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Old 14-03-19, 11:04 PM
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I was wondering if you could please set my mind at rest on something ?

My father was a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Engineers 16th ACG and I have his badges set in a small display frame (just missing the war medal ribbon). The thing that is vexing me is that I do not know which way up the ACG insignia goes. Is it red, green or blue that is at the top ? The only image I have found is one from the Imperial War Museum and that shows red at the top. Can anyone please confirm if this is correct ?

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Old 14-03-19, 11:11 PM
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Hello Sean, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 15-03-19, 07:01 AM
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I'll pull out a book and check tho' others will be able to say without a look at a book.
(The small red chevrons - they're upside down).

Edit: Boulanger shows red at the top, Cole appears to show green. Id've thought red as it's common to both RE and Pioneers.
And now I've said that - Mills shows green to the top - so I'd go with green.

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As far as I know Red is at the top, Blue left & Green right. Examples of cloth & printed versions.
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Old 15-03-19, 11:54 AM
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Why the Universal pattern grenades? After 1924 they should be the nine flamed grenade with UBIQUE scroll.

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Old 15-03-19, 12:47 PM
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Why the Universal pattern grenades? After 1924 they should be the nine flamed grenade with UBIQUE scroll.

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Old 15-03-19, 01:48 PM
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SNCO's badges?
If they are for Sgts and SSgts then they need to go above the chevrons.

If the Gent was a SSgt then a small crown also above the chevrons would be a good addition.

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Old 15-03-19, 02:51 PM
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Good evening all,

I was wondering if you could please set my mind at rest on something ?

My father was a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Engineers 16th ACG and I have his badges set in a small display frame (just missing the war medal ribbon). The thing that is vexing me is that I do not know which way up the ACG insignia goes. Is it red, green or blue that is at the top ? The only image I have found is one from the Imperial War Museum and that shows red at the top. Can anyone please confirm if this is correct ?

Thank you for your time.
A very nice frame of badges to do with your Father.
Just something I've noted, and I hope it's easily fixable, the red service chevrons are upside down, they should be inverted. I hope I've not caused an issue.
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As far as I know Red is at the top, Blue left & Green right.
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Imperial War Museum agree with you.

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Old 15-03-19, 10:40 PM
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Thank you for all your replies gentlemen.

I inherited them when my father died and I hastily put them into a frame while events were still fresh. I really should have put more thought into it, I thank you all for your input and take no offence. In fact I learnt something today. I was so intent on the ACG badges that I never even knew that the chevrons were upside down !! A small rearrangement and it looks like the next purchase is going to be a set of crowns.
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