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by postwarblue
Mon May 21, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
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It was, dear, we had to sharpen our pencils with a piece of flint.
by postwarblue
Mon May 21, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
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The jacket and trousers - in my memory the shorts were dark brown corduroy. The jacket had a sort of check patetrn but not very obvious. Some boys wore other things that they had from home and in the Prep. some boys seemed to have been issued with a sort of battledress blouse in corduroy. It must ha...
by postwarblue
Mon May 21, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
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The narrowie did indeed look like a luggage strap and was I suppose about 3/4 the width of a broadie. The buckle was an ordinary steel one already fixed to the belt - hence the need to tuck back the loose end. If I can spot a pic of a junior wearing one I'll add a ref.
by postwarblue
Mon May 21, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: BROADIE BUCKLES
Replies: 84
Views: 20123

Back to thread! In 1949 I moved up to the UF and was therefore entitled to wear a Broadie instead of the narrowie which was worn by LE and below (as an aside, bluecoats for LE had only come in the year before following wartime shortages). Broadie buckles were in short supply but I was able to borrow...