IC Armband

  • Lance Corporal F Castle is seen here on leave in 1917 wearing his Intelligence Corps (IC) armband. 

  • A member of the 17th Lancers, Castle joined a very mixed group of officers and soldiers from many different regiments and corps who collectively were known as the Intelligence Corps. 

  • The Fleur de Lis badge signifies that he had completed a Scouting course organised by the UK's Chief Scout, Lord Robert Baden-Powell.

'Para' Battledress Jacket

  • This 1951 Pattern Battledress jacket was worn by an Intelligence Corps Lance Corporal (one chevron 'stripe') who had passed the Parachutist training course. 

  • The coveted Para Wings are below the Intelligence Corps shoulder title. 

  • The 'Pegasus' flying horse formation flash was first adopted by Airborne forces in the Second World War. 

  • In 1951 he would have been a member of either the 1st or the 6th Parachute Division. 

  • The Pegasus badge has recently been reinstated for wear by today's members of Airborne units.

Service Dress

  • This Service Dress belonged to a female Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM).

  • WO1 is the most senior non-commissioned officer rank, with an RSM being the most senior WO1, by appointment, in the unit.

  • Intelligence Corps WO1s wear the same style uniform and beret badge as commissioned officers.

  • The Intelligence Corps has a high percentage of female soldiers who are fully employed in all areas of military intelligence alongside their male counterparts. 

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