can somone please identify this man and his unit.

Discussion in 'Old & Bold' started by stinger_sweaty, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. Can anyone identify this man (its my old man) who i believe served with what is now known has the Raf regiment during national service.
     

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  2. Haven't you already answered your own question? It's your old man and he served with what is now the RAF Regt during his national service.
     
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  3. Yeah I recoqnise him, it's your old man in his RAF Regt days isn't it?
     
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  4. Its your dad!!






    (Got any of your mum from a similar era, or sister/daughter more recently?)
     
  5. yeah sorry dumb question really yea its my ol man, all i remember him saying he was in the raf i just wanted clarification on the cap badge i.e was it a general service cap badge or somthing?
     
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  6. It's a standard crab badge on a coloured disc backing - colour dependent on training school or recruit squadron.
     
  7. ok cheers can you tell by any chance what training unit it was?
     
  8. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    It was taken in the winter, looking about north west, at about nine in the morning.
     
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  9. RAF Wilmslow at a guess, as it was the main SofRT.
     
  10. A sharp breeze left to right hence the slight off-placement of the buckle. Only way to explain such a mishap on a very smart RAF Regiment chap, even during National Service days. Did I mention that he looks like your Dad?
     
  11. Beret shaped like a HLS
    Tie on the piss
    Belt buckle not centered
    Boots haven't seen a lick of polish in a year or so
    Ill fitting uniform

    Has the makings of RAF all over it.
     
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  12. That was taken before The Rifle entered service then
     
  13. Steady! Don't do it!