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Good day, ole chaps!

I dabbled in some Commonwealth insignia, and am hoping to learn more!

I assume these would all go together, however have no idea.

Additionally, I'm unsure of the age, however from what I saw, the shoulder patches (hope I'm using the proper nomenclature), would likely date to post-war, and may be for GHQ?

The shoulder flash (again, is this the correct term), is pretty obvious; Royal Fusiliers. Unsure of age on this one as well.

For what it's worth, I have $15 invested, so no major loss, and if anything, they're a nice addition to my insignia collection, as well as a learning experience. In my opinion, money well spent.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 01:53:08 PM »
Eric ,  ill have to double check on your use of the words "shoulder flash" , please bear with me as i would need to look it up ,believe it or not !!!   ;D

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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 02:05:29 PM »
Thanks, LB!

Someone was able to assist in identifying the shoulder patch as being for the GHQ Middle East Land Forces. Insignia was designed for use starting 1947. Camel was changed to a lion in 1953, so this patch would date to sometime in that period (1947-1953).

Examples I found online were machine embroidered. Not sure if there is any significance to the embroidery method for this patch, which appears to be hand embroidered.
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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 02:08:06 PM »
Thanks, LB!

Someone was able to assist in identifying the shoulder patch as being for the GHQ Middle East Land Forces. Insignia was designed for use starting 1947. Camel was changed to a lion in 1953, so this patch would date to sometime in that period (1947-1953).

Examples I found online were machine embroidered. Not sure if there is any significance to the embroidery method for this patch, which appears to be hand embroidered.

A little way out of my collecting field Eric , sorry to say  , BUT !   the correct term is "regimental shoulder title " just had to double check  ;)
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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2015, 02:17:26 PM »
Eric, the relative "crudity" of the patches suggests that they were hand-made and procured "in theatre".
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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2015, 02:28:53 PM »
A little way out of my collecting field Eric , sorry to say  , BUT !   the correct term is "regimental shoulder title " just had to double check  ;)

Thanks, Carl! And you still need to send me your Paypal address!
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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2015, 02:31:55 PM »
Eric, the relative "crudity" of the patches suggests that they were hand-made and procured "in theatre".

Thanks, Ian! That was my thought, however I wasn't certain considering the extent of my knowledge related to British insignia, is from the past few hours of searching the internet after acquiring these patches.

My guess is Egyptian made considering the Middle East Land Forces were stationed in Cairo.
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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 02:34:06 PM »
So is there any correlation between the Middle East Land Forces and Royal Fusiliers?
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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2015, 05:32:12 AM »
BTW...members of Fusilier regiments are instantly recognizable because they traditionally wear a feathered "hackle" on their headgear. This fusilier is a member of the Royal Welsh.
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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2015, 01:54:41 PM »
The patch is GHQ Middle East Land Forces.


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Re: British Insignia - Noob on the other side of the pond needs help!
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2015, 10:50:09 AM »
So is there any correlation between the Middle East Land Forces and Royal Fusiliers?

Eric , my dad served in the middle east , if you check out my thread regarding his service ,you can see where abouts

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