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Arm of Service Markings continued

Tactical Signs

Bridge Signs

GHQ,
Garrison &
Area Troops

Army
Group
Troops

Corps
Troops

982

1145

960

1160

Army
Troops

In September 1943 diagonal bars were introduced. Home Forces continued using the upper bar for Corps and the lower bar for GHQ and Command troops while overseas Commands used the system shown below.

Home Forces

Home Forces units not part of the field army used a different system.
They carried the appropriate Command, District or Area formation sign and the Arm of Service sign with a white bar at the top. This bar carried an abbreviated unit title in black letters.

4 F.T.R.

4 Field Training Regiment RA

Schools and establishments carried a chequered plate with the abbreviated title above. The plate was Black and White for War Office units and Red and White for Command units.

Units in Anti Aircraft Command used an elliptical AoS patch.
After Nov 1943 standard format serial numbers were used by AA Command Mobile Reserve and
AA Command Overseas Defence units.

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