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Old 08-10-18, 06:43 PM
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Good afternoon,

I'm trying to do some research on my great-grandfather's WWII service. Unfortunately, with only a name I am having some trouble. I was hoping someone on this form could help me identify his regiment based off of the collar dogs that he is wearing in this photograph.

Thank you very much for your help,
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Old 08-10-18, 07:23 PM
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They look like Prince of Wales' feathers but are not ones I recognise. Could be Pembroke yeomanry?

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Old 08-10-18, 07:41 PM
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Could be South Lancashire Regiment ?

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Old 08-10-18, 07:44 PM
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The Welsh Regiment?
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Old 08-10-18, 07:52 PM
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Could be Pembroke yeomanry?
The collar badge looks identical to the cap badge of the Pembroke Yeomanry shown in Regimental Badges (1951) by T.J. Edwards.

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Old 08-10-18, 08:44 PM
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The Welsh Regiment?
Gets my vote, probably white metal
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Old 08-10-18, 08:48 PM
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comparison pic, Welch Regiment collar
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Old 08-10-18, 08:49 PM
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That's the badge I'm thinking - pity I got the regiment wrong.......
What am I saying - it is the one I said.

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Old 09-10-18, 08:11 PM
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The photo might be pre war with him wearing Service Dress with collar badges.
When was Battle Dress introduced and collar badges discontinued?

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Old 10-10-18, 11:16 AM
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circa 1940 depending on the unit.
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Old 16-10-18, 03:21 AM
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Thank you all very much for your reply, I think you're right, which might seem odd for a man from Belfast but it was the Great War!
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