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Old 11-01-19, 06:28 PM
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Hi Chaps,

I have this original photograph of a WWI Canadian Motor Cyclist. As you can see from the enlarged image one can see collars, metal shoulder title and cloth ST.

Can anyone extrapolate his unit from this blurred image.?

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It looks like your man is wearing a machine-gun collar shown in the CEF section as Babin 31-2.He also wear a metal shoulder title but also an unusual cloth shoulder title....as you already mentioned.

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Old 11-01-19, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for that Jo,

With him being a Motor Cyclist that makes sense.

I am intrigued by the cloth ST though, I wonder if anyone has any ideas?

To my eyes it could say 'Motor Machine Gun Corps'..!

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Thanks Thomas,

Hopefully someone will recognize it.

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Old 11-01-19, 10:47 PM
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It certainly looks like Motor Machine Gun Corps. The Canadian MMG Bde was known to wear that cloth shoulder title.
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Old 11-01-19, 11:07 PM
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Thanks Bill,

Looks like it's a reasonably solid ID.

It would be nice to see an example if someone has one in their collection?

I have just added the full image to my album, link below.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=3601

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I think this is what it is.
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I think you have nailed it there mate, looks spot on to me.

A great patch, is it yours?

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Yes Roy, it is from my collection.
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Yes Roy, it is from my collection.
Very nice indeed, well done.

And thank you for sharing, very helpful indeed.

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Old 28-01-19, 06:34 PM
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Were you looking for one?
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