General staff officer - Can you put a name to the photo

Discussion in 'General' started by TimJ, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. TimJ

    TimJ Member

    Whilst searching through my Grandfathers war records I found a photo of him with this officer - can you help put a name to him? It was either in the East Africa or Burma campaigns. Gen Allen Brooke has been been suggested but I am not 100% sure.

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  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Alanbrooke never served in those campaigns

  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    And it doesn't really look like him at all.
  4. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Just a thought......" could it be

    Graham S Abbott

  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    The answer to the original posting would be easier found if
    1. One was allowed to see the original photo
    2. If there was a date shown (perhaps on the back of the photo)
    3. If a cap badge could be identified so that reference to the correct Regimental Records could be made

    The more info you supply the more help you are liikely to receive

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  6. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    Can't help with the mans identity but the man standing behind on his left shoulder looks to be wearing a Royal Scots Dragoons (Greys) badge on his right wrist.
  7. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Is the badge on the officers hat, that of The Royal Fusiliers?
  8. ceolredmonger

    ceolredmonger Member

    N.B - The wrist badge is a warrant officer's rank which would ordinarily have been worn on the lower sleeve.
  9. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    The RSM would be pleased that you didn't recognize his rank…...

  10. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    The Offr's cap badge is that for the General Staff. A crown with a lion on top.

  11. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

  12. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member


    Was it normal to be worn like that?

  13. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    It is indeed. The example is for a King so it must be pre-1952.

  14. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Warrant Officers wear their rank on a leather band on their wrist when in No2 Dress or Barrack Dress short sleeve order.

  15. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    Got it. Thanks.


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