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Old 21-05-24, 08:25 AM
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Default Military Prison Staff Corps, Birmingham Special Special Constables or something eles.

Hello - I have this card which states on the back (not in period hand) that this man is part of the Military Prison Staff Corps, however, I don't believe that even existed during WW1 which looks to be the era of the card (having been renamed in 1906) and didn't have this badge. I don't know a great deal about police badges but this seemed to look a bit more like a Birmingham Special Constable badge to me.

Can folks on this thread help confirm? If so does anyone know what the armband signifies?

Thanks so much!
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Old 21-05-24, 08:32 AM
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SC Special Constable perhaps !
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Old 21-05-24, 08:39 AM
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From the crowned "SC" on the collar.
The armband, memory fails - I think it indicates that he's on duty.
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Old 21-05-24, 09:22 AM
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Hello - I have this card which states on the back (not in period hand) that this man is part of the Military Prison Staff Corps, however, I don't believe that even existed during WW1 which looks to be the era of the card (having been renamed in 1906) and didn't have this badge. I don't know a great deal about police badges but this seemed to look a bit more like a Birmingham Special Constable badge to me.

Can folks on this thread help confirm? If so does anyone know what the armband signifies?

Thanks so much!
Birmingham Special Constabulary.
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Old 21-05-24, 09:52 AM
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Thanks so much for the information - In which case I will formally relegate this postcard to my little pile of non-military cards
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Old 22-05-24, 03:46 PM
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Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales by Wilkinson & Cowdell show this to be Birmingham City. They have a great photo similar to yours. They describe the arm band as being a "plain duty armband". WW1 era.
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Old 24-05-24, 09:21 AM
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Thanks for the additional details David
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Old 24-05-24, 09:24 AM
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Thanks for the additional details David!
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