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Re: Need to know

Rod writes:
"My dog tags were the composite red and black, red round, black lozenge shape with number rank and name, religion and blood type."

That sounds about right, other than the 'lozenge shape' I recall might have been very dark green. By your reference to Malaya (GSM & Bar? and that cigarette tin!), I'm guessing you and I are similar vintage. On enlistment, I was informed that one tag around your neck, and t'other on wrist was to assist identification after most serious, horrific injuries... But as already mentioned, this method of tag-wearing was not enforced nor even mentioned subsequently.

Remember that 'field dressing' anyone, and its special pocket on BD trousers..?

Cor! I'm giving my age away...

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Re: Need to know - by Jim Watson - Aug 10, 2017 6:36pm
Re: Need to know - by Bill Badger - Aug 10, 2017 8:43pm
Re: Need to know - by robert sharp - Aug 10, 2017 9:30pm
Re: Need to know - by Gwynn Felton - Aug 10, 2017 11:04pm
Re: Need to know - by Jim Watson - Aug 11, 2017 6:57pm
Re: Need to know - by Rod Amey - Aug 11, 2017 7:49am
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