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 Post subject: The R.A.F. Regiment
PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct 2014 17:56 pm 
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I believe were formed in February 1942 :think:
Am I right thinking that their uniforms were khaki (as the army) and changed to R.A.F. Blue, and if so, when did the change occur :help:

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 Post subject: Re: The R.A.F. Regiment
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I believe they had Army trousers but RAF battledress, as to the date i cannot be sure. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: The R.A.F. Regiment
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You mean the Rockapes wear a uniform? Not in my experience ...

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 Post subject: Re: The R.A.F. Regiment
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Dordogne Dodger wrote:
You mean the Rockapes wear a uniform? Not in my experience ...



Yes we did . . .

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I think blue first then they and many in the RAF got khaki denim BD for the work up to D Day and once ashore wore both, then back to blue. _ but of course there was the overseas theatres


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And what about the webbing ? Was it grey ? Khaki or a combi ? Khaki uniform with grey webbing ? I have also seing pictures from
ground personal in khaki. questions questions....


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ted angus wrote:
I think blue first then they and many in the RAF got khaki denim BD for the work up to D Day and once ashore wore both, then back to blue. _ but of course there was the overseas theatres

I thought the answer might be more complicated than I'd initially thought :lol:
I'm construction an AA diorama and decided to have the Bofors in (my version of) S.C.C.2 :silence: As I said earlier, I thought I'd read that they were initially issued with khaki BD before RAF Blue became standard, but its not a problem. I've also read that TA regiments manned AA defences. I'd presume that if these were airfield defences there'd be an RAF presence - the Observer Corps for example - so there could be a variety of uniforms :shrug:

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My late father in law was in the RAF Regiment; at first he was a Ground Gunner in Lincs in the RAF and then got automatically transferred to the RAF Regiment when in formed in 1942, and his uniform stayed the same for a while then became army battledress. Apparently the blue battledress was considered in the field to be too much like the German field grey, so the AM changed the uniform especially for the RAF Regiment and also for the RAF Ground Radar crews that also went to Europe post D-Day.


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As far as I know, the only way to tell the difference betwixt RAFR and Army in the early days was the colour of the battle bowler. RAF blue for RAFR, green for Army. And OC had black battle bowlers.

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 Post subject: Re: The R.A.F. Regiment
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Plus the fact that RAFR had RAF Regiment shoulder titles!


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 Post subject: Re: The R.A.F. Regiment
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Here's a good site for anyone looking for info on RAF Regiment uniforms etc

http://soldierblue.homestead.com/uniforms.html


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