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Old 04-11-15, 08:03 AM
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Maj Thomas was the manager of Foy & Gibsons, a department store (like Myer) that was located on the corner of Swanston St and Bourke St, now the Bourke St mall. His mess dress has ordnance badges. l doubt that he was in anything to do with engineers as he would struggle to use a screw driver ! His full name is Arthur John Thomas and known as John. I know that he was on the reserve officers list for many years.

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The Ordnance Corps , RAAOC, would have had an engineering branch which later became RAEME and an officer would not necessarily need engineering skills.
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The Ordnance Corps , RAAOC, would have had an engineering branch which later became RAEME and an officer would not necessarily need engineering skills.
The bloke I first found was the wrong one. We did manage to establish the correct fellow from later Army Lists, he was definitely AAOC.
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As promised this example is made by F J ELLIOTT AN D CO LTD FROM ATHERSTONE AND IS 1959 DATED its in quite nice condition cheers steve
Thanks for sharing this as you promised Steve, great to see one with such a late date.
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Some pics from Phil of his Dads and his neighbours slouch hats, much appreciated to see them.

Interestingly his Dads example is 44 dated with the wartime N121 makers marks but has a fabric trim and green grommets which is unusual to see for wartime examples though I have seen a few late war examples with the green grommets, but it is very unusual to see a 44 dated example with the cloth trim, that usually stops by 42 and does not reappear until some time post war. Some 42 dated examples are seen which have poppers and cloth trim, but these transitional types are not usually seen dated so late and with the green grommets which are late or post war from what I understand of them It just shows that the textbook does not always apply.

The other example is more typical text book of examples produced from late 41 until wars end with red/brown grommets, popper fitting and no cloth trim, though the pug might be post war as it looks to be of better quality than the "economy" versions worn with this type of slouch hat.
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