U.S. Servicemen's Badges connected wih Lydney.
U.S. Servicemen's Badges
Jo wrote: "These are badges worn by American servicemen stationed at Naas Camp, Lydney during WW2"
These badges appeared in an article by Sally McGoon in "The New Regard" Number 23, 2009, published by the Forest of Dean Local History Society.
Terry Halford wrote (May 2009): "...in response to the photo of the various
badges worn by servicemen at Naas Camp during WW2, I would be intrigued to
know the history of where these badges came from as the 'winged 8' badge was
the badge of the 8th Air Force who were stationed in and around East Anglia. The nearest
(8th Air Force) base to the Forest of Dean was Mount Farm in Oxfordshire.
The 'A in a circle' badge - this is the badge of Patton's Third Army. They were stationed in Ross on Wye, although a small detachment.
Please find below a list of truck units stationed at Naas Camp:
31st March 1944, 965 Quartermaster Service Company,
30th June 1944, 238 Quartermaster Salvage "C" company, 544 Quartermaster Company,
31st August 1944, 592 Quartermaster Sr Company Sm,
16th Dec 1944, 3249 Quartermaster Service Company,
2nd May 1945, 3188 Quartermaster Service Company".
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