Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Jane Harris, May 20, 2019.

  1. Jane Harris

    Jane Harris Member

    Help please in identifying meaning of insignia on soldiers cuff. Apologies for quality of photos. Thank you.

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Faintly reminiscent of Polish 'Home Army' insignia.
    Personally made tribute?

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  3. Jane Harris

    Jane Harris Member

    No date on the photo but know he was in both the Royal Berkshire and then Wiltshire so where these came from is a mystery. Thank you for looking.
  4. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    10 Royal Berkshires and 4 Wiltshires served in Italy along side II (PO) Corps.

  5. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Immediate thought that is was an R P
    (Regimental Police) armband that had slipped down .
    Showing he was part of the Provost Section


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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    4 Wilts were in NW Europe.
    2 Wilts were in Italy.
  7. Jane Harris

    Jane Harris Member

    He served in France and later Germany.
  8. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    Whoops. Yes, 2 WILTS.

  9. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Well-Known Member

  10. Glen Cooper

    Glen Cooper New Member

    Defo with redtop

    Regimental Police guarding POWs at BN HQ seen a photo with that caption many moon ago different regiment to the one pictured though
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  11. Jane Harris

    Jane Harris Member

    Had a look at his military records (not that I can decipher most of it) and cannot see anywhere mention of Regimental Police, but perhaps it would not have necessarily been recorded?
  12. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Unlikely to be on his service record, RP was just employment in a specialist section of Battalion no more liable to be noted than a rifleman or Signaller ,Might show somewhere if he attended an outside course but usually the only qualification needed to be a member of the Provost section was to be a member of the boxing Team. :)
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  13. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Regimental Police was my first thought too, below is a photo I have of RP's

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  14. Jane Harris

    Jane Harris Member

    Thank you all for input. The band worn by the men above looks very similar. Found his Service and Pay Book, once again difficult to read but there is mention of an LMG Course. Not sure what that is?
  15. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    LMG ,Light Machine Gun , usually a Bren Gun for infantry.
    If mention is in pay book it would probably mean he had passed the Course and qualified for extra pay.
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  16. Jane Harris

    Jane Harris Member

    Thank you.

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