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Old 10-08-18, 07:50 PM
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Non-commissioned officers who all received Military Medals, at Buckingham Palace, London, England, 17 October 1944.
(L-R): Sergeant Harold S. Dracup, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; an unidentified Company Sergeant-Major of the Regina Rifles Regiment; Sergeant Alfred Frost, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
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Non-commissioned officers who all received Military Medals, at Buckingham Palace, London, England, 17 October 1944.
(L-R): Sergeant Harold S. Dracup, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; an unidentified Company Sergeant-Major of the Regina Rifles Regiment; Sergeant Alfred Frost, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
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Jo,

Is the mistake that Sgt. Dracup is wearing a plastic ‘economy’ moustache, when under RACD Regs, he should in fact be wearing blackened brass issue?

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Old 10-08-18, 08:32 PM
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JT....NO prize.
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Sgt Frost is wearing the Cdn Scottish shoulder title, not the Seaforth's.
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Sgt Frost is wearing the Cdn Scottish shoulder title, not the Seaforth's.

RIGHT Bill....but why...

FROST, Alfred Leo, Corporal (Acting Sergeant) (K.74092) - Military Medal (1 Canadian Scottish Regiment)

From: Courage and Service,Second World War Awards to Canadians, by John Blatherwick and Hugh Halliday. Published by Service Publications, Ottawa, ON, 2004.

Perhaps someone can identify the Regina Rifles WO1.....?????


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Old 10-08-18, 10:21 PM
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RIGHT Bill....but why...

FROST, Alfred Leo, Corporal (Acting Sergeant) (K.74092) - Military Medal (1 Canadian Scottish Regiment)

From: Courage and Service,Second World War Awards to Canadians, by John Blatherwick and Hugh Halliday. Published by Service Publications, Ottawa, ON, 2004.

Perhaps someone can identify the Regina Rifles WO1.....?????


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Since this game is all about spotting mistakes, don't you mean the Regina Rifles WO II?
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Let me see if I have this straight. The photo shows Sgt. Frost wearing Seaforth headdress and Canadian Scottish shoulder flashes, while the caption identifies him as a Seaforth Highlander.

However, the record of MM winners identifies Sgt. Frost as a member of the Canadian Scottish.

What the question Jo asked is, why is Sgt Frost at an investiture at Buck House wearing a uniform consisting of headdress and shoulder flashes from two different regiments. For the life of me I can't imagine a situation where this would be necessary, or even allowed.

My suggestion would be to check with the regimental war histories of both regiments... neither of which I have. This is a real conundrum.

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Old 11-08-18, 01:11 AM
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http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-...OX-GRA_022.pdf
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The Regina Rifles Company Sergeant-Major could be L24005 Basil A.Currie.
L24005 Warrant Officer Class II (Company Serjeant Major) Basil A.Currie (Originally recommended for DCM, downgraded to MM)

On the night of 8/9 June 1944 whilst BnHQ was being attacked by enemy tanks, CSM Currie showed superior devotion to duty and complete disregard for his own safety. Enemy tanks started to raid BnHQ. CSM Currie went into a slit trench with 10-12 rounds of PIAT ammunition. When two tanks were directly in front of the trench, he opened fire and with his first round hit the first of the enemy tanks, starting it on fire. He then fired several more rounds at the same tank. While in the process of firing at the first tank, a second enemy tank came up and he fired at the second tank, also setting it on fire. Finding himself without ammunition, he came out of his slit trench under heavy MG fire and proceeded to another trench about 75 yards away where he knew there was more PIAT ammunition. Carrying the PIAT, he ran to this slit trench, detonated twelve more rounds of ammunition with the assistance of CQMS Woods of SP Coy and then attempted to return to the weapon slit he had originally occupied with the object of re-opening fire on the tanks. While moving across open ground he was wounded in the leg by blast from the tanks. He showed very superior devotion to duty and set a high example for the remainder of the personnel defending the area. He is very highly recommended for his brave attempt to continue the offensive defence against tanks.

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How big is that pdf? It wouldn't open for me.

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How big is that pdf? It wouldn't open for me.

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http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-...OX-GRA_022.pdf
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Old 11-08-18, 11:42 AM
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Thanks, Jo. Defo Canadian Scottish at the time. Very brave soldier.

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