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Old 02-02-16, 12:33 PM
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Default EXPEDITIONARY FORCES CANTEEN

good morning,

Here is a picture of a soldier's body EXPEDITIONARY FORCES CANTEEN



on this picture is affixed a cap badge of the Army Service Corps find in the Arras county and shoulder title on the Côte d'Opale.

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Old 02-02-16, 01:27 PM
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Hi Michel

That's an interesting shoulder title!

Is it possible to say what fittings are on the back of the Army Service Corps badge?

David
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Old 03-02-16, 04:49 PM
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good morning,

this two cap badge of the Army Service corps are finding in the same field.

cap badge :



the second are writing :
F E WOODWARD B'HAM

shoulder title :



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I think that this proves the authenticity of FE Woodward, period, marked badges. This example is the 1916 economy badge and clearly not a reproduction. I know some forum members question the legitamacy of marked sliders.

EFC had their own unique badge too, the letters EFC in entwined italics. Usually on a slider.
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I didn't know there was a connection between the "EFC" and the "ASC", that's very interesting.

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Old 03-02-16, 05:36 PM
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thank's a lot for your answer.

It's a pleasure to show the shoulder title & cap badge finding in the battle field or camps.

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Hi Michel

Both your badges are other ranks cap badges. The reason I asked is because I couldn't see the slider on one of them but it's because it's broken off.

The "void" version is the standard cap badge and the "solid" version is one which was worn c.1916-1919 as an economy measure.

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Old 03-02-16, 11:29 PM
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good evening,

they aren't always in good condition except in the pastures.

those coming from trash and cantonment hospitals, are burned.

therefore very fragile.

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Each one is a little piece of history though and it's good to know that you are taking the trouble to locate and preserve them!

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I didn't know there was a connection between the "EFC" and the "ASC", that's very interesting.

Rob

The EFC were absorbed into the ASC in order for the Army to have better control over them and to prevent their civilian status from compromising their safety in the event of capture by the enemy. This was also the case with civilian volunteer ambulance units who were also absorbed into the ASC. I personally take my hat off to these people. For the record the CWGC headstones for EFC personnel that I have encountered on battlefield tours have the inscription "ASC CANTEENS" or "RASC CANTEENS".
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good evening,

thank's a lot for your answer about this unit.

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Hiya guys,

I've been looking at this post for a little while and believe this should shed some light on the subject of the ASC/EFC.

Below is a nice (Expeditionary Forces Canteen) EFC Cap Badge as shown in the image above.

http://www.naafi.co.uk/history

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http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ictureid=94527
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Default EFC photo

Does anyone know the origin of this photo?
The chances are it's a postcard, so is there any information on the reverse?
Does anyone know what pattern was on the uniform buttons?

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Hi John I’d strongly suspect the buttons were simply the general service buttons that came sewn on the jacket.
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Old 16-03-22, 11:48 AM
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good morning,

I repost the photos that have disappeared



title :




cap badge :






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