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#1 KENDO

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

can anyone help me with the insignia of the following battalions of 54 and 55 Bdes

54 Bde 7 Bedford 6 Northants 12 Middx

55 Bde 7 Queens 8 E Surrey 7 RW Kent

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:46 AM

Hello Kendo,

My source of information gives the following information. The sizes and materials are given where known, however, there are no dates of use, or where the sign was worn.

54 Bde
7 Bedford
Green inverted triangle 1½" top X 2½" sides [Officers] Felt
Green arc 3"X1" [Other ranks] Felt

6 Northants
Black rectangle 2½”X¾” Felt Other Ranks
Black Inverted triangle 2" top X 3” sides Felt Officers

12 Middx
Red arc with yellow border 3"X¾” Felt on Felt [Other ranks]
Red triangle with yellow border [no size given] [Officers] Felt on Felt

55 Bde
7 Queens
Blue rectangle 2½”X2” Felt
Dark Blue rectangle 2”X1” Felt Other Ranks

8 E Surrey
Other Ranks Maroon rectangle 3”X1” Felt
Maroon rectangle 2½”X2” Felt
Maroon Inverted triangle 1½" top X 2½" sides Felt Officers

7 RW Kent
Blue-Grey inverted triangle 1½" top X 2” sides Felt Officers
Blue-Grey square 2½" sides Felt
A Coy Blue-Grey rectangle 2½”X¾” Felt
B Coy Blue-Grey rectangle ¾”X 2½”Felt
C Coy Blue-Grey diamond 1½” sides Felt
D Coy: Blue-Grey square 1¼" Felt
A Coy Blue-Grey rectangle 2½”X¾” Felt
HQ Coy Blue-Grey triangle 1½” base X 1¾” Felt

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

It has been mentioned on the Forum before that the Northamptons insignia were worn on the back between the shoulder blades, but I don't have any proof for that apart from never having seen any insignia on the top of the arm. There are a series of pictures of the battalion taken in 1917 and no soldier has any upper arm insignia (apart from rank stripes and spscialist patches, of course).


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:45 PM

Hello Kendo,

My source of information gives the following information. The sizes and materials are given where known, however, there are no dates of use, or where the sign was worn.

54 Bde
7 Bedford
Green inverted triangle 1½" top X 2½" sides [Officers] Felt
Green arc 3"X1" [Other ranks] Felt

6 Northants
Black rectangle 2½"X¾" Felt Other Ranks
Black Inverted triangle 2" top X 3" sides Felt Officers

12 Middx
Red arc with yellow border 3"X¾" Felt on Felt [Other ranks]
Red triangle with yellow border [no size given] [Officers] Felt on Felt

55 Bde
7 Queens
Blue rectangle 2½"X2" Felt
Dark Blue rectangle 2"X1" Felt Other Ranks

8 E Surrey
Other Ranks Maroon rectangle 3"X1" Felt
Maroon rectangle 2½"X2" Felt
Maroon Inverted triangle 1½" top X 2½" sides Felt Officers

7 RW Kent
Blue-Grey inverted triangle 1½" top X 2" sides Felt Officers
Blue-Grey square 2½" sides Felt
A Coy Blue-Grey rectangle 2½"X¾" Felt
B Coy Blue-Grey rectangle ¾"X 2½"Felt
C Coy Blue-Grey diamond 1½" sides Felt
D Coy: Blue-Grey square 1¼" Felt
A Coy Blue-Grey rectangle 2½"X¾" Felt
HQ Coy Blue-Grey triangle 1½" base X 1¾" Felt

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hello Arthur

Thank you very much for that info, that fills in the gaps for my chart of the 18 Division. Can i trouble you further and as if you have any info on the Northumberland Fusiliers bns (except 34 Div) and Lancashire Fusiliers bns (except 29 Div). This info would fill in so many gaps in my charts.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:50 PM

It has been mentioned on the Forum before that the Northamptons insignia were worn on the back between the shoulder blades, but I don't have any proof for that apart from never having seen any insignia on the top of the arm. There are a series of pictures of the battalion taken in 1917 and no soldier has any upper arm insignia (apart from rank stripes and spscialist patches, of course).


