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L/Cpl Pearce Royal Inns Fusiliers


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David

Superb picture, I am sure the RIF Museum in Enniskillen would really like to see this one. Do you have any idea where he was from. He appears to be some age in the picture, is there more to this than first meets the eye?

Tommy.

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Tommy

sorry

I was being lazy (edited the header)

He's a skin...and you're absolutely correct..there is more

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Now - what's his service?

David

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3 years service for a Good conduct stripe, L/Cpl Pearse has 12(I think) x 3= 36 years service assuming he joined man service at 18/17 =53/4 years old, enlisted man can serve up to 55years old on long service, Commissioned to 60.

There was a Black Watch man who I believe served till he was 55 years old may be 60. in an Officer training school in Wiltshire, in the 1970s, but I am sure there are other soldiers who have served on till they were age 60.

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I have had a look at the grumpmeister's posts on good conduct stripes.

The first four were awarded after 2/ 5/ 12 and 18 years with an accelerated scheme of two years thereafter.

So, if there are 12 stripes then that should make at least 34 years (goody two shoes :) )

regards

Mel

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