Cap badge help - Italy '44

Discussion in 'Italy' started by John58th, May 19, 2020.

  1. John58th

    John58th Member

    Hi, Its a poor photo and a long shot, but can anyone identify the regt/unit cap badges in this photo. My father is back R (with glasses). The photo is inscribed, in his handwriting, on the back as "Italy '44" with the further information "Received 15/5/1944". I know he served as a gunner/driver with the 58th (Sussex) Field Regt RA, but that was ungraded in Jan 44 to a medium regt and was not in Italy, so how he ended up in Italy, and with which unit is a bit of a mystery at the moment. I have applied to Army Records Glasgow, but that is a long process at the moment, so thought I'd give this route a try. Thanks John Italy - Dated Photo.jpg
     
  2. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    John.

    It looks like four different cap badges to me.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Sorry can’t help. The image is a bit blurry to me so I’ve tried to sharpen it up to help others.

    Your Father’s cap badge doesn’t look like the usual “Ubique” with a gun though....

    Good Luck

    Steve


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  4. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    I could (very) well be wrong, but didn't the RA wear a flaming grenade cap badge with a beret? Apologies if this is wide of the mark.

    Pat
     
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  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Last edited: May 20, 2020
  6. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    Well, there's a first time for everything...
     
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Have a look at Cap Badge Quiz thread

    Ron
     
  8. John58th

    John58th Member

    Thanks everyone for your replies. In my limited knowledge, I had though that there were different cap badges amongst the group. I have photos from my dads confirmed time with the 58th and the cap badge, on a forage cap, is definitely the RA badge, so the "Flaming Grenade" is very interesting. Thanks again, John
     

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