Help identifying unit / date

Discussion in '1940' started by Dave H, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Dave H

    Dave H Junior Member

    Hi all,
    I'm trying to identify information on the following images:
    The first picture is my grandfather and his best friend. They were both in the Border Regt (This photo was taken circa Dec 1940) but can anyone identify the badge on the shoulder of the guy on the left? Also does it look like he has a different capbadge? (He does not have BORDERS shoulder title)

    The second picture is what i believe may be either a basic training course at Squires Gate Camp 1939 or a picture of 32 Coy AMPC (Possibly Oct 1939) what are your thoughts? Jack_and_Dave.jpg

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member


    54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division

    British Formation Signs


    Formation badge for the 54th (East Anglian) Infantry Division during World War II, comprised of a blue conjoined JP (for the initials of the current commander, Maj. Gen. J.H.T. Priestman) on a red field
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  3. Dave H

    Dave H Junior Member

    Thanks, great stuff! do you know what capbadge he is wearing?
  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    The gent on the left doesn't have a metal Border title as he has a cloth Border slip on stitched to his sleeve above the "JP"

    Bothe have Border cap badges
  5. Dave H

    Dave H Junior Member

    Cheers, they were both in the same unit (32 AMPC with the BEF which later became F Coy 8 Borders Aug 1940) but the chap on the left (David Potter Later KIA) was posted to the Army Gas School, i'm wondering if he would still have been Borders and maybe this picture is when they met up on leave? it would explain the 54 Div badge.

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