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Old 02-06-19, 10:11 AM
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Default interwars RWF junior officer forage cap

A recent pick up from a spit lot on ebay all from the same officer in the RWF, Captain F D Williams, later Lt. Colonel who I cannot as yet find anything out about.

I got his Forage cap as well as his SD and KD tunics, missing hs BD and his SD cap.

The forage cap has a lot of early features with the spring device that allows it to be changed from a low flat top to one with a raised front, but still flat topped.
It has the early version of the RWF bullion and silver/white metal beast of Griffin form rather than the dragon common on later badges. The sweatband looks typically early with pale kid leather and lace rather than the later mid brown roan leather type. It has regimental buttons by Firmin and the thin chinstrap with pointed slider ends, another early feature.
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Old 02-06-19, 10:14 AM
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Nice pick up Jerry, Regards Mark
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Old 02-06-19, 10:38 AM
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Yes, another lovely cap.


First Name:
F D
Surname:
Williams
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Captain
Rank (2nd):
T/Major
Gallantry Awards:
Terratorial Decoration
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Battalion:
Territorial Army
Seniority Date:
01/11/1937
UK Army List 1945
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Old 02-06-19, 12:47 PM
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Leigh, thanks for the info. This confirms he was actually RWF as my attempts to find him have so far failed, I have tried searching the volumes of the regimental records with no joy so far though the new two volume set for WWII only recently came out and I have yet to see it or get it.

If you can magically find his full name and/or army number & battalion number.....His KD is named to him as Douglas Williams, dropping the F.

His medal ribbon showed me he was Territorial, and his SD is named to him as a captain in 1942 and his ribbons have the oak leaf for Mention in Dispatches.
His medal ribbons include the Africa Star, where
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File Type: jpg his kd jacket 2 medal details.jpg (74.1 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg RWF jackets SD label.jpg (68.7 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg RWF jackets KD label.jpg (75.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg RWF jackets SD & KD f.jpg (46.9 KB, 9 views)
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Old 02-06-19, 01:07 PM
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Some more info.

First Name:
F D
Surname:
Williams
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Major
Rank (2nd):
Hon Lt Col
Gallantry Awards:
Territorial Decoration
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Battalion:
Territorial Army
Seniority Date:
24/08/1939

UK Army List 1947


First Name:
F D
Surname:
Williams
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Captain
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Battalion:
Territorial Army
Seniority Date:
01/11/1937

UK Army List 1942


First Name:
F D
Surname:
Williams
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Major
Rank (2nd):
Acting Lieutenant Colonel
Service Number:
40083
Gallantry Awards:
Mentioned In Despatches
Gazette Info:
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2465
Gazette Date:
23/05/1946
Gazette Page:
2465
Duty Location:
Mediterranean
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Service:
Army

First Name:
F D
Surname:
Williams
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Captain
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Royal Welch Fusiliers
Battalion:
4th (Denbighshire) Battalion (Territorial)
Seniority Date:
01/11/1937

UK Army List 1939
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Leigh, thanks again

I had just found his army number on the gazette and see you have beaten me to it.
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