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Old 28-03-21, 03:53 PM
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I hoping you can me with information regarding my wife's grandad. We have his army service records and 2 of his medals the Defense and War medal I have got a replacement Efficiency medal but would like to know what sleeve patchs he would have worn if any. The idea is to have them framed up rather than in a draw. The patches you see in the picture are what I think he may have had but I'm not sure Please correct me ...
He was in 309 Battery/128 Unit HAA which seems to be in Sheffield. Have is some pictures if it will help.
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Old 28-03-21, 03:59 PM
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...looks like an Anti Aircraft patch? I think its the AA Command Insignia (WW2) ..... so not specific to a Battery or Battalion.
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Thanks is this the correct design as I've looked on here and I'm thinking it should be a 'rounded bow' ?
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Old 28-03-21, 05:19 PM
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The rounded bow was the first pattern, supersceeded by the one you show.
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Old 28-03-21, 06:24 PM
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So if he was in from 1941 to 44 while h now design would it be ?
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Old 28-03-21, 10:44 PM
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First pattern formation badge. Unable to read the text properly, but it looks as though he was awarded Special Proficiency Pay (SPP) and may have worn the SP in wreath badge.

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Old 29-03-21, 04:52 AM
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Thanks for that what is zsp for and why would he get it.
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From a 2010 thread :

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It was a "special award for ranks below sergeant, granted at CO's discretion, of 3d per day after 3 years' service for proficiency above the average, with a limit on the number of private soldiers to be so rewarded".

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Old 29-03-21, 08:23 AM
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That's great news thanks for all the information. Carl
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Old 29-03-21, 12:18 PM
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Do you have any more documents for his service?

From what I can see he was in 309 Bty in 70 HAA Reg RA (TA), the Battery was then moved to 128 HAA Regt RA (TA). Which is written as Battery/Regiment 309/128, therefore you need to look at 70 HAA Regt RA (TA) in 1941 then 128 HAA Regt RA (TA) until the end of the war. The website you have looked on will tell you the higher formations that 128 served under.

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Hello Marc I have these as well...
thank you for the information
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and these as well....
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final lot I hope is this ok...
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There would also have been an arm of service strip and a white lanyard.
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Hello is that the small strip thats red and blue ?
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