Originally Posted by Transk53
My hunt for tangible info is becoming a tad confusing. For one thing it would appear that family info is slightly wrong as to what type of regiment or setting. Dunkirk with the BEF was mentioned but would be impossible reading wiki
. My grandad served in Burma so must have been 8th Battalion. That is to say if it is that clear cut. I guess he may have retired in the mid twenties to thirties and re-called to whatever posting in WW2, but as a fiercely loyal Scot, I doubt it. He would have died with his boots on sort of thing and would not have contemplated another regiment. The crest you posted was on his beret that he wore when tearing around Essex in his Mk2 Jag.
I find it interesting that you mention he wore the regimental badge on his beret. This suggests to me that he may have been seconded to another regiment, perhaps something like the Long Range Desert Group. This type of transfer was not unusual during the war years and still happens regularly today. Given your grandad reached the rank of RSM his skills would have been much in demand as it takes a special man to reach the pinnacle of top soldier. Good luck with your research.