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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 29 May 18 11:22 BST (UK) »
thanks Max

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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 29 May 18 14:45 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon,

That's a good call Max but could it be as late as the 30s. He certainly looks about the right age to be a cadet but did they wear khaki at all at that time rather than blue. Then there is the jodphurs, fairly sure they had been phased out long before then.

When did RAF cadets start up? Were they about at the end of the war as I suggested the date to be.

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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 29 May 18 15:04 BST (UK) »
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I really don't know, I am confident only of the backing disc, the rest was speculation really. I wouldn't like either to say whether he was a cadet as in Officer Cadet or as in after school/in school youth organisation. Oddities of uniform not unknown among the latter.  Bit of Googling shows up
https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/who-we-are/history/ mid 30s OTC air sections.  The swagger stick also suggest perhaps a cadet (small c).


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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 29 May 18 16:16 BST (UK) »
thanks John and Max - and others.

So are we concluding 1919 or so or late 1920s?

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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 29 May 18 17:12 BST (UK) »
Sorry, I pass!

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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 29 May 18 17:26 BST (UK) »
fair enough Max :)

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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 03 June 18 19:50 BST (UK) »
Update

Friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, to whom many thanks, have guided us to RAF Halton Apprentices.
Pictures 1930 parade and 1932 pair photo from the webernet attached.

Swagger stick and jodhpurs evident.

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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 03 June 18 21:31 BST (UK) »
The original poster's photo does not have the RAF Apprentices Wheel badge on his arm.


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Re: Recognise unit or regiment?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 03 June 18 22:10 BST (UK) »
The wheel was worn on the left arm only which is borne out by other pictures of the time, similarly the "sparks" badge when worn.

See http://223halton.hosting.idnet.net/scheme.htm - definitive I'd say.

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