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Old 15-02-22, 03:11 PM
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Default Two Strange Photos to Ponder

Can anyone shed any light on these two?

The first could be a cadet but the cap badge looks to be a General Service one with a similar badge on his dark coloured chevrons surmounted by what looks like a Cert A or similar star.

The second one has medal ribbons and service stripes with the letters CL on cap and collar. The white gloves suggest a formal job and he has an unidentified brooch badge on his jacket. My best guess was Canadian Legion.

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Old 15-02-22, 04:01 PM
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The only occasion that I know that the GS badge was worn by cadets was in the 1950s when several units without formal affiliation used the badge.

His photo is pre war so an oddity. The use of the GS badge on the dark stripes is very odd indeed as is the Cert A badge.
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Old 15-02-22, 04:09 PM
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And the cap looks like 1930s (could be wrong) but the belt is Edwardian so a real mixture. He wears the uniform well so it's not fancy dress!

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Old 15-02-22, 05:28 PM
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The cap does look 1930s as well as the general style of trousers and puttees. The chevrons and badge with that belt; very strange indeed.
I can't comment on the second photo as he does look Canadian.

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PS, I believe that is a 1922 pattern SD jacket he is wearing as they were tailored a little different for a better fit like this.
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Old 15-02-22, 05:42 PM
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The gent in the second photo is wearing the WW1 British War Medal and Victory Medal ribbons and what I believe to be the Silver War Badge on his right.
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Old 15-02-22, 10:12 PM
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The badge on the stripes looks cloth to me.

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Old 15-02-22, 11:53 PM
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In the first photo it is assumed he is wearing the "Royal Arms" cap badge but, as I understand it, that badge was not used after WW1. It was re- introduced in a smaller version in WW2 on the formation of the General Service Corps so it does not fit in regard to an inter-war photograph. The only other cap badge that it is likely to be, to my eyes, is the Lanarkshire Yeomanry, allowing for reflections, distortions and a title scroll hidden behind the chin strap.
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Not Lanarkshire Yeo IMO.

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Old 16-02-22, 02:39 AM
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I blew the photo up with detail on my computer and it is definitely the Royal Arms. I just cannot make out the badge on the stripes with certainty, but it also looks to be the Royal Arms.

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Old 16-02-22, 05:21 AM
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Enlarging the first photo, there appears to be a shoulder title. Maybe a high res scan of the picture and zoom in on the ST may reveal more
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Not Lanarkshire Yeo IMO.

Not Lanarkshire Yeo, I was thinking a fat bird (steady, steady) facing right, possibly with scroll below - rather like an RSG badge but facing the wrong way?
(The uniform doesn't fit for a mounted man).
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Old 16-02-22, 07:25 AM
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I wondered about senior division OTC but the s/t is too small and again I can't find a cap badge match. As far as I know the King's Crown Coat of Arms cap badge was worn by:

Royal Garrison Regiment 1901-08
Volunteer Battalions (former VTC) 1916-18
Labour Corps 1917-18
General Service Corps WW2
Unaffiliated cadet units 1950s.

Clearly he is none of these.
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Old 16-02-22, 07:49 AM
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Queen's College Guernsey cap badge?
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Old 16-02-22, 07:53 AM
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That was actually post WW2 CCF. K&K got it wrong. They wore the bugle with scroll upto 1940 when they had a few years in suspended animation for obvious reasons!
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Er, Oundle School? I don't think that quite fits.

No photographer's details?
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