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Old 10-10-17, 11:57 AM
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Default M N shoulder title.

My first thought was that this M N brass shoulder title was worn by personnel of the Merchant Navy. My second thought was that the Merchant Navy didn't wear shoulder titles. So any other thoughts on who wore this title would be appreciated.
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Old 10-10-17, 02:02 PM
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I thought that too, so would also like to know if different .
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Old 10-10-17, 07:14 PM
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I know nothing about the Merchant Navy, but that's how these are described all over the world wide web! I also found an ebay auction from 2015 where an embroidered set was sold, I did not see any red flags.
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Luc,

many thanks. I really was unaware that the Merchant Navy wore shoulder titles.

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Never heard of the Merchant Navy wearing titles, nor seen it in old photos. I think that's just a convenient answer which I believe is wrong.
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Alex,

thank you for confirming my doubts,

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My first thought was that this M N brass shoulder title was worn by personnel of the Merchant Navy. My second thought was that the Merchant Navy didn't wear shoulder titles. So any other thoughts on who wore this title would be appreciated.
This is an old post I know, but I came accross it and thought I'd give a definative answer!

These brass shoulder titles were worn by trainee ratings undertaking training at the National Sea Training School Gravesend and were worn on navy blue battledress tunics and later (in the 1980's) on a blue NATO sweater. Woven shoulder titles red on navy blue, gold on navy blue and light blue on navy blue were also worn.

hope this is of interest?

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This is an old post I know, but I came accross it and thought I'd give a definative answer!

These brass shoulder titles were worn by trainee ratings undertaking training at the National Sea Training School Gravesend and were worn on navy blue battledress tunics and later (in the 1980's) on a blue NATO sweater. Woven shoulder titles red on navy blue, gold on navy blue and light blue on navy blue were also worn.

hope this is of interest?

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That is very interesting, but what do the letters mean.

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M N = Merchant Navy, If you Google National Sea Training School you can find images of the titles been worn.

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M N = Merchant Navy, If you Google National Sea Training School you can find images of the titles been worn.

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Thank you, I do not need to change the annotation of mine from Merchant Navy.

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