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Old 25-10-20, 04:59 PM
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Hi Gents,

Here is my latest original Great War image of the Despatch Rider insignia. A super nice studio shot with a clear image of the unofficial DR/Wheel patch, importantly with 'wings'. On the back are some details which I can only assume are correct.

This example appears to have 'wings', the first time I have seen such a design on a WWI patch as it's normally just the DR/Wheel on these early examples.


I have a few images now of these early DR patches, I really should pull them all together.



Cheerio, stay safe and happy collecting,

Roy
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Old 25-10-20, 05:25 PM
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........STOP THE PRESS..........!!!!!!!

As mentioned this Great War image is the first proof I have ever seen of a DR patch 'with' wings as the standard was just the DR over a Wheel.

Well I went back into my collection and to my astonishment it appears I actually have this patch... I had previously attributed this to the inter-war period as there was no conclusive evidence of a Great War patch 'with' wings but there it is.

Astonishing and I'm more than a little chuffed. Not only do I now have proof of a 'winged' wheel patch being worn in WWI 'but' I actually have one...

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Old 25-10-20, 05:34 PM
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That is VERY cool Roy!!!!

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Thanks Terry,

I'm still in shock, what a discovery.

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Very nice Roy, thanks for sharing it.

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Thanks Rob,

Once in a while through our collection and research we can make some progress with known details. It doesn't happen often but it's exciting when it does.

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Well re-found Roy
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Thanks Simon,

Pic of the photograph and patch together.

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very cool to find a pic to redate an item of insignia
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Well done; there are two likely candidates but without additional information I cannot tell you which one is your dispatch rider.
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Thanks for that.

As you say, one of these chaps but difficult to determine which one.

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