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Waggoner

I have a pair of shoulder titles - 1/AMB. Can’t remember where I purchased them...either Canada or the UK. Can anyone tell me which ambulance unit wore these?

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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GWF1967
26 minutes ago, Waggoner said:

I have a pair of shoulder titles - 1/AMB. Can’t remember where I purchased them...either Canada or the UK. Can anyone tell me which ambulance unit wore these?

 

All the best,

 

Gary

5A9812B1-E37D-46CC-8EAE-573F19AA240B.jpeg

DF592BF8-2297-4C17-B7BB-B4DEA33A64F7.jpeg

Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles - Westlake  suggests they were unofficial, privately made titles for 1st Armoured Motor Battery, M.G.C.

 

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mark holden

That is correct 1st Armoured Motor Battery. Unusual and hard to find titles.

 

Very lucky to have  a pair. 

 

Regards

 

Mark 

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Waggoner

Mark,

 

Thank you. Please educate me, What is/was an armoured motor battery? Motor machine guns?

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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rolt968
21 minutes ago, Waggoner said:

Mark,

 

Thank you. Please educate me, What is/was an armoured motor battery? Motor machine guns?

 

All the best,

 

Gary

There are threads in the forum about them. I think this page of LLT should help:

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/machine-gun-corps-in-the-first-world-war/motor-machine-guns-of-the-first-world-war/

RM

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Waggoner

RM,

 

Thank you for the link. 

 

For all, 

 

Any suggestion of what they might be worth? While I am not planning to sell, it would be useful information to have.

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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Dragoon

Hi, 

You are lucky to have these titles, thank you for sharing.

Try the badge forum for info on titles 

 

Chris

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/

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Waggoner

Dragoon,

 

A good suggestion! I have enjoyed reading the threads.

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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Waggoner

I have also googled the on-line sales lists and auctions...and have determined the approximate value of these titles. Apparently the 1st AMB served in East Africa and Mesopotamia? Very interesting!

 

My thanks to all of you for your input!

 

All the best,

 

Gart

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david murdoch

1st AMB in the UK prior to shipping out to East Africa.

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Waggoner

David,

 

Great photo! Thanks for sharing.

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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Waggoner

Mark,

 

Thanks! Interesting reading.

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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pjwmacro

And to add to the confusion there was also a 1st AMB (1 Armoured Motor Brigade (or Battery?)) in India on the North West Frontier during the Third Afghan War in 1919. In the Thal/Kurram/Parachinar area.

 

Regards, Paul

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Waggoner

As a follow-up, I was pleased to learn this was an ASC unit!

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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Dragoon
2 hours ago, Waggoner said:

As a follow-up, I was pleased to learn this was an ASC unit!

 

All the best,

 

Gary

This is an interesting thread, 

Which one was the ASC unit Gary, the NW Frontier one?

Did they continue to wear ASC badges or AMB ones?

I've never seen a photo of the AMB cap badge being worn, have you?

 

Chris 

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Waggoner

Chris,

 

it was the East African one. This thread refers: 

You will need to scroll down through the thread.

 

All the best,

 

Gary

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Dragoon
6 hours ago, Waggoner said:

Chris,

 

it was the East African one. This thread refers: 

You will need to scroll down through the thread.

 

All the best,

 

Gary

Got it,

Cheers Gary,

 

Chris

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