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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-12-19, 05:33 PM
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Posted By rac1944
Jon, I posted this answer in reply to a Green...

Jon,
I posted this answer in reply to a Green Howards photo:

“ This seems to be the answer to this puzzler, from the Daily Orders of 145RAC dated 11 March 1942:
'Officers and Other Ranks of the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-11-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By rac1944
Excellent news Jon, truly looking forward to...

Excellent news Jon, truly looking forward to getting my copy of this. Based on the quality of all previous MHS productions this should be viewed as essential research material for anyone interested...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-08-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By rac1944
Excellent news, thanks Jon, and thanks to such an...

Excellent news, thanks Jon, and thanks to such an understanding owner, looking forward to the Special.
John
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 21-05-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By rac1944
New memoir, Bill Applebee, 21st Tank Brigade

A new veteran's memoir has recently been published - Apps' War, Active Service in the 21st Tank Brigade, 1939-45 by Bill Applebee. Bill served initially in 42RTR but a chance encounter in the Bn...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-03-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,058
Posted By rac1944
What a set of pattern books and what timing with...

What a set of pattern books and what timing with Jon’s superb book that provides the background story on this company - Calico Printers:
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 18-03-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By rac1944
The third tank is an A9, quite unusual to see one...

The third tank is an A9, quite unusual to see one of those fitted with a Sunshield, could have been a depot vehicle being used as a test-bed perhaps.
John
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-03-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By rac1944
Herve, 141RAC wore both the brass and nickel...

Herve,
141RAC wore both the brass and nickel plated Buffs badge. A veteran I met had his brass badge and said he’d never been issued with a ‘silver’ i.e. nickel badge.
John
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-01-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By rac1944
In the Double-Cross System by J Masterman he...

In the Double-Cross System by J Masterman he states that an agent passed the pamphlet GHQ, Corps and Divisional signs to the Germans through the Spaniards in September 1941, an early example of us...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 16-01-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By rac1944
Stephen, You're absolutely correct, 34TB did...

Stephen,

You're absolutely correct, 34TB did have the black/blue diabolo prior to the mace badge. The history you mention states the diabolo was worn up to about May 1944 when they adopted the 2nd...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-01-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,888
Posted By rac1944
That’s wonderful news Jon, looking forward to it...

That’s wonderful news Jon, looking forward to it immensely.
John
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 22-12-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By rac1944
Hi Ken, as Mike mentions it was discussed in this...

Hi Ken, as Mike mentions it was discussed in this thread - https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70413&highlight=Brigade - I’ve had another read of With Churchill’s To War and it...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-12-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By rac1944
Hi Malcolm, It’s not usual to find these lugs...

Hi Malcolm,
It’s not usual to find these lugs but they are a good sign, date is notoriously tricky to pin down. I’ve got just one the same amongst badges to represent each WWII tank regiment but...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-11-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By rac1944
Jack, gorgeous badge (I would say that I have one...

Jack, gorgeous badge (I would say that I have one from the same manufacturer & year) it’s a lovely weight which presumably accounts for the three lugs. I have one other by Firmin, dated 1943/44 that...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-11-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,827
Posted By rac1944
This seems to be the answer to this puzzler, from...

This seems to be the answer to this puzzler, from the Daily Orders of 145RAC dated 11 March 1942:
'Officers and Other Ranks of the RTR posted to this Regiment may continue to wear the Tank Arm Badge...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-11-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By rac1944
Good point, well presented! Your RTC thought...

Good point, well presented! Your RTC thought seems more likely in the absence of any 5th bespoke badge.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-11-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By rac1944
According to Mollo’s ‘The Sharpshooters’ they...

According to Mollo’s ‘The Sharpshooters’ they wore the usual style badge with Roman numerals XXIII in the centre, worn 1920-1938
https://goo.gl/images/54Yquq
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-11-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By rac1944
Both good points and both worries as to its...

Both good points and both worries as to its correctness, it’s certainly an oddity or just plain junk!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-11-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By rac1944
I had a thought along the lines of support...

I had a thought along the lines of support services to regiments (i.e. not regimental per se), clue - I’ll name that song in one...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-11-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By rac1944
I did wonder whether it might be related to an...

I did wonder whether it might be related to an RAC training regiment rather than a 'fighting' regiment... (I do have a perhaps hat-stand idea based on the shape of the red backing but don't want to...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-11-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By rac1944
RAC cap bade - unusual backing

Had to go for this on spec, it's almost too odd to be a fantasy item but sometimes you're not quite sure. Anyone any thoughts on the backing to this badge and also on the odd cutting out of the outer...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-10-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By rac1944
Lovely badges Jack. From various books and...

Lovely badges Jack.

From various books and files my own interpretation of 21ATB/TB/AB is that they had two signs, a dark blue isosceles diabolo worn from 1940-1944 (essentially based on Gudgin's...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-10-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By rac1944
Thanks Leigh, that did lead on to a nice find, a...

Thanks Leigh, that did lead on to a nice find, a set of the Gallagher cards scanned by the New York Public Library plus some other sets of army badge cards -...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-10-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By rac1944
What an album, thanks Tim. And thanks Leigh for...

What an album, thanks Tim. And thanks Leigh for the offer, appreciated.

Based on Mike's suggestion I came up with these two sites -
http://www.frontiernet.net/~ericbush/MiSh/Regt.html &...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-10-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By rac1944
Good call, thanks. John

Good call, thanks.
John
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-10-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By rac1944
Regimental colours?

Can anyone help with a general list of regimental colours? This is in relation to those infantry regiments that had a battalion converted to tanks during WWII plus the RTR TA battalions pre-war.
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