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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-05-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By RCN
Doug -- I forgot to mention - the two Chief ERA's...

Doug -- I forgot to mention - the two Chief ERA's in the centre are wearing on their right cuffs above the gilt buttons what was called War Service Chevrons, they denoted war service, one for each...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-05-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By RCN
Doug one could not tell what class an ERA or EA...

Doug one could not tell what class an ERA or EA was just by looking at his uniform tunic jacket as the ERA & EA's wore no rank or rate badges.
The Chief ERA & EA of course wore the three gilt sleeve...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-05-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By RCN
That's a nice photo Doug. They could either wear...

That's a nice photo Doug. They could either wear a single or double breasted tunic, depends on what order of dress was determined for that day - it was referred to as - "rig of the day".

The two...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-05-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By RCN
He looks very young to be an ERA2 class to me,...

He looks very young to be an ERA2 class to me, more like an ERA 5th/4th class or Apprentice.

ERA & EA's wore no rank or rate badges, so its hard to tell exactly what they were. They were rated as...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 26-05-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By RCN
Sonar branch rec'd their coil/harpoon/lightening...

Sonar branch rec'd their coil/harpoon/lightening rate badges in 1930, then in 1947 was phased out to become the TAS (Torpedo Anti Submarine) branch. TAS was further subdivided into C (Underwater...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-05-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By RCN
Thanks Tim, Bryan

Thanks Tim,

Bryan
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 25-05-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By RCN
The first badge pair is CPO TAS Instructor from...

The first badge pair is CPO TAS Instructor from 1951.

The second badge is Physical Training Instructor, same time frame.
I do not know what the red embroidery on white background is, perhaps Pete...
Forum: Forum Operation 17-05-17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,351
Posted By RCN
Would it be possible to bring back the THANKS...

Would it be possible to bring back the THANKS icon?

Bryan
Forum: Navy 13-05-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By RCN
Here is another example:

Here is another example:
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
Thanks Tinto I appreciate your interest, &...

Thanks Tinto I appreciate your interest,

& stay tuned, more to come in a couple days.............

Bryan
Forum: Off topic 09-05-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,108
Posted By RCN
Hope of use to Alli, & yes, you are in my...

Hope of use to Alli, & yes, you are in my thoughts occasionally!:D

Bry
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

......to be continued........
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q435/bryannavyvet/WRCNS%20002_zpsswhfjvdg.jpg (http://s350.photobucket.com/user/bryannavyvet/media/WRCNS%20002_zpsswhfjvdg.jpg.html)
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

Probationary Sub Lieuts Pat Allan(L) & Joan Gilchrist(R), Aug 1943.

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q435/bryannavyvet/WRCNS%20ALBUM%203%20008_zpsovxscvwk.jpg...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

Cadet Wren Languedoc, who featured in Post 9 on page 1.
She was in a class a couple ahead of Joan Gilchrist.
Note the white band being worn on the her hat. She wears the brass buttons on her tunic...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

Joan was selected for a commission during the summer of 1943 & commenced her training at Hardy House(another adjunct of HMCS Bytown) on July 25, 1943, she was rated as a Cadet Wren for her period of...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

Shots of Wallis House, a part of HMCS Bytown in 2WW.

Probably still in existence today{?}


http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q435/bryannavyvet/WRCNS%20ALBUM%203%20002_zps56kwdh7e.jpg...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

H.R.H. Princess Alice, wife of the Earl of Athlone, Governor General of Canada, & granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Princess Alice was the Honorary Commandant of the WRCNS during 2WW.

Joan...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

A shot of Joan taken on one of the bridges over the Rideau Canal in Ottawa May, 1943. At the time she was stationed at HMCS Bytown(Naval Headquarters) in Ottawa.
...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 09-05-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
2WW WRCNS Photo Album

Another portrait photo from Joan Gilchrist's album of Commander Isherwood, who was appointed Director of WRCNS 1March 1943.
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-05-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By RCN
Thanks mates, Cap badge might be Marine...

Thanks mates,
Cap badge might be Marine Atlantic Ferries, their company logo looks like the centre of the badge. I will try to find out....

"Marine Atlantic Inc. is an independent Canadian...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 08-05-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,292
Posted By RCN
Thanks mates, appreciate your comments! Have...

Thanks mates, appreciate your comments!
Have more photos to add, finding the time is the difficult part.

Nice to see you back alco , & hope you are well!

Bryan
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-05-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By RCN
Very nice clear photo Ron. But no drummers? ...

Very nice clear photo Ron.
But no drummers? Note the Clarinet player standing on right is wearing what appears to be a drum sling but dont think he is a drummer.

Bryan
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 04-05-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By RCN
Jones was a hard man to work for but he drove...

Jones was a hard man to work for but he drove himself also, I expect high blood pressure was likely a contributing cause of his two heart attacks.

I am trying to locate where I read an very good...
Forum: Royal Canadian Navy 04-05-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By RCN
[QUOTE=Blackadder1916;404083]I've seen the posted...

[QUOTE=Blackadder1916;404083]I've seen the posted photo elsewhere with it acknowledged to Library and Archives Canada, though a quick search of its collections does not show that particular photo as...
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