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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 19:53 pm 
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Location: Massachusetts, USA
Group: Tay/5 & 1st American Sqdn., Home Guard
In Jon Mills' book there is a photo of a (very) young Hampshire HG. wearing denims, and a badged FS cap. On his upper arm is a white badge with the letter H. Mills states that as early as July 1940 some Hampshire units were wearing a white patch with a black H. Does anyone know if this extended to the Isle of Wight HG which I think became 19 bn. Hampshire HG. I was thinking of doing an early war HG impression of the IOW HG since my mum is from there, and my grandad had a shop in Newport.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 16:34 pm 
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Hi Pete
At the risk of being shot down by my buddies on here. Why not just do it if you really want to? Unless you want to be critically accurate. If someone questions it then tell them the story. Unless they have evidence to the contrary it is another good way of telling the never ending story of the H.G.


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I probably will, but I wanted to know how widespread the pratice was before I did it. I doubt anyone on this side of the "Big Blue Wet Thing" will give me grief, other than those who've seen Dad's Army.

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