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Offline alveleyhistorian

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uniform recognition
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 12:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,
This a ted scriven of shropshire in 1932..the emblem on his uniform sleeve looks interesting..can anyone tell us anymore about it ?

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Re: uniform recognition
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Asa complete guess, I would say Motorcycle MotorTransport?

See: http://jfchalifoux.com/army_trade_badges.htm
about half way down.
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Re: uniform recognition
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 15:19 GMT (UK) »
That hat badge is Staffordshire knot, so Staffordshire Regiment 1930's. Late 1930's if it's battle dress.   

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Re: uniform recognition
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 15:03 GMT (UK) »
The battle dress blouse dates from circa1940.  The cap is an oddity as it is an old pattern one that went out of use mid war whilst the slip on khaki shoulder titles are mid/late war.  Its more like 1942 than 1932.  There appears to be a horizontal arms and service cloth strip on his upper arm which date it to mid war as well.

He is a South Staffordshire regiment soldier.

The sleeve badge is a Motor Transport badge so he was in the South Staffs MT dept.  If he was someone's driver then this might explain the cap which was more formal than usually worn at that time in the war.

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35000

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Re: uniform recognition
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 18:59 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

The "fly" front fastening dates tbe blouse to the 1937 pattern. From 1940 the fly front was taken away and buttons exposed.

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