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Just as firefighter says. Ordnance is actually crimson/yellow, Transportation is brick-red/golden-yellow. Often confused and sometimes difficult to tell in pics. You're best placed to tell which one it is as you can see it in the flesh.

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Just as firefighter says. Ordnance is actually crimson/yellow, Transportation is brick-red/golden-yellow. Often confused and sometimes difficult to tell in pics. You're best placed to tell which one it is as you can see it in the flesh.

 

Yes Ian, this has always been a bane for collectors, even soldiers themselves back in the day I'm sure, it begs the question as to why the TC pick so similar a color combination to the OC when the TC was first formed back in WWII, you would of thought someone would have noticed the similarity, and the potential problems, albeit minor, this might cause, plus just choosing a completly new duet of colors that would completly distiguish the new Branch and have it's men stand out among the other Branches.

 

I say all this as during WWI the then Motor Transportation Corps' Branch color was intially Purple, then in 1919 they changed to Scarlet/ Green, the OC had already by 1921 chosen it's now familar Scarlet/Gold- Yellow, so Why didn't the new TC just go with on of the two WWI period Branch colors :o

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They aren't the only "problematic" ones Kevin....the Chemical Corps and AAF are often mistaken for each other. They look quite different side by side but when apart....!

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They aren't the only "problematic" ones Kevin....the Chemical Corps and AAF are often mistaken for each other. They look quite different side by side but when apart....!

 

Not only that Ian, it's the Colors, the Battalion Colors, the OC and TC backgrounds can seem indentical, moreover throw in the Artillery's and Engineer's Battalion Colors and you have all these Colors that depending on the lighting or the untrained eye would seem to be all of the same shade.

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