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Offline caron

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query on arm badge WW2
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:26 GMT (UK) »
can anyone tell me what Army regiment had a "panda head" arm badge please, I believe it was a Hussar Tank regiment ...Thanks
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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:41 GMT (UK) »
It was the divisional formation sign of 9th Armoured Division so worn by units under command that division  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_Armoured_Division_(United_Kingdom)

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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 15:45 GMT (UK) »
The 9th was formed in 1941 as a training division until it was disbanded in 1944. The panda was jocularly chosen, as it is a nonaggressive bear, to reflect the division's role as a training formation.

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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 18:12 GMT (UK) »
I agree with the above, it's only recently I had found the Pandas Head while looking for a formation patch.

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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Frank - can't remember - did you tie down the regiment of your man?

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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 December 17 12:31 GMT (UK) »
Frank - can't remember - did you tie down the regiment of your man?

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Hi MaxD, no, not absolutely as yet.

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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 31 December 17 13:29 GMT (UK) »
My recently deceased Uncle told me the Panda was his regimental mascot, he was in the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, if this helps you at all.

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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 31 December 17 23:27 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

My recently deceased Uncle told me the Panda was his regimental mascot, he was in the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, if this helps you at all.

I think he was pulling your leg with that one. Only 6 types of animal have ever been official mascots, upkeep paid by the army. Unofficial mascots known as regt'l pets upkeep paid by the regt, have never included panda's to my knowledge. The chinese would never sanction it.

Also, only 2 cavalry regt's have mascots, the Scots Dragoon Guards and the Queens Royal Hussars. They are both drum horses.

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Re: query on arm badge WW2
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 January 18 10:46 GMT (UK) »
Not entirely off the wall John - 5 Innis DG were an element of 9th Armoured Div who wore the panda formation patch.
Wonder if they wore a left shoulder lanyard?

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