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Old 25-07-16, 12:33 PM
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Default RNAS Armoured Car rating photo

RNAS Armoured Car rating. I know we have had some discussion here on the way the RNAS Armoured Car badge was worn (or to be worn) by RNAS ratings, this photo clearly illustrates the badge being worn as a pair on the lapels of the tunic.

His embroidered cap badge is fairly clear as well.

His rank badge(Petty Officer) is also shown on his left sleeve, its not all that clear but its definitely a PO rank badge.

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Old 25-07-16, 01:06 PM
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Lovely photo.

The badge is definately the crossed anchors under a Kings Crown of a P.O. as you say

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Old 25-07-16, 05:19 PM
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No rate badge on his right sleeve, & with no name unable to research or determine what his trade in the RNAS may have been.

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Old 22-09-16, 01:06 PM
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Default RNAS Armoured Car Sqdn July 1915

Another photo clearly showing the RNAS Armoured Car badge being worn as a collar badges.

Nr 23 Sqdn RNAS Armoured Cars, taken circa July 1915.





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Old 22-09-16, 01:10 PM
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Default RNAS Amoured Car Sqdn photo, 1915

Photo of Nr 11 Armoured Car Sqdn, RNAS, same time frame.





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Old 22-09-16, 02:55 PM
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Cracking RNAS , armoured car personal pics..thanks for sharing.
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Old 22-09-16, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for showing the photos, they're great. The big question is, if there were so many of those badges, WHY DON'T I HAVE ONE!!!

Are the cap badges the PO's are wearing the red-embroidered version then? I doubt if they'd been wearing CPO badges.
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Old 22-09-16, 06:35 PM
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Another thing, It's good to see that the badges are not opposite facing.
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Are the cap badges the PO's are wearing the red-embroidered version then? Alex
Unlikely Alex, the red embroidered cap badge was worn by Artificers rated as PO's on qualification. Petty Officers from other branches would not have ordinarily worn the red embroidered version
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Unlikely Alex, the red embroidered cap badge was worn by Artificers rated as PO's on qualification. Petty Officers from other branches would not have ordinarily worn the red embroidered version
Hi RA
Yes, that's what I would have expected however I doubt if they would have been entitled to wear the bullion cap badge as that was for CPO's.
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Old 23-09-16, 01:11 PM
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Further to previous post, looking more closely at the 2 close-up photos, the anchors appear to be embroidered rather than the metal anchors of the CPO badges, so I suspect they will be the red embroidered badges.
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Old 23-09-16, 03:03 PM
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Agree with Alex.
They would be wearing the red Class III uniform cap badge.

If they were a CPO then they would have worn the gold class I uniform cap badge which was given to PO's in 1920 when CPO's moved to the laurel wreath cap badge.

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Thanks Chaps....much appreciated.. learn something new every day on this forum
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Interestingly in post 4 the first photo appears to have been taken at the Clement-Talbot works. They were forerunners to Sunbeam Talbot and made armoured cars in WW1.
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Old 23-10-16, 02:22 PM
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Default RNASArmoured Car photos

Here is another photo taken outside the Clement -Talbot Motor Works ----
Number 17 Armoured Car Unit picking up armoured cars - note the 3 Pounder gun mounted on top of the cars.









Petty Officer rank badge can be viewed on this rating's left sleeve.


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