Reconnaissance Laynard info please

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by TheBri, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. TheBri

    TheBri Member

    Hello all, can i ask for help / info on my recently bought reconnaissance lanyard.
    Let me just pist the puctures and you give your thoughts on it. Thanks in advance,
    Theo - Holland
     

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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Yes, certainly part of the uniform, left shoulder for officers, right shoulder for ORs.
     
  3. TheBri

    TheBri Member

    Thank you Tony! Im not so familiar with lanyards, if you look closely on the pictures, shouldn't there be at least one loop at the ends after the "balls"?
    My question, is this one 100%? Zero knowledge on this item unfortunately.
     
  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Can't say that I have ever seen an original before so not precisely sure, some very poor photos in the Osprey book " The British Reconnaissance Corps in World War 2", can be seen here. When opened I suggest a search for lanyard, or you might miss them!
    https://www.39-45.org/videos/3945/ELI152.pdf

    Edit: A google search for 'ww2 british army lanyards' produces a number of images.
     
  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Mini one on a Christmas card !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. REME245

    REME245 Member

    There should be a loop and only worn for walking out or possibly parades. Down to your unit to dictate policy on wear.

    There are reproduction's out there and many different manufacturers variations as not an issue item.
     
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Just by chance came across this photo of my father, 56 Recce, wearing his lanyard. No date, but he was promoted to Sergeant in June 42 prior to embarking for North Africa in the October, no medal bar so I am assuming just before he left. As an aside, and I think a fascinating coincidence, his father's birthday was 3 September and his mother's 8 May!
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