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Help identifying 1936-1945 British Army cap badge, collar badge

Article about: Hi, I am hoping someone can help me identifying the cap/beret badge and collar badge on this picture of my great grandfather. He is said to have served in the Royal Tank Regiment from 1936 -

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    Hi,

    I am hoping someone can help me identifying the cap/beret badge and collar badge on this picture of my great grandfather.

    He is said to have served in the Royal Tank Regiment from 1936 - 1945 and I am assuming the visible rank on his shoulder is the 3 chevrons for sargeant.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Kim

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    Hi Welcome to the forum, thanks for sharing, great photograph, I am a little sketchy on these but someone will come along soon to help,

    Mike

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    Thanks Mike

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    Hi, Kim - Welcome to the Forum !

    The only cap badge with a Knight on horseback that I've seen
    is the 'Fife and Forfar Yeomanry':

    In WWII, the 1st FFY comprised the '9th Armoured Division'
    and '79th Armoured Division'.
    The 2nd FFY comprised the '11th Armoured Division'...

    ( Listings may not be complete )


    Hope this helps.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi Steve,

    He was born and raised in Forfar...

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    Must be the one ! The list on Wikipedia I got the information from
    was somewhat sketchy concerning their service in WWII
    ie - not a whole lot of info.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The formation sign you can just see on his right arm looks to be the 79th. Armoured Div. I agree that the beret badge is the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, John.

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    The guys are correct.

    Here are a couple of pics of items in my collection to show you the cap badge and shoulder flash.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: Help identifying 1936-1945 British Army cap badge, collar badge

    Whay are the patches below the formation patch, it almost looks like para wings and the SBS sign.

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    Can anyone tell me is the pin on his collar some kind of dragon?

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