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Royal Artillery Lanyard


keithmroberts

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I have been sent this photo of a man identified on a recently discovered memorial. On the right is Terence Patrick MacCullagh, Gunner 167569 RGA with two comrades. There is a manuscript note on the back claiming that he served in the cavalry, which is clearly misinformed.  The other chap standing looks to have the same artillery cap badge, but I have read that the lanyard should be on the right shoulder.

I'm no sort of uniform specialist, so how reliable is that information please? I don't think there is any chance of a better image.

 

Keith

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Can you attach the photo please  Keith? 

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Whoops, I really must wake up, thanks Michelle.

Terence & friends 1.jpg

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I think , although I stand to be corrected, that the lanyard moved to the right shoulder post war. 

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That would sort it.

Thanks Michelle

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@FROGSMILEknows more than me 

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44 minutes ago, Michelle Young said:

I think , although I stand to be corrected, that the lanyard moved to the right shoulder post war. 

Yes you’re quite right Michelle, several dates have been mentioned, but the history of R.A. dress by Campbell says 1920.  It was left shoulder during the war and right shoulder after 1920. 

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Thank you for the confirmation, I can now tell the owner that the note on the rear was just simply wrong.

 

Keith

 

 

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