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Cap badge / Regiment identification


GWF1967
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Hi,

I've unearthed a family photo but cannot identify the cap badge.

Could anyone offer any suggestions please.

Guy

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The dark mohair band around the cap with the black leather peak & chinstrap tells me RAF post 1919.

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I thought RFC for the badge too at first, but a comparison of the lettering of the two seems to favour the RAF - which would support ARABIS's identification of the cap of course (not that it needs supporting, by the sound of it).

Cheers, Pat

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If it's British here's a few guesses RFC, Royal Hampshire, Cheshire Regt, Tank Corps.

Definitely not Cheshire Reg't.

BillyH.

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Hi,

Many thanks to all for your detective work.

Now I know the uniform I think the subject is my grandfather - Sgt. Sidney Hunt - 508510 RAF.

BORN 1903 - so the photo would be approx 1921!

I know little of his early life, only my mothers recollections post 1936. He was stationed in Canada during WW11 (1943) though I know not why. Any tips on tracing RAF personnel would be welcome.

Regards,

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Guy

Your Grandfather enlisted in the RAF on 19th March, 1928 somewhat after the Great War.

His service records (2 pages) can be found on Findmypast here
http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fair79%2f3028%2f00021&parentid=gbm%2fair79%2f393637

It is pay to view, but you may be able to gain free access at your local library.

Hope this helps

Sepoy

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Guy

I've sent you a PM.

Dave

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He was a cadet in 1919. Thanks to HERITAGE PLUS for the records. ?

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