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Old 07-05-24, 04:51 PM
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I am trying to identify which Regt my father served in during his conscription during the latter end of WW2. I have attached a photograph but to me the beret badge is too blurred to identify it. Another situation of "I wish I had asked more when I had the chance". He was born in Boston, Lincolnshire but the badge is definitely not the Royal Lincolnshire Regt, he did talk about being a driver and they marched faster than other troops so I assume he was either Light Infantry or an early version. Any help gratefully received
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Old 07-05-24, 05:01 PM
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Possibly Royal Army Medical Corps, but if your father was in a unit that marched at the pace you mention (rather than attached RAMC) it's probably a Rifle Brigade "type" badge. It looks like it's on a coloured backing.
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Old 07-05-24, 05:32 PM
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Too big for RAMC. He is Rifle Brigade.
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Old 07-05-24, 08:35 PM
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Looks Rifle Brigade to me , also possibly wearing the Rifle green badge backing by the looks of it . Indeed the Rifle Brigade march faster at 140 paces per minute.


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Old 07-05-24, 08:39 PM
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Black regimental buttons on the Battledress blouse by the look of them,.
The beret looks too dark to be khaki?
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Old 16-05-24, 06:48 PM
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Possibly Royal Army Medical Corps, but if your father was in a unit that marched at the pace you mention (rather than attached RAMC) it's probably a Rifle Brigade "type" badge. It looks like it's on a coloured backing.
I am sure he never mentioned any medical connection in the few times he spoke of his time in the Army so pretty sure it wasn't RAMC. I hadn't noticed the cloth patch behind the beret badge before. Thank you for the reply
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Old 16-05-24, 06:50 PM
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Too big for RAMC. He is Rifle Brigade.
Thank you for the picture of the Rifles cap badge, it does look likely to be that one. I have requested his documents from the MOD but it could take up to a year for them to be sorted and sent on
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