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White band on army cap means?

Postby mbford222 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:42 am

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Good day

The photo shows my grandfather in the Artists Rifles, London Regiment c1915/6. Could someone explain what the white cap band signifies? Was he a recruit (Private) or was he an Officer cadet? He completed Officer training before moving on to the Gloucester regiment as a 2nd Lieut. I just need to know where the photo fits with his military training.

Thank you for your time,
Margaret in Ottawa
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Re: White band on army cap means?

Postby paulberyl » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:53 pm

According to posts on The Great War Forum WW1 era white cap-bands signify officer cadets; although cap-bands like these were used to identify different sides in pre-war manoeuvres.

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Re: White band on army cap means?

Postby mbford222 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Thank you Paul, that confirms what I was thinking.

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