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RTR / RAC insignia

Article about: by ian adrian you forget that 90% of the rac are and were cavalry regements ok im biast and ill shut up 17/21L for ever oh and the 1st RTR havent seen a tank for ten years they are an NBC re

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    Default RTR / RAC insignia

    As I have been showing a few RAC/RTR related items recently, here are some further items of insignia, all dating from WW2. Other threads can be seen here:

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/insignia-f...-brigade-3779/

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/uniforms/b...d-blouse-1623/

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/cloth-head...ck-beret-3892/

    Royal Armoured Corps slip on shoulder title worn on the BD blouse or the tankers overalls. Introduced in 1940.

    RAC cap badge introduced in 1939. This was worn mainly by units in training at the depot.

    RAC sweetheart made of fashionable plastic. This material was not then considered cheap or nasty like we may look upon it today.



    RTR cap badge and an RTR sweetheart tie pin

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Not insignia this time but a book, entitled "Frolics in the Thirty First" .

    The cover shows the Divisional insignia of the famous 79th Armoured Division and the diablo insignia of the 31st Tank Brigade.

    The book consists of cartoons and verses about the men of the unit. The detail in the drawings is really good.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    A couple of new additions by way of a very kind gift

    A pair of RTR brass shoulder titles and an RTR button.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Ade, the RAC badge on white plastic backing - could the backing actually be the white ivorine lozenge worn as badge backing by RAC OCTU personnel?

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    Hi Leigh, it is about a collar dog sized badge. Certainly smaller than a cap badge. It is set in the plastic or is even part of it, ie not metal. I will have to check, but I think the reverse is plain? Not looked at it for a while. The backing is actually the pale green shade as seen in the pic, not just a bad photo

    Cheers, Ade.

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    adrian you forget that 90% of the rac are and were cavalry regements
    ok im biast and ill shut up 17/21L for ever

    oh and the 1st RTR havent seen a tank for ten years they are an NBC reg
    believe it or not the cavelry still moan about the guards armoured
    they say tanks are not for grunts to play with
    yea i know aragance of the cav
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    heres some of my RAC stuff
    junior leaders reg royal armoured corp early 70s
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    Hi Ian, these are nice to see. Thanks for showing them.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    well i was only 16 when i was wearing this stuff
    seems like a coons age
    sorry bin working for the yanks to long begining to sound like them

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    both RAC badges you see there are white metal
    i did not like sta-bright
    and i always and still do enjoy polishing
    but i dont ever polish the old originals
    ruins the history

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