Help with finding the Regiment?

Discussion in 'General' started by Lynsey, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Lynsey

    Lynsey New Member

    My Grandfather, George Cormack, served in the Army during WW2. I was always told that he was in the REME's but I'm not 100% sure and unfortunately as he died back in 1989 when I was 11, I never got the chance to speak to him about it and I don't know where to start looking for information as I don't where to start looking.

    My Dad, his son, has also passed away and I have no one else to ask.

    I've attached the only photo I have of him in his uniform and you can just about see an outline of the cap badge but not enough detail that I can do a comparison. On the off chance, can anyone have a look and see if they think it is the REME's?

    I don't really have any more information unfortunately.

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  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    It looks like a Scots Regiment cap badge to me. The Glengarry cap/hat is also indicative of a Scots Regiment. He may well have transferred to REME at some stage in his service but you’ll need to have sight of his service papers.

    Your best bet will be to apply for his service records from MOD in Glasgow.

    Get a copy of military service records

    It’ll cost you £30 plus the cost of his death certificate.

    Ideally you need a service number but MOD will search on a full name and DOB only.

    Good Luck.

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  3. Lynsey

    Lynsey New Member

    Brilliant, thank you so much for your help. I'll get on to that and fingers crossed!
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  4. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    Badge looks KOSB to me, though I haven't a clue about glengarries (dicing, and that).

    Edit: not so sure on closer inspection! KOSB have a crown on top, might just be covered by the backing, but... Where did he live? If he was a Territorial, could be e.g. Liverpool Scottish, London Scottish, etc. London Scottish definitely a contender.
  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

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