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#614378 - 2nd Nov 2011 11:12pm Help to identify the uniform
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We have been sorting through some old family photographs and came across this one from about 1930.

Just wondered if anyone could identify the uniform please?


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#614380 - 2nd Nov 2011 11:16pm Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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I immediately thought bus/tram drivers, any chance of higher resolution pictures of the hat badges or buttons?

Is that "DG" on the lapel of the left man.

Interesting site HERE


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#614393 - 2nd Nov 2011 11:50pm Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Yes, we thought bus/tram/train as well.

The chap on the left has DG on his lapel as does the guy right of centre who is looking up at the microphone.

The unidentified family member is the guy with his hand raised, he has HG on his lapel and the two people on the extreme right have different letters on theirs (The chap on the very right hand side seems to have the letters IS.)

We have a couple of other pictures of the family member wearing the uniform but this one shows the greatest detail of the uniform


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#614396 - 2nd Nov 2011 11:59pm Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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The DG shoulder title is for The band of the Dragoon Guards,I can't make out the regimental cap badges. Hope this helps.
HG is Home Guard


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#614398 - 3rd Nov 2011 12:06am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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DG is an unusual abbreviation to use on any uniform because of the Dragoon Guards, but then, HG could stand for Horse Guards (though that is not a common abbreviation the DG). Could this be a guards veteran society?
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#614400 - 3rd Nov 2011 12:11am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Mmm interesting,two different style of caps and badges,if only we could getter a better picture of the cap badge!
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#614406 - 3rd Nov 2011 12:24am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Home Guards only came in at WW2.
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#614414 - 3rd Nov 2011 12:51am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Home Guards only came in at WW2.


Good Point !

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#614429 - 3rd Nov 2011 1:37am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Colgo]
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#614487 - 3rd Nov 2011 8:39am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Another image here, could it be a merchant navy uniform?


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#614545 - 3rd Nov 2011 11:14am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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I was (until recently serving) in the Royal Dragoon Guards and have a little knowledge of historical stuff). I don't think this is military uniform, as there appears to be no rankinsignia. Futhermore, I don't recognise the badge as a cavalry unit's (present or last century).

Hope this helps(!)

(Looks like railways workers having fun on the radio to me!)

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#614552 - 3rd Nov 2011 11:58am Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: FamilyGuy]
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Badges are different. It is possible they are merchant seamen radio operators hence the microphone although they would have used Morse at the time. Definitely not military or postmen.

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#614565 - 3rd Nov 2011 12:47pm Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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I think they are a choir or even bell ringers. Diocesan Guild of bell ringers (DG) founded in 1887.The vase in the middle looks like a prize,maybe a works choir but I will carry on looking.

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#614704 - 3rd Nov 2011 6:37pm Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: paranoidballoon]
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They're not Merchant Navy, they could be bus or tram staff. The different cap badges could mean driver or conductor?
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#614713 - 3rd Nov 2011 7:02pm Re: Help to identify the uniform [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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This is the uniform of the Birkenhead Bus Transport Male Voice Choir. The one in the front wagging his finger is the Conductor!! :-)


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