Hi Guys, I bought this small named group of insignia to a soldier of the Recce Corps many years ago now at the old Nottingham Arms Fair.
The group comprises of a rare shoulder title of a pattern only authorised for a month in 1943, a cap badge, dark green backed Corporal's stripes and a photo of the owner which had his name and address on the back.
The soldiers name was Clp Edward "Joe" Wailes. I do not know which Recce Regt he belonged to. He wears the Khaki beret authorised for the Corps. After late 1944 they changed to wearing the black beret of the RAC.
Adding dark green baze backing to the stripes was a popular, if non regulation practice, for wear on the best "BD".