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Offline grandarog

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Re: Kent Units of Home Guard Identification Help please
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 16:30:35 »

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Re: Kent Units of Home Guard Identification Help please
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 16:10:45 »
I think it is no 6  Battalion rather than platoon as a platoon was the lowest size group of men . e .
This confirms :-
A book ("Kent Home Guard : A History", 92 pages) is shown on the Staffordshire HG website  and a booklet "KT6 - An informal history of the 6th (Thanet) Battalion of the Kent Home Guard", is referred to at
http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/thanet-home-guard-booklet-and-some.html.

Although it was wartime you might find a bit in the papers of the time
EG :- Dover Express - Friday 04 April 1941
HOME GUARDS' SHOULDER TITLES. Many Home Guard Units have not awaited the official issue of the new "Home Guard" shoulder title which will not take place for a few weeks yet. The War Office fully appreciate that their keenness and esprit de corps are such that, in these matters of dress, besides those which improve their operational efficiency, many units are working ahead of official instructions. At the same time, it is hoped that, now the new shoulder titles are on the way, Home Guard Units will await a free issue and not put themselves to the expense which it is most unlikely can be refunded to them.

InvictaJ26

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Re: Kent Units of Home Guard Identification Help please
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 13:46:20 »
Malc,

Thank you for providing the photograph and explanation.
As I understand it the KT 6 identifies your Grandfather as being in
No6 Platoon of the Kent County, Thanet area Home Guard.
K = Kent T = Thanet
and the 6 underneath = No6 Platoon.

If I have got this wrong would you kindly let me know.

I also assume that you wouldn't mind me using the KT6 on the Home Guard uniform of one of my scale figures.

Once again many thanks for your help,
Bernard

Monkton Malc

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Re: Kent Units of Home Guard Identification Help please
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 20:19:15 »
Hi there,

the only thing that I can help with is this photo of my Grandfather in his 6th Thanet HG uniform.



Hope this helps  :)

InvictaJ26

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Kent Units of Home Guard Identification Help please
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 13:16:11 »
I wonder if anyone can help me please?

I have found a number of posts which help identify the different home Guard units that operated in the county but I am trying to find images of the different insignia they would have worn.
I have found a two tone diamond which was worn by the Post Office unit and I think a lot of the units adopted the West and East Kent cap badges as worn by the Regular Army units for each area.

Any help will be very much appreciated as I am creating some 6th scale figures and would like to have one represent each unit (where possible) denoted by their unit insignia in addition to their Home Guard shoulder flashes.


Many thanks,
Bernard

 

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