Cap badge

Discussion in 'General' started by Sailorsboy, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Sailorsboy

    Sailorsboy Junior Member

    I thought Frank Shambley was in the Royal Artillery but I've had a closer look at the cap badge in this picture and I'm no longer certain that that is the case. Can anyone help with the identification? img01.jpg
  2. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    IMHO that IS a Royal Artillery hat badge.......I haven’t seen any hat badge that that is similar (except) other Commonwealth Artillery Hat Badges that are “similar” but have modifications for their specific country, (EG: New Zealand, Canada etc)



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  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    There was a Frank Shambley who joined the RA 21/4/28 and was from Wigan born 24/11/08, is that him? if so his number was 781292
  4. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    I agree probably Royal Artillery, and the riding breeches suggest some sort of mounted role.

    Maybe on his L/H boot there is part of the frame that would have held spurs.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
  5. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Also, a white lanyard is Royal Artillery.
  6. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Almost certain the photo is Royal Artillery 1930s.

  7. Welchchap

    Welchchap Member

    33 to 38 to narrow it down. Looks like recruit passing out picture. Given the white cord rather than a lanyard that dates it from 33 whilst the old service dress uniform started going from 38.
    OP is there a photographer stamp on the back?
  8. Sailorsboy

    Sailorsboy Junior Member

  9. Sailorsboy

    Sailorsboy Junior Member

    Thanks. That's definitely him. Can you tell me where you got the information from? I've tried to find a record without success.
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  11. Sailorsboy

    Sailorsboy Junior Member

  12. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I used Findmypast for his attestation, Ancestry has his Tracer card
  13. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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