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Old 24-04-21, 02:48 PM
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Default Devon and Dorsets drummer

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here is a jacket found some months ago : a drummer of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment

Laurent
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A truly lovely tunic!!!!

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Old 24-04-21, 09:58 PM
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The drum appointment badge should not have been worn on the tunic, by the way [often was, though]
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The 'flash' looks like the ribbon of a Croix de Guerre medal, is it, and if so, what is the significance?
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Good morning,

"In early May 1918, the depleted British 8th Division, including 2nd Devons, moved to a previously tranquil area of the Western Front north west of Reims to rebuild. On 26 May, their peace was shattered by a major German assault in the Aisne area - ‘Operation Blucher’. The 2nd Devons gallant stand against this German advance at Bois de Buttes is legendary. After the battle, the French awarded the whole battalion with the Croix de Guerre. The ribbon was worn thereafter on the uniforms of Devons, Devon and Dorsets, and now The Rifles. "

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Good morning,

"In early May 1918, the depleted British 8th Division, including 2nd Devons, moved to a previously tranquil area of the Western Front north west of Reims to rebuild. On 26 May, their peace was shattered by a major German assault in the Aisne area - ‘Operation Blucher’. The 2nd Devons gallant stand against this German advance at Bois de Buttes is legendary. After the battle, the French awarded the whole battalion with the Croix de Guerre. The ribbon was worn thereafter on the uniforms of Devons, Devon and Dorsets, and now The Rifles. "

Laurent
Thanks Laurent, very interesting!
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