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Old 30-01-19, 09:26 PM
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I had dealings with RGR in Banka Luka 1999-2000.
One company were with 2 Para, wearing red berets, later another company were with 1 Royal Scots, wearing the dark green beret with tartan patch.
From what I remember these Companies were from 2 RGR, the Bn being split up to bolster understrength regiments.
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Old 31-01-19, 05:54 AM
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I had dealings with RGR in Banka Luka 1999-2000.
One company were with 2 Para, wearing red berets, later another company were with 1 Royal Scots, wearing the dark green beret with tartan patch.
From what I remember these Companies were from 2 RGR, the Bn being split up to bolster understrength regiments.
There was also a company supporting one of the PWRR btns.
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...another company were with 1 Royal Scots, wearing the dark green beret with tartan patch.From what I remember these Companies were from 2 RGR...
Thanks! https://www.kellybadges.co.uk/miscel...e-backing.html Is this it? And does the tartan go on the sleeve or on the beret? Also, did they have have a Union Jack on their uniform?
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Old 31-01-19, 09:39 AM
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The tartan patch was worn as a badge backing on the beret, the small Union Jack on the arm, I can't remember now on which arm or whether the Gurkha Paras wore the beret badge backing.
I'll check for any photos I may have though I think any I do have won't show much in the way of insignia, would be from a curry night and rather blurry and out of focus.............
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Old 31-01-19, 09:43 AM
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There was also a company supporting one of the PWRR btns.
I didn't know that, presumably they were based in another part of the entities or just weren't based in the Bank Luka area when I was.
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The tartan patch was worn as a badge backing on the beret, the small Union Jack on the arm, I can't remember now on which arm or whether the Gurkha Paras wore the beret badge backing.
I'll check for any photos I may have though I think any I do have won't show much in the way of insignia, would be from a curry night and rather blurry and out of focus.............
Any pictures would be great help... Atm I'm just watching news report archives on YouTube, which cut off above the arm so I can't see any insignia at all really.
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Old 31-01-19, 10:35 AM
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The Gurkha reinforcement company serving with the Royal Scots definately wore a hunting stewart patch behind the badge on the beret.
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The Gurkha reinforcement company serving with the Royal Scots definately wore a hunting stewart patch behind the badge on the beret.
Yes, they did - I can't remember if the Coy with 2 Para did though.
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Old 31-01-19, 10:40 AM
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Thanks! https://www.kellybadges.co.uk/miscel...e-backing.html Is this it? And does the tartan go on the sleeve or on the beret? Also, did they have have a Union Jack on their uniform?
Apologies, I've just realised that you'd asked if the linked tartan was the one worn - yes, it was.
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Apologies, I've just realised that you'd asked if the linked tartan was the one worn - yes, it was.
Ok so I will be getting that tartan too! I found an old S2000 jacket in my cupboard with Union Jack on, so I will take that off and sew it onto the S95 uniform. I also bought some Lance Corporal RGR DPM rank slides, as the pair was 5. They seem quite rare in DPM so I'm glad I found them. I'll probably get the tartan and rifles green beret next Thursday. And then I'll need a TFR too 😅
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Old 31-01-19, 11:20 AM
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Do you really want to take the Union Flag off another jacket?
It'd "mess" that jacket up and Id've thought the flag badges were very commonly available?
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Do you really want to take the Union Flag off another jacket?
It'd "mess" that jacket up and Id've thought the flag badges were very commonly available?
Oh yeah good point. I will not do that then
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What does the flag badge, look like, please?
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PM me with your address and I will send you a C95 UK flag patch worn in Bosnia in 1996.
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What does the flag badge, look like, please?

Like this.

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