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HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« on: Saturday 05 February 11 12:46 GMT (UK) »
I have no idea yet who this relation is, but I belive HMS VIVID may have been shore based, can any confirm this please, or give me any information, from the uniform, as to which HMS Vivid this may be from.
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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 February 11 12:52 GMT (UK) »
If you google  "HMS Vivid"   you will see a whole load of links.   Apparently there was a Sub called HMS Vivid during WW1,  so,like you say we need to also date the uniform  or age of the sailor.
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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 February 11 12:53 GMT (UK) »
Are there any marks or writing on the back of the photo?
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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 February 11 12:55 GMT (UK) »
Dave, have you any ideas yourself when the photo dates from, WW1  or WW2?

During WW2  sailors stopped wearing ships names on their hat bands for security reasons.   
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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 February 11 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Sorry there is nothing written on the back of the photo, it was in a small album, actually messures 6.5cm x 4cm. Trouble is the album comes from Boston Massachusettes, and although I was once told I had relations in US or Canada I have no one I can check this with now. Thanks for the replies though.

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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 February 11 13:09 GMT (UK) »
can you deduce the date from any other photos in the album?
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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 February 11 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Aha, I have now taken all the photos out of the album and there is one writing on the back of one photo, although at the moment it dosn't make sense, there is an address that could point to this other picture, which is of a female, being around 1916. Would this be any help. Many thanks to all.

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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 05 February 11 13:29 GMT (UK) »
Do a google search for Submarine HMS Vivid  during WW1
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Re: HMS VIVID ANY HELP PLEASE
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 05 February 11 13:33 GMT (UK) »
The uniform is definately not World War II -  it's the WW1 era.
HMS VIVID was the Devonport Naval Barracks and was later renamed HMS DRAKE.
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