Steve.


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thank you for that info
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

hello Arthur

Thank you very much for that info, that fills in the gaps for my chart of the 18 Division. Can i trouble you further and as if you have any info on the Northumberland Fusiliers bns (except 34 Div) and Lancashire Fusiliers bns (except 29 Div). This info would fill in so many gaps in my charts.

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Hello Kendo,

Please bear with me until tomorrow and I'll see what I can find for you.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

Thank you Arthur

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

hello Arthur

Thank you very much for that info, that fills in the gaps for my chart of the 18 Division. Can i trouble you further and as if you have any info on the Northumberland Fusiliers bns (except 34 Div) and Lancashire Fusiliers bns (except 29 Div). This info would fill in so many gaps in my charts.

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Hello Kendo,

My source of information gives the following information.

2nd R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Disc [L] Red [R] Black Felt

4th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Rectangle Yellow 3¼“X1¼” Cotton
2nd/4th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Disc Red 1½” diameter Felt

5th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Rectangle Red 3¼“X1¼” Cotton

6th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Rectangle Dark Blue 3¼“X1¼” Cotton
2nd/6th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Square Red 1½” Felt

1st/7th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Rectangle Dark Green 3“X1” Cotton
2nd/7th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Triangle Red 1¾” sides Felt

8th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Central vertical bar Black on Rectangle Orange Cotton. Worn on collar no sizes given.

9th[a] R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Rectangle Olive Green 2½”X1½” Felt
9th[b] R. Northumberland Fusiliers
“V” Brown on Square Dark Green 6” sides worn on back

10th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Disc [L] Scarlet [R] Yellow 1¼” diameter Felt

11th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Disc Blue-Green 1¼” diameter Felt

12th[a] R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Disc Red 1” diameter Felt. Worn on sleeve and collar
12th[b] R. Northumberland Fusiliers
“V” Red Felt. Worn on the back. 1916

13th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Rectangle Red 2”X1” Felt

14th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Disc Brown 1¼” diameter Canvas

16th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
A Coy Triangle Red 2¼” sides with Red company bar below Felt
B Coy Triangle Red 2¼” sides with Green company bar below Felt
C Coy Triangle Red 2¼” sides with Yellow company bar below Felt
D Coy Triangle Red 2¼” sides with Light Blue company bar below Felt
HQ Coy Triangle Red 2¼” sides with Black company bar below Felt

17th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Square Red 2" sides Felt

19th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Square Black 1½" sides Felt

24th/27th R. Northumberland Fusiliers
Disc Red with Black shamrock” Felt on felt


2nd[a] Lancashire Fusiliers
Rectangle Crimson 3“X1” Cotton. Helmet flash
2nd[b] Lancashire Fusiliers
Rectangle Dark Red/Yellow/Dark Red 3“X1¼” Ribbon. [Equal segments]

1st/5th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Crimson with white 5 Braid on felt
2nd/5th Lancashire Fusiliers
Inverted triangle Red 3¾” sides Felt
3rd/5th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Green 1½” sides felt

1st/6th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Crimson with White 6 Embroidered on felt
2nd/6th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Red 1¾”sides Felt

1st/7th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Scarlet with White 7 Felt on felt
2nd/7th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Yellow Felt

1st/8th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Crimson with White 8 Embroidered on felt
2nd/8th Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Black 1½” sides Felt

9th[a] Lancashire Fusiliers
Rectangle Yellow with Black I I Printed on cotton. Worn on collar
9th[b] Lancashire Fusiliers
Tudor Rose Yellow silhouette Cotton

10th[a] Lancashire Fusiliers
A Coy Vertical Rectangle [L] Dark Red [R] Light Yellow Felt
10th[b] Lancashire Fusiliers
B Coy Vertical Rectangle [L] Yellow[R]Dark Red Felt
10th[c] Lancashire Fusiliers
C Coy Vertical Rectangle [Top L] Dark Red [Bottom R Yellow] Felt
10th[d] Lancashire Fusiliers
D Coy Vertical Rectangle [Top L L] Yellow [Bottom R] Dark Red Felt

