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Old 29-06-20, 03:29 PM
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a recent pick which I shared on the great war forum, where much insightful information was supplied.

among the medals are a MC, two MM's and a number of mons bars whilst a surveyor's arm badge is uncommon as well as a gunnery prize arm badge was on show.

And two different sun helmet flashes
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The badge on the sleeve in the last but one picture is a Gunnery Prize.

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The badge on the sleeve in the last but one picture is a Gunnery Prize.

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indeed, my error in transcribing the information, that is why it is on the left arm not the right
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I am fairly sure the badge worn by the WO1 is not a surveyors badge (S in wreath).

I think its a trick of the camera.

I can only think he is the Bandmaster and that he has worn a separate Lyre under one of his large Kings Crowns.

Anyone any thoughts on that?

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I am fairly sure the badge worn by the WO1 is not a surveyors badge (S in wreath).

I think its a trick of the camera.

I can only think he is the Bandmaster and that he has worn a separate Lyre under one of his large Kings Crowns.

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it is the surveyors badge, S in wreath
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Jerry,

Yes, it is, cant argue with the close up.

I would also say it is the crowned version with the small crown just tucked in the fold.

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Jerry,

Yes, it is, cant argue with the close up.

I would also say it is the crowned version with the small crown just tucked in the fold.

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It could be, hard to be 100% but it seems to have a dark outline around a paler patch continuing above it.
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As a Pagri flash collector, I am curious about those FSH flashes. Can't make them out, but would assume the lozenge shaped one to be RHA and the square a different regiment? The regular field artillery had lozenge shaped flashes, but not elongated as the one in the photo.

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As a Pagri flash collector, I am curious about those FSH flashes. Can't make them out, but would assume the lozenge shaped one to be RHA and the square a different regiment? The regular field artillery had lozenge shaped flashes, but not elongated as the one in the photo.

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unfortunately the flashes do not scan to any higher detail, and only their shapes can be seen.
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The helmets are facing each other with flashes obviously on different sides.
If they are all from the same unit, could they be wearing a pair of flashes differing on each side of the helmet? Unlikely, but very unusual if so.

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The helmets are facing each other with flashes obviously on different sides.
If they are all from the same unit, could they be wearing a pair of flashes differing on each side of the helmet? Unlikely, but very unusual if so.

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that was my thought, two flashes for the same unit but possibly two different units
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I am fairly sure the badge worn by the WO1 is not a surveyors badge (S in wreath).

I think its a trick of the camera.

I can only think he is the Bandmaster and that he has worn a separate Lyre under one of his large Kings Crowns.

Anyone any thoughts on that?

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The WO I is wearing a WO I badge, that is all.
One WO II is wearing rank crown, and S wreath something above .... star or crown. RA Survey qualification. Very very unusual, never seen that combination in a photo.

Regarding bandmasters I believe that only centrally formed RA bands had that establishment ... this from memory.
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