Badges for ww2 officers jacket ?

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  1. noe

    noe Member

    Hi, I need help in what badges etc wear. I shall soon be going to a 1940's evening in which I already have an officers uniform to wear(royal orndnance corps). But the jacket is completely bare(except the buttons). I do not know what decoratives to get and were to get them. So any help would be appriciated.

    Regards

    Mark
     
  2. Originally posted by noe@Jun 21 2004, 08:20 AM
    Hi, I need help in what badges etc wear. I shall soon be going to a 1940's evening in which I already have an officers uniform to wear(royal orndnance corps). But the jacket is completely bare(except the buttons). I do not know what decoratives to get and were to get them. So any help would be appriciated.

    Regards

    Mark
    You need a pair of Bronze Collar Dogs,& a Set of "Pips" to the Rank you choose to be[1X Pr, 2nd Lt;2 x Pr, Lt;3 x,Pr,Captain;Crown x Pr,Major;Crown & Pipx Pr, Lt Col;]& any Pre War or Early WW2 Decorations & Medals you feel your Officer Type will have been awarded,is he a David Niven Type Dashing Hero ,or a Roger Livesey 'Col Blimp'??
    You should be able to find this sort of thing fairly easily @ a Local Collectors Fair/Shop,the only difficult items might be the Collar Badges~I sold a pair recently on E Bay & they made £28.00,so it might be worth changing Regiment & finding a pair of RE or RA Dogs & a Set of Buttons,Good Luck & Post a JPG on the Forum!
     
  3. noe

    noe Member

    Hi, cheers for your help, I'm a bit more in the clue now. I dont want to award myself a hero, as that would be !!!! But I certainly want to look the part. The evening isn't till July , but I shall post a jpg. Its at the WAR AND PEACE show. I'm sure others from this forum will be there. I went last year, but I hired out a RAF uniform, this year I hope to get my own outfit together in time.
     
  4. angie999

    angie999 Very Senior Member

    Originally posted by Sgt Pilot Bernard Henson RAFVR@Jun 21 2004, 02:10 PM

    You need a pair of Bronze Collar Dogs
    If you want to be authentic, don't forget to look for ones with a king's crown as in WWII, not the more modern ones with a queen's crown.
     
  5. noe

    noe Member

    If any one does any thing, that may be of any use to me, medal ribbons for the chest, badges ?
     
  6. Originally posted by angie999+Jun 21 2004, 06:52 PM-->(angie999 @ Jun 21 2004, 06:52 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-Sgt Pilot Bernard Henson RAFVR@Jun 21 2004, 02:10 PM

    You need a pair of Bronze Collar Dogs
    If you want to be authentic, don't forget to look for ones with a king's crown as in WWII, not the more modern ones with a queen's crown. [/b]Abserburloutely!!! Thanks I should have mentioned that! :D
     
  7. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Originally posted by noe@Jun 22 2004, 07:49 AM
    If any one does any thing, that may be of any use to me, medal ribbons for the chest, badges ?
    if you are going to wear the uniform with medal ribbons, make sure you do not wear it in public as it is a crimminal offence undwer the official secrets Act 1939 to wear ribbons that you are not entitled to! unless of course you are a actor on a set of a programme or film! B) :rolleyes:
     
  8. angie999

    angie999 Very Senior Member

    And remember, as it is an RAOC uniform, that very few of their officers ended up with a chest full, apart from campaign ribbons.

    I used to work as a civilian with the Rag and Oil Company and medals were not much in evidence.
     
  9. noe

    noe Member

    Hi, thanks for your help everyone. Maybe I shant wear ribbons after all then. Just for information, I found these in the pocket of the jacket. Ive took photos to see if anyone can tell me what they are. Ive took a photo of the backs too as the fronts are tarnished. Also has anyone got a picture of an british officer to give a idea of the badges I should wear etc.
     
  10. noe

    noe Member

    backs !
     
  11. This guy was a WW1 veteran he has the 1914-1918 British War & Allied Victory Medal Ribbons{Orange,Blue Black & White,& Double Rainbow Ribbons,& the Africa Star with "8th" Army Emblem for the 8th army Clasp;[the Buff Ribbon with Red & light & dark Blue Stripes}so you could legitimately{in a historical sense put these up!}
     
  12. Here are a couple of WW2 era Officers one Royal Regiment of Artillery & one Royal Norfolk Regiment,to give you an idea of where the Badges etc go!
    Regards Roger





    Royal Artillery{NB He also is wearing BWM & Victory from WW1,& another Ribbon}This could be you!
     
  13. noe

    noe Member

    Thank you, it makes the uniform more exciting knowing he was a WWI veteran. and in the trousers it has his name POW number and oflag 7b. I bought the uniform at a fair last year for a £5 ! I'll defently post a pic when the uniform is complete soon.
     
  14. Originally posted by noe@Jun 27 2004, 03:53 PM
    Thank you, it makes the uniform more exciting knowing he was a WWI veteran. and in the trousers it has his name POW number and oflag 7b. I bought the uniform at a fair last year for a £5 ! I'll defently post a pic when the uniform is complete soon.
    Interesting that he was a Prisoner of War & that you have the Oflag #,Potential to research the man who wore the Uniform there if ever the mood takes you!!a Bargain @ £5 & no mistake!
     

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