11th Lancashire Fusiliers
Rectangle Red 2½”X¾” Cotton

15th. Lancashire Fusiliers
A Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 2 Red company bars below Felt
B Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 2 Dark Green company bars below Felt
C Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 2 Yellow company bars below Felt
D Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 2 Blue company bars below Felt
HQ Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 2 Black company bars below Felt

16th Lancashire Fusiliers
A Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 3 Red company bars below Felt
B Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 3 Green company bars below Felt
C Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 3 Yellow company bars below Felt
D Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 3 Blue company bars below Felt
HQ Coy Triangle Scarlet 2” sides with 3 black company bars below Felt

17th Lancashire Fusiliers
Rectangle Yellow 4”X1” Braid

18th Lancashire Fusiliers
Rectangle Blue 1¼”X¾” Braid

19th[a] Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Black 1¾”sides Felt
19th[b] Lancashire Fusiliers
Diamond Red with 3 red bars below Cotton
19th[c] Lancashire Fusiliers
Square Yellow on Diamond Maroon Felt on felt. Worn on collar 1917

20th Lancashire Fusiliers
Rectangle Violet 2”X1” Felt

I should imagine that the colour yellow used by the Lancashire Fusiliers was Primrose!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

Thank you very much Arthur that info helped me a great deal.Could i trouble you again with help with some of the blanks i have in my charts

1/4 Lincs - 46 Div

1/4 RWF - 47 dIV

10 Lincs - 34 div

4/5 BW
13 Glos - both 39 div

13 G Howard
20 Middx
21 Middx - all 40 div

19 Welsh - 38 div

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Good to see all this detail. My interest in the 18th div, my father served in it (TM RFA) has not reached that level, I don't expect it will. However may I pose a couple of questions about these patches; were the only worn by infantry? and what was their function?

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

Thank you very much Arthur that info helped me a great deal.Could i trouble you again with help with some of the blanks i have in my charts

1/4 Lincs - 46 Div

1/4 RWF - 47 dIV

10 Lincs - 34 div

4/5 BW
13 Glos - both 39 div

13 G Howard
20 Middx
21 Middx - all 40 div

19 Welsh - 38 div

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Hello Kendo,

My source gives the following information:

1/4 Lincs - 46 Div
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Lincolnshire Regiment 1st
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd/4th
Lincolnshire Regiment a1st/5th
Lincolnshire Regiment b1st/5th
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd/5th
Lincolnshire Regiment a6th
Lincolnshire Regiment b6th
Lincolnshire Regiment a7th.
Lincolnshire Regiment b7th
Lincolnshire Regiment 8th.
Lincolnshire Regiment 10th

1/4 RWF - 47 dIV
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Royal Welsh Fusiliers a1st/5th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers b1st/5th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st/6th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 13th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 15th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers a24th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers b24th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25th

10 Lincs - 34 div
Green Rectangle 2½”X¾” Braid Worn on shoulder strap

4/5 BW
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Black Watch a1st
Black Watch b1st
Black Watch 1st/6th
Black Watch 1st/7th
Black Watch 9th
Black Watch 13th
Black Watch 14th

13 Glos - both 39 div
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Gloucestershire Regiment a1st
Gloucestershire Regiment b1st
Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd/1st
Gloucestershire Regiment a1st/4th
Gloucestershire Regiment b1s/t4th
Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd/4th
Gloucestershire Regiment a1st/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment b1st/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment c1st/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment 1st/6th
Gloucestershire Regiment 7th
Gloucestershire Regiment 8th
Gloucestershire Regiment a12th
Gloucestershire Regiment b12th

13 G Howard
Diamond Black with vertical Bright Green Stripe Cotton

20 Middx
[a]Diamond [Truncated] Black with central vertical Dark Yellow strip Braid on felt
[b]Square Blue-Grey 1½" Felt

21 Middx - all 40 div
[a]Black Rectangle 3”X½” Felt
[b]Diamond Black with central vertical Crimson strip Felt on felt

19 Welsh - 38 div
[a]Disc Brown 2” diameter Felt
[b]Rectangle [Top] Red [Bottom] Blue Braid.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Good to see all this detail. My interest in the 18th div, my father served in it (TM RFA) has not reached that level, I don't expect it will. However may I pose a couple of questions about these patches; were the only worn by infantry? and what was their function?

