Intelligence Corps cap badge
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:50 pm
Before I make a purchase are there any differences between the Intelligence Corps cap badge and buttons that were worn in 1917 and those worn in WW.II or later.
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The permanent Intelligence Corps was not ‘formed’ and badged until July 1940 and the reason for that late recognition was probably prejudice. There had previously been ad hoc Intelligence units (and ad hoc Intelligence Corps in WWI) but the concept of a permanent Intelligence setup had been considered undesirable – any hint that you may call on covert activities to fight a war was anathema to many at the top.
Crucially, they (war correspondents) received officer’s uniforms bearing green armbands – normally the insignia of the intelligence services - and the honorary rank of captain.