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Old 28-09-17, 03:33 AM
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Default Armband ID, please

Help required please, to ID this armband:



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Old 28-09-17, 04:47 AM
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S.B. Stretcher Bearer
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Old 28-09-17, 06:44 AM
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S.P.

Something Police, seen the letters before but cant remember what the S is?

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Old 28-09-17, 06:51 AM
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I thought Stretcher Bearer (I think I'd be pushing things too far to say RN Shore Patrol at Gallipoli).
Looks like a dog tag tied to his braces.
It's a pity that helmet flash isn't more visible.
I have photos somewhere of Garrison Police GP etc worn on the left lower arm, could this be Stores Police?

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Old 28-09-17, 07:42 AM
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Hi JT,

Could that be a Middlesex Regt Flash I see ? I've got a picture of the 1st Batt, a group picture looking very much the same as this chap, I'll see if I can dig it out, sorry cant help on the arm band

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Old 28-09-17, 08:01 AM
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Hard to say isn't it, looks like a square or rectangle, a vertical strip followed by a lighter coloured one.......
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Old 28-09-17, 10:41 AM
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Hi JT,

Could that be a Middlesex Regt Flash I see ? I've got a picture of the 1st Batt, a group picture looking very much the same as this chap, I'll see if I can dig it out, sorry cant help on the arm band

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Just looked at the album section and have seen all the other pics related to the pic you show, it's not Middlesex as I can see some other flashes, RA possibility ?

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Old 28-09-17, 10:51 AM
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Could it be something to do with "Sanitary" he's really got his sleeves rolled up lol
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Old 28-09-17, 12:31 PM
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Thanks blokes. I should have thought to include some other shots of the bigger picture (apologies):



I wasn't sure of the partially obscured letter on the band, so refrained from assuming Stretcher Bearer - plus that seemed a little incongruous with the scene as it's presented to us. Unless he knows something about the food being prepared that we don't!

Our armband-wearer is not a 'Spud Peeler' , as he's obviously left that particular pleasure to matey here:



Definitely a bit of grub on the way, though nobody seems to be in a particular hurry to eat. I reckon this is a local council pals battalion... one working, a dozen watching!





Wondering now if this was perhaps a specialist unit sent out into the field to begin trials on the newly conceived art of camouflage warfare...



... a bit of fine tuning still required here and there .

Thanks for your replies, gents. Always appreciated.

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Seargent or Station Provost???
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It is definitely Sanitary Police/Patrol, a Great War armlet Red on yellow.

It would be good to see the picture though!
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