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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 06 July 19 19:06 BST (UK) »
The photographer's was situated at Bank Top, Blackburn

There's this http://www.blackburnpast.com/2012/01/bank-top-c1900.html

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"grainy photo of photograph shop/studio was lower down Bank Top.
advertising card T. Coupe Photographer 40 Bank Top"

Edit - and from early 1920's this premises occupied by Leslie's Photographers

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 06 July 19 19:12 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that it's Leslie's Studio so that dates it after 1920
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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 07 July 19 12:35 BST (UK) »
Certainly Royal Army Ordnance Corps and if this is Harold Atherton he transferred from RAOC to REME in 1942 when the latter was formed.  In the London Gazette https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35786/supplement/4981
showing the transfer he is a War Substantive Captain but was certainly holding higher rank.

He was awarded OBE in June 1942.  The photo may date from the start of his service before he was commissioned as an Ordnance Mechanical Engineer 3rd Class.

His record will be with MOD.

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Re: Unknown Armed Forces can anyone give me any clue to identification
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 07 July 19 16:54 BST (UK) »
The tunic is Battledress so likely 1938-40.  After that the collar badges and hat were dropped form normal wear.