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Naval uniform ID please


wilkokcl
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I would be very grateful for any help identifying this photograph. It was with old family photos dating from 1914-18 but I do not think it is a relative.

I think I can make out the letters "RNV" (RNVR?) on his cap but could be wrong: is it naval? what is the uniform? Is it 1914-18 vintage? What's the ribbon by his pocket?

Many thanks,

Mark

(I may of course be miles off here, as the jacket appears to be plain and perhaps civilian rather than military?)

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Hi Mark,

Certainly Royal Naval officer, not sure I can see the RNVR on his hat, as to what is on the pocket it looks like a leather strap over the button for securing a watch or more likely a whistle.

Rob

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Hi Mark,

Got it RNV Royal Naval Volunteer. Looks a good battered hat.

Rob

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Mark

I believe RNV officers of the RND wore this badge prior to the bronze version.

Dave

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