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Another uniform id request
« on: Monday 13 May 19 18:54 BST (UK) »
i know i might be asking a lot here but can anybody help with identifying the regiment in the photo of my grandfather in-law ?
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Craig
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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 May 19 19:44 BST (UK) »
The only insignia is the shoulder title and he has carefully turned it away from the camera!  What was his name, there may be a shot in the dark worth taking?

That said, his marriage cert should have the detail.

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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 May 19 19:56 BST (UK) »
Name - Charles Cyril Brown born 1917, married 1940 and from/lived in Leicester
I'm working on the marriage cert.. Thanks
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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 May 19 09:49 BST (UK) »
Real guesswork but the shoulder title is a short one and with the (his) right shoulder lanyard I thought maybe RA - Royal Artillery. 

 Charles Cyril Brown attested in the Royal Artillery in 1938 given service number 1563785,  the only other detail being that he was released on 11 July 1946.

You'll need much more than my guesswork though!  Fingers crossed for the marriage cert.

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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 May 19 10:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I am working on some more/better pictures which i will upload when i have them.
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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 14 May 19 22:13 BST (UK) »
Another picture-
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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 07:32 BST (UK) »
Royal Artillery cap badge without doubt.  The long shot may have paid off!

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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 12:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you, here starts the research then..
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Re: Another uniform id request
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 15 May 19 14:24 BST (UK) »
To get anywhere you will need his service record https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

It would be as well to use his date of birth rather than his service number in the application (you don't need both) unless there is some other confirmation that the one that joined up in 1938 is your grandfather.

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