Ordnance Insignia of the British Army


Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Re-Produced by Mayfair Cards of London circa 1980
Courtesy of Vintage Poster Archive
This Postcard is a reproduction of a circa 1930 Army Information Poster for the RAOC

“THE ARMY OF TO-DAY” (1930 cover illustrated)

as described in the above poster is an excellent snapshot of the ‘Terms and Conditions’ of the Regular British Army of the day. What is also interesting about this pre-war edition is that the RAOC Workshop & Engineering Trades are still listed, since these did not transfer to the REME till 1942.

Booklet is 7½” x 5” in size with 35 pages, 12 of them being black & white photographs. (One of which is of a RAOC Vehicle Repair Workshop) and lists all the Arms of the Army with pay rates and promotion prospects!

Postcard of Royal Visit, 9th June 1972
Reverse of card reads:
Her Majesty the Queen, The Colonel in Chief, inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Official
Opening of Blackdown Barracks, Deepcut - Training Centre of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps








Postcard c1987

Rear of card reads:


No. 67. Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Drum Major: Full Dress

Bomb Disposal Operator: Protective Clothing

Background: Officers’ Mess, School of Ordnance

(From a water-colour painting by Douglas N. Anderson)

Click here to read artists notes of above card


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