Bowler hat & brolly formation sign

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by reddevon, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. hendrix17

    hendrix17 Active Member

    Didn't the hat and umbrella have a reference to Charlie Chaplin in ww1?
    Also whilst reading a few RASC war diaries I've come across a lot of borrowing vehicles from other units. RASC used some CRASC vehicles and their amphibious vehicles were from the Americans.
  2. reddevon

    reddevon Member

    It would be nice to finally have an answer about the formation sign, i didn't realize it was going to cause so much confusion.
  3. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    In post 17 there is a photograph of two officers, one called Morris and the other Lt Bawdon. I cannot find any officers in the 1939/45 Army Lists for an officer called Bawdon. There is however a Lt William Craig Bawden, 160601, listed as serving with the RASC. This may be a coincidence but equally might add weight to the RASC theory.
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Never did get a correct ID did we ?
  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    1939 - 40 the brolly was a signifies for Chamberlain

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