War Diaries Talk

Special badges for those who voluntarily proceeded to the UK to join the Army from Latin America.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Interesting account on a diary order 1st Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment re special badges.

    Approval has been given for a special badge to be worn for those Officers and Soldiers who were residing in South America, Including Central America & Mexico, at the outbreak of war, and who voluntarily proceeded to the UK to join Army.

    The badge consists of certain letters - as on diary page - also (British Volunteer Latin America). In a diamond v worked in yellow on blue ground. It will be worn on the right breast, immediately above the breast pocket, of the Service Dress Jacket.

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  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    I remember that somebody here had found an officer from Argentina in a diary. He was British, but his family had at some point emigrated to Argentina.


  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    Quite a big British population in Argentina at the time, involved in things like the cattle industry, and railways. There was also still the Welsh settlement in Patagonia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y_Wladfa (I think I've seen that even in the Falklands War there were one or two Argentinian pilots with distinctly Welsh looking surnames)


  • erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be by erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be in response to cyngast's comment.

    Cynthia, that somebody could have been me https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/boards/BWD0000009/discussions/DWD000152x 8)


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator in response to erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be's comment.

    Yes, that's the thread I remember!