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Title: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: TROOPER ROLLO on Saturday 29 May 21 08:09 BST (UK)
This is Herbert Rowles 1906-1998. He served in the Royal Navy from 1921 til 1934.
Is there any chance of a restored picture showing the name on the cap tally?
Title: Re: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: Dave White on Saturday 29 May 21 11:54 BST (UK)
I'm no expert but all I can see, I'm afraid, is (Royal Naval?) Reserve

Dave
Title: Re: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: hoobaloo on Saturday 29 May 21 12:18 BST (UK)
Cleaned up but unable to read cap motif, regards, John.
Title: Re: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: brigidmac on Saturday 29 May 21 15:28 BST (UK)
You could post on the military forum to find out more about his naval records .. good luck . My uncle managed to find all the ships my grandfather sailed on so i didnt need to do that research .
Title: Re: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: TROOPER ROLLO on Saturday 29 May 21 15:37 BST (UK)
I have looked at his service papers and now think it might be HMS Fitzroy.
He married in December 1931 and was on the Fitzroy from 30.3.1932 til 22.8.1932, and he is wearing a wedding ring which I can now see, so well done with the clarity.
This was the last ship he was on before being demobbed so must be the correct ship surely.
Title: Re: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: cliffkinch on Friday 04 June 21 10:30 BST (UK)
I blew it up to 2400 dpi and the cap badge definitely says Reserve

Sorry cant get anything more

Cliff
Title: Re: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: TROOPER ROLLO on Friday 04 June 21 11:03 BST (UK)
Wow. I wasn't expecting that.
As he came out in 1933 having served 12 years this must have been taken between 1933-1938.
Well done and very interesting.
Title: Re: Dad in the 1930's - but which ship is he on
Post by: japeflakes on Friday 04 June 21 18:53 BST (UK)
Just "reserve"