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Postby Moontime13 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:02 am

Can anyone tell me date and what the Grooms uniform is

Thank you
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Re: Photograph

Postby brunes08 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:34 pm

It took a long while searching military sites for this. The chevron on the sleeve is, I think, in the the reverse position of the British army one which is in the V shape. This seems to be the rank of Private in the US army. Might that fit with what you know? Just thinking out loud, as it were, but is it possibly the marriage of a GI bride at the end of the 2WW?
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Re: Photograph

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:18 pm

This has puzzled me. All the US Army sites I've found so far show subtle curves to their chevrons. Inverted chevrons were common on British Army uniforms in WW1 but all looked quite different to this - much shorter and chunkier.

For no real reason other than gut reaction, my first thought was RAF.

Finally, on I see an inverted chevron that looks like this, and it is for the RAF. That link says "The inverted chevron on the left sleeve cuff is for good conduct".

Whether or not the British Army had similar looking chevrons at this time, I don't know, because I'm not sure of what the belt colours should be.
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Re: Photograph

Postby jeffward » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:32 pm

The man is wearing R.A.F. uniform with a good conduct stripe. One stripe indicate 3 years GC two stripes 8 years and 3 stripes 13 years. The wearing of these stripes was discontinued aroundabout 1951/2. RAF other ranks wore white belts for formal occasions. Jeff Ward
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Re: Photograph

Postby Jethro Tull » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:37 pm

I agree with previous comments, certainly look like RAF to me, the white belt reminds me of the military police. Perhaps he is RAF police. It looks white which I'm pretty certain was late war onwards.

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Re: Photograph

Postby brunes08 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:58 pm

Re: my earlier post, my first thoughts were RAF BUT I just couldn't find anything to fit the description. So thanks for those of you who made some of the info clear.
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