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    Hong Kong Royal Rifles/ Winnipeg Grenadiers uniforms

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    Teatime1944
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    Post by Teatime1944 on Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:14 pm

    Yeah I’d love to see more pictures when you get the chance. Shame the pips were taken off, are they easy to find?
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    Post by edstorey on Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:37 am

    OMG -buttons... Using the correct terminology usually helps when you want to describe to others what you have collected. In this case you have an Officer's Service Dress (SD) Jacket with Hong Kong (HK) BADGES. So what do you know about the history of the HK badges and what does the tailor's tag on the SD Jacket have printed on it?
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    Post by BAP on Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:25 pm

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    Post by edstorey on Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:12 pm

    Slick looking BD Blouse and I like that button! Oh yeah, and the HK Badge is nice as well....
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    Post by BAP on Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:18 am

    edstorey wrote:Slick looking BD Blouse and I like that button!   Oh yeah, and the HK Badge is nice as well....

    As I understand it these were issued and worn by Hong Kong vets once released from POW camps so they could be fed and bulked up before being demobbed. Under the circumstances I don't think too many wanted to stay in the army and serve postwar.

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