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Old 02-05-23, 06:12 PM
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Default RNVR(SA) Postcard

I have today purchased the postcard shown below. It is apparently of personnel of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (South African Division). The seller also told me that it dated from 1915. I have examined the tallies through a magnifying glass and they appear to read 'RNVR SOUTH AFRICA'. I gather that this was the tally worn by RNVR (SA) members that were on active duty in South Africa during WW1.

I have tried to find pictures of RNVR(SA) ratings from this period for comparison but have had no success. The postcard is unused so there are no addresses or stamps or any form of message to help identify it's origin or date. The only things on the back are 'POST CARD', 'This Space for Communication', and 'The address to be written here' - all in English.

I'm hoping that someone can confirm that these men are RNVR(SA) and the date. Any other information you could give would be much appreciated.

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'It is upon the Navy, under the good providence of God, that the Wealth, Prosperity and Peace of these islands and of the Empire do mainly depend' - Preamble to the Articles of War in the reign of Charles II

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