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Identifying a badge and uniform


davidwpease
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I am interested in trying to identify the badge on my Aunt's hat. I have looked at photographs and posters on line and believe that the uniform is Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. But the badge connected with the Corps is circular, but the badge on the photograph shows 6 points and possibly a crown on the top.

I have attached a copy of the photograph and a close up of the badge, which I appreciate is not clear, but I am hoping someone who knows about cap badges may be able to suggest an identification.

As it is being worn by a woman I assumed that it does reduce the number of possible matches.

The photograph was taken at the studio of Sydney, Photographer, 94 Oxford Road, Manchester and has a written dedication dated 1918. As she was born in 1901 I have no reason to doubt when the photograph was taken. Additionally the family only moved to Manchester in the early years of WWI.

Thank you for your interest.

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Hi David,

This looks very much like the Army Service Corps badge, although I am not quite certain why or how this fits in with the wearer.

Robert

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The civilian Womens Forage Corps, formed by the Government in 1915, came under the control of the Army Service Corps.

Could she be a member of the Women’s Forage Corps wearing (incorrectly) an ASC badge?

Dave

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Thank you to both of the above who replies to my question, I have searched on line and found several variations of the Army Service Corp and a comparison between the photograph and the badge would support you have identified the badge.

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She was probably Women's Legion. Those drivers who served with the ASC were given the privilege of using the ASC hat badge and buttons. A similar privilege applied to WL drivers working with the RFC.

Norman

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