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Old 02-01-17, 04:12 PM
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Marc, In your post 66 you show several Coast Artillery badges. For most the design is obvious. But for the Training Centre, apart from the colours, I don't see the connection with Coast or Training; is there a logic to the design?
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I have often wondered myself. Given its similarity to the formation sign of 61 Inf Div it's surprising that it was authorised. And was the sign still being worn after the Coast Artillery Training Centre moved to Dover (ie in SE District)? Mike
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Old 03-01-17, 08:35 PM
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Did the Coast artillery Training Centre ever completely quit the Citadel?
According to Hansard 1954 they were still there (well their HQ was). Surely a Government Minister wouldn't get his facts wrong?? And if Coastal artillery ceased in 1956 it would be most likely they finally quit in that year?
edit This 1955 newspaper cutting mentions it again
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Old 03-01-17, 08:58 PM
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Very good research Charlie. Many thanks. Mike
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Old 03-01-17, 09:07 PM
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Now a guess on my part. Since the formation in 1940 had 3 Regts and an OCTU, could this be represented by four sides of a square?
This from Richard Doherty's "Ubique. The History of the Royal Artillery in the Second World War"coastartillerytrainingcentre 1940formn.JPG
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edit. There is a WesternGazette newspaper clipping ( in my copy of History of Coast Artillery) dated 1957 which mentions the closing down ceremony at the Citadel and the recent closure of CATC. So I am Now assuming that CATC HQ remained at Plymouth 'till the end although Depot established at Dover? I presume they all wore the same formation badge?

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Default Unknown Royal Artillery patch

Hi my great uncle was in ww2, unfortunately I never got to meet him but he left his uniform and other personal belongings to my nan, I have now got the uniform since my nan died and one one of his jackets there is a patch that I am unfamiliar with, the date has been ripped out but in my opinion it looks like it would date from the mid to late 30s. I know he was in a anti aircraft battery in the Greek civil war around the end of the war were he won the military medal. I would put a photo up but I'm not sure how so the patch is square and Navy blue with a red witch flying on a broomstick, there is no unit name above so I'm quite lost.
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Owen.

Sounds like the attached.

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Old 31-07-17, 10:19 AM
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2nd Anti Aircraft Division 1941-1942 version.

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Old 31-07-17, 02:38 PM
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Default Happy Christmas from HQ 2 AA Div

In translation, the Latin motto would be "We sweep the skies"?
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I was interested in Mike's comment about the sign for the CATC.

Strictly speaking wartime Training Centres and units were not permitted to wear any form of distinctive sign and there is much evidence on the War Office files at Kew showing official resistance and reluctance to authorise them. I doubt therefore that the sign ever received authority for wear other than from the Centre itself hence the lack of recognition of its similarity to the sign of 61st Division.

The attachment shows it worn.

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Hi, do you know what formation Insignia the 118th Light AA Regt, RA wore during WWII?
I know they were part of the 55th AA Brigade along the south coast between Cornwall and Hampshire in 1942.
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Just found this again. here are the two side by side. I think you can see the difference.

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