Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

Identity of regiment and approx date of these 2 images


Kelvin Huff

Recommended Posts

Top one is the Norfolk Regiment, but from what I've read on the forum over the years, the presence of the badges on the the collar for other ranks indicates post Great War.

 

(But I'll leave it to experts to give you chapter and verse on that:)

 

@FROGSMILE may be able to help you with the second picture, (and I promise that is the last time I will tag him in 2020!)

 

Cheers,

Peter

Link to post
Share on other sites

The first one is Royal Norfolk Regiment - no idea about the second though!

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, SHJ said:

The first one is Royal Norfolk Regiment - no idea about the second though!

 

Can't make out the "Royal", but if it is "Royal" instead of "The" then dates it to 1935 or later.

 

Cheers,

Peter

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, PRC said:

 

Can't make out the "Royal", but if it is "Royal" instead of "The" then dates it to 1935 or later.

 

Cheers,

Peter

Many thanks Peter

Best wishes

Kelvin

7 minutes ago, SHJ said:

The first one is Royal Norfolk Regiment - no idea about the second though!

Many thanks SHJ!

Best wishes

Kelvin

Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m going to stick my neck out here.

 

The second photo has the look of a civilian bandsman to me? By which I mean a member of a local brass band or similar without military connections.

 

I’m now waiting to be proved wrong....... again :mellow:

 

58 DM.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, 58 Div Mule said:

I’m going to stick my neck out here.

 

The second photo has the look of a civilian bandsman to me? By which I mean a member of a local brass band or similar without military connections.

 

I’m now waiting to be proved wrong....... again :mellow:

 

58 DM.

That's interesting, no reason why it shouldn't be. Sorry I have no provenance

Thank you

Kelvin 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The first photo dates to the 1920s probably around 1924-25, after collar badges started to be worn and the new variant of cap.  By the time the regiment was made Royal in adopted a simpler cap badge focusing on just the figure of Britannia without the surrounding Laurel wreath.

 

The second photo definitely isn’t military, as mentioned.  It has the look of a theatrical presentation to my eyes (perhaps he could sing opera, or similar), as most bands wore cap insignia, and usually a musical instrument would be included in the frame.

8B833AA7-5A0A-4261-B6DF-410C3095E322.jpeg

Edited by FROGSMILE
Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, FROGSMILE said:

The first photo dates to the 1920s probably around 1924-25 after collar badges started to be worn.  By the time the regiment was made Royal in adopted a simpler cap badge focusing on just the figure of Britannia without the surrounding Laurel wreath.

 

The second photo definitely isn’t military.  As mentioned, it has the look of a theatrical presentation to my eyes (perhaps he could sing opera or similar), as most bands wore cap insignia and usually a musical instrument would be included in the frame.

8B833AA7-5A0A-4261-B6DF-410C3095E322.jpeg

That is very helpful

Thanks so much

Kelvin

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Kelvin Huff said:

That is very helpful

Thanks so much

Kelvin

Glad to help Kelvin.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...