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Old 12-11-17, 07:38 PM
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Greetings, Im researching my old dads military service , hes 90 now and his memory is fading so all Ive got is a photo with his cap badge on it, any help will be appreciated, thanks,
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Old 12-11-17, 07:43 PM
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Hello steveash, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Welcome stevash, your dad wears a General Service Corps cap badge. According to Edwards 'the General Service Corps was formed in February 1942 to provide a pool into which enlisted men were first placed to undergo selection tests to ascertain the most suitable arm in which they should serve'. Also worn by some War Correspondents who didnīt have a badge of their own and by the occasional Intelligence Corps member to hide the sensitive nature of their work.
The half cropped shoulder title might clarify things more.

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Thanks mate, sadly thats the only picture we have of him Army wise. He was 18 there and not long in so about Sept 45, He remembers working at an Armoured vehicle depot in Brackley just unloading all the now unwanted Bren gun carriers, Ill go a bit more digging. Cheers.
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