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Old 28-03-19, 03:13 PM
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The piece of tartan shown came with a collection of British cloth badges, the majority of which were from formations and units which served in North West Europe. It has clearly been sewn on, suggesting a regimental flash.

Can anyone identify the tartan and suggest who might have worn it?

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Old 28-03-19, 09:50 PM
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Nit one I am familiar with, Canadian?? Snowdrop should be able to advise as he was doing a project on tartans
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Old 28-03-19, 10:32 PM
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Old 28-03-19, 11:10 PM
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Barbour?
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Old 01-05-19, 08:09 PM
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Did you ever get to the bottom of this? Still looks like a patch from a barbour to me. I still have a repair tin tucked away somewhere with some patches in. I will see if I can find it and check for a match.
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Old 02-05-19, 05:36 PM
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Never did get this identified although its provenance suggested Second World War vintage with a North West Europe connection.

Another one to add to a list of unknowns.

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Old 03-05-19, 12:04 AM
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For what it's worth, I ran those colours through the Tartan Finder website and it's not a registered tartan so the chances of it being military are really slim.

You notice it's not a symmetrical tartan and although there are a few registered asymmetrical tartans, they are comparatively rare. Again, a knock against it being military.

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Old 03-05-19, 12:43 AM
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I would have to chime in here and confirm that it is nothing I recognize, having been familiar with tartan for over 40 years. Very strange that it is constructed as if used as a formation sign.

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Old 03-05-19, 08:55 AM
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Thanks everbody for your efforts. Back in the mysteries box then.

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Hi Jon,

only just seen this thread. I looked at loads of tartans when I was researching regimental ones, this is not one I came across. I looked at UK, Canada, S Africa etc.

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Old 07-04-20, 02:09 PM
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This is a piece of asymmetric tartan like material rather than a genuine Scottish tartan. I've seen a couple of banners/flags associated with the Free French that used something similar.
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