Jump to content

Border regt depot Carlisle which district/command?

Recommended Posts

Hi all

My mother's cousin served with the border regiment in the mid 50s during his national service. He was on staff at their depot at Carlisle castle. I'm badging up a battledress for this time but need help. I know left arm is Lancastrian brigade. However, I'm not sure of the district sign for the right... Originally thought they would come under north western District (western command) but also seen a pic and a mention of them possibly being under Northumbrian district (northern command)?any help greatly appreciated

Link to post
Share on other sites

Good morning and welcome to the GMIC!  I saw your post on Wednesday but didn't have anything useful to say except to ask if you've contacted the regimental museum.    [ https://www.cumbriasmuseumofmilitarylife.org/museum/the-border-regiment/ ]

Based on just a quick look, it looks like a good one: somebody/ies have done some research and not just slapped some old badges and tunics up in cases.  So, I should think they'll be able to answer your query.  Or perhaps some of our more knowledgeable UK members can chip in here.

Anyway, welcome and good luck!


Link to post
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.

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.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  • Create New...