Old Tom

Hello Tom,

These perticular formation signs that have been given are purely for that unit. Divisional and Brigade formation signs where worn would be for those attached to them. As far as I am aware the function of the formation sign was for unit identification purposes.

However, I stand to be corrected!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

Hi Tom

Battle patches were for what we would call now 'command and control'. With no cap badge with wearing the steel helmet, identification in the heat, smoke and din of battle was difficult so these patches were introduced. There was no time to ask a soldier which unit he belonged to but the patches identified the wearers unit without the need to ask. Even the dead provided clues to were a unit was at on the battlefield

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Hello Kendo,

My source gives the following information:

1/4 Lincs - 46 Div
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Lincolnshire Regiment 1st
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd/4th
Lincolnshire Regiment a1st/5th
Lincolnshire Regiment b1st/5th
Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd/5th
Lincolnshire Regiment a6th
Lincolnshire Regiment b6th
Lincolnshire Regiment a7th.
Lincolnshire Regiment b7th
Lincolnshire Regiment 8th.
Lincolnshire Regiment 10th

1/4 RWF - 47 dIV
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Royal Welsh Fusiliers a1st/5th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers b1st/5th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st/6th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 13th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 15th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers a24th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers b24th
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25th

10 Lincs - 34 div
Green Rectangle 2½"X¾" Braid Worn on shoulder strap

4/5 BW
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Black Watch a1st
Black Watch b1st
Black Watch 1st/6th
Black Watch 1st/7th
Black Watch 9th
Black Watch 13th
Black Watch 14th

13 Glos - both 39 div
Sorry, I have no information.

Following information only:
Gloucestershire Regiment a1st
Gloucestershire Regiment b1st
Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd/1st
Gloucestershire Regiment a1st/4th
Gloucestershire Regiment b1s/t4th
Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd/4th
Gloucestershire Regiment a1st/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment b1st/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment c1st/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd/5th
Gloucestershire Regiment 1st/6th
Gloucestershire Regiment 7th
Gloucestershire Regiment 8th
Gloucestershire Regiment a12th
Gloucestershire Regiment b12th

13 G Howard
Diamond Black with vertical Bright Green Stripe Cotton

20 Middx
[a]Diamond [Truncated] Black with central vertical Dark Yellow strip Braid on felt
[b]Square Blue-Grey 1½" Felt

21 Middx - all 40 div
[a]Black Rectangle 3"X½" Felt
[b]Diamond Black with central vertical Crimson strip Felt on felt

19 Welsh - 38 div
[a]Disc Brown 2" diameter Felt
[b]Rectangle [Top] Red [Bottom] Blue Braid.


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Hi Arthur

thank you once again for info - brilliant. If ever you want any info dont hesitate to ask. From your lists for regiments can i ask you for following

2 Lincs 8 div

2/4 and 2/5 Lincs 59 div

1/4 1/5 and 1/6 Glos 48 div

thank you for all yor help, it is greatly appreciated

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

Hi Arthur

thank you once again for info - brilliant. If ever you want any info dont hesitate to ask. From your lists for regiments can i ask you for following

2 Lincs 8 div

2/4 and 2/5 Lincs 59 div

1/4 1/5 and 1/6 Glos 48 div

thank you for all yor help, it is greatly appreciated

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Hello Kendo,

My source gives the following:

2 Lincs 8 div
Square Dark Blue with Red X Embroidered on felt

Lincs 59 div
2/4
Triangle Light Yellow 2½”sides Silk
2/5
Disc Dark Yellow 2” diameter Felt

Glos 48 div
1/4
[a]
A Coy Rectangle Blue ¾”X2” Cotton
B Coy Rectangle Red ¾”X2” Cotton
C Coy Rectangle Yellow ¾”X2” Cotton
D Coy Rectangle Green ¾”X2”Cotton

