Wound Recognition.

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Pips
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Wound Recognition.

Post by Pips » 26 Feb 2016 03:35

Did the British forces have a formal medal for wounds suffered? Like for example the Purple Heart for the US, and the Wound Badge for the Wehrmacht.

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Re: Wound Recognition.

Post by LineDoggie » 03 Mar 2016 05:27

Brass Wound stripe on sleeve. just like in WW1. Reintroduced in 1944. hasnt been awarded since ww2
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Re: Wound Recognition.

Post by Pips » 03 Mar 2016 09:37

Thank you LineDoggie, I really appreciate it. So anyone wounded between 1939 and 1944 didn't receive any official recognition?

Geez those Poms are tough! :)

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Re: Wound Recognition.

Post by Richard Sands » 22 Oct 2018 09:32

[imghttp://www.keep-em-moving.co.uk/][/img] A photo of my Father with 2 wound stripes on the forearm of his tunic. Though wounded 3 times he only ever got the 2 stripes.

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