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Offline Quest13

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identification of uniform
« on: Friday 01 February 19 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Hello
I'm hoping someone would be kind enough to identify the uniform in these two photos. I think there is about a ten year gap between them. One of the photos was taken at Southsea.

I would like to know regiment, era and any other detail. I can see a medal but don't know what it would be for or where this man served. I can see extra stripe too, so a promotion?

Any details would be gratefully received, I am a novice on military so would be interested in any background info.

thanks.  :)   x Q

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Re: identification of uniform
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 February 19 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

Could it be a Royal Marine as it is Southsea

I am sure someone will correct me though  ;D ;D
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Re: identification of uniform
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 February 19 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Looks like Royal Artillery, full dress. Have to see what the experts say.
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Re: identification of uniform
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 February 19 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Good evening,

I think you may both be correct. I would say he is Royal Marines Artillery. First taken as a corporal, second as a sergeant. The belt in the first is the giveaway clue.

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Re: identification of uniform
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 February 19 15:45 GMT (UK) »
As above, this is certainly the uniform the Royal Marine Artillery.  It is similar to the uniform of the Royal Artillery, but the exact type of cuff decoration seen here was only worn by the RM Artillery.

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