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1821 Pattern Artillery Officer's Sword?

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mtaylor

I have a brass hilted 1821 pattern sword that I thought was an artillery officer's. It has an etched blade with the cypher of George V  BUT there are no artillery emblems. It has no maker's mark but the back edge has the serial 3333 and a faint 'British Make' mark. There is a brown leather scabbard. Did other corps use this pattern?  Any suggestions most welcome.

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Gunner Hall

I believe the Army Service Corps,  Army Ordnance Corps, Royal Engineers and the King's Own Poisoners use(d) the same pattern.

 

 

Edited by Gunner Hall
Corrected tense

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mtaylor

thank you

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Richard2
On ‎18‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 11:25, Gunner Hall said:

I believe the Army Service Corps,  Army Ordnance Corps, Royal Engineers and the King's Own Poisoners use(d) the same pattern.

 

 

I tried to look up "King's Own Poisoners" on google but could not find anything.  Who were (or are) they?

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Gunner Hall

Sorry,  It's a nickname we had for the Catering Corps.   The very poor joke was that they caused us more harm than the enemy did. 

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Richard2

Thanks for the reply, Gunner Hall.  It makes sense now.  My first thought was that it may have been a chemical warfare unit, but I thought that surely they would have been given a nicer sounding name.

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aussiesoldier

We often referred to Catering Corps as the Fitters and Turners. Fit food into a pot and turn it into sh-t.

 

I would imagine this is far from original but what do you expect from damned colonials.

 

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Gunner Hall

Original or not,  When i read your nick-name for our cooking brothers, I inhaled the contents of my tea mug. 

 

I'm a bit late - But best wishes and much respect to all Anzacs.  then and now.  

 

 

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