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    Having looked at that badge several times I am convinced that it's definitely a Royal Navy PO cap badge . The current RFA badge has RFA embroidered around the anchor whether that's been the case for the last 70 years I don't know
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    This was my thinking a while back Rob,as said in one of my posts it is possible that he was in the RN Reserve Section at some time for a short spell.
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    Added As the Camera angle on this shot is not all that clear its a wee bit difficult but possibly yes a PO Cap Badge.
    Here are two that could well be the same ???

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    For some reason only just found this thread, all seems in hand
    RE: Main request, just wondered if the man is positively ID'd
    from birth -Dover / London etc.

    Can take a look, only if needed.

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    All sorted as best we can thanks Keith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cameron View Post
    If it is a RN uniform, then four button jacket signifies a officer, senior rates in the RN only have three button jackets, and I see no stripes, I would suggest itís a Merchant Naval wartime uniform

    The Cap badge certainly looks Merchant Navy. Note there are no gold leaves around the anchor so not an officer.

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    Hi Danzo - RFA's were crewed by Merchant personnel. I was RN and served on Med minesweepers '61 - 63 - Brown Ranger was still around then and a familiar site - was possibly RAS'd (Refuelled at Sea) by her on more than one occasion. Sadly I think she was scrapped around 74/75
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    Hi - yes definitely RN - I read in one of the threads that there was a connection with HMS Ausonia. She was submarine depot ship whilst I was on Med 'sweeper' ('61-63). Anchored permanently in Sliema Creek - it was rumoured that she was resting on all the beer cans on the sea-bed !!
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    #38.. there is only one MN capbadge that I know of, and that’s not it. JWS

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    #38... as said in previous posts, there is only one merchant navy Queen or Kings uniform for the British Merchant Navy. As regards the cap badge one member has it for his apps, and this is the only recognised MN cap badge. Even those wearing the much sought after Bombay bashed are out of uniform when wearing. Other brass buttons and braid if not mn is considered company livery. Shoes socks raincoats follows the RN design. Badges buttons and bows and braid is particular to MN personel only, regardless of questionable people wearing it out of character such as drivers of river craft. JWS
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    Danzo
    Please refresh me here ,did you add that Cap Pic in Post #32 ,and if so is that the one we are looking for,sorry I have forgotten if I uploaded or you!??
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