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Old 01-02-18, 12:05 AM
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Default Royal Navy WW2 Gunnery badge

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I was wondering if anyone here could help identify the gunnery badge on my late fathers right sleeve (star above crossed guns no letters) and the stripe on the left sleeve in the attached picture

Picture taken in 1943

Any help gratefully received, thanks
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Old 01-02-18, 06:49 AM
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It's Gunlayer 2nd class

http://www.patriotfiles.com/archive/...lLife-Im13.JPG
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Old 01-02-18, 12:25 PM
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on other arm is a Leading rate bade (anchor) and a 4 year Good Conduct stripe
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Old 01-02-18, 02:42 PM
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Interesting. I didn't think cap tallies in WW2 had the name of the ship on them, only 'HMS'. Also, shouldn't it be tied at the back?

I'm not a Navy collector, so I stand to be educated on this one.
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Old 01-02-18, 02:49 PM
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Interesting. I didn't think cap tallies in WW2 had the name of the ship on them, only 'HMS'. Also, shouldn't it be tied at the back?

I'm not a Navy collector, so I stand to be educated on this one.

David
Hi David,

The issue of tallies during WW2 is a complex subject. Please see the link below.

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...7&postcount=14
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Old 02-02-18, 02:26 PM
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Gentlemen
Would these be considered gun layer 2nd class WW2 era?
Kind regards Chay
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Old 02-02-18, 03:45 PM
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Would these be considered gun layer 2nd class WW2 era?
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Worn from 1939 to 1948 by Layer Ratings 2nd Class and 1948 to 1956 by Layer Ratings 3rd Class.
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Old 02-02-18, 03:51 PM
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Thank you!
I do have quite a collection of Royal Navy trade badges! I particularly like submarine detector badges!
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Thanks Nozzer!

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