Whilst carrying out some research of my late Uncle Archie who was a POW in 1940. I stumbled on this interesting photo of a World War 2 banjo. The various inscriptions in the finger board and head appear to suggest this banjo was in lot’s of battle zones in Greece and Italy. It bears the name D Day Dodgers. The title of a WW2 song.
The emblem on the head of a circle with the top left quadrant cut away was that of the 4th Division part of the 8th Army North Africa - Desert Rats, Greece and Italy in WW2.
I served with this regiment from 1968 - 1971 in Herford Germany by then the regiment had been retitled 4th Division HQ and Signal Regiment.
Needless to say I sang this song many times during my nine years service with the Royal Corps of Signals albeit with different lyrics