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Machine Gun Corps Shoulder Flash


Pete_C
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I’m trying to identify which MG Company this shoulder flash relates to. I’ve searched in Jeffreys and Gibbs, ‘Machine Gun Corps, First World War Flashes and Badges’ but it’s not recorded - the book covers all cloth badges held in the IWM and the Guards Museum. I’ve owned the jacket for many years - it came from the Scottish family of the original wearer so provenance is known.

Pete

 

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21 minutes ago, Pete_C said:

I’m trying to identify which MG Company this shoulder flash relates to. I’ve searched in Jeffreys and Gibbs, ‘Machine Gun Corps, First World War Flashes and Badges’ but it’s not recorded - the book covers all cloth badges held in the IWM and the Guards Museum. I’ve owned the jacket for many years - it came from the Scottish family of the original wearer so provenance is known.

Pete

 

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Pete I can only suggest that you consult with @poona guard   who has made a study of regimental and formation arm badges during WW1.  Forum member @david murdochis also a keen study of the corps.

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17 minutes ago, FROGSMILE said:

Pete I can only suggest that you consult with @poona guard   who has made a study of regimental and formation arm badges during WW1.  Forum member @david murdochis also a keen study of the corps.

Thanks, I've just dropped him a line.

Cheers,

Pete

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Pete

The red over green rectangle is the badge of the 46th (North Midland) Division. The Division's MGC units were 178 MG Company which joined the Division 0n 28/3/1917 and on  28/2/1918 the 46th Battalion MGC  which was formed from 137,138, 139 and 178 Machine Gun Companies MGC.  I have seen the badge shown in the attached photo attributed to the 46th MG Battalion, although much faded the embroidered guns were  originally red and green as used in the Divisional sign.

Mike

 

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29 minutes ago, Mike_H said:

Pete

The red over green rectangle is the badge of the 46th (North Midland) Division. The Division's MGC units were 178 MG Company which joined the Division 0n 28/3/1917 and on  28/2/1918 the 46th Battalion MGC  which was formed from 137,138, 139 and 178 Machine Gun Companies MGC.  I have seen the badge shown in the attached photo attributed to the 46th MG Battalion, although much faded the embroidered guns were  originally red and green as used in the Divisional sign.

Mike

 

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Thanks Mike, spot on - don’t know why I thought it was an MG Company flash rather than a Divisional Insignia - I was clearly looking in the wrong place.

Cheers,

Pete

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