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Old 18-01-21, 01:41 AM
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Greetings.

I should know the answer, but please can it be confirmed that the arms in the middle belong to an RSM.

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Old 18-01-21, 05:53 AM
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Brian, I would say yes as he is wearing a Sam Browne belt and I would think that a WO1 would not be on the side but right in the middle.
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Brian, I would say yes as he is wearing a Sam Browne belt and I would think that a WO1 would not be on the side but right in the middle.
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Many thanks to you both.

That is what I thought and thanks for the clarification.

Reason for asking is it confirms something I had suspected, but not actually seen evidence of: RSMs wore Officer quality cap badges.

RSM with OSD - Copy (2).jpg

Hopefully I won't upset anybody, but I cropped this from one of the pictures contained in The Lost Tommies series of photographs, (mentioned in this thread, and this) which I spent a a good 2 hours last night looking at.

If anybody hasn't yet looked, I thoroughly recommend the time spent doing so.

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Thatís quite irrefutable, isnít it. A practice that still endures today.

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Certainly the RSM and a tough looking guy. An interesting trio of medals, which I presume are pre war? It is difficult to tell without colour.
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Certainly the RSM and a tough looking guy. An interesting trio of medals, which I presume are pre war? It is difficult to tell without colour.
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Many thanks to you both.

That is what I thought and thanks for the clarification.

Reason for asking is it confirms something I had suspected, but not actually seen evidence of: RSMs wore Officer quality cap badges.

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Hopefully I won't upset anybody, but I cropped this from one of the pictures contained in The Lost Tommies series of photographs, (mentioned in this thread, and this) which I spent a a good 2 hours last night looking at.

If anybody hasn't yet looked, I thoroughly recommend the time spent doing so.

Regards

Brian
Ta for the memory jog - I've finally bought a copy of the book (only 5 years late).
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