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Offline Calderlass

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Help to identify unform
« on: Monday 19 February 18 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately, I know nothing about the man in the photograph and would appreciate any help in identifying his uniform.

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Re: Help to identify unform
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 February 18 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Calderlass,

I have a very similar picture of my mother's older brother. He was in the RAF. I believe the band on the cap relates to his days as a cadet.(trainee??)
I have later photo's showing him wearing cap without the band but with insignia for Signals/Navigator Aircrew on his jacket.

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Malcolm.
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WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Help to identify unform
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 February 18 20:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello Malcolm

Thank you for the quick reply. Around what date do you think the photograph could have been taken?

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Re: Help to identify unform
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 February 18 21:21 GMT (UK) »
I could not give a definite answer to that. My uncle joined up about 1939 and served until the mid/late 1950s, he married in '64 and I'm fairly certain he had been a civilian for a good number of years by then.

I've found an AIR 78 record card with the word MILITIA at the top above his name and a number, but no date.
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WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Help to identify unform
« Reply #4 on: Monday 19 February 18 21:32 GMT (UK) »
Thank you again. Hopefully, the information you have given me will one day help to identify him.

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Re: Help to identify unform
« Reply #5 on: Monday 19 February 18 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Here's a photo of my uncle, note the different lapel size. Someone may be able to date them.
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WILSON; Lancs, Lanrks.
BERRY; Lancs.
BORASTON; Salop, Worcs,
TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Help to identify unform
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Here's a photo of my uncle, note the different lapel size. Someone may be able to date them.
Thank you for sharing your uncle’s picture.