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    Very nice, with all the patches of the formations that made up Eighth Army on different occasions. That is the nice thing about British and Commonwealth formation signs, they can be used very creatively to make commemorative art like this. Much nicer than ugly German patches

    Anyone care to identify them all?

    Rob

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    Good to see these, I have almost bought the thanksgiving service program a few times and never did, but I have not seen the other one before. Interesting items, as my Father served in Africa and Italy during the war and was presumably part of the 8th army.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Anyone care to identify them all?

    Rob[/QUOTE]

    i can start with this one- 9th australian division
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    Thanks for posting that up,a great start to trying to identify all the insignia.

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    Hi Busman, rather than me list them all, why not take a look here:

    British Formation Signs

    Cheers, Ade.

    PS: Nice item!
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    Excellent items and great link Ade !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    At least one (the armoured fist) is still in use today. Nice items

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    Great item ,very interesting

    Ade,that is a good site,i use it all the time trying to identify patches.
    Mick

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    Quote by Battery Command Post View Post
    Very nice, with all the patches of the formations that made up Eighth Army on different occasions. That is the nice thing about British and Commonwealth formation signs, they can be used very creatively to make commemorative art like this. Much nicer than ugly German patches

    Anyone care to identify them all?

    Rob
    8th Army Thanksgiving Service

    though the link came from the site Ade posted above, a very useful quick ref site.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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