British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum  

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Common Forums > The Home Front

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old 23-05-19, 07:05 PM
2 Black Bands 2 Black Bands is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 44
Default

One stands a chance if the Company concerned survived the conflict but in most cases they're long gone...thank the Lord for Grace's Guide....and JMs "Doing their Bit" book!
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 01-06-19, 12:36 PM
2 Black Bands 2 Black Bands is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 44
Default

'don't think we've had any yellow here yet........

GCO = Gas Contamination Officer...or some think Group Co-ordination Officer.....but it's definitely FOOD related!

There were Decontamination teams for food and other stuff...and their existing jobs/skills tended to dictate what they did in the war.......for example, the Decontamination of pathways and streets was usually to be undertaken by pre-war Street/Road cleaners. Analysis of chemicals used was undertaken by Chemists etc etc
Attached Images
File Type: jpg h CD GCO Food.jpg (54.8 KB, 12 views)

Last edited by 2 Black Bands; 01-06-19 at 06:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 10-07-19, 06:57 AM
2 Black Bands 2 Black Bands is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 44
Default

...just like London buses....'don't see one for ages and then two come along....

Another yellow one which came my way recently - Assistant to GIO....'never figured out why they weren't simply "AGIO" but these things often don't go the way you think they should. Nice colouring under the dirt, shell was originally black.

Interestingly (for some of us at least), I don't think I've ever seen a "GAS ADVISER"-marked helmet.....they're out there......somewhere.......
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_7123 i bb.jpg (48.5 KB, 7 views)
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 10-07-19, 07:22 AM
Rob Miller's Avatar
Rob Miller Rob Miller is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Devonshire
Posts: 1,714
Default

Here's another yellow one I used to own. A.G.O. G.P.O.

Rob



Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 10-07-19, 07:41 AM
Rob Miller's Avatar
Rob Miller Rob Miller is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Devonshire
Posts: 1,714
Default

A couple more odd ones I had in the past.

Rob
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF5950.jpg (50.5 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg Image17.jpg (49.2 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg Image15.jpg (66.3 KB, 25 views)
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 13-07-19, 04:36 PM
2 Black Bands 2 Black Bands is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 44
Default

...coincidentally the GPO one is in our new book! ('never been one to miss an opportunity!)

I've posted more info elsewhere so shan't duplicate here......well, perhaps just a cover shot...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_7135.jpg (44.7 KB, 18 views)
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 23-08-19, 07:28 AM
2 Black Bands 2 Black Bands is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 44
Default

Time for another helmet methinks.....

2" stripes aren't overly common....they stopped being "a thing" in '42 but were allowed to remain after that. "R" is Rescue....and the rank/position is Clerk of Works or Depot Supervisor (or similar). So this guy probably wasn't a digger himself but either managed the guys or managed their vehicle pool. That said, period film footage never ceases to amaze me re who turned up and pitched in when the chips were down....tho they ALL tipped their helmets back onto the back of their heads before they looked in the direction of the cameras so the lettering/markings couldn't be seen!! :-)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_7258 - Copy (2).jpg (47.8 KB, 7 views)

Last edited by 2 Black Bands; 26-08-19 at 06:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.