[b] Title White letters with serifs on Red “Glouster”/T/4 Embroidered on felt

1/5
[a]
A Coy Square Blue 2" sides Cotton
B Coy Square Red 2" sides Cotton
C Coy Square Dark Yellow 2" sides Cotton
D Coy Square Green 2" sides Cotton

[b]Rectangle Light Blue with Central Blue/ Yellow/Blue stripes Ribbon [Central bars all the same width but slightly smaller than the edges e.g.: ½”/¼"/¼"/¼"/½” ]

[c] Title Red letters with serifs on Dark Green “Glouster”/T/5 Embroidered on felt

1/6
A Coy Rectangle Blue 2½”X1½” Braid
B Coy Rectangle Red 2½”X1½” Braid
C Coy Rectangle Yellow 2½”X1½” Braid
D Coy Rectangle Green 2½”X1½” Braid

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:06 PM

Hi Arthur

Thank you very much for info, greatly appreciated

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:09 PM

Good to see all this detail. My interest in the 18th div, my father served in it (TM RFA) has not reached that level, I don't expect it will. However may I pose a couple of questions about these patches; were the only worn by infantry? and what was their function?

Old Tom

Tom,

My source gives the following information regarding 18th Div's Trench Mortar Batteries:

53rd TM Battery
Narrow Rectangle Yellow/Black/Yellow Silk Ribbon [equal segments]

54th TM Battery
[a]Diamond [Top] Dark Red [Bottom] White Silk
[b]Diamond [Top] Red [Bottom] White Silk

55th TM Battery
Nothing

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Hi Arthur

Can you check your records please for anything on the Rifle Brigade and KRRC

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

Hi Arthur

Can you check your records please for anything on the Rifle Brigade and KRRC

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Hello Kendo

My source gives the following for K.R.R.C.

K.R.R.C.
Title Slip-on Red Letters “K.K.R.” on Khaki Embroidered on felt Note that there is no letter 'C'

2nd K.R.R.C.
Diamond Dark Green Riflemen ¾” sides Felt
Diamond Yellow Lewis Gunners ¾” sides Felt
Diamond Black Grenadiers ¾” sides Felt
Diamond Red Bombers ¾” sides Felt

7th K.R.R.C.
Square Red 1½” sides Felt

8th K.R.R.C.
Inverted Triangle Red 2” sides Felt

9th[a] K.R.R.C. H.Q, Coy
Inverted Triangle [left] Red [Right] Green over Light Green Bar Cotton.
9th[b] K.R.R.C.
A Coy Inverted Triangle Red 2“sides over Light Green Bar Cotton.
B Coy Inverted Triangle Blue 2“sides over Light Green Bar Cotton.
C Coy Inverted Triangle Light Green 2“sides over Light Green Bar Cotton.
D Coy Inverted Triangle Black 2“sides over Light Green Bar Cotton.

10th[a] K.R.R.C.
Disc Black 1¼” diameter Felt
10th[b] K.R.R.C.
Disc Black 1” diameter over Black Bar Felt

11th[a] K.R.R.C.
Diamond Blue 11/60th Red Felt on felt
11th[b] K.R.R.C.
Disc Black 1” diameter over two Black Bars Felt

12th K.R.R.C.
Triangle Black over three Black Bars Felt

13th[a] K.R.R.C.
A Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Red Bar worn on shoulder strap Felt
B Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Blue worn on shoulder strap Felt
C Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Violet worn on shoulder strap Felt
D Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Dark Green worn on shoulder strap Felt

13th[b] K.R.R.C.
A Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Red Bar Arc worn above Felt
B Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Blue Bar Arc worn above Felt
C Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Violet Bar Arc worn above Felt
D Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Dark Green Bar Arc worn above Felt

17th K.R.R.C.
Semi-oval [Bottom] Dark Green with small central Disc Black Felt on felt.

