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Hi everyone,

Please could somebody help me to identify this cap badge? I would be very grateful. I don't have any information about the photo. Does anyone recognise the building? Many thanks

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Michelle Young

The bottom photo shows a man badged to the Royal Artillery. He wears Sgts stripes and a badge with crossed swords, I'm away from my books at th moment and can't recall what that is!

Michelle

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Thank you very much! I hadn't noticed the badge. 

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Michelle Young

I think it's PT instructor

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Oh yes, that makes sense. 

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The Inspector

Hi All,

PT Instructor

Royal Army Physical Training Corps Staff RAPTC Cap Badge

Regards Barry

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Great photo, thanks so much

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FROGSMILE

This is the badge and above three stripes it indicated Assistant Physical Training Instructor (APTI), which indicated a qualified instructor badged to a regiment outside the Army Gymnastic Staff (AGS).  He was known to the troops phonetically as an ‘Ack Eye’ - A.I. - Assistant Instructor.

The badge shown by Barry is a headdress badge for the AGS.

 

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Thank you, I've heard that term but didn't know it meant that. Very interesting. Kind of you to comment. 

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1 hour ago, Dr ELG said:

Thank you, I've heard that term but didn't know it meant that. Very interesting. Kind of you to comment. 

I’m glad to help.  I’ve seen the building in the background before.  It’s a barracks headquarters and at the top apex of the roof you can just see a large Victorian coat of arms cut from stone.

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Thank you. I wondered what that was. If you remember where it is please let me know. Thanks again 

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39 minutes ago, Dr ELG said:

Thank you. I wondered what that was. If you remember where it is please let me know. Thanks again 

I think it might be one of the many old barracks then located in Woolwich Garrison, there were several, including Shrapnel Barracks, Red Barracks, plus one or two more, in addition to the main Artillery Barracks that is the sole survivor.

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I'll look into that info. Thanks again, very helpful. 

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