A few photos picked up today

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  1. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    A few photos picked up today at the car boot sale 20190707_100442-1333x784-533x313.jpg PhotoPictureResizer_190707_101157288_crop_2984x1621.jpg
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  2. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Great photos. Any clue about the men or unit on them?
  3. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    RM gunnery instructos.png

    The two in the dark uniforms are Royal Marines. Possibly gunnery instructors.

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  4. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Hi Vespa100, Could you upload a larger version of top photo? Don't know why but looks intriguing, with mix of headdresses...
  5. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    Hi 8RB I will scan them better when I get home I'm just using my phone now, the gentleman have all mixed cap badges the group photo was developed in Menai bridge which is in North Wales
  6. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    A few more

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  7. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Lawrence Vincent BENN
    1918 - 1986 Knowsley
    Lawrentius Vincentius BENN baptised at St.Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool in 1918
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  8. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    That last Group Photo must be the best I have seen for conformity .did they use a level on the drill sticks.
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  9. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    It's not just that - brilliant in its own right - but it's also the sheer symmetry of the whole photograph. Notice the shorter chap in the middle and the way the top/rear row seems to curve down towards the middle is simply superb. A considerable effort was put into that photograph. Only 'negative' aspect I can see is that, if they had sat just a few inches to the left as seen on the photo, even the windows in the background would have been in the perfect position. Pity one of the chaps in the back row is also not wearing a full set of webbing. Mind blowing. Any idea as to who they are?
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  10. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    The photo is probably a pre-war photo of a Kings Squad taken at the Royal Marines Depot, Deal, Kent.

    Interesting photos, thanks for posting them.


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  11. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Marriages Jun 1913
    Benn, Henry C - Maguire - Liverpool - 8b 147
    Maguire, Annie F - Benn - Liverpool - 8b 147

    BENN, Gerard M - Maguire - W.Derby - Jun 1914
    Benn, Francis - Maguire - W.Derby - Sep 1916
    Benn, Lawrence V - Maguire - W.Derby - Mar 1918
    Benn, Patricia M - Maguire - W.Derby - Jun 1923

    1939 Register
    17 Martensen Street, Liverpool C.B., Lancashire
    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Annie F Benn - 23 Apr 1885 - House Holder - Widowed
    The record for this person is officially closed.
    Gerard Benn - 11 Aug 1914 - Solicitors Clerk - Single

    Liverpool Catholic Burials, 1813-1985
    Name: Henry Charles Benn
    Death Age: 53
    Birth Date: abt 1873
    Death Date: 1926
    Burial Date: 13 Jan 1926
    Burial Place: Yew Tree Cemetery, Liverpool, Lancashire , England

    Lancashire Marriages: 1954
    BENN Lawrence Vincent
    BROGAN Mary
    Ince Register Office or Registrar Attended

    3 sons, 1 daughter

    NAME: Lawrence Vincent Benn
    BIRTH: 27 Jan 1918
    DEATH: May 1986 - Knowsley

    NAME: Francis Benn
    BIRTH: abt 1917
    DEATH: Jan 1917 - West Derby , Lancashire

    NAME: Patricia M Benn
    BIRTH: abt 1923
    DEATH: Oct 1945 - Liverpool South

    NAME: Gerard Majella Benn
    BIRTH: 11 May 1914
    DEATH: Aug 1997 - Liverpool
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  12. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I agree re quality of the photo.

    The chap without webbing is likely a trained Marine who would have been involved in the “training” of the squad.

    You usually see a Trained Soldier - minus webbing - in the Forum pre war photos of Brigade of Guards Training Squads from The Guards Depot.

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  13. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    A few more from the box 20190708_201708-1470x1961.jpg 20190708_201730-1470x1802.jpg 20190708_201730-1470x1802.jpg

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