help with grandfathers photo

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by jhorsman, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. jhorsman

    jhorsman New Member

    Hello all,
    I am hoping for some help with a photo of my grandfather henry david horsman born 1910 died 1980. He is in battledress during ww2, however I cannot work out the shoulder pip? Or patches. I have no information on his service

    any sugestions recieved with thanks,
    cheers james horsman

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  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Your best bet is to get his service records from Glasgow- that will give you verse and chapter about his life in the Services

  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Welcome aboard

    No sign of "pips".......... What makes you think he was an officer ?

    The battledress is also general issue and the use of a tie for other ranks (on leave) was common usage in Italy from 1944 onwards.

    You need his records to achieve any serious research.

  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Looks like cross on sheild of 21st Army Group to me.

    21st Army Group (GHQ and L of C Troops)
    Later, British Troops in France

    Ref BLM 1-12-11
    Printed Blue cross on a Red shield
    After the cessation of hostilities at the end of W.W.II 21st Army Group Troops in France,
    in the ‘ Rear Maintenance Area’ adopted the GHQ & L of C Troops shield.
  5. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    I agree with Owen.

  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hello....Service records get my vote :)
  8. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    He does have a regiment flash but i cannot work out what it says
  9. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    I would say the visible part of the flash says Royal. Artillery maybe?
  10. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    On second thoughts I don't think so!
  11. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    I cant see it too clearly but i thought it was polish

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