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Old 13-07-16, 06:16 AM
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Default Missing badges on bd blouse

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I found the blouse recently on my travels and apart from all the buttons being missing and no labels nor markings whatsoever on the inside the two black patches have me stumped,they both have holes all the way through to the inside of the sleeves as if to accommodate lugged badges with east west orientation of lugs.

Could anyone give me a pointer as to what would have been worn ?

tia
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Old 13-07-16, 06:50 AM
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Hello,

He was a member of a Cavalry or Yeomanry Regiment within the RAC.

Those are where his white metal NCO's arm badges were for his parent Regiment.

The shape and backing colour is a clue and I am sure a Cavalry Expert can work out which Regiment with the 79th Div it was.

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Old 13-07-16, 10:30 AM
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Hi, I think it may be the Westminster Dragoons as I think they were the only regiment besides the RTR to wear the tank arm badge. Both styles of backing were used on their badges, though the ones I have are navy blue and dark purple, hope this helps, Mike
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Old 13-07-16, 02:09 PM
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Hi Gents thank you for the prompt responses,i have been perusing the excellent British and C0ommonwealth badge chart available at http://cyklus07.deviantart.com/art/B...1944-549741749

Perhaps 13/18th Hussars or by some quirk and given that the blouse was found in the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border area the South Notts hussars ?

More googling required methinks..ultimately i'd love to discover who it actually belonged to and given the M.I.D perhaps that ''may'' be a possibility
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Old 13-07-16, 04:21 PM
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The South Notts Hussars served from 1920 to 1967 as Gunners so it won't be them.

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Old 13-07-16, 04:22 PM
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I would say Westminster Dragons as well.

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Old 13-07-16, 04:59 PM
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