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Old 22-11-16, 09:04 PM
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KD in Austria, that's a new one on me!!.
It was a cartoonist's joke at the time (Jon - The Two Types) that BTA could not/would not give up their Eighth Army ways. Hence the KD. Mike
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Old 22-11-16, 09:31 PM
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My father - also a Royal Warwick, an officer - was briefly attached to HQ BTA when en route to Palestine in 1947. He remembered wearing the Allied Commission Austria badge, but admitted that his memory was fuzzy nearly 40 years later.

By means of a parallel, in the film The Third Man (which got its uniform details right) Trevor Howard's character Major Calloway is a 7th Hussar, wearing Royal Armoured Corps shoulder titles - and the "8th Army" style formation sign, not/not the ACA version. Yet, when he drives away from Holly Martens at the end the jeep has an ACA badge painted on it...
I think that Major Calloway (Trevor Howard) wore the cap badge of the Life Guards?

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In that (publicity?) shot, yes. But on film definitely a Hussars badge.
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In that (publicity?) shot, yes. But on film definitely a Hussars badge.

I tried to add a pic but it didn't upload... so try this one:

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Old 23-11-16, 08:46 AM
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There should be some definitive images in the Third Man Museum in Vienna.
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KD in Austria, that's a new one on me!!.
KD in Austria, including in the snow
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Thanks for the reply Mike - I will get down to the 3rd Man museum and take some pics when can. Some time ago I bought three of the US MP liners from a Major Howells who was posted there. He must have been there for quite a while as there are three different battalion numbers on them.

I had the interesting experience of attending a dinner for the surviving members of the British RMPs from the International Patrol at the Embassy some time back. I remember one chap I talked to had lost his eye arresting a drunken British squaddie. I suspect he's passed away now. Very nice chap.
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Hi, found the 8th Div patch in my dads things having passed away Sept 2020. I have created his story a bit on the web, inc photo of his patch and his pics from Austria with the Royal Warwicks.........just in case it fills any gaps

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