Can Anyone Identify Regiment Of Beret Badge On This Oil Painting Portrait

Discussion in 'General' started by Gary Yeomans, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Gary Yeomans

    Gary Yeomans New Member

    Hi,, Can anyone identify the regiment of this beret badge,, I know it's not that clear as it's an old oil painting so the detail is limited.

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  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    What's the nationality of the chap? The beret is either not usual British/Commonwealth style or it, and the badge, are stylised.
  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I'd say British as the Battledress has exposed buttons which is the Austerity type introduced in 1942 (but often referred to as 40 Pattern) and only made in the UK, the headgear is a GS cap rather than Beret again standard British issue after about 1943. Both items could also signify British equipped "Free" forces but I don't get that impression
  4. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    That's a weird badge. It looks like a view of the backside of a dog with an upright tail to the right and its head to the left. It seems to be standing on a fish?
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Assume it done from a small photo.
    Artist has no idea on cap badges& just interpreted the blurry image in the photo.
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  6. Gary Yeomans

    Gary Yeomans New Member

    Thanks for comments,,,, I think Owen is probably right,, the artist painted what they thought they saw as probably had no clear image of the badge to paint.....
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  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    If it was an artist's impression...

    Could the Staffordshire Regiment perhaps be a possibility?

    North Staffordshire Regiment - Wikipedia


    South Staffordshire Regiment - Wikipedia

    Staffordshire Regiment - Wikipedia

    I guess it also depends on what is known about the individual in the picture itself, were they a relative perhaps? Or are they themselves now totally unknown?

    Presumably the painting isn't signed, dated or on display somewhere that might also help to give some clue?

    You might for instance be in a particular part of the UK where there are particular Regimental associations - that might also lead to clues...


    Edit - various "easy to find" online images -



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  8. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    My first reaction on seeing the image was Royal Army Pay Corps but its bi-metallic and seems shorter and wider - on the painting the loop at the bottom is the really odd bit with it varying in thickness


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