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Old 27-04-17, 10:11 PM
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Thought I'd share this little find from a few days ago: Essex boys with badges 'applied' to their Brodie helmets.

Were these badges painted on, decals, other?









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Old 27-04-17, 10:22 PM
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They must be from up North, don't look tough enough for Basildon lads.
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Old 27-04-17, 10:28 PM
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They must be from up North, don't look tough enough for Basildon lads.
What, RIGHT up north, like Saffron Walden?

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Old 27-04-17, 10:42 PM
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Its a great image, well done on the find.

Yeah, lets say up that way.
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Does it have a date. An interesting mix of badges and weapons. TA I presume. circa 1938-39?
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JT have you seen this http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ictureid=30230
As to date I would suggest 1937-1939 and 1 ESSEX in Egypt. Note the Bren Gun introduced into service September 1937 and soldiers in SD jackets and KD trousers.

Or could be 2 ESSEX same period at Warley Barracks, Brentwood. Soldiers wearing SD jackets and canvas fatigue trousers.

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Old 28-04-17, 07:55 AM
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Does it have a date. An interesting mix of badges and weapons. TA I presume. circa 1938-39?
Alan,

No date, and nothing inscribed on this photo, unfortunately. Tim has also kindly responded (as can be seen) with suggested dates of 1937-1939.

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JT have you seen this http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ictureid=30230
As to date I would suggest 1937-1939 and 1 ESSEX in Egypt. Note the Bren Gun introduced into service September 1937 and soldiers in SD jackets and KD trousers.

Or could be 2 ESSEX same period at Warley Barracks, Brentwood. Soldiers wearing SD jackets and canvas fatigue trousers.

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Tim,

Many thanks for this and for your picture comments within my album, and also for the link to your superb decals collection. Much appreciated.

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Old 28-04-17, 08:13 AM
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I presumed that they were fatigue trousers and it was a UK barracks built in the late Victorian era with the verandas. Thinking about it they must be Regulars with the Bren.
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