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1/1 ( City of London ) Batt TF , Royal Fusiliers


Tony Barton
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Can anyone help me with information on Battle Insignia worn by this battalion in 1916 : I'm preparing a 1/6 scale figurine as a present for a dear friend , and really want to get it right .

They were in 167 Brigade , 56th Division , and I'm trying to find out if there are any known battle patches that might have been worn by soldiers from this unit .

I have Mike Chappel's Osprey book on Battle Insignia of WW1 , but it's not comprehensive ( being an excellent , but small , book ) , and I wondered if there was any more knowledge out there ?

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Hi Tony,

According to Maj. J Waring's 'Identification Pamphlet N° 2' the 1st Bn, R Fus, wore a red felt cross 3½ ins width. Position worn was not indicated.

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Regards

Arthur

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Tony

From the Brigade and Divisional details I presume you are looking for a sign for the 1/1 Battalion The London Regiment, TF, to use a short title. That battalion wore a 2" yellow circle at the top of both sleeves.

The sign Arthur shows was for the 1st Royal Fusiliers, a regular battalion, and was worn diagonaly as an X on both sleeves below a four pointed star of various colour indicating the company (A=blue, B=green, C=red, D=yellow)

Hope this helps

Mike

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Mike , that's exactly the sort of thing I needed to know : I Thank you .

Might I enquire whether there is a reference book that I should buy ,

which contains this sort of information ?

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Tony

The only book at present is Mike Chappel's but there are quite a few people on the forum who have been stuying the subject for a long time and putting together info from multiple sources such as regimental & divisional histories, regimental museums etc.

Mike

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Thanks very much : I think that's what I suspected about your sources.

The Yellow circle will do very well , and look suitably distinctive , as well as being easy to make .

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