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better ole

I've just finished George Coppers,  'With a Machine Gun to Cambrai', in which he refers to being given a 'soup ticket'.  I realise this refers to a decoration but where does that phrase come from? I had never heard it before.

 

The book is an easy read and highly recommended. 

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DavidOwen

Morning

 

Seems to refer to the card issued with the decoration. No explanation of why though.

 

A couple of threads that make mention of it, there are more.

 

Regards

 

David

 

 

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DavidOwen

I have found a reference to recruits being issued with "meal tickets" which were exchanged for soup etc. in a sound recording at IWM.

Also might they have been compared to ration coupons?

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better ole

I assumed  being army, with a form for everything, this was a soldiers way of announcing a medal award. Thank you. 

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