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Old 04-06-12, 04:22 PM
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Hi!

Apologies if this is in the wrong section.

I hope that someone can identify a couple of badges worn by soldiers in the link below all from the LIFE archive (which is a great resource, shame the search function is so bad).

Firstly, the pocket badge of this RTR soldier:
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...53f008c92.html

Secondly, the badges worn on the sleve of this soldier (same unit I assume):
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...200d0021d.html

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Old 04-06-12, 04:36 PM
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The second picture;

Right sleeve; formation badge for, Specialised Armour Training Establishment, RAC and the Tank badge.
Left sleeve; formation badge for, Specialised Armour Training Establishment, RAC, the cloth RAC badge, and a Drivers qual badge.

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Old 04-06-12, 05:11 PM
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By the time of the outbreak of the Korean War 79 Armd Div had been disbanded for over four years. However the same formation sign was adopted post-War by the Specialised Armour Training Establishment, RAC. It is to this unit that the soldier in the photograph would have belonged. I believe some Churchill tank-mounted specialised armoured equipments were sent to Korea - just in case.
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Old 04-06-12, 05:38 PM
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79th Armoured Division (Specialised Armour Training Establishment RAC)
Royal Armoured Corps "Mailed Fist" arm badge - discussed in detail in previous posts - apparently now deleted?
Star - Driver Qualification

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Thank you very much!

Any ideas about the pocket badge?
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Hi BP,

The pocket badge looks to me to be the distinctive unit insignia for the US 27th Infantry Regiment. This regiment was part of the US 25th Infantry Division. It's a wolf's head. Was this individual a member of a unit attached to the 25th? If so that may explain the pin. Try Googling the 27th infantry regiment.

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Old 04-06-12, 07:50 PM
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That puts that one to bed as well.

http://www.kolchak.org/Home/index.html

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Old 04-06-12, 08:29 PM
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Well spotted! Many thanks
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