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vgcoop23 01-02-18 01:05 AM

Royal Navy WW2 Gunnery badge
 
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Hi
I was wondering if anyone here could help identify the gunnery badge on my late fathers right sleeve (star above crossed guns no letters) and the stripe on the left sleeve in the attached picture

Picture taken in 1943

Any help gratefully received, thanks

Alan O 01-02-18 07:49 AM

It's Gunlayer 2nd class

http://www.patriotfiles.com/archive/...lLife-Im13.JPG

RBJ MIlitaria 01-02-18 01:25 PM

on other arm is a Leading rate bade (anchor) and a 4 year Good Conduct stripe

David Tremain 01-02-18 03:42 PM

Interesting. I didn't think cap tallies in WW2 had the name of the ship on them, only 'HMS'. Also, shouldn't it be tied at the back?

I'm not a Navy collector, so I stand to be educated on this one.
David

Nozzer 01-02-18 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by David Tremain (Post 434659)
Interesting. I didn't think cap tallies in WW2 had the name of the ship on them, only 'HMS'. Also, shouldn't it be tied at the back?

I'm not a Navy collector, so I stand to be educated on this one.

David

Hi David,

The issue of tallies during WW2 is a complex subject. Please see the link below.

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...7&postcount=14

Tweed 02-02-18 03:26 PM

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Gentlemen
Would these be considered gun layer 2nd class WW2 era?
Kind regards Chay

Nozzer 02-02-18 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Tweed (Post 434769)
Gentlemen
Would these be considered gun layer 2nd class WW2 era?
Kind regards Chay

Worn from 1939 to 1948 by Layer Ratings 2nd Class and 1948 to 1956 by Layer Ratings 3rd Class.

Tweed 02-02-18 04:51 PM

Thank you!
I do have quite a collection of Royal Navy trade badges! I particularly like submarine detector badges!
Kind regards Chay

David Tremain 03-02-18 04:17 PM

Thanks Nozzer!

David


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