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Old 01-01-20, 07:27 PM
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Default Mixture of Cavalrymen c.WW1

Hi all. I picked up this postcard today and thought it was interesting enough to share with you all given the mixture of cavalry badges on display. I think I can see:

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
10th Royal Hussars
Life Guards (?)
Royal Artillery at far right (?)

Can anyone identify anything else?

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Old 01-01-20, 07:33 PM
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Hi, lovely photo, can't help with badges but thanks for sharing, with all those swords, a sword drill course? All men of rank, mostly Sgt's. Regards Mark
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Great pic - a number are wearing Territorial Force Imperial Service badges on their right breast - pre-War (>1910) or early War. Two VF Efficiency Stars to sleeve of Sjt. right of the Major. 2DG Queen’s Bays cap badge. Cheers Dean
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Old 03-01-20, 07:51 PM
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Back row, second from left with the Imperial service tablet may be Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. Badge has that kind of shape in the closer up pic.
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Old 04-01-20, 04:33 PM
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Super image.


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Hi all. I picked up this postcard today and thought it was interesting enough to share with you all given the mixture of cavalry badges on display. I think I can see:

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
10th Royal Hussars
Life Guards (?)
Royal Artillery at far right (?)

Can anyone identify anything else?

Many thanks.
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Old 04-01-20, 07:12 PM
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Thanks for the comments this far guys. I agree it could well be a sword course photo. Also thanks for filling in some gaps with the badges.
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The swords in the picture appear to be the 1908 pattern Cavalry Sword. That could date the picture to 1908-1910 and the group could be of potential swordsmanship instructors being introduced to the new weapon.

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G'day Spitace

Thanks for posting this photograph. There is no doubt that the sword being carried by all the men in the front row is the 1908 Cavalry Sword, you can tell by the distinctive shape of the bowl of the hand guard, I know as I have one. Therefore I doubt that there would be an Artillery sergeant in what would otherwise be a Cavalry course.

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