The Russian Cossack Troops have been steadily enlarged over the last few years. Many military historians claim that most have just tagged the "COSSACK" label onto then selves and are not true decedents of the steppes Cossack...... this being especially true of the new Russian Cossack's
The first pattern of badge, a black Francolin partridge on white, was used by 8th Corps District when it covered Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. This second pattern of badge, incorporating the traditional Corps colours of red and white, was adopted in February 1943 when Corps HQ moved to Scotch...
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