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Uniform ID help Please
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 14:34 GMT (UK) »
Could anyone please offer any help with this soldier's uniform please, Cavalry? Not sure if this should be on the WW2 Board ::)
Thanks for looking.
Carol
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Re: Uniform ID help Please
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 January 19 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Not sure Carol. What does that say on the epaulettes ? I can't make it out.

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Re: Uniform ID help Please
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 January 19 15:37 GMT (UK) »
He has IMS on his shoulder strap 'Indian Medical Service' perhaps. WWII rather than WWI, although IMS went back to HEIC inception.   
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 January 19 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that Regorian...much appreciated...I guessed it must be WW2 after i had posted it.
Carol
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 January 19 17:45 GMT (UK) »
I thought WW2 looking at the boy.
So would he have been in India ? Would that have been inbetween the wars ?

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 January 19 08:29 GMT (UK) »
This needs a second and third opinion. Pic. must be UK. Then the spurs point to cavalry and that peaked cap to the Guards (gold round peak).

There were very few horsed regiments left by September 1939. However, the 1st Cavalry Division was formed in October 1939 and converted to 10th Armoured Division in August 1941. It served in Palestine Jan to May 1941, Transjordan May 1941, Iraq May ro June 1941 and Syria June to July 1941.

One of it's regiments was the Household Cavalry Regiment. Will need specialist knowledge though, which I don't have. 
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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 January 19 10:53 GMT (UK) »
That is very interesting Regorian ,new knowledge for me. Thankyou.

Maybe move this to the Military boards Carol ?

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 January 19 11:52 GMT (UK) »
This needs a second and third opinion. Pic. must be UK. Then the spurs point to cavalry and that peaked cap to the Guards (gold round peak).

There were very few horsed regiments left by September 1939. However, the 1st Cavalry Division was formed in October 1939 and converted to 10th Armoured Division in August 1941. It served in Palestine Jan to May 1941, Transjordan May 1941, Iraq May ro June 1941 and Syria June to July 1941.

One of it's regiments was the Household Cavalry Regiment. Will need specialist knowledge though, which I don't have.


Thanks for taking the time to look Regorian, I appreciate your helpful response  :D

Carol
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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 January 19 11:54 GMT (UK) »
That is very interesting Regorian ,new knowledge for me. Thankyou.

Maybe move this to the Military boards Carol ?

Thanks A-L I have requested it to be moved to the WW2 board.
Carol
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