We offer genuine military style dog tags, or you can choose from a range of specialised tags, including black Special Forces tags, medical alert tags, brass, a range of bright metallic colours and even pets tags.
Since the Taiping revolt in 1851 the Chinese Imperial Army and the Taiping rebels wore a wooden tag clipped to their belt bearing the soldier's date of enlistment, name and date of birth.
Unfortunately, the RBL didn’t have much interest in helping him reunite the tags with their rightful owners.
He received similar responses from every regiment of the Army, as well as newspapers and military magazines he contacted.
There exists 6 basic shapes of USMC "Dog Tags" : A - circular perforated at one side, size: of a silver half-dollar B - circular perforated at each side, size: of a silver half-dollar C - oval perforated at one side, size: width 1.25 inches (3.18 cm), length 1.5 inches (3,81 cm)D - oval perforated at each side, size: width 1.25 inches (3.18 cm), length 1.5 inches (3,81 cm)E - rectangular with rounded end/notch, size: width 1.125 inches (2,86 cm), length 2 inches (5,08 cm)F - rectangular with rounded end, size: width 1.125 inches (2,86 cm), length 2 inches (5,08 cm)* Notice - The Marines assigned to AEF (American Expeditionary Forces ) in France during WW1 used Army "Dog Tags" of shape "A" and "B". has authorized the use of the Marine Corps identification tag until the exhaustion of present supply, after which the tag in the Navy regulations ( tag of "C" shape ) will be used.
In the inter war period and at the beginning of the WW2 the dog tags were not standard issue. ID tags will be issued "in the time of war or other national emergency ....". * Notice - during WW2 the standard issue "Dog Tags" used by USMC were tags of "C" and "D" shape, the wider use of U. ARMY M-1940 "Dog Tag" by Marines started after the end of WW2.