I'm currently trying to sort out the various insignia worn by AEF engineer regiments.
I've noticed that the 14th Engineer Regiment shoulder insignia was made in two different color combinations: red and green and red and blue.
Research indicates that both the 14th and 15th Engineer Regiments (both Standard Gauge Railroad) used the same insignia. The logical assumption would be that the colors, i.e. green and blue were what distinguished one regiment from the other.
Question: Does anybody know if the above assumption is true, and if true, which color identified which regiment?
Upon obtaining a number of images of AEF engineer regimental insignia from forum member Jagjetta over the weekend, I discovered that some of the 14th and 15th Engineer Regiment insignia had the numerals "14" and "15" embroidered on them.
I thought this was the answer to my question until I realized that the numeral "14" showed up on both the red & blue and the red & green color combinations. There was also a 14th Engineer style insignia that had the numeral "7" and the initials "TC" embroidered on it. It was speculated that this might represent "Train Company No. 7".
Can anybody shed any light on what the two color combinations might mean ... did both regiments use both color combinations ... and what could the embroidered characters "TC & 7" mean???
Photo credits clockwise from upper left: unidentified forum member, Advance Guard Militaria (AGM), AGM, AGM, and Trenchbuff
Thanks for looking ... World War I Nerd
Edited by world war I nerd, 03 April 2016 - 04:33 AM.