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Old 21-08-22, 12:53 PM
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A good photo of the 40th RTR (formerly 7th King's) wearing the RTR cap badge.
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Old 21-08-22, 04:42 PM
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This image shows a mechanical instructor from London Transport with a group of trainee RAC mechanics, a nice assortment of cap badges.

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Old 21-08-22, 05:39 PM
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The West Yorkshire will be the 113rd RAC. The DofW could be from any of their 4 battalions.
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A good photo of the 40th RTR (formerly 7th King's) wearing the RTR cap badge.
From my Headstone album 40th (The King's Regiment) Royal Tank Regiment RAC.
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Make of this what you will .
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Old 22-08-22, 12:18 PM
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As with the WW1 Yeomanry thread what you are seeing are former Kingsmen hanging on to the old badges for as long as possible. Other RAC regts did switch to RAC (and back again in some cases) from infantry.

I doubt that bespoke badges were made but it has been well recorded that some units did get their bimetal badges plated so they stood out on their black berets. This was by no means universal.

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Old 27-11-22, 03:05 PM
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This was published in 1948 so is likely to be accurate being so contempory.
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144RAC wore the RAC cap badge, what isn't clear is how long they wore the E Lancs badge, if at all, once converted. Sources are particularly limited for 144, a teasing quote from their history Blue Flash - 'We began as Infantry. Those who joined the unit in the early days of the war would have found it difficult to believe that the next five years would see us with four different names, three different cap badges, converted from infantry to armour,...'

'Three .. badges' can be taken as E Lancs / RAC / R Tks. A lot of converted infantry regiments wore their infantry badge for a few months after conversion before stocks of berets and or badges became available so it is possible the same for 144RAC but so far can't be confirmed for certain.
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Please Peter and Alan could you provide these references of these two .........




thanks, Julian / KLR
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Old 27-11-22, 08:05 PM
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It can be found here.

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Default 153 RAC (8th Essex) cap badge backing

Permitted to wear the Essex Rgt cap badge on their black RAC berets, was the badge attached directly to the beret, or did it have a backing patch (presumably Pompadour purple if so)?

Hoping someone may know and thanks in advance.
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Searching through 153RAC’s war diary, the Essex history and their box at Bovington I’ve been unable to find any corroborating evidence for a badge backing on the beret.
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John,

Thankyou very much for your reply. I have only seen one photo of a squaddie from 153, and the detail was not good enough to make anything out. It seems you had a thorough search! Thanks again. Richard.
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Default Armoured Units WW2

Missing is E. Lancs. Regt and 7H wrong crown.
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