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Old 11-10-20, 01:26 PM
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Default identification of 40 in circle!

hi everyone

does anyone know what the 40 badge is please? i assume RE unit as i was browsing through some books a few days ago and saw something similar! 49th Division clearly on the shoulder. Any help gratefully acknowledged!
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British Cloth Formation Signs Part One, has it as..HQ RE Infantry Division, "40" in white on a cobalt blue square.
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many many thanks! that does make sense.
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hi everyone

does anyone know what the 40 badge is please? i assume RE unit as i was browsing through some books a few days ago and saw something similar! 49th Division clearly on the shoulder. Any help gratefully acknowledged!
My goodness a "Sapper" wearing a WHITE lanyard!
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A Sapper with a white lanyard? Outrageous! Perhaps he made it up himself as a means of showing that he served in Iceland? One never knows what people added to their BD when in a photographer's studio!
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A Sapper with a white lanyard? Outrageous! Perhaps he made it up himself as a means of showing that he served in Iceland? One never knows what people added to their BD when in a photographer's studio!
I have seen a couple of strange adornments on wedding photographs too!

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That's the in laws.
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I have seen a couple of strange adornments on wedding photographs too!

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Such as wearing, a Rank higher than that held, and Aiguillettes on Number 1 Dress, both seem to be a Sapper thing.

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I knew of someone who'd not served in NI but wore a CSM NI at his wedding.

Someone who knew I collected militaria once asked if I had a suitable sword to lend for wear by one of their relatives, a REME NCO at their wedding.
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That's the in laws.
Very old joke, but better know as the "out laws"......
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