Buff’s BATTLE DRESS, circa 1950

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This Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) battledress is a 1949 pattern battle blouse issued in1955 in a size 6.

The name inside looks like RANDAY (or it could be RANDAL). He held the rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) and equates to the rank of Staff or Colour Sergeant.

The shoulder title is a woven "Buffs".

The flash is of the 44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division (Embroidered red oval/yellow trident – 1956 pattern).

Colour Sergeant Randay was awarded the following medals. They are, looking from left to right:
Top row: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star
Bottom row: Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (ribbon is 2nd pattern which was used after 1917).