Anyone ID unit?

Discussion in 'General' started by Alex1975uk, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Hi guys.
    Is anyone able to ID the cap badge and badge on forearm? Difficult I know, but they’re some clever so and so’s here!


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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Did think at first of Musician trade badge on army but looking closer not sure.
    Any further info on who he is & what nationality ?
  3. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine posted the pic on Facebook. It’s his grandad. Doesn’t know much. He’s a UK soldier and I think this photo is interwar as he said he was stationed at Lucknow in India. I believe his service continued into WW2.
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    It kind of looks like the Norfolk Regiment but I'm not convinced.
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    To be honest I have no clue as to the badges but if your mate knows his Grandad's date of birth & has 30 quid just apply for service records.
  6. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Yeah he’s doing that, just thought I’d try a heads up on here first.
  7. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    Definitely not Norfolk. The collar badges are too fat.

  8. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Do you know where he was from, is there a Lancashire connection?
  9. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Have asked, waiting for reply. What’s your thinking ?
  10. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    Gloucester originally, Suffolk later.
  11. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Could it be Suffolk Regiment - the shape of the collar badge is correct? The cap badge on his hat is distorted because he is wearing a red and a yellow rose behind the badge. You cannot see the red one on the black and white photo but the yellow one is there.

    It is was traditional in the Suffolk Regiment to do this on Minden Day every 1st August. The roses were presented to the soldiers by the officers.



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