Name of 11th Armd. div. RAC Major awarded OBE/MBE and MC?

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by 8RB, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Today at a small fare in the north of Holland I got hold of a 1942 dated original badged BD blouse from an 11th Armoured division RAC Major (see pics attached). RAC within this division could point to either 23rd Hussars, 3rd RTR, 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry or 15th/19th King's Royal Hussars. Divisional badges are late war (Brabant weave). Judging from the medal ribbons attached to the blouse this officer received both the OBE or MBE and the MC.

    I do not suppose there were many Majors within the units mentioned who did get both awards. So I figure it might well be possible to find out to which individual this blouse belonged. Is there anyone who knows how?
     

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  2. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    With regards to this thread: does anyone know if HQ-officers (I am thinking of 29 Armd. bde. or div. HQ) kept their own regimental titles? Or how this system worked? If so I am thinking this officer may have been attached to some HQ (as there were no units named RAC in 11th Armd. div.). Looking forward to any replies/clues/answers!

    Ronald.
     
  3. SDP

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    Ronald

    I hope I'm not raining on your parade but I don't think that uniform is genuine. Everything looks too clean and cobbled together.
     
  4. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    I never heard that expression, but I think you are ;). I still feel quite confident about the blouse.
     
  5. SDP

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    Ronald

    It's possible that all the items are period items, but not necessarily from the exact same time period, but have been assembled on to the uniform blouse from several sources. The RAC shoulder badge especially seems 'out of place' and even the uniform itself doesn't look the sort of material worn by a major. I have a number of photos of officers from 11AD, hence my comments.
     

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