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Old 29-11-20, 01:57 PM
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Default London Rifle Brigade insignia?

I would be most grateful if anyone can share information on metal shoulder titles and battle patches worn by the battalions of London Rifle Brigade?

Any insights appreciated!
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From Westlake's book "Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles"

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Old 29-11-20, 02:28 PM
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From Westlake's book "Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles"

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Much appreciated!

Regarding the "LRB" titles, were these only worn by officers, or is there any evidence to the contrary?
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This photo shows the cloth title worn by a Sergeant with what looks like a (square?) patch below.

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This photo shows the cloth title worn by a Sergeant with what looks like a (square?) patch below.

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This chap looks to have had his collar tailored to a standup style.

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https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=148153
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This photo shows the cloth title worn by a Sergeant with what looks like a (square?) patch below.

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Thank you for sharing!
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Doug

1/5th wore a 2" green square below the shoulder titles as a battalion i/d.

The LRB History, P114, says that the cloth shoulder titles were introduced in early June 1915.

On the first day of the Somme 1/7/16 the bombers of each company wore additional marks of tapes on the left shoulder strap as follows
A Company - blue, B Company - green, C Company - yellow, D Company - red, (this info is from a copy of the Battalion orders held in the IWM Library).

2/5th wore a 2 1/2" x 1" blue rectangle vertically below the shoulder titles

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Hi Doug,

Here's a photo of a LRB Rfn in 1939/40 with a similar patch to that shown in Jon's post. It's from this excellent website:

http://8thriflebrigade.co.uk/biographies/

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Very nice.

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Several Territorial units serving with the British Expeditionary Force in 1939/1940 ignored instructions to remove approved dress ‘deviations’ on mobilisation by continuing to wear regimental designations on service and battle dress; photographs taken in France record ‘LRB’ worn on service dress by The London Rifle Brigade in Imperial War Museum photo O 515.

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