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Old 22-06-20, 02:34 PM
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This has been an unknown item for many years as the regimental marking has never been identified. The khaki slide suggests Middle East or Indian/SEAC use

It has been suggested that it may be that of an Indian cavalry regiment.

I am also posting it in the Indian Army section to increase the chances of an answer.

Thoughts appreciated.

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Old 23-06-20, 03:25 AM
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Jon,

For some reason I'm thinking Australian.

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Old 23-06-20, 07:54 AM
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Jon, I think this is a Officer of the EFI/NAAFI as part of the RASC/RAOC I believe.
There is a formation sign in these colours for the above. I will post a picture this evening once I get home form work.
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Old 23-06-20, 08:17 AM
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Found an old thread showing NAAFI patches.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ead.php?t=8340

"NAAFI staff also served onboard Royal Navy ships, they wore No 8 naval action working dress with epaulette slides with the NAAFI badge on it."
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Old 23-06-20, 08:26 AM
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Mike, that has saved me looking for it tonight, well done.
The EFI staff were badged RAOC if I remember correctly
Mike has put this link https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ead.php?t=8340 which will show the formation sign.

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Old 23-06-20, 09:01 AM
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According to "The Empire's Waggoners"

"On the outbreak of the Second World War, the civilian status of NAAFI personnel caused problems when serving with the forces overseas. This was overcome by forming Expeditionary Force Institutes in which male NAAFI personnel were enlisted into the RASC, wearing RASC uniforms with EFI titles (figure 2406 - "EFC" embroidered in black on khaki slip on). Female NAAFI members were similarly enlisted into the "ATS" and those serving on board naval ships were enlisted into the RNVR".
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Old 23-06-20, 02:36 PM
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Thanks for the thoughts but I don't think it's NAAFI.

Male NAAFI staff were uniformed members of the RASC, the female staff who joined them later members of the ATS.

The only recorded badges for these people were EFI (Expeditionary Force Institutes) arm titles and slip-ons.

The tri-coloured shield was worn by certain NAAFI staff at home who adopted a unique NAAFI uniform in 1940.

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As a Major in the EFI/RASC etc he could have easily had the shoulder epaulettes made and wore them, could he not??
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Hi Jon, I was following Jerry's train of thought when I found the NAAFI thread and also a shield badge on Sally Bosley's site.

https://www.sallybosleysbadgeshop.com/shop.php?ps=1#

After your post I also found a photo of what is described as " an officer's shoulder rank" in a lot titled "NAAFI Insignia Grouping".

http://www.homefrontcollection.com/photos/10300.jpg

Edit : Could the one on your slide be upside down , the two patches in the NAAFI thread appear to be a 'matching pair' (diagonal stripe L/R) ?



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Mike, I took a look at Bosleys site and quite liked the Andover NAAFI badge so I brought it.
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It's a really nice badge , will go well with your other items.
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