Today found 2 british officer Buttons ?

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by nachlader, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Hello

    I fpound today this two buttons on the battelfield in 1939/40 .

    the buttons are from : Gloustershire and The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    is that correct?

    of which uniform are the buttons , battledress ? are the buttons of officers or ordinary soldiers ?

    Thank you
    Michael
     

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Looks like Warwicks and Glosters to me. The 2nd Warwicks and 5th Glosters served in 144th Bde, 48th Division. Where abouts did you find them?
     
  3. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Hello Drew thank you , you think this officer Buttons or normal soldier ?
    I found the buttons on SAAR front .

    Someone knows when was the regiments on the saar ?

    Michael
     
  4. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    144th Infantry Brigade (which included 2nd Royal Warwicks and 5th Gloucestershire) were on the Saar from late March 1940 until replaced by 51st Division in late April.

    During that time, they did make some 'excursions'

    These buttons were not used on battledress. The most likely source in my opinion would be from greatcoats which are a bit notorious for losing them if they catch on anything.
     
  5. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Thank you for information ! :)
    I find many buttons . Regiment buttons and normal lion/unicorn , why did some soldiers the normal lion/unicorn buttuns and some the regiment buttons ?

    sorry for my bad englisch ;) .

    Michael
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'm far from knowledgable on uniforms but could the 'Lion/Unicorn' ones be RASC?

    ps your English is better that my French, your doing fine ;)
     
  7. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    What I meant to say :
    why did some soldiers the button (see picture) and some the regiment buttons ?


    I dont speak frech :D i speak perfect polish and german , some russia and I'm learning english .
     

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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Maybe Rich can answer your question but I wondered if they were Royal Army Service Corps buttons rather than General Service buttons.

    Ps your Polish, German and Russian is probably better than my English ;)
     
  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The buttons bearing the Royal coat of arms are the 'G.S.' (General Service) buttons. They were current prior to and during WW1 and then again during WW2.

    Other ranks garments made from 1920 to 1939 were likely to have a Regimental button as per their Service Dress uniforms (but this was up to the unit involved).

    Just out of interest, how far are you based from the language divide ?
     
  10. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Just out of interest, how far are you based from the language divide ?

    I born in Poland and living now in germany near france - britisch saar sector

    I found today again 2 buttons
     

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  11. nachlader

    nachlader Member

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  12. Peter Doyle

    Peter Doyle Kriegsgefangener 10111

    These buttons are either from Service Dress, or from the greatcoat. I would think that the GS buttons are most likely to be from greatcoats, and the regimental buttons are either from Service Dress or greatcoats. Officers' service dress would also have regimental buttons, often bronzed, but would wear battledress in the field as the war progressed.

    Best wishes
    Peter
     
  13. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    Hi Nachlader

    Can I assume your a fellow detectorist? nice finds
     

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