This is my Father's Royal Armoured Corps cap badge. He served 1943 to 1945 and drove tanks, primarily Comets but also Churchills, Cromwell's Sherman's (known as the Ronson as the petrol versions caught fire so easily), Black Prince and others.
To me it's an everyday item that represents a link to my father and his experience as a young man in wartime.
This time although horrific for many also offered many an opportunity to travel the world and experience things few of us even today can. My father enjoyed it enormously in contrast with the privations and hardship he suffered including his brother's death in the Royal Navy, it seems every experience at that time was either terrible or terrific and this cap badge for me represents that.