Identity Discs

#1
A photographer friend of mine is doing a set of pictures titled 'Tommy' on the human side of the modern British soldier. Obviously she's using actors but she's trying to get everything as accurate as possible, she asked for my superior knowledge and I must confess I didn't know the answers so:

What information would one find on ID discs?

Are they stamped or engraved?

Does the second disc hang on a separate smaller loop or from the same chain around neck?

Is it common to find discs taped together to prevent jangling or do people tape 'good luck thingeys' to their discs?

thanks in advance
 
#4
Get her to call the TA, soldiers regular and TA often work on films as extras, or for the precious "Background artists"
 
#8
Number
Name & Initials
DOB
Blood Group
Religion
Penis Size (Males)
Breast Size (Females)
 
#10
name number blood group religion one disc on main chain second disc on short chain some people put tubing round on top of chain as chain can rub on neck other just put discs in pocket .dog tag silencers from px used by some little bits of rubber fit round edges of disc .
 
#11
New ones are etched as well
 

Cutaway

LE
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#12
watertight said:
Number
Name & Initials
DOB
Blood Group
Religion
Penis Size (Males)
Breast Size (Females)

Aye, Watertight's correct but the order needs re-arranging.

Blood
No.
Surname
Initials
Rel
 
#13
What information would one find on ID discs?

Number, name, religion and blood group. In that order from top to bottom.

Are they stamped or engraved?

Stamped.

Does the second disc hang on a separate smaller loop or from the same chain around neck?

From a smaller loop.

Is it common to find discs taped together to prevent jangling or do people tape 'good luck thingeys' to their discs?

Yes to both. You also get those rubber things that go round the rim.

And they're round not oblong like the septic ones.
 
#15
Just checked my old ones, info as cutaways says. 1 disc is Round & one is Oval.
 
#16
Oval?

Blimey ya might wanna get that seen to :)
 
#17
number, name, religion, blood group,

Both Discs are round.

Silencers/Tape is optional (ask at the checkout)

Mine are etched.

You can get tubing out of the med centre if you are allergic to the chain.
 
#19
They are etched by machine, not stamped. Green Oxygen tubing from the med centre around the neck chain make wearing them more comfortable. The second tag hangs from a separate small loop of chain - just enough to hook it to your big toe (!). The rubber silencers are fairly common but most I have seen (and use myself) is to stick them together with a couple of turns of black nasty.
 
#20
Had my respirator one on my keychain for years. Only has number & surname stamped. Comes in handy sometimes as a screwdriver!!!
 

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