18th K.R.R.C.
Arc Dark Green with a central Inverted Triangle [all as one, rather than two separate items]

An illustration of the insignia worn by the 18th can be found in Osprey's Men at Arms Series N° 182: British Battle Insignia [1] 1914-18. Plate E. [4]. Description page 46

19th K.R.R.C.
Triangle Black with Smaller Triangle Red Felt on felt.

Please amend the spelling of Gloucester on the titles of previous information given.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Hi Arthur
Thnk you for info on KRRC - did you forget about RB - lol

I did notice that Gloucester was wrong - its all that typing

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hi Arthur
Thnk you for info on KRRC - did you forget about RB - lol

I did notice that Gloucester was wrong - its all that typing

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KENDO

Hello Kendo,

Please amend: 13th[b] K.R.R.C.
It should read as:
A Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Red Arc worn above Felt
B Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Blue Arc worn above Felt
C Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Violet Arc worn above Felt
D Coy Square Blue 2”sides with Dark Green Arc worn above Felt

My source of information gives the following:

1st Rifle Brigade
Maltese Cross Yellow Felt Worn in 1916

2nd Rifle Brigade
Square Black/Green/Black Felt on felt. Note, the green section is wider than the black

3rd Rifle Brigade
A Coy Square Red with Blue four point Star below Cotton
B Coy Square Red with Green four point Star below Cotton
C Coy Square Red with Red four point Star below Cotton
D Coy Square Red with Yellow four point Star below Cotton

7th Rifle Brigade
A Coy Square Black with Red Bar below Felt
B Coy Square Black with Yellow Bar below Felt
C Coy Square Black with Blue bar below Felt
D Coy Square Black with Black Bar below Felt

8th[a] Rifle Brigade
A Coy Bar Black with Inverted Triangle Red above Felt
B Coy Bar Black with Inverted Triangle Light Blue above Felt
C Coy Bar Black with Inverted Triangle Dark Green above Felt
D Coy Bar Black with Inverted Triangle Black above Felt
H.Q. Coy Bar Black with Inverted Triangle halved [Left] Black [Right] Green above Felt

8th[b] Rifle Brigade
H.Q. Coy Bar Black with Inverted Triangle halved [Left] Black [Right] Green above Felt. Worn on the back.

8th[c] Rifle Brigade
Rectangle Black above Triangle Black Felt. Worn on the back.

9th Rifle Brigade
Rectangle Khaki with two horizontal Black Bars Felt on felt

10th Rifle Brigade
Disc Black with three Black Bars below Felt

11th Rifle Brigade
Disc Black with four Black Bars below Felt

12th Rifle Brigade
Triangle Black with four Black Bars below Felt

13th Rifle Brigade
A Coy Triangle Dark Blue with Red Bar below Felt
B Coy Triangle Dark Blue with Dark Blue Bar below Felt
C Coy Triangle Dark Blue with Violet Bar below Felt
D Coy Triangle Dark Blue with Green Bar below Felt

16th Rifle Brigade
Semi-Oval/Disc [Bottom] Green with central Maltese Cross Black Embroidered on felt

Regards
Arthur

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

Hi Arthur

Thank you for info on RB/KRRC - will help me consruct 14 Div.

Can you please help me with the following colours -

24 Bde, 8 dIV
1 Worc
2 E Lanc
1 Sher For
2 Northants
All circles divided vertically

17 Div
7 York - arc
7 Border - circle

23 Div
8 and 9 York - diamonds
8 KOYLI - bugle
9 Y & L - IX on rectangle

49 Div
1/5 Dukes - circle
1/4 - 1/5 KOYLI - rects
1/4 - 1/5 Y & L

58 Div
2/1 -2/12 London - each group of 4 bns should be vert rect, square, triangle and horiz rect and shoud be in a different colour for each group of 4. Just need bde colours. Any help on any of the above would be massively appreciated

Best regards

KENDO

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Hi Arthur

Thank you for info on RB/KRRC - will help me consruct 14 Div.

