Well my intro promises re-enacting dogs but I’m conscious of the fact the two don’t mix that often nowadays. So here’s a throwback to Grassington 2016 and a younger me and Tilly, the latter still as goofy as ever. Arguably so am I but that’s for others to judge... but I’m much better kitted out now I don’t have to wear this god awful Soldier of Fortune battledress any longer!
Our lieutenant this time is a troop commander in the Inns of Court Regiment, a Territorial unit with a traditional make-up of barristers, solicitors and clerks. A mixed infantry/cavalry unit at the outbreak of war, by 1944 it was the recce element for I Corps equipped with Daimler Armoured Cars and Dingos. Our lieutenant sports insignia for 12th Armoured Division, which the regiment would go on to join, with RAC arm of service stripe and regimental flash in a green and blue diamond below. The green beret has the officer’s variation on the badge, a Red Devil. The regiment was nicknamed “The Devil’s Own” due to George III’s outburst when he found out the unit was made up of lawyers. “Call them the Devil’s Own” he cried, and like all good subjects they heeded the Mad King’s call. ————————————————————
Photo credit to the mainstay of re-enacting photographers Andrew Harrison, who you can follow on Facebook under amhjp photography.
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