Can anyone help identify this WWII Regiment?

Stibsy

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Grateful for any thoughts as to what this regiment might be. Photos were taken during WWII but cap badge a bit blurry. Thought it may be Artillery but not sure. Thanks in advance

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Royal Regiment of Artillery would have been my guess too.
 
Agreed.
Def a Gunner. The cap badge is just being seen from a strange angle, but its Crown/UBIQUE scroll/Gun/QUO FAS... scroll for sure.

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Auld-Yin

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Could be this, there were loads of them

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Definately looks like a drop short cap badge to me too.
 

overopensights

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Pic one soldier could to be wearing a 'green side hat' it seems a different colour to his BD. He could be Green Howards, the badge looks similar to that unit, also he's not wearing the RA white lanyard.

The group shot seems to be certainly Royal Artillery?
 
Could well be RA, and they didn't all wear the lanyard. Could also be the Green Howards (Yorks) but it's hard to tell and he doesn't have shoulder titles. Looking at the angle of the badge and the hat, Crown proud above the fold, it matches a similar photo below (this particular RA Pte in BD wasn't photographed with a lanyard in 1940) :
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Compare with the OP's blurred photo, and his badge cropped here :
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Yorkshire Regt (Green Howards):
 

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Stibsy

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Thanks for the input chaps, made up with the responses. I hadn't come across the Green Howards cap badge before and I agree it could definitely be a possibility. I hadn't thought about the lanyard before but the comments about them stirred a memory and I've gone back and checked and found two other photos with lanyards of the chap I'm trying to trace (my grandfather). The first one is quite clearly a white lanyard suggesting RA, but the second one looks too dull to be white and could possibly be green which wouldn't rule out Green Howards.
 

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Rod924

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Thanks for the input chaps, made up with the responses. I hadn't come across the Green Howards cap badge before and I agree it could definitely be a possibility. I hadn't thought about the lanyard before but the comments about them stirred a memory and I've gone back and checked and found two other photos with lanyards of the chap I'm trying to trace (my grandfather). The first one is quite clearly a white lanyard suggesting RA, but the second one looks too dull to be white and could possibly be green which wouldn't rule out Green Howards.
If your grandfather was TA, it's highly likely that he started his service with a RA Regt and then became attached to an infantry Regt as AA gunner. As manning numbers fell, they were transferred to that Regt.

My own grandfather joined his local RA bty in Cornwall. After serving in Iceland in a AD role, he was attached to KOYLI and sent to India. Shortly after arriving he was transferred to KOYLI and was RA no more.
 
The chap in post #7 joined the Green Howards in May 1943, and was seconded to the 10th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment aka Berks Biscuit Boys (after Huntley and Palmers Reading Biscuit factory). Losses in all theatres were higher than could be replaced so in WW2 thousands of blokes transferred from the RA and the RAF to be retrained as infantry riflemen replacements. I think, eventually, all men being called up to the Army were trained as infantrymen. Vice versa, 6th Home Defence Bn KSLI, with RA specialists and signallers, was converted to 181 Field Regt RA in 1942. Without getting into lanyards, decorative or 'working' lanyards, it's complicated stuff.
 

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