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Old 10-08-18, 09:11 AM
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Default HMAS SYDNEY tally band

I wonder if any viewer can identify the time period this cap tally may have been manufactured by its style of weave or material.

The family to whom this belongs had a member who went down with HMAS SYDNEY (2) in 1941. They wish to know if this might have been original to the man himself, or whether it is a later acquisition by his immediate family.

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Old 11-08-18, 02:01 AM
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Hi Keith

Sorry I cant help not that good at things nautical.

Maybe send a scan to the museum at HMAS Cerberus they may be able to help out. Sorry I don't have an email address, but Marty Grogin is your man.

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Hi Keith, again

Ive pulled a few strings and now have an email address for Marti Grogan coming next week. I know a CPO who is an instructor at Cerberus and she will get me his email next week. I will let you know. But maybe a couple of better photos may help to.

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Here is a photo of the one at the AWM so compare the style and lettering .

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Here is a photo of the one at the AWM so compare the style and lettering .

Cheers Rob
Is there a full stop after SYDNEY? There looks to be, but I can't be sure and it could be a mark. Did The Royal Australian Navy follow the same format as the RN at this time, i.e. a full stop after the ships name?
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Is there a full stop after SYDNEY? There looks to be, but I can't be sure and it could be a mark. Did The Royal Australian Navy follow the same format as the RN at this time, i.e. a full stop after the ships name?
Just a mark no full stop
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Just a mark no full stop
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Hello gentlemen, thanks for the responses and the assistance.

I will drag out my RA ARTILLERY cap tally from the 1930s and see if there are any similarities in construction.

Just a mark I think Nozzer on the AWM picture.

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Is there a full stop after SYDNEY? There looks to be, but I can't be sure and it could be a mark. Did The Royal Australian Navy follow the same format as the RN at this time, i.e. a full stop after the ships name?
G'day Nozzer

Im currently at the Upwey/Belgrave RSL, Running Rabbits Military Museum and am looking at a large frame with a collection of about 160 different RAN Tally Bands. Whilst there are dots after the HMAS letters there is no dot or mark after the ship's name. There is also a smaller frame of HMS tally bands and these also have dots after the HMS letters but no dot or mark after the ships name.

I hope that this helps.

Regards Phil.

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Hi Keith

Ive now got an email address for Marti Grogan its

martin.grogan1@defence.gov.au

Hope that this helps.

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Thanks Phil,
Fast work.
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Hi Keith

Pleased to help, you have done a few for me, so its good to be able to get one back.

Cheers phil.
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G'day Nozzer

Im currently at the Upwey/Belgrave RSL, Running Rabbits Military Museum and am looking at a large frame with a collection of about 160 different RAN Tally Bands. Whilst there are dots after the HMAS letters there is no dot or mark after the ship's name. There is also a smaller frame of HMS tally bands and these also have dots after the HMS letters but no dot or mark after the ships name.

I hope that this helps.

Regards Phil.
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