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Old 24-01-21, 06:14 PM
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Forgive me if I'm treading into forbidden territory here, but am I right to assume that people in this forum are likely also pretty good at identifying uniforms?

I've got the attached photo of Combined Operations Pilotage Party 7 (COPP 7) taken on Hayling Island and would like to try and put some names to the faces, if I can.

First step to that is I think identifying service / ranks etc if possible. And that's way, way, way out of my comfort zone.

Is it okay to ask what people here think?

As well as navy ratings, COPP teams would include Royal Engineers and possibly SBS/Marines.

With thanks in advance for any help people can give.

(Chap bottom right is as you can tell from the label identified - his background was as a seaman with landing craft units.)
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Old 24-01-21, 07:05 PM
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Seems to have an HMS tally, second from last, back row.
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Old 24-01-21, 10:23 PM
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The two men in the front row on the right have shoulder titles which I would say are Royal Navy Commando.

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Old 25-01-21, 03:53 PM
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I wonder if all three of the guys in the front row to the right have Commando shoulder titles and the Combined Ops tombstone -- the right arm (left as we look) of the guy second from left also seems to have them, although quite an oblique view?

And the guy second right in the back row also?

Guy at the back right is a corporal, yes? Presumably there's not enough detail to tell his regimental badge, nor the guy on the back left?
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