This Day in History: 1944-04-26

Lieutenant Derek Large joined the 1st Battalion in Italy. As he recalled: ‘Uniform was not much in evidence – sheepskin coats, coloured scarves, sand-coloured corduroy trousers and desert boots were de rigueur. I adopted similar dress. Donald Ramsay Brown said ”Grow your hair a bit and you will look quite Regimental”.’