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Unit or Formation Cloth Insignia


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This cloth insignia was with the medals of Driver John Parry of B Battery, 113th Brigade (Army) Royal Field Artillery who served on the Ypres salient from June 1917 until December 1918. Is this some kind of unit or formation insignia? I have researched images over and over, but can find nothing resembling it. He had two of these.

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From what I recall these are artillery brigade insignia so one may assume that they are for the 113th Bde RFA, I'll look through my notes as I'm sure I have a photo of an RFA man wearing something similar

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Instinct says these are later than WW1,so I would be interested to see what jay d brings up !

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Appologies, sotonmate may be right, the image I have is of an Australian gunner with brigade patches of a rectangle divided diagonally in two colours and dates from 1915.

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Thank you for trying to help, Jay Dubaya and Sotonmate. It remains a puzzle.

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Thank you for trying to help, Jay Dubaya and Sotonmate. It remains a puzzle.

It doesn't mean that I am right ! I just feel that the cloth material doesn't fit the period,but I may be wrong !

It just might be that he had an involvement in WW2,then I could believe that the material fits.

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Thanks again, Sotonmate. He definitely had no involvement in World War 2....he was 51 at the start, and had been farming a remote smallholding since well before that. He had no interest in militaria and after returning safely to Wales did not even want to talk about his experiences on the Ypres salient. It just seems out of character to me for him to collect such a thing if it had no connection to him. I will certainly carry on searching.....and keep an open mind about WW2 or any other possible source.

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That's the stuff !

The RA flash is half blue and half red,horizontally sectioned,so it might be a move towards knowing an age by trying to discover when the triple background was superseded by the double,if indeed it ever was !

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