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    Hi - I need help regarding area shoulder insignia/patches on the Home Guard.

    The area I am enquiring about is on the East coast of Yorkshire and in particular the 'North Riding Battalion Green Howards HG' region.

    I have seen 2 differing patches "supposedly" from this area that are:

    1/ NR = North Riding
    2/ NRY = North Riding Yorkshire

    Which of these is correct?

    I am 95% sure that the NRY is correct - but - what about the NR? - if both are for the same area what's the reasoning behind having 2 different ones?

    Thanks

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    Quote by HermanTheTank View Post
    Hi - I need help regarding area shoulder insignia/patches on the Home Guard.

    The area I am enquiring about is on the East coast of Yorkshire and in particular the 'North Riding Battalion Green Howards HG' region.

    I have seen 2 differing patches "supposedly" from this area that are:

    1/ NR = North Riding
    2/ NRY = North Riding Yorkshire

    Which of these is correct?

    I am 95% sure that the NRY is correct - but - what about the NR? - if both are for the same area what's the reasoning behind having 2 different ones?

    Thanks
    Yes NRY is correct for North Riding Yorkshire HG but I don't think the NR is correct at all though there could be a connection to the North Riding Division who wore a very different formation sign later carried by ACF in that area so maybe that has something to do with it too?

    The trouble with wartime formation signs you can never say never I suppose?

    Regards

    Mark
    PS Pictures front and back of the patch in question could go a long way to establishing originality
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    According to the list on the link below, there is no NR, and NRY is correct. perhaps NR is a cut down example, or broken....

    Structure of the Home Guard
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    According to the list on the link below, there is no NR, and NRY is correct. perhaps NR is a cut down example, or broken....

    Structure of the Home Guard
    Thanks Jerry, I thought so!

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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