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Old 14-05-15, 05:35 PM
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Default Staffs Yeomanry Palestine March 1940

An interesting image of one of the Regiment's Warrant Officers. His cap and collar badges badge appear to have Victorian crowns.

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NCOs did wear Victorian Crown Staffordshire Yeomanry cap badges (there are several pictures of them in wear in Normandy) - it was a regimental idea to represent the fact that the Staffordshire Yeomanry were "The Queen's Own Royal Regiment" - and that Queen was Victoria. No idea when this discontinued.
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This man's got a button undone! Put him in the book Sarnt Major - "Idle button". Oh, you are the Sarnt Major.
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He appears to be the RQMS, a WO2. I always found it intriguing that in some regiments, especially cavalry, the forbidding of officer pattern SD for ranks below WO1 was ignored and wondered how they got away with it. However, I read recently in a copy of Indian Army Dress Regulations 1931, that this was a special dispensation whilst serving in India, in order to bring them in line with Indian Army European WO2s in such units as Staff Clerks, the Medical Department and many others, who had always had the privilege to mark them out from natives. This privilege was caveated to be at private (i.e. not public) expense! On return Home the British regimental WO2s had to revert to normal dress.

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This man's got a button undone! Put him in the book Sarnt Major - "Idle button". Oh, you are the Sarnt Major.
As we were told in training with the North Staffords if we had a button undone "If a bomb goes off you'll get killed"
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As we were told in training with the North Staffords if we had a button undone "If a bomb goes off you'll get killed"
Black humour - the soldier's friend!
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