the previous day) were the hills on either side of where this pic was taken.

My grandfather is sat with no...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-08-23, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
Thank you - I’m delighted with it all....

Thank you - I’m delighted with it all. Particularly love the KD armband as it’s exactly the type worn by my grandfather in the picture.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-08-23, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
Fabulous ! I’m always on the hunt for anything...

Fabulous ! I’m always on the hunt for anything Welsh Guards related - particularly if it relates to the Mediterranean Theatre.

I’d love to find another to match this one !
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-23, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
As an aside, another two that came through the...

As an aside, another two that came through the door this morning separate to this grouping. The top ‘smaller text’ example is definitely wartime, not sure about the other.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-23, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
… and the KD brassard / armlet / armband … my...

… and the KD brassard / armlet / armband … my grandfather is wearing this exact one in this fairly famous photo. He is sitting here bare headed in the Olmo Pass, Route 71 West of Arezzo, 16.07.1944 …
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-23, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
… and some of the titles … I’d be very...

… and some of the titles …

I’d be very interested if anyone has a single of the ‘non serif’ one - it appears to have had press studs on the rear at some point. I’ve seen other 1st Guards Brigade...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-23, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
Some more pics …

Some more pics …
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-08-23, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Rhys1
3rd Battalion Welsh Guards Grouping

Really lucked out with this purchase - an entire grouping to a guardsman who would have served with my grandfather.

Details from the seller :

“ Small grouping that belonged to a veteran who...
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