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Ox&Bucks
(@oxbucks)
Estimable Member

Hi All,

Picked up a 49 pattern battle dress on the market at the weekend and it has some insignia attached I do not recognise.

Does anyone know its significance or what it is? It is on the collar/lapel.

If its any help the shoulder title is FRANCE.

Cheers-- attachment is not available --


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Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2014 4:15 pm




askhati
(@askhati)
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Innsmouth Brigade...

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Posted : 14/11/2014 7:19 am




McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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Innsmouth Brigade...

Hehehehe! :rofl:
It does look rather cthulhish doesn't it?

I think it is just a very crudely embroidered green flur-de-lis.

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Posted : 14/11/2014 2:50 pm




CHThree
(@chthree)
Noble Member

:lol:

Innsmouth Brigade...



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Posted : 16/11/2014 6:51 pm




askhati
(@askhati)
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If you ever want to get rid of the patch, I'll take it. Have been working on a "World War Cthulhu" game concept for a while now, and that patch will fit in nicely...

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Posted : 17/11/2014 8:54 am




Ramsay00105
(@ramsay00105)
Honorable Member

We may not be the best source for identifying this. It looks like the flaming grenade that is used as an identification symbol by many French Infantry units.
However World War Cthulu sounds much more interesting and may be worth a section of its own.

15 Plt. C Coy 2 Batt. S STAFFORDS 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Division
The Hallamshire Battalion Y&L Regiment 146 Infantry Brigade 49 Inf Division


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Posted : 17/11/2014 1:34 pm




CHThree
(@chthree)
Noble Member

It certianly looks like a french grenade collar patch, my 1940 ref. book says green on khaki was infanterie de legion d'etranger.



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Posted : 17/11/2014 9:48 pm




Ox&Bucks
(@oxbucks)
Estimable Member

It certianly looks like a french grenade collar patch, my 1940 ref. book says green on khaki was infanterie de legion d'etranger.

Merci! So most likely the French Foreign Legion then.

Thanks for the help.


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Topic starter Posted : 18/11/2014 5:07 pm




dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
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Nah, that's an Aspidistra, it's actually a surprisingly rare uniform for the French Legion D'Jardinier.

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Posted : 20/11/2014 9:09 pm




askhati
(@askhati)
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...French Legion D'Jardinier.

My pidgin French translates that as "French Legion of Gardeners". How far wrong? :P

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Posted : 21/11/2014 7:20 am




(@wladek)
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I always thought the aspidistra was the unit symbol of the Corp De Petite Bourgeoisie. (OK, very obtuse Orwell joke)

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Posted : 21/11/2014 11:08 am




Ramsay00105
(@ramsay00105)
Honorable Member

It is very rare then as they were all purged by ThinkPol and the records corrected at MinTruth.

15 Plt. C Coy 2 Batt. S STAFFORDS 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Division
The Hallamshire Battalion Y&L Regiment 146 Infantry Brigade 49 Inf Division


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Posted : 21/11/2014 1:47 pm




CHThree
(@chthree)
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:rofl:
BTW,this can't be right, it's a 49 pattern battledress, and that's a 1984 joke. Farb.



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Posted : 21/11/2014 7:33 pm




(@wladek)
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:rofl:
BTW,this can't be right, it's a 49 pattern battledress, and that's a 1984 joke. Farb.

well mine was a 1936 joke. And even '84 was '48, so totally period too. You just dont care about history/facts/kids/hollywood etc.

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Posted : 21/11/2014 9:05 pm




Ramsay00105
(@ramsay00105)
Honorable Member

:rofl:
BTW,this can't be right, it's a 49 pattern battledress, and that's a 1984 joke. Farb.

well mine was a 1936 joke. And even '84 was '48, so totally period too. You just dont care about history/facts/kids/hollywood etc.

:rofl:

15 Plt. C Coy 2 Batt. S STAFFORDS 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Division
The Hallamshire Battalion Y&L Regiment 146 Infantry Brigade 49 Inf Division


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