help with flash on battledress blouse

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AndyPants, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. AndyPants

    AndyPants Junior Member

    hello guys, can anyone help me identify this flash? ......on left shoulder
    (its a 1949 pattern type) ......also does the name look Polish?

    many thanks in advance for any help



  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The Black Arm of Service stripe, 'TRF' is the Northamptonshire Regiment.

    Looks like Greek writing to me...There are some Polish members who will be able to confirm if its Polish though.

  3. gaspirator

    gaspirator Member

    Can't help with the flash, but the name looks more like Greek than Polish...

  4. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Andy pants -
    the writing looks very Greek - the black stripe is a bit high for a British unit as the service stripe is usually between the epaulette and elbow - the stitching is tacky and no CSM would put up with that - he would be on jankers unless he fixed that - or had a girl friend stitch it up for him - so - I don't think it's British !
  5. AndyPants

    AndyPants Junior Member

    many thanks for the help guys :)

    Tom, now thst you mention it, it does look very untidy !
  6. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    It would be Greek after the war we supplied a lot of kit to the Greeks during their internal struggle and with the communists also weapons. Unsure if details correct but
    some foreign troops also fought in British Battledress as advisiors to Royal Hellanic Army.
  7. AndyPants

    AndyPants Junior Member

    thanks for the additional infomation Oldman

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