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Uniform ID
« on: Wednesday 15 May 24 11:01 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Can anyone help me identify this uniform? I am utterly clueless about military history!

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 12:36 BST (UK) »
To my very untrained eye this doesn't look military, perhaps bus conductor (experts, feel free to shout me down!)

Here's an image of a tram conductor
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A clearer picture of the cap badge would be helpful if you could manage it.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 12:47 BST (UK) »
Ah interesting, I hadn't considered that! I'm afraid that is the best quality of the image I have. I appreciate the reply.

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 13:45 BST (UK) »
LOL, no, not a bus conductor. He's a midshipman in the Royal Navy.


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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 14:22 BST (UK) »
I thought someone might come along with a better answer!
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 14:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Andy!! I was hoping that was an anchor I could see on the cap!

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 15:21 BST (UK) »
Peggy,

I assume that you know who he is. You can look him up in the Navy Lists. If you have a subscription to Ancestry, these are available in the collection UK Navy lists 1888-1970, or if you don't have a subscription, you can search manually through the pages of the collection held by the National Library of Scotland

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Re: Uniform ID
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 19:03 BST (UK) »
Actually, although not the clearest of photos, I would say he was a cadet/midshipman of the Merchant Navy.

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