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Queens own lowland yeomanry 58 dated uniform

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    Default Queens own lowland yeomanry 58 dated uniform

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    Picked this up awhile ago curious if there is anyway to look up the soldiers info? Named inside to a C DE P Berry also curious about the light bulb on the sleeve. I read that until the mid 60s this was still worn to show you had attended the RAF parachute school.

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    Looks good. Researching modern soldiers is not easy, try and see if there is a regimental museum or association. The lightbulb badge means as you mention that he passed the para qualification course but was not a para.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    How long does it normally take in the British army rank system to make Lieutenant?

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    If you go though the Military Academy Sandhurst you will move to your unit as a 2nd Lt and maybe a few years latter you could pick up full Lt, if working your way though the ranks it would take many years service

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    London Gazette confirms Claude De Pomeroy Berry (459212) commissioned 2nd Lt, in the 16/5th Lancers, 19th December 1958. Promoted Lt 19th December 1960. He appears to have left the regulars and joined TA as he is then listed as Lt (late 16/5th Lancers), 8th December 1964, with the Lowland Yeomanry (TA).

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thank you for the responses gentlemen! It seems he became an art dealer from what I have found online. I'm not sure when he left the military.

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    Also of note is on the shoulder boards you can see where just the one rank pip and a shoulder title had been worn at one time.

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    I havent been able to find any info on his parachute training or how long he continued on in the TA.

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    No one by that name in the Spring 1970 Army List.

    BobS

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