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Article about: My grandad served in WW2 in the Black Watch as part of 51st HD from 1939-1949. Due to family disputes I never had access to him or his stories but amazingly I have just recovered a patch we

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    My grandad served in WW2 in the Black Watch as part of 51st HD from 1939-1949. Due to family disputes I never had access to him or his stories but amazingly I have just recovered a patch we believe must be his as it was with a load of my dads gear so he must have been given it as a kid and its been tucked away there for the past 50 years.

    Anyway it may well serve as a useful guide if people need to look at one in the future or perhaps someone will tell me any more about it such as its a pre, wartime or post war example?

    Cheers
    Steve
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    This badge was a minor variation on that worn by the Division during 1914-1918. The more usual style is the red script on blue field. Very nice condition.

    If you haven't already found them, these sites are great for more info on the Division:

    51st Highland Division Online Museum | Home Page


    A History Of The 51St Highland Regiment - Celtic History - Brotherhood of the Kilt

    Regards

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Thanks for the links Salzburg interesting reading. I am currently working out the route he took in North Africa, Italy and France into Germany and intend to retrace his footsteps. Who knows I might even find where the silver candle stick holders i now have that were 'liberated' by him came from!

    Steve

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