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My British Army shoulder flash collection

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    Just thought id show my collection of shoulder flashes, division, command, formation ect...I have found these all over the place.Antique fairs, surplus shops, market stalls.
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    I have managed to identify all of these except the four on the bottom row of my second picture.Any help would be great.Im pretty sure these all date from ww2 into the 60's-70's.Thats my next project..dating them all!!
    Please show yours if you have any.

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    Arm bands, and TRF's to follow!

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    Lovely set of shoulder and arm flashes there mate, Continued good luck with the hunting for them.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Nice collection. Good to see an early pattern 49 bde with the Polar Bear's head down.
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Just thought id show my collection of shoulder flashes, division, command, formation ect...I have found these all over the place.Antique fairs, surplus shops, market stalls.
    I have managed to identify all of these except the four on the bottom row of my second picture.Any help would be great.Im pretty sure these all date from ww2 into the 60's-70's.Thats my next project..dating them all!!
    Please show yours if you have any.
    Lovely group, including some unit patches as well I see. :

    The LA in Wreath is one of the many unofficial trade/qualification badges used, most of which are unrecorded. Laboratory Assistant is possible, it was an actual WW2 British Army trade, officially wearing the "B in wreath" badge.

    Rob

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    Looks to be a good collection.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    That's a great collection! mine isn't near as large, but I try

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    Still not sure why the South Stafs patch has a hole punched in it. Was this something they did when it was done being used by the military? or something someone else did for what ever reason?
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
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    Just thought id show my collection of shoulder flashes, division, command, formation ect...I have found these all over the place.Antique fairs, surplus shops, market stalls.
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    I have managed to identify all of these except the four on the bottom row of my second picture.Any help would be great.Im pretty sure these all date from ww2 into the 60's-70's.Thats my next project..dating them all!!
    Please show yours if you have any.
    Hi NCA are you able to tell me what is the round patch black/red circle with Berlin written on top?
    Thanks
    Paolo

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    Hi NCA are you able to tell me what is the round patch black/red circle with Berlin written on top?
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    Paolo
    Hi Paolo

    The patch that you are questioning above is the old BAOR (British Army Of The Rhine), BERLIN BRIGADE shoulder flash. ie, The British Army unit specifically assigned to the British section of Berlin in the "Cold War" era.

    If you Google "BAOR Berlin Brigade" you should find loads of stuff about it.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Hi Paolo

    The patch that you are questioning above is the old BAOR (British Army Of The Rhine), BERLIN BRIGADE shoulder flash. ie, The British Army unit specifically assigned to the British section of Berlin in the "Cold War" era.

    If you Google "BAOR Berlin Brigade" you should find loads of stuff about it.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy
    Thanks Ian, i've just picked up from ebay a MKII helmet with that flash on it, without the Berlin bit, i had the feeling it could have been postwar but nonetheless i went for it.. i have not received it yet and still wonder if the helmet is WWiII or not.... Thanks for your help
    Paolo

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