Can you please help me with the following colours -

24 Bde, 8 dIV
1 Worc
2 E Lanc
1 Sher For
2 Northants
All circles divided vertically

17 Div
7 York - arc
7 Border - circle

23 Div
8 and 9 York - diamonds
8 KOYLI - bugle
9 Y & L - IX on rectangle

49 Div
1/5 Dukes - circle
1/4 - 1/5 KOYLI - rects
1/4 - 1/5 Y & L

58 Div
2/1 -2/12 London - each group of 4 bns should be vert rect, square, triangle and horiz rect and shoud be in a different colour for each group of 4. Just need bde colours. Any help on any of the above would be massively appreciated

Best regards

KENDO


Hello Kendo.

Can you please help me with the following colours -

24 Bde, 8 dIV
1 Worc White/Green
2 E Lanc Red/White
1 Sher For Dark Green/Maroon
2 Northants Red/Navy Blue
All circles divided vertically

17 Div
7 York – arc Sorry no information
7 Border – circle Yellow

23 Div
8 and 9 York – diamonds Green 3½”X3” & 4”X2½”
8 KOYLI – bugle Green
9 Y & L - IX on rectangle Khaki

49 Div
1/5 Dukes - circle Green
1/4 - 1/5 KOYLI – rects Green & Buff
1/4 - 1/5 Y & L Sorry no information & Light Blue

58 Div
2/1 - 2/12 London – each group of 4 bns should be vert rect, square, triangle and horiz rect and shoud be in a different colour for each group of 4. Just need bde colours. Any help on any of the above would be massively appreciated -

Below you will find the Bdes and Units of the 58th. Inf Div, June 1917 [France] As you must be aware by now a lot of material is missing from the I-d Pamphlet. However, going by the information that there is in there, there is a pattern of sorts with 173rd Red; 174th Dark Blue & 175th Dark Green. See below:

173rd Bde
2nd/1st London Regiment [Royal Fusiliers]
Rectangle Red 2 ½”X1” Felt!! This rectangle is given as horizontal in the source!

2nd/2nd London Regiment [Royal Fusiliers]
Square Red 2” sides Felt

2nd/3rd London Regiment [Royal Fusiliers]
Triangle Red 2½” sides Felt

2nd/4th London Regiment [Royal Fusiliers]
Horizontal Rectangle Red 3”X1” Felt

174th Bde
5th London Regiment [London Rifle Brigade]
Vertical Rectangle Dark Blue 1”X3” Felt!! This unit is given as the 5th Bn however, the information given would fit the pattern of the Bde and the 2nd/5th!

2nd/6th London Regiment [City of London Rifles]
Diamond Navy Blue 2½” sides Felt!! Not a square! The colour is also described as navy blue rather than dark blue like the others in the Bde! Personally, I would say that the 'square' information is missing from the source!

2nd/7th London Regiment
Triangle Dark Blue 2½” sides Felt

2nd/8th London Regiment [Post Office Rifles]
Horizontal Rectangle Dark Blue 2½”X¾” Felt

175th Bde
2nd/9th London Regiment [Queen Victoria’s Rifles]
Vertical Rectangle Dark Green 1”X3” Felt

2nd/10th [b] London Regiment [Hackney]
Square Olive Green 2½” sides Cotton!! Again the colour is described as olive green and not dark green like the others in the Bde! Plus this is the only unit not to have their flash made out of felt! However, I should imagine that the information is missing from the source!

2nd/11th London Regiment [Finsbury Rifles]
Triangle Dark Green 2” sides Felt

2nd/12thLondon Regiment [Rangers]
Horizontal Rectangle Dark Green 2½”X1” Felt

Regards
Arthur

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

Hi Arthur

Thank you once again for info supplied - it is greatly appreciated

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

Hi Arthur

Can you please help with the colours of following queries

11 W York
2 R Irish Rifles
2/4 - 2/5 E Lanc
2/5 - 2/10 Manchester
237 MG Coy - horiz oval
92 MG Coy
93 MG Coy- both are X's with rounded ends
94 MG Coy - circle
247 MG Coy - X
232 MG Coy - X in square
193 MG Coy - X ith shell point downwards i middle
1/6 Cheshire

than you for your help with all of your assistance

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KENDO