WW2 Formation badge- HELP NEEDED!

#6
thanks for info to date..not sure about the Polish link, it came from a pay a pay and record book of a sapper in a field assault squadron.
 
#10
1942 - 3 (Cheshire) Field Sqn RE
1944 - 141 Field Assault Sqn RE
Not sure if it helps but found this



48 ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ (Cheshire) Assault Sqns RE formed in part from 10th Armoured Division RE and 1st
Scorpion Regt RAC
So maybe an old badge from the original Scorpion Regt?

From http://orbat.com/site/uk_orbats/files/6/RE World War II.pdf


Formed in Italy autumn 1944 from 1st Scorpion Regt RAC and 10th
Armoured Division RE. Redesignated 5 Jan 1945 as ‘A’ Armoured Regt RE and assigned ‘B’
Assault Brigade RAC/RE. Redesignated 6 Apr 1945 as 1st Armoured Engr Regt (and brigade
redesignated 1945 as 25th Armoured Engineer Brigade.)
Controlled ‘D’, ‘E’, and ‘F’ (Cheshire) Assault Sqns RE (later armoured engineer squadrons).
 
#12
1st Scorpion Regt RAC was formed AFTER El Alamein from 41 RTR - 10th Battalion, The Manchester Regt (TA). (Not to be confused with 42 and 44 RTRs which used Matilda Scorpions AT El Alamein)
As above, 10th Armoured Divisions R.E assets, inc 3rd (Cheshire) Fd Sqn RE and 141 Fd Park Sqn RE re formed into 1st Assault Regt RAC/RE (75% RAC badged) in autumn 1944 in Italy. Redesignated 'A' Armoured Regt RE and subsequently 1st Armoured Engineer Regt, 25th Armoured Engineer Bde, 6th Jan 1945.
The Cheshire RE were raised from the Wallasey and Birkenhead areas if that fits in to the family tree roots.
25th AE Bde had a formation badge but no corresponding patches.
 
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#13
1st Scorpion Regt RAC was formed AFTER El Alamein from 41 RTR - 10th Battalion, The Manchester Regt (TA). (Not to be confused with 42 and 44 RTRs which used Matilda Scorpions AT El Alamein)
As above, 10th Armoured Divisions R.E assets, inc 3rd (Cheshire) Fd Sqn RE and 141 Fd Park Sqn RE re formed into 1st Assault Regt RAC/RE (60% RAC badged) in autumn 1944 in Italy. Redesignated 'A' Armoured Regt RE and subsequently 1st Armoured Engineer Regt, 25th Armoured Engineer Bde, 6th Jan 1945.
The Cheshire RE were raised from the Wallasey and Birkenhead areas if that fits in to the family tree roots.
25th AE Bde had a formation badge but no corresponding patches.
If it helps, there was also a 100th Independent Scorpion Squadron RAC in 14th Army (Burma) circa 1944-45.
 

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