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Can anyone confirm that the patches worn by this Div. were worn on both sleeves? Specifically those worn by 1/7 Lancashire Fusiliers.

Cheers, the accuracy of a future painting project depends on this info.

Roger.

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Roger,

If you go to the Osprey Men-at-Arms series of books: British Territorial Units 1914-1918, Plate D; it has the whole of the 42nd Divisions Battle Flashes for Brigades and Units - but 1918.

The Motarman and Machine Gunner have their left arms showing the Diamond shaped insignia. It also has a 5th LF man with his right arm showing the insignia. I could not find it clearly stated that it was on both arms, but the assumption form the plates is that it is.

hope this helps

Aye

Tom McC

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Thank you Tom. I have the book in question and am using it as reference for the figure I am painting and I must admit it never occured to me to look at the illustrations like that.

I am pretty sure they were worn on both sleeves but confirmation will save a lot of work later if I assume incorrectly.

Thanks again,

Roger.

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Roger,

Have you a copy or access to the 42nd Division's History? As this allegedly has a detailed description of the Battle Insignia of this division. It claims this in the Osprey book of First World War British Battle Insignia.

Again, hope this helps

Aye

Tom McC

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Tom, the chap I am painting the figure for has ordered said book from N&M Press so should be able to look up info there.

Simon, thanks very much for that, I think it answers my query.

Roger.

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