Author Topic: Newbie needs help  (Read 11942 times)

Steve

  • Guest
Newbie needs help
« on: July 16, 2008, 06:47:47 PM »
Hi all,

I am trying to research my father who was born in 1936 I have a picture of him in uniform was this his national service?. I have no date this was taken or what the uniform regiment is and hopefully this will be confirmed by you guys. Any info would be gratefully recieved.

Sorry about the quality but heres the pic my father on the left 

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/Steve1112008/DSC00379.jpg

Steve

Steve

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 07:05:52 PM »
Sorry forgot to add he was from Salford, 93 Langton St, Seedley

Fritz Bayer

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 08:34:42 PM »
Can't work out the badge, but being born in 1936, then this picture would most likely be taken between 1954 and 1956.

Have you any more info on him?

Dave.

Offline harribobs

  • Site Monkey
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,180
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 08:49:23 PM »
Hi Steve

and welcome

i'm afraid i can't make out the badge either! :( but you are able to request a copy of his service records  have a look at this link which will give you the details on how to do it

http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html

cheers

chris
“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

Steve

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 10:10:05 PM »
Thanks for the welcome and I'm afraid I have little information on my father.
The picture is the original so afraid quality not that good.
But i think Daves correct about the year.
The only information I have at the moment is his address at the time,DOB & mother/fathers names.
the badge on the pic seems to be a crown on a ball with possibly a coloured moon shape lying on its back.
Do you know of a site where I could search for badges to try and identify it?

Steve

timberman

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 11:17:05 PM »
Hi Steve
From the description you've given is it this. It's the Queens Lancashire Regiment.
If not just google British cap badges.

Cheers Timberman

Offline themonsstar

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,412
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2008, 08:11:24 AM »
Looking at the pic, I will go for the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) ;D The QLR did not form until the 1970s?
« Last Edit: July 17, 2008, 08:13:31 AM by themonsstar »

Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,696
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2008, 08:53:34 AM »
Like this ?
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

Steve

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 11:00:35 AM »
Thankyou but not sure these are the badge.
After closer inspection it seems to be a crown on a cicular badge with something inside the circle. there's no scroll at the bottom.
I am going to try and get this enlarged so hopefully may get a clearer view of the badge.

Steve.



Fritz Bayer

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 11:09:16 AM »
Looking at the pic, I will go for the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) ;D The QLR did not form until the 1970s?

1970 - but the badge depicted didn't exist until far more recently (2002?).

My first thought on the badge in question was ACC, but I think the shoulder titles are wrong for this.

Dave

timberman

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2008, 06:56:01 PM »
Wrong again!!!!!!! ::) ::) ::)

Oh well I will get it right one day  ;D may-be ;)

Timberman

Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,696
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008, 08:38:04 PM »
Watching is learning timberman, if your bright enough  ;D

How do you think the guys got me LOL

I made loads of mistakes, learned loads of stuff and the guys were good enough to bring me and Tis along.  We all help and learn from each other

Wendi  :)
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

Offline Wendi

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,696
  • Peeking into the past
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 08:43:06 PM »
Oh sorry Dave ! I forgot to mention that some peeps just know  ;)

We obviously appreciate you loads.

Wendi  :)
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha

timberman

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2008, 08:49:48 PM »
Wendi

Me bright enough ??? it will never happen :'(

Steve
 found this link with cap badges, no idea the dates of them but a lot with crown above a circle, it may help.

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/army_cap_badges/insignia_index.htm

Cheers Timberman

Steve

  • Guest
Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008, 10:39:38 PM »
ok after magnifing the badge it seems to be the same shape as the 7th Queen's Own Hussars badge in Wendi's link,
But the centre is different with possibly a lions head which pertrudes, to me it looks like a gargoyle type thing. ???

Sorry but did'nt realise there are so many badges. :o