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British Major General H.M.G. Bond "Green Jackets" Service Dress Uniform
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British Army, Service Dress uniform is believed to date somehwere between late W.W.II to the 1954 period when the design imprinted on the buttons changed from a King's Crown style to the newer Queen's Crown style.
Ths uniform is often referred to as being for the "Green Jackets" which were those Infantry regiments in the British Army given "Rifle Regiment" status. The uniform came with a paper name tag belonging to: "Major H.M.G. Bond", however this uniform has been upgraded to now include the red cloth collar insignia of a Major General (i.e.: a 2 Star General). The shoulder epaulettes are of the Rifle Regiment's style and have the metal insignia attached of a Major General. Sewn to the upper right sleeve is the bullion cloth winged insignia for service as a Paratrooper. The button motif indicates that this uniform was worn by General Bond while serving in the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment.
Bond has been awarded 6 award ribbons, which are for the following awards:
Africa Star with "8" for service in the 8th Army
War Medal for 1939-1945
General Service Medal for 1918-1962
and an unknown award ribbon which may be for either of the following 2 awards:
India General Service Medal or
Title Badge of India, 3rd Class
Currently the A.A.F. Tank Museum is searching for further biographical information concerning the Army career of Major General Bond. At this time it is known that the 2nd Battalion of the Ox's & Buck's served with the 6th Air Landing Brigade of the 6th Airborne Division. It is also known that the 1st Battalion served with the 53rd Welch (?) Independent Division.
"Green Jackets" Service Dress Uniform with insignia
1 page of Biographical Information
This is a very rare uniform, identified to the "Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment".
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