OLD PHOTOGRAPH. Help please.

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  1. A friend has asked if anyone can help to possibly identify which era, uniform and possible Regt is displayed by the wearer in this photo. It has been found amongst relatives effects and has obviously been sent as a postcard and it just has the words 'off to join the squadron tomorrow' written on it.

    Unfortunately the cap badge is not really distinguishable, but I know there are some very good Military Historians here who might have an idea.

    Thanks in advance for any help given.

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  2. A shot in the dark.....

    Wasn't the Bandolier worn by horsey types in WW1?

    Looking at his cap badge, might he be a horse driver in the ASC?
     
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  3. Funnily enough, I have a similar photo of someone in the cavalry in WW1.
     
  4. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Riding crop in the left hand and what looks like a pale lanyard and spurs?
     
  5. On closer inspection, he appears to be holding a riding crop and is wearing spurs so horsey type is moot (I think).

    Did the ASC have Squadrons, I'm sure that their successors the RCT did?

    The cap badge does look similar to the RASC or RCT one, maybe someone has more specialised knowledge of ASC/RASC/RCT stuff.
     
  6. Well spotted. Already making progress.
     
  7. Whatever Regiment, great photograph.
     
  8. Is that a spur behind his right foot possibly ?
     
  9. Great moustache as well, I am proud to sport a similar style.
     
  10. With the bandoleer and white lanyard, I'd have assumed he was a Gunner - except for the cap badge and the fact that his tunic is a bit scruffy....
     
  11. Look at the cap badge, what does it remind you of?
     
  12. Epic moustache; I reckon we ought to bring those back into military fashion again....
     
  13. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

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    ASC badge 1901-1919. A possibility. Photo looks Edwardian studio type.

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