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UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA

The following photos will give you an idea of what uniforms members of the Airborne RAMC wore during the latter part of WW2.

 

 Above: 1940 pattern battledress blouse, shown here with the insignia of a Captain.

 

Above: "Trousers, Parachutist". These trousers would have only been issued to Parachute units, and not Airlanding units. They differ from the standard battledress trousers by the addition of a large pocket on the left leg, two first field dressing pockets on the buttocks, and a concealed knife pocket (for the FS fighting knife) in the seam of the right leg.

 

Above: 1940 pattern battledress trousers.

 

Above: The OR's collarless wool shirt.

 

Above: British Army issue pullover, worn below the battledress blouse.

 

Above: The Denison Smock worn over battledress.

 

Above: Webbing Anklets.

 

Above: Officer's brown leather studded boots.

 

Above: Other Ranks studded "Ammunition boots".

 

Above: The soles of the Ammunition boots, these pair show the studding pattern for the early part of the war (25). As an economy measure during the war, the number of studs used was reduced to 13.

 

HEAD DRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSIGNIA OF THE AIRBORNE RAMC

 

Above: RAMC Officer's private purchase cap badge

 

Above: The OR's (Other Ranks) RAMC brass cap badge.

 

Above: RAMC Bakerlite cap badge.

 

Above: Parachute Wings, worn on the right arm of the Denison Smock & battledress blouse.

 

Above: A reproduction of a very early issue shoulder title, worn on the battledress blouse.

 

Above: An original RAMC printed shoulder title, worn on the battledress blouse.

 

Above: An original RAMC embroidered shoulder title, worn on the battledress blouse.

 

Above: Full Royal Army Medical Corps title (reproduction), worn on the battledress blouse. These were normally worn by Officers throughout the war, until the Other Ranks started to wear them around 1945.

 

Above: An original woven Pegasus Flash, worn on the battledress blouse.

 

Above: A reproduction printed Pegasus Flash, worn on the battledress blouse.

 

Above: A reproduction Airborne Flash, worn on the battledress blouse, these were often not worn in the latter part of the war.

 

Above: 16 PFA lanyard, worn on the left side of the blouse.

 

Above: Four different types of Red Cross brassard, as worn on the left arm.

 

 

Above: The Army Medical Service stamp, as seen on Red Cross brassards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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