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    8 RCA battle dress

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:00 pm

    Here is another recent find. A small size but nicely badged to the 8th Field Regiment (SP) RCA and with British made curved Canada titles. 8 RCA used Sextons at one point and fought in Italy along side the British 8th Army. Still doing research on this unit in order to compile a brief history that I can store with the tunic. I've decided to do this will all of my uniforms which should keep me busy for a little while at least.

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-1/935287/My%20collection%20002b.JPG

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    Re: 8 RCA battle dress

    Post by Wouter on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:16 pm

    Looks good from here. Any chance of us getting to see a picture of the entire blouse?

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    Re: 8 RCA battle dress

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:08 pm

    Yes, it would be possible, but since I have to use my own image host I really don't want to waste bandwidth to show something common such as a BD tunic. Do you understand what I mean? To me, the interesting part is what I have already shown. Just image those insignia on a complete tunic and that's what it looks like :) However, I am willing to send a photo to your personal email if you like.

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    Re: 8 RCA battle dress

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:58 am

    Sweet looking BD Steve!

    Don't worry about the bandwidth, go ahead and post the pics if you want. Your choice though.


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    Post by Infanteer on Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:26 am

    Well, it's not your bandwidth that is the issue, it's mine. I have a limited amount of bandwidth each month at my image host which I am using because there is no option to upload photos on this forum that I am aware of. Or am I missing something?

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    Re: 8 RCA battle dress

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:32 am

    We do have a picture host here...not one that I would choose myself, but it works.

    Check out this tutorial:
    http://www.cdnmilitarycollectors.com/cmcf-information-news-suggestions-f3/guide-posting-pictures-t418.htm

    Try it out in the test section if you like.


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    Post by Infanteer on Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:50 am

    Ah crap, okay, I was missing something. Actually, I am quite embarrassed because I think I did post a photo or two probably a couple of months ago. Regardless, here is the front of the tunic. Nothing exciting....


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    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:56 am

    Looks great to me! Every BD has a story to tell.

    I also really like your methods of display. Looks very professional.


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    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:03 pm

    Also, now that you are signed up on Servimg, you can you them to post pictures on other forums as well...I do it all the time.


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    Re: 8 RCA battle dress

    Post by Wouter on Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:37 pm

    Great looking blouse. Any name or number inside?

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    Re: 8 RCA battle dress

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:38 pm

    Written in pen is HAWKES MG. I wish there would have been a number so that I could have confirmed things, but after a close examination there is no doubt in my mind that everything is original to the tunic.

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    Re: 8 RCA battle dress

    Post by Rob on Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:09 pm

    Infanteer90 wrote:Written in pen is HAWKES MG. I wish there would have been a number so that I could have confirmed things, but after a close examination there is no doubt in my mind that everything is original to the tunic.

    Really nice BD. RCA is my favourite of course. I had an opportunity to talk to an 8RCA veteran a couple of years ago. He won the MM for saving his burning sexton (technically his 'colours') despite the risk to himself. He told me that back then, when he was young and impressionable, he bought into all that B/S, but if it happened today he'd just run like hell and let the bloody thing burn :)

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