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This is James Smallbones who served in India and the SA war with the Bedfordshire Regiment. He served as a Sgt in the 7th Bedfords in 1914/15. I am trying to put together a full biography of his military career and although this picture is pre war the information is for my research into the 7th Bedford's in the Great War.

Can anyone identify the cap badge? His records survive but show only Bedfordshire Regiment service with a secondment to the Imperial Light Infantry in SA.

 

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Raster Scanning

Before anyone suggests RA I am sure it is not :-)

 

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Steven Broomfield

And I'm convinced it is.

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Rob B

And i'm sure it is - Artillery -  that is!

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Raster Scanning

Haha OK then, that is interesting, thanks.

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Michelle Young

Also a vote for Artillery

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4thGordons

The badge shown in the detail pic/closeup  posted under the main pic absolutely doesn't look at all like Artillery to me.

The scroll under it looks distinctive but I can tell what it might be.

Chris

 

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OK not a NORMAL artillery badge but how does " Royal Artillery Territorial Forces" badge look? (shorter barrel on cannon, more scrollwork underneath)

All I have to go on is the picture in Gaylor (3rd Ed) plate 40 a.

 

HERE (scrollwork still looks wrong to me)

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Dragoon

It is 100% a Royal Artillery cap badge.

The Territorial badge was the same size and shape of the standard gun badge but with a Laurel leaves in the top scroll instead of UBIQUE.

Hope this helps

 

Chris

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Dragoon

royal-artillery-territorial-cap-badge.jpg

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Andrew Upton

Another 100% agreement on the RA badge identification:

 

RFA_cap_badge_comparison_for_GWF.png

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4thGordons

I am not convinced that the scrolls across the bottom are a good match but confess to being more amenable to the idea now than when I first posted. Looking at Andrew's side by side (I also did this) they don't seem to correspond particularly well bur perhaps it is a combination of shadow and them partly slipping behind the chin strap.

Chris

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FROGSMILE

Definitely RA to my eyes.

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Dragoon

The scrolls are probably bent round to the curve of the cap, making them look different. But I guarantee you its 100% RA.

 

Chris

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squirrel
2 hours ago, Dragoon said:

The scrolls are probably bent round to the curve of the cap, making them look different. But I guarantee you its 100% RA.

 

Chris

Would look more odd if not bent to the shape of the cap. RA for sure.

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