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> Can Anyone Help Identify This Uniform?, WWI or WWII?
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post 14th Oct 2011, 05:31pm
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I've recently been sent this photo of a family member in uniform. Does anyone know what uniform it is? I have been searching online to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.
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post 14th Oct 2011, 06:40pm
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It's only a guess but I believe he would be in the RAF in WW2. His shoulder flash looks like wings but I don't know the significance of the light coloured flash on his cap. Maybe it was some particular squadron he was in. Hope more specific information will come for you, good luck smile.gif
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post 15th Oct 2011, 02:17am
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QUOTE (Elma @ 14th Oct 2011, 07:26pm) *
It's only a guess but I believe he would be in the RAF in WW2. His shoulder flash looks like wings but I don't know the significance of the light coloured flash on his cap. Maybe it was some particular squadron he was in. Hope more specific information will come for you, good luck smile.gif
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post 15th Oct 2011, 05:38am
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Never saw that hat before,or the cut of the uniform ...could be a propeller on his insignia
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post 15th Oct 2011, 06:12am
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could it be German or Italian?


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post 15th Oct 2011, 09:13am
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Hi Irene. I did a search last night and also got zilch. Wellfield's propeller would be a thought but in all the British or Commonwealth air forces the propeller (that would look like a Junior Technician's prop.) is about a hand's width further down from the shoulder. So the flash has to be the Albatross which was always near the shoulder seam.
Officers and non-commissioned aircrew wore their wings over the right breast. The cap has me stumped. The Royal Flying Corps (WWI) had a similar cap and the two buttons had someting to do with service but they were the army's khaki colour so that rules out WWI.
Leaves me to think that maybe it was an early apprentice cap (if it was RAF).
That's another hard one Irene.
Wee Mags raised a point. Which side of the family did this young man come from?
Good luck on your search. wink.gif


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post 15th Oct 2011, 11:35am
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Thanks everyone, this picture comes from a cousin on my dad's side of the family. He thought it was a picture of my dad and so sent it by email to me. It came across the computer as having a very aged cream color border around the picture. That's why I thought it might be WWI but I am really only guessing. I had searched the computer before posting on here and came up with nothing. It should be British forces as our family only started leaving Scotland after WWII.

My cousins are searching also so hopefully someone will come up with the answer.

Thanks all.

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post 21st Oct 2011, 11:01pm
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I sent this image to a friend who is an expert in in military uniforms and insignia. He responded by saying "In my expert opinion it is (not might be) a WW2 RAF cadet uniform."

I hope this helps.


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post 21st Oct 2011, 11:31pm
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QUOTE (Murdo @ 21st Oct 2011, 07:27pm) *
I sent this image to a friend who is an expert in in military uniforms and insignia. He responded by saying "In my expert opinion it is (not might be) a WW2 RAF cadet uniform."

I hope this helps.



Thank you so much, Murdo! It is great to be able to identify the RAF and WW2. I was hoping it was my great uncle but he was a merchant marine killed in WW1. I have no idea who this gentleman is, hope the original has some identification on it as to a name. It is currently in Australia with my cousin ; ). I have emailed him and am waiting for an answer.



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post 22nd Oct 2011, 12:14am
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Happy to be able to help.


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post 19th Apr 2013, 06:43pm
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To be more accurate, it is the Cap of an RAF Officer Cadet post 1943. Prior to this they wore a flat peaked cap with a white band surround.


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post 27th Nov 2013, 10:43pm
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i agree with WEE MAGS, I say that he is an Italian, Agnes & Robert Mackay from Maryhill (SHANG RI LA)
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post 27th Nov 2013, 11:10pm
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It is as Rab tells us, thecap of an RAF Officer Cadet post 1943 (the white flash). The cap is the simple forage cap worn by all ranks through WWII and long after the end of the war.
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post 15th Dec 2013, 08:12pm
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Thank you. It has nothing to do with the Italians! rolleyes.gif


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