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Identification of Regiment Please
« on: Tuesday 01 October 13 14:23 BST (UK) »
Can you identify Regiment please?   Date  1944. Soldier billeted with family in Twickenham. May be associated with Bushy Park, Twickenham. Thanks.



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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 October 13 17:59 BST (UK) »
I think Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 October 13 17:56 BST (UK) »
could be the "Kings Own Scottish Borderers"
Adams,McKittrick. Co Down. N Ireland.


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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 October 13 18:10 BST (UK) »
Greetings
Also think Kings Own Scotish Borders
They are wearing Troose and not kilts of a highland regt
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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 October 13 18:59 BST (UK) »
From 1942, Camp Griffiss in Bushy Park became the site of a large US base, headquarters to a number of the Allied departments. The camp served as the European Headquarters for the USAAF from July 1942 to December 1944. General Dwight Eisenhower was averse to working in the centre of London during World War II. He decided instead to make Bushy Park the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) centre for planning Operation Overlord, the code name for the Allied invasion of north-west Europe that began with the D-Day landings.[
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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 October 13 11:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks for replies so far.  KOSB  Museum confirms NOT KOSB    as the dicing on the glengarry is wrong.  Any other suggestions please.

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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 October 13 14:36 BST (UK) »
What is particular to this glengarry band is that there are 3 rows of dices.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 October 13 14:57 BST (UK) »
I still think he is Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, red/white dicing. and the A&SH wore the largest badge in the army.

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Re: Identification of Regiment Please
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 October 13 15:14 BST (UK) »
Argylls Badge  (largest as indicated) came to a very sharp point. One in picture does not seem to show this. It seems to have a variable shape whereas Argylls is essentially fairly round at the bottom  with narrowing towards the point. A bit like the traditional illustration of a teardrop. Don't think this badge shows this unless picture is marked or distorted. Thanks.