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Old 20-03-21, 03:23 PM
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Good afternoon,

I have found this picture of RAF cadets. On the back, a name Prescott, but I can't read the forename

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Looks like Jim (James) to me

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Old 20-03-21, 03:39 PM
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Could it be 'Lew'?

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Jean or Sean . . .
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Lawrence, law
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Len?
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Definitely 'Jim'. The dot above the 'i' is clearly visible.
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Not Lew/Law/Len , the first letter is completely different to the 'L's' used in Lots/Love.


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Old 21-03-21, 09:28 AM
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Jim seems to be right.
One officer on the front wears this badge on the collar. Education officer ?
Is it possible to date the photo ?

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Old 21-03-21, 05:24 PM
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From memory Education Officer collar badges were worn from 1940 to 1948. Are you able to provided a clearer / higher resolution image of the Senior Officer and the one wearing the collar badges?
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Good evening,

here is a zoom of the 2 front officers

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Old 25-03-21, 07:05 PM
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Default Collar Badge -Education Officers

A bit more info on above badges. Authorised for wear by officers of the Volunteer Reserve who are employed as Education Officers (wef 22 Feb 1940) Discription: The badge, which is made of gilt metal, consisting of crossed flambeaux surmounted by an eagle with outspread wings (no mention of pair)

Abolition of badge wef 1 Jun 1948
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Old 27-03-21, 09:22 AM
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Hello Laurent,
I did hope that it was possible to make out the medal ribbons on the Officer as to give a clue to date but they are a bit indistinct.
Fantastic photo, you don’t see too many with these collar badges being worn.
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