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A request for what fellow members can read from this image - unfortunately magnifying it does not improve the resolution.

The shape/size of the badge looks like RA to me - any thoughts?

What could the sleeve insignia be?

And does the instrument tell us anything in ruling in/out a candidate unit?

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Russ

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And does the instrument tell us anything in ruling in/out a candidate unit?

He is carrying two instruments - a bugle (under is arm) with a cavalry trumpet slung on his back.

What could the sleeve insignia be?

Crossed trumpets - appointment as trumpeter

Dave

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Dave (& Grumpy)

Thanks for that.

Given that:

i) he is mounted with both a trumpet and bugle,

ii) he is wearing a crossed trumpets badge on the sleeve

iii) the shape/size of the cap badge is at least commensurate with an RA badge

then would all the above be consistent with this man actually being with a branch of the RA.

I have a suspicion that he was a Driver in the RGA TF, and I was hoping for confirmation that there is nothing inconsistent with that suspicion.

Finally, I had a look around for what the crossed trumpets badge looked like - is the image attached representative and is the orientation correct?

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Russ

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Finally, I had a look around for what the crossed trumpets badge looked like - is the image attached representative and is the orientation correct?

I have always understood it to be the other way up, eg:

http://www.uniformology.com/35_-_Musicians_Badges-s.jpg

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I have not traced a regulation but the majority were worn bells UP ............ and the ones with laurel sprig were certainly thus.

Inevitable, the occasional maverick soldier or indeed unit might favour bells down.

Never say never.

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