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Old 26-07-16, 11:45 AM
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Hi all,

I have always been fascinated by the things that make British Soldiers look different from each other, those identifying marks and traditions that make British Army uniform ....... well not uniform.

Badges are of course the main area for differences, but since the introduction of DPM in the late 1960's and the withdrawal of the Army from hotter climes more obvious distinctions have been slowly lost.

The stable belt remains and is still worn even with MTP and also lanyards, but the loss of No1 Dress, Khaki Drill, Jungle Green and even the reductions in No 2 Dress means that things like Coloured Side Caps, Hose Tops, Garter Flashes have virtually disappeared.

I have just posted a small album with the very few Garter Flashes that I have, RAOC, RAC, RAEC etc and wonder if any members have any other examples that they might like to add to the album hopefully making a record for anybody that might be interested in the future.

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Old 26-07-16, 12:30 PM
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ROYAL ENGINEER hose top flash's. hope these help?
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Old 26-07-16, 12:33 PM
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OOP'S Should have looked at album first.
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Old 26-07-16, 12:36 PM
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Hi Jerry
Thanks for that, these things are quite hard to find now for anyone that's interested. I have included a pair of RE ones in the album, have a look at the Malay RE ones
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Old 26-07-16, 01:45 PM
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I collect Rhodesian army items including garter tabs. The ones I have are attached for interest.

Rh Arty = Rhodesian Arty, RhASC = Rhodesian Army Services Corps, RLI = Rhodesian Light Infantry, RRR = Royal Rhodesia Regt, NRR = Northern Rhodesia Regt
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File Type: jpg RRR garter a.jpg (46.3 KB, 6 views)
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Old 26-07-16, 01:52 PM
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That's great very interesting, would be OK if I copy and paste them into the album and name you as the contributor ? In that way there is a source of reference for any interest in these things
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Old 26-07-16, 02:00 PM
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Sean, You are most welcome to use the images. Glad they are of interest. Regards. Dudley
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Hi all,

wonder if any members have any other examples that they might like to add to the album hopefully making a record for anybody that might be interested in the future.

Cheers
Sean
Hi Sean, Here is a picture of New Zealand Ordnance Corps (RNZAOC) Garter Tabs. These were only worn by RNZAOC Soldiers posted to Singapore Between 1970 and 1989.

If you want I can take a better picture of a complete pair and I will try and track down some other New Zealand Examples.

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Old 23-10-17, 10:58 AM
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That's great Rob, can I add them to the album so it becomes a reference guide for others?
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That's great Rob, can I add them to the album so it becomes a reference guide for others?
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No problem
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picked these up recently, RA from the colours and from what is shown in this thread. They seem a good match to the aussie set shown.
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Here are some royal Anglian ones
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My father's Welch Regiment garters from when he was in Cyprus 1959/60

Feel free to add to your album

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Old 09-01-21, 11:12 AM
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Many thanks David that's great
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