V.W.G

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by cjperry, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. cjperry

    cjperry Member

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post but I'm writing a masters thesis on 1940's wristwatches so I think I'll be spending quite a bit of time on here.

    Now to my question. I recently received a 1942 wristwatch engraved with V.W.G and a seven digit number(1795257). After a bit of digging I found out that this seven digit number probably was a service number from someone within the Royal Artillery. I still haven't really figured out what the V.W.G stands for but I think it might stand for Validation Working Group.

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    Am I on the right track and if so what would the V.W.G be doing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello the service number does suggest Royal Artillery

    Would they not be initials of the individual

    Also no hits on CWGC as a casualty

    Regards
    Clive
     
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Is this the one from Black Bough with shops in London and Ludlow
     
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  4. cjperry

    cjperry Member

  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ok righto
    Great shop though

    Hopefully other forum members will confirm and can add more info
    But it looks like you have the correct name
     
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    What make of watch is it? Does the watch have a serial number? If both then is it possible to check the makers archives?

    TD
     
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  7. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    This is the Royal artillery attestation for a John Robert Crawford 1795257 from 1941. ZT 30/11/46, so survived the war.
     

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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    :( I was just typing something along those lines :P - you beat me to it :( - I'll go back to my :pipe:

    TD
     
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  11. cjperry

    cjperry Member

    Thank you very much. What does ZT stand for?


    I have and I know the watch was invoice to Baume on 20 July 1942 which was Longines agent in the UK and Ireland at the time.
    Thank you anyway though :)
     
  12. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    cj perry

    ZT = main reserve for most demobbed - and liable for call back e.g Korea….indicates he survived to be demobbed….

    Cheers
     
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  13. cjperry

    cjperry Member

    Thank you very much!

    Now I just need to find out what V.W.G stands for :)
     
  14. snailer

    snailer Country Member

    Hi,

    1795257 was also a wartime RAF service number.

    I’m not convinced by your RA man, I can’t see a chap with the initials JRC engraving V.W.G. on his watch along with his service number, if it is his s/n. Neither can I see an organisation presenting something like this as a gift, it would say: “To John from V.W.G.” or something similar and if it was issued as part of his work for HM forces it would have the broad arrow on the back or some other distinguishing mark.
    Rgds
    Pete
     
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  15. cjperry

    cjperry Member

    Thank you snailer.

    I agree the V.W.G doesn't really make much sense at the moment. I'll look into it and see if I can find something through the RAF.
     

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