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#1 Drew5233

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:27 PM

Apologies if already posted but this site appears to list every British Army Cap Badge

British Army Cap Badges Glengarry Badge Shako Helmet & Belt Plates Regimental Insignia

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#2 ken griffin

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:17 AM

Sorry andy,
not about cap badges, but can anybody tell me what the flash under the jerboa means?

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#3 Tom Canning

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:04 AM

Ken - that's the easiest one so far this year .....

This was worn to denote your main branch of the Army - red / yellow = Armoured Corps
solid red = Infantry and so on with various colours i.e blue / red = Artillery = I think

Dental corps would be dripping red etc - bit like Woolworths Coat of arms = Nothing / over sixpence.......... someone will have the full list I am sure !

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:18 AM

Thanks for this Tom. I've had a couple of tunics for years, wondered but never knew where to ask the question. Thanks for asking Ken. I just added a bit to my bank of knowledge. Now, where is this list?
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:47 AM

Military cross -
Knew there had to be a list habging around somewhere - and they say that the german's were efficient heh heh...

try this on for details of corps insignia......

Arm of Service Strips

Peter is extremely efficient !

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:52 AM

They are called TRF's today. Tactical Recognition Flashes.

It would be hard (Obviously) to identify them in Black and White.

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#7 Tom Canning

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:49 PM

Drew -
that's exactly why I sent in the link on my last message - the one above yours -#5 - thought you might have noticed the link - it's in colour.....

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

Military cross -
Knew there had to be a list habging around somewhere - and they say that the german's were efficient heh heh...

try this on for details of corps insignia......

Arm of Service Strips

Peter is extremely efficient !

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Thanks Tom. Now to the closet to dig out the tunics. I will photo them and post if I can find them in that mess.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:20 AM

Sos Tom,

I missed that :)
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:22 AM

Tom,
Many thanks for the info, more knowledge gained, was hoping it might tell me what regiment my father was it, will carry on searching.
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#11 Tom Canning

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:26 PM

Ken -
at least you know which branch of the Army he was with - and depending on the colour of the Jerboa - whether he was Division or Brigade - can't be too far away now...

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

Tom,
pic of my dad's flash, my sister has other one, the new one is what i was given when at the memorial service at Desert Rats Memorial at Mundford last year.
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#13 Tom Canning

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:42 PM

Ken -
ouch ! - that's the Divisional sign - lots of Battalions to go through there - do you not have his service records - that's the key

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:26 AM

Tom,
yes i have but can't seem to make head-n-tails of them.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:33 AM

Getting back to cap badges my dad's cap badges , everday use, best dress i think,
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#16 Tom Canning

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:50 AM

Ken -

getting easier - bring up 7th Armoured Division - then 4th th - 7th and 22nd Bdes - cut out all Hussar - Dragoons - Lancers - concentrate on Royal Tank Regiments (RTR) - then marry that to your Fathers service record - bingo you will have it - OR scan me his records on a PM - and I will have a go at them ..
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:54 AM

Tom,
many thanks will scan later today and PM to you. but it may take you sometime to decypher,
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:12 PM

Tom,
sorry didn't PM you, have tried today, but don't know how to post attachments on there, can you advise.
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#19 Tom Canning

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:33 PM

Ken -
I am pretty dim when it comes to anything other than just typing replies to postings - BUT I am sure that some of these geeks on the forum will have verse and chapetr on that attachment methods - VP - Paul or Owen are the experts really .. try them

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:17 PM

Tom,
am going to post part of my dads record on a new thread just opened by keiron, calledservice records.
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