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#1 77th Inf. Div.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:19 PM

Hello, I am trying to identify the following insignia which are part of a large UK / Commonwealth collection.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Gary

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#2 77th Inf. Div.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:22 PM

And one more, I missed in the group photo.

 

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:45 AM

1st row:

1:  Sigs Training Regiment

2: RE Training Brigade

3: ?? Maybe a piece of ribbon from a medal??

 

2nd row:

1: Wessex Brigade

2: Pioneer, Light Infantry & Rifle Regiments

3: 7th Army Group, RA

4: Mil. Staff, Ministry of Supply

 

3rd row:

1: ?

2: Tripolitania District

3: 3rd Brigade (this one is upside down, points up)

 

2nd picture:

49th Brigade (sideways - read as "KK")


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:47 AM

I know I've seen the last one (first one on third row, with the seahorse), just can't find it in my books this morning. Will keep looking.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:48 AM

Some very nice formation signs. 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:56 AM

I think I found the last one (first one on third row, with the seahorse).

Royal Marines Training Centre formation sign (found on-line, will try to confirm when I get home tonight).



#7 77th Inf. Div.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:20 AM

Hello, thank you so much.  I looked online, at my meager books and such and Ided a few hundred but these had eluded me.  The one piece is not a ribbon but more like a large size Australian Formation Sign and I have a used pair of them.  Again, I very much appreciate the help and effort.

 

Gary

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:51 PM

Just looked up the seahorse formation sign, it is the 104th Royal Marines Training Brigade, R.M. Training Group.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

Thank you again, you are a great help!

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:30 AM

104th Royal Marines Training Brigade, R.M. Training Group.

 

FS is Royal Marines Training Centre per Lt Col Howard Cole who identified the insignia in 1946. The correct id can be found on page 96 of Cole book.

 

Insignia are a mixed bag of WWII period and 1950's pieces.

 

 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:03 AM

 

...Royal Marines Training Centre per Lt Col Howard Cole...

 

You're right, I didn't check that reference before. I found it in Guido Rosignoli's book, Badges and Insignia of World War II: Air Force, Naval, Marine, with the identification a little different.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:58 PM

Nice formation signs for sure!

 

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