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Remembered Today:

Uniform Insignia


Roger H

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According to his pension records, my Grandfather (Herbert Hildreth, 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment) was (acting?) Sargeant when he was discharged. In discussion with my father today, he has vivid memories of seeing his father's uniform hanging up under the stairs many years after the war and my father is absolutely sure that there were 3 stripes with a crown above, on the sleeve.

Can this be right? If so, what rank would this be? Any help much appreciated as my knowledge of uniforms/insignia is almost non existant. Thanks in advance.

Roger

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Staff Sergeant or Colour Sergeant.

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Staff Sergeant or Colour Sergeant.

Piorun - thanks, that was quick. It seems my father's memory is holding good at 87 years old! Just to show my total ignorance, what is a Staff Sergeant and Colour Sergeant?

Roger

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one rank above Sgt.

Apologies for my lack of knowledge, but I thought the rank above Sergeant was Sergeant-Major? Is Staff/Colour Sergeant below Sergeant Major?

Roger

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Max7474

Thank you very much - all is now clear!

Roger

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Piorun - thanks, that was quick. It seems my father's memory is holding good at 87 years old! Just to show my total ignorance, what is a Staff Sergeant and Colour Sergeant?

Roger

Usually, a pain in the :o

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Usually, a pain in the :o

Yes but needed to make Military wheels run smoothly.

Andy

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Yes but needed to make Military wheels run smoothly.

Andy

NOOOOOOOO!!! Thats the Cpl!

Seph :D

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