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Good afternoon gents,

As you can see from the earlier posts in this thread I am in the process of recreating a BD uniform (to be displayed on a manniquin) of a Cold War LF typical of the Regiments tour in Iserlohn.

Geoff Pyecroft has given excellent assistance and with additional info from other members here I am close to being ready to put together the (totally period original)parts.

As my plan has progressed I have decided to be less generic and to take inspiration from an actual member of the regiment.

To that end I have been using this photgraph of Sgt "Wacca" Brown shown here;


The only item missing from my list now is the medal ribbons which in themselves will not be a problem but I do need to identify them. Of course a monochrome photograph of the period makes it very difficult.
The best I can determine is that they may be; 39 - 45 Star,Burma Star, Africa Star, British War Medal and possibly the Italy Star but this combination would only be likely if he had served in 2LF and in or attached to one of the "Burma Bns" ie 1st, 10th or 1/8th at different times.

I would have liked to have asked the man himself because 1st hand accounts are always the best but also out of respect though given the timeframe I expect that may not be feasible.

So, if anyone here is able to assit in identifying the ribbons I would be very grateful. Also, notwithstanding the lack of online research opprtunities for the post 1920 records there are still ways to discover more of what I need if someone could help with more biographical details of Sgt Brown such as his actual forenames and perhaps place of alliegence (at a wild guess "Wacca" is maybe simply Wack and indicative of an origin somewhere in the Liverpool/Merseyside area? )

Once again, I am grateful for the assistance already given and any further aid will be much appreciated. This has to be done properly and when I post pictures of the end result I am sure you will appreciate the point.

Thank you for reading this.


Mark Blunt


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