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Can you identify the cap badges please?

#1
I am trying to identify the cap badge my grandad is wearing in the following photos. In the round photo he is the one on the left in the other photo he is the one standing.

Many thanks,
Jonti


 
#5
looks like Royal Artillery to me but not sure if the cap badge was the same back then.
im not 100% but sure somebody in here will be able to give you a definative answer


AJ-W
 
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AJ-W said:
looks like Royal Artillery to me but not sure if the cap badge was the same back then.
im not 100% but sure somebody in here will be able to give you a definative answer


AJ-W
It changed to a plastic version of the collar dog during the war.
 

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#8
The HAC Artillery Division badge is the same shape but with a different motto. If he was a Londoner there is also a possibility he might have been HAC.
 
#9
The two sat down in the second photo are from the Irish Guards. My dad seems to think that my Grandad spent some time in an Irish regiment such as the Irish Guards or one of the Inniskilling's (Dragoons possibly).

He also may have spent some time in the KSLI.

He was from Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

But I do agree the badge in the second phot does look like an Artillery badge.

Thank you all for your help, any more ideas are welcome.

One other way I'm trying to track his movements is from the location of a Field Post Office (867) any ideas where I can track this down?

Thanks
Jonti
 

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#12
Blue/GreenJob said:
Looks all wrong for an RA cap badge, i'd say Green Howards
I still reckon it looks more like RA, if you look at the shape of the scroll at the bottom of the badge it curves up in the middle.
 

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Blue/GreenJob said:
Looks all wrong for an RA cap badge, i'd say Green Howards
I still reckon it looks more like RA, if you look at the shape of the scroll at the bottom of the badge it curves up in the middle.
It's a right conundrum, the top half of the badge doesn't look like "the gun that don't fire and the wheel that don't turn" tho' does it?
 

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Blue/GreenJob said:
Ravers said:
Blue/GreenJob said:
Looks all wrong for an RA cap badge, i'd say Green Howards
I still reckon it looks more like RA, if you look at the shape of the scroll at the bottom of the badge it curves up in the middle.
It's a right conundrum, the top half of the badge doesn't look like "the gun that don't fire and the wheel that don't turn" tho' does it?
Bit of a tough one indeed. The top scroll is also arched by the looks of things as per RA, but the gun and wheel is hard to see as you point out.
 
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Yes, sorry should have said. It is WW2.

He landed on Arromanches on D-Day, saw action in Arnhem and was later in the BAOR stationed at Belsen if that helps.
 

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