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Old 10-10-16, 09:06 AM
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Default east african chaplains department

I bought a pair of brass shoulder titles recently but didn't know what they were other than they were east african circa WW2. A little head-scratching and I decided that EACD stands for East African Chaplains Department. Mr Google tells me that there was such a unit and I guess that it was made up of local clergymen who joined the forces.
Does anybody know anything about the EACD and did they wear the normal commonwealth clergy cap badges ?
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Old 10-10-16, 06:22 PM
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I can't add anything other than "Very nice find". Regards Andrew
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Old 26-09-18, 11:51 AM
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This pair of titles just arrived, sold unidentified but I bought them wondering if they may be East African Chaplains Department.
East African Censors Department?
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Old 27-09-18, 06:20 AM
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Hi Leigh,
I would tend towards the Chaplains Department. All these titles had a very "homemade"look ( as did many of the badges) and were probably made as and when required. I'm not sure that there was a Censor's Department as such.
Nice titles.
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Old 27-09-18, 06:39 AM
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Thank you, I'll file the S/Ts as probable Chaplains Dept.
An East African Censors Department existed during WWI apparently there are medals inscribed to and MIC entries to the department

E. AFR. CENSORS D. East Africa Censors Department EA

E. AFR. CH. D. East African Chaplains Department EA

A good list of such abbreviations here:

http://cmhs.ca/index.php/leftmenu-ab...owall=&start=4
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Old 28-09-18, 06:50 AM
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That is a very useful index. I am often stumped by shoulder titles and end up consigning them to the "unknown "box.
With your EACD you have to make a call and one day you might see a picture of someone wearing the title. Personally I still like it for a Chaplain.
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