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Old 21-09-19, 01:17 AM
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Default WW1 Cap Ribbons

For your viewing and to add to the collective knowledge base.
Cap ribbon with the name of H.M.S. Rinaldo (1900-1921)
This ribbon is on a white duck cap and is black silk with yellow thread name letters. I believe that both the cap and ribbon are private purchase type items.

Second,
Cap ribbons to H.M.S. Minerva (1895-1920).
Black silk with the name lettering in gold wire.

Both these items came with a number of other uniform items from a named estate.
If anyone is interested in images of the uniforms please PM me.
Barry
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Old 21-09-19, 11:08 AM
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Default WW1 Cap Ribbons

Lovely items! Thanks very much for showing them.

Gold wire tallies weren't the only ones used during WW1. On 21st February 1918 AWO 662/18 introduced yellow silk lettering on cap tallies as a wartime economy to conserve stocks of gold wire used in the lettering of tallies.

The use of yellow silk lettering was quite short-lived as AWO 2665/19 of 6th August 1919 reintroduced gold wire lettering, with the stipulation that silk lettered tallies should continue to be used until worn out and service stocks used-up.

So it's quite possible that what you have is actually one of the shortlived wartime economy tallies.

I'd certainly be interested in seeing some images of the uniforms! Do I still need to PM you to say that now that I've just told you?

Pete
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Old 22-09-19, 10:06 PM
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Hi Pete,
PM sent
photo of the blue serge jumper. This example is the number 2 and made without cuffs but has been used as number 1 dress with the addition of a gold wire stokers badge and two sea service chevrons.
The white duck jumper has a blue stokers badge.
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