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Old 22-10-09, 05:57 PM
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Hi good evening just thought this was an interesting picture showing two trade badges worn at the same time , regards ,Nemo
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Old 22-10-09, 06:24 PM
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Possibly a means of indicating he is a vehicle mechanic.
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Interesting and strange at the same time. The trade badges appear to metal as well as the shoulder titles. Cloth were the norm. Also, I believe both those badges were to be worn on the lower left sleeve? Shame the cap badge cant be made out.

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Old 28-11-09, 09:22 AM
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I want to know how he kept his hat on, at such a jaunty angle?
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Old 28-11-09, 10:10 AM
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I want to know how he kept his hat on, at such a jaunty angle?
Artistic licence...
I think that the only reason its staying on this head is because its resting on
his ear. Once he stood up....
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Old 28-11-09, 11:27 AM
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The shoulder title looks like it could be RAC..... or ASC....
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Possibly RAF, as that’s an RAF Apprentice 4-prop propeller badge on his arm beneath the artisan badge.
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Possibly RAF, as that’s an RAF Apprentice 4-prop propeller badge on his arm beneath the artisan badge.
I thought it looked like a driver badge below the artificer one.
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Old 30-11-22, 11:57 PM
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I’m not sure, it looks a lot like the RAF Apprentice badge introduced after WW1 and continuing in use until we’ll after WW2.
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He looks to be an adult so would he be wearing a Apprentice badge??
The Driver badge is very similar so I would say a Drivers badge.
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He looks to be an adult so would he be wearing a Apprentice badge??
The Driver badge is very similar so I would say a Drivers badge.
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Reflecting on it overnight I think that you and Mike are probably right. I know the drivers badge that you mean but until now had always seen it in cloth. Driver/Mechanic would seem the most likely combination given the two badges concerned and I agree it would’ve been an idiosyncratic aberration for an ex apprentice to still be wearing his propellers badge. As mentioned the wheel was more correctly worn on the left lower arm, but errors were of course common in war.
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Perhaps a Cavalry Regiment chap, converted to armour, the Cavalry liked their metal badges.

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Driver steering wheel badges for comparison.

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Obviously the jaunty angle was the 'in thing'. Pic attached of my dad in North Africa WW2. 2nd Battalion The Buffs.
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Old 01-12-22, 05:57 PM
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Obviously the jaunty angle was the 'in thing'. Pic attached of my dad in North Africa WW2. 2nd Battalion The Buffs.
Super ceded by how close to my left ear can i get my capbadge on the beret ?
Or even how squashed can i get away with my No1 hat. Popular amongst LI Officers ,banned in the Rifles.
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