HQ 54 Area CMF Group Photo, Left Enlarged



HQ 54 Area Central Mediterranean Forces, Left Half Enlarged

This photograph of ‘HQ 54 Area, CMF’ is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Trustees of the DLI Museum and the Durham County Record Office, where it is catalogued as Ref No. D/DLI 2/16/8. This unit seems to have been some kind of holding unit in Italy--all of the cap badges seem to be DLI. Note also the interesting mix of headgear, with some men are wearing the old ‘fore and aft’ service cap and others the new berets which came into use in 1944. Many members of the 16th DLI seemed to gone through this unit. Further details of it and names to faces much appreciated.