Jump to content

French insignia of the Italian campaign


Garth Thompson
 Share

Recommended Posts

As a matter of interest I thought the members would like to see a selection of insignia of the Corps Expeditionaire Francais en Italie. The patch has been identified in error as the French 2nd Army in the US. According to Insignes Tissus L'Armee Francaise de 1945 a 2000 volume 1 it is for the French Expeditionary Corps (Italy).

Hope you find this post interesting,

Garth

Overview

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Garth

The painted metal version of the CEF (Corps Exp?ditionnaire Fran?ais) badge was worn in the traditionnal fashion on the breast-pocket of the tunic or shirt. Usual place for distinctive unit badges in the French Forces.

Service cap badges reflecting the type of unit are mostly embroided. They are distinctive of the employment : infantry, cavalry, tanks, service corps or medical corps etc...

Hope this proves helpful.

Regards

Veteran

Edited by Veteran
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Chris

They also would have thought it was a football match.... :cheeky:

My two uncles were in the French expeditionary corps in Italy, and it was not a sport as they said to me!

Yours :beer:

Bison

The campaign in Italy was in my opinion the toughest of all the European campaigns. I have the honour of knowing a former university professor who served through it as a Lieutenant with the Perth Regiment.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
×
×
  • Create New...