Help deciphering army records

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Mollyolly, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Mollyolly

    Mollyolly Member


    Thanks for that. Just looked it up on map. I actually live about 20 mins away from there !
     
  2. Mollyolly

    Mollyolly Member


    I just seen a cap badge on ebay. It says cap badge to Lincolnshire regt. It is a bronze star with 8 points. Could that perhaps be what is on their caps ?
     
  3. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    The cap badge of your grandfather, seated in front on our right in your photo, certainly looks like that of the Lincolns with the Sphinx and "Egypt" above a scroll. I'm no expert, but I have a feeling there might have been a different, star-shaped cap badge for officers? Doesn't explain the two central NCOs, though. Pretty sure someone on here will know, though!

    Pat
     
  4. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Could perhaps of been a course a section of men from the Lincolns were sent on and the two central figures are the instructors - maybe RASC?
     
  5. Mollyolly

    Mollyolly Member

    Could anyone advise me on which particular cap badge my grandad is wearing in the photo. There seems to be quite a few different ones around. I would like to get one to put with his Polar bear badges, but not sure which one he would have worn. If anyone could link me to a picture on the net where I can see it clearer, would be great, thanks
     

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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Might need to know which one is your grandfather

    TD
     
  7. Mollyolly

    Mollyolly Member

    front row, seated on the right as we look at it. Hat slanted. thanks
     
  8. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Looks to be Lincolnshire Regt?

    Image from British Military Badge website.

    Steve 118109A5-13A1-433D-A094-903C7CBA23ED.jpeg
     
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  9. Mollyolly

    Mollyolly Member

    Yes he was in 4th lincs but, when I have looked online there are several different versions on the badge. Do you think your picture is the exact type he is wearing ?
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  11. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    It was captioned WW2 Lincs Regt on the website.

    I’m no cap badge expert. My understanding is that the cap badge design will not have changed during WW2 (Royal Lincs title granted post WW2) but the material will have changed from brass to “staybrite” (anodised aluminium). Unfortunately as it is a black & white image I can only interpret the design of the cap badge not the material it is made from - but if I was having an educated guess, at a photo taken in 1942, I would say it was a brass cap badge.

    Steve
     
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  12. Mollyolly

    Mollyolly Member

    OK MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. TA
     
  13. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Staybrite didn’t come into use until 1950-ish so it would have been the bi-metal badge as posted above.
     
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  14. Mollyolly

    Mollyolly Member

    yes thanks, I found one and have bought it.
     
  15. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Steve
     

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