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Title: Embroidered regimental shoulder titles
Post by: Findabetterole on December 28, 2007, 02:05:58 AM
Hello Chums,

Here is an area of British WW.1 uniform emblazonement that I have never really been that much interested in, until a few months ago.

From memory, Contempary photographs, films, media, etc; there were distinct differences between a soldiers uniform and regimental markings for both of the World Wars. One of those differences being in the regimental title identification; yellow brass titles for WW.1, worn upon the shoulder epillete, and embroidered titles worn on the upper arm just below the shoulder seam.

Since forming my WW.1 British reenectment / living history group here in California, I have noticed many British WW.1 groups here in the USA sporting the WW.2 style shoulder titles instead of the usual and expected yellow brass variety.

My question is, "When did the British Army start wearing embroidered regimental shoulder titles?"