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2nd Lt Black RFC MC TUNIC

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arantxa

Any one know anything about this chap

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pierssc

Well have a look at this, under A-B (it is not necessarily comprehensive, but pretty good).

 

http://airhistory.org.uk/rfc/people_index.html

 

You're the uniform collector - what are the collar badges? 

 

Interesting that he's apparently got an MC and the 1914 star (?) but no BWM or victory medal.  Presumably the 1914 Star which was instituted April 1917 so it could presumably appear without the other two?   He must have won the MC (as an officer) either on the ground or in the air before June 1918 when the DFC came in.  Yet he was still only a 2nd Lt in 1917/18 - presumably he was in the ranks in 1914 and only commissioned in 1917.  So MC (if genuine) probably awarded for something done in the air.  I'd have a go at spotting him if I knew my regimental badges!

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arantxa

Hello

hes only got the general service badges what that means is he was in  an officers reserve pool and then sent to a regt or rfc so i cant fined anything about him 

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clk

Hi,

 

If you've got a bit of time to spare you could download this free download. I might have missed it, but I didn't see a card for a Black in the RFC. Cross referencing the card names to RFC officer service files might produce a contender.

 

Regards

Chris

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arantxa

THANKS 

 

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daggers

Could the collar badges be Manchester Regt?

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Andrew Upton
14 hours ago, arantxa said:

Hello

hes only got the general service badges what that means is he was in  an officers reserve pool and then sent to a regt or rfc so i cant fined anything about him 

 

5 hours ago, daggers said:

Could the collar badges be Manchester Regt?

 

No. As Arantxa says they are the GS collars:

 

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear pierssc,

The attached picture taken of Russell's Infantry, IA, at Peshawar, 1919, shows various styles of ribbons worn at that sitting: 14 Star ribbons, a single MC ribbon, a 14 Star and BWM (!) ribbon pair, and the C.O, seems to have the BWM and Victory pair...

Kindest regards,

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