Re: 1947 plus patternAugust 26 2010 at 12:19 PM
|Alex (Login gate1)|
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Response to 1947 plus pattern
They did the same with many items of uniform and insignia. The standard service dress tunic was redesigned in 1947 but was unpopular so it was changed in 1949. A review was done of insignia too and it was about 1948 when several were abolished and most of the others were slightly redesigned (the backing changing from dark blue to blue/grey).
Probably just a post-war review that wanted to start afresh in peacetime.