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Author:  EddyScott204 [ Thu Apr 06, 2017 22:13 pm ]
Post subject:  British RTR desert shirt shoulder flash

Hi, can anyone tell me if RTR wore the desert rat shoulder flash on there desert shirts during ww2, cheers eddy

Author:  Andrei Kozlov [ Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: British RTR desert shirt shoulder flash

I didn't think the rat patch appeared on uniforms until Normandy...

Author:  dcdl12976 [ Fri Apr 07, 2017 13:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: British RTR desert shirt shoulder flash

Have a look here it supposedly shows the shoulder flash in use 1938 to 1959 however i have never seen a photo of them being worn in the desert

Author:  dcdl12976 [ Fri Apr 07, 2017 13:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: British RTR desert shirt shoulder flash

On 16th February 1940, the Mobile Division became the 7th Armoured Division and at about the same time the famous Jerboa Divisional Sign appeared. The story of the Jerboa badge is told by Len Burritt on this video clip (Birth of the Desert Rats (ITV Anglia News)), which explains how of General Creagh (the Divisional commander) saw a young local boy with Jerboa in his pocket. He then traced the shape of a Jerboa in the sand using stones. Later a picture was produced for a design of desert rat which was approved by the officers and men of the Division and this was then drawn up by Trooper Ken Hill of RTR. The first six badges were produced by Nurses and distributed among the men of Divisional HQ.

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2012-10- ... emembered/

http://www.desertrats.org.uk/history.htm

Author:  Andrei Kozlov [ Fri Apr 07, 2017 13:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: British RTR desert shirt shoulder flash

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071115

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