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FROGSMILE

I’ve just learned that the Depot Eastern Command was in Shoreham Camp, Shoreham-on-sea, so I think that there’s a strong chance that that is the location of the ECAG School.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
6 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:


I think that looks more like an East Surrey Regiment badge, did they feature?

Is this any clearer?

 

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FROGSMILE
Just now, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Is this any clearer?

 

 

Yes, thank you, it’s definitely the East Surrey Regiment.

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Or this?

 

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FROGSMILE
7 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Or this?

 

 

No doubt at all - East Surrey’s.

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Toby Brayley

It appears fairly common post war with the BAOR.  Quite a few units seen doing it. 

 

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squirrel

Both main characters East Surreys.

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Sepoy
4 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:

I’ve just learned that the Depot Eastern Command was in Shoreham Camp, Shoreham-on-sea, so I think that there’s a strong chance that that is the location of the ECAG School.

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Thank you for this information Frogsmile
Looking back through my postcard/photograph scan files, I noticed that I had scanned the reverse of the Gas Course postcard.
It states that the photograph was of the 54th Officers Course held between 2nd and 11th October, 1918.
It lists a few of the Officers:-
Major Hardinge, RGA
Captain Curteis, RE
Captain Noble, 3rd East Surreys
Captain Grant, RFA
Lieutenant Jenkins MGC (Cav)
Lieutenant Stoker, MGC (Cav)

 

Sorry for not adding this before.

Sepoy
 

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Sapper Woodgate
11 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:


I think that looks more like an East Surrey Regiment badge, did they feature?

 

 

No, they specially named them as Devons..

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Sapper Woodgate
5 hours ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Or this?

 

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5 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:

No doubt at all - East Surrey’s.

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looks like they got that wrong then, massive mistake,

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mark holden
12 minutes ago, Sapper Woodgate said:

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looks like they got that wrong then, massive mistake,

The two main characters were East Surreys getting a message to the Devons so E Surreys badge correct as portrayed.

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Sapper Woodgate
1 minute ago, mark holden said:

The two main characters were East Surreys getting a message to the Devons so E Surreys badge correct as portrayed.

Weren't they from a Batt, of Devon going to another Batt of Devons? Given one had a brother in the other Devons that ties up.  I may have miss heard (getting old) but I'm pretty sure that was the plot.

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mark holden

No they were definitely E Surreys going to the Devons.  

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Sapper Woodgate

OK fair enough.

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FROGSMILE
2 hours ago, Sepoy said:

Thank you for this information Frogsmile
Looking back through my postcard/photograph scan files, I noticed that I had scanned the reverse of the Gas Course postcard.
It states that the photograph was of the 54th Officers Course held between 2nd and 11th October, 1918.
It lists a few of the Officers:-
Major Hardinge, RGA
Captain Curteis, RE
Captain Noble, 3rd East Surreys
Captain Grant, RFA
Lieutenant Jenkins MGC (Cav)
Lieutenant Stoker, MGC (Cav)

 

Sorry for not adding this before.

Sepoy
 


Thank you for the update Sepoy, it’s good to confirm the date and interesting to learn some of the names.

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