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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 14:11 pm 
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ok, I have tried to decide for myself but I think I have more chance with your help, so here we go......

My grandad was ERYY went to france in feb 1940 and as far as i know from his paperwork was RTR, my problem is with his headwear...????
I have a picture of him at his wedding in Sep 1939 and he was wearing RTR No 1 dress? (looks black with high collar jacket) and a side cap,which also looks all black, all with RTR badges on collar and side hat and the tank on his right arm, not sure what was on his epaulets.
When he was in france he was with HQ C troop, and I guess that he would have worn a tin helmet maybe driving a universal carrier, as his demob record, due to nearly loosing his arm sometime prior to leaving dunkirk May 30, says he was capable of maintaining his own veh.
The main question after all this is, what would his headdress have been and what cap badge would he have worn when in walking out dress( BD'S)?. A beret with RTR or ERYY cap badge, or a side cap with what badge?
When i try to look for the side cap for the no1 dress the answer Ii get is RTR only wore berets.

Sorry if this is a bit confusing, but I hope someone gets the jist.....

Cheers Bruce


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 15:13 pm 
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Have you contacted these museums?

http://www.tankmuseum.org/schools-and-research/archives

https://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museum/q ... ry-museum/

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 16:34 pm 
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Hi guy, to be honest no I have not, just trauled the internet and not come up with the answers im after, looks like there will not be an easy fix....

cheers bruce


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Get in contact with the East Yorkshire regiment living history group
Sorry I don't have any detail but they have a website


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 17:23 pm 
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hawk wrote:
Get in contact with the East Yorkshire regiment living history group
Sorry I don't have any detail but they have a website

Hi, I should be able to talk to them at the YWE show, im there for the weekend. Thanks for the idea.


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