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JimDuncanUK06 Dec 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

I am painting some carriers and light tanks for a friend and it would be nice to have the appropriate brigade and divisional markings on them. They will be 1/72 models.

Fife & Forfar Yeomanry and the 1st East Riding Yeomanry both part of the 1st Light Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade.

Which company (UK preferred) can supply decals for them?

Byron109 Dec 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

Hi Jim,
All units of 1st and 2nd Light Armoured Reconnaissance Brigades carried a brigade marking of a "white number 2 on a black square".

The unit marking for the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry was a "white stags head on a green/khaki square. I cannot find the unit marking for the 1st East Riding Yeomanry (it may not have had one?).

Byron109 Dec 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

Also it was common for all BEF armour to to have a small identifying white square on the front, back and sides. It served a similar purpose to the German cross or allies white star in 1944.

JimDuncanUK09 Dec 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

Thanks for that Byron1.

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