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Offline jksdelver

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Epaulette mark
« on: Monday 23 October 17 18:21 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone. Could someone tell me what the ‘Y’ is on this army Cheshire Regiment uniform. Sorry not very clear
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Re: Epaulette mark
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 19:29 BST (UK) »
5th Infantry Division. 7th Battalion Cheshire Regiment were with them from 1941.

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Re: Epaulette mark
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 19:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the reply . It could be that the Y is for a Yorkshire connection ‘Northern Command based at York although this may not be the reason for it 
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Re: Epaulette mark
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 20:28 BST (UK) »
Later in the war, units within a Division wore the Divisional sign on their epaulettes.

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Re: Epaulette mark
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 20:30 BST (UK) »
Later in the war, units within a Division wore the Divisional sign on their epaulettes.

Thank you
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