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#1 mark holden

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

I wonder if anyone can assit me in confirming what insignia or badges other than rank badges were allowed to be worn on the greatcoat. I have a picture of wound stripes being worn on the greatcoat but was anything else allowed?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

I wonder if anyone can assit me in confirming what insignia or badges other than rank badges were allowed to be worn on the greatcoat. I have a picture of wound stripes being worn on the greatcoat but was anything else allowed?

Many thanks

Mark


Mark,
There is a Thread running at the moment entitled " Greatcoats ", take a look at posts #16 & #18, they show examples of WW1 period Greatcoats with various sleeve insignia.
I understand there were restrictions on the type of badges which could be worn on the greatcoat sleeve, and I am sure another member will detail those restrictions for you.
LF

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Thanks LF a useful thread.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

away from my sources but the basic rule was to wear shoulder titles, rank and little or nothing else. I have seen the Geneva Cross on examples.

Of course, in war and in the line, a man might get away with much. Not so at the Channel ports, and the London railway stations, swarming with bored redcaps.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Grumpy,

Many thanks. I attach this picture of three soldiers all wearing wound stripes on their greatcoats.

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