CANLOAN 2 South Straffordshire Battledress of Lieut Jim Erskine, OC 19 Platoon, D Company at Arnhem. WIA, POW

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    CANLOAN 2 South Straffordshire Battledress of Lieut Jim Erskine, OC 19 Platoon, D Company at Arnhem. WIA, POW

    Post by Seaforth Highlander on Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:28 pm

    Here is a BD blouse I acquired a couple of years ago. I also acquired his named Service Dress tunic with original S Staffs brass buttons and collar badges. Both originated from the same source and both are moth damaged. I obtained copies of his records from Library and Archives Canada.



    The beret is modern and the cap badge is not his. The yellow is a Celanese recognition panel for individual sodliers. This one was found on the Drop Zone for Arnhem by Harry Bullens of the UK shortly after the war.

    Here is a Dutch web page about the battle at Arnhem and they have a photo of Erskine wearing Service Dress, presumably the one that I have.

    https://sites.google.com/site/freedomtrailarnhemengelstalig/05-utrechtseweg-72



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    Re: CANLOAN 2 South Straffordshire Battledress of Lieut Jim Erskine, OC 19 Platoon, D Company at Arnhem. WIA, POW

    Post by Battalion Colours on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:27 pm

    Outstanding BD Colin!


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    Re: CANLOAN 2 South Straffordshire Battledress of Lieut Jim Erskine, OC 19 Platoon, D Company at Arnhem. WIA, POW

    Post by southsaskscotty on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:45 pm

    I'll second that! Very cool BD

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