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Royal Artillery 1939 battledress named

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    Hi

    Picked this up a few days ago, named to a Lt C H Beer RA, has his offical number written on label. 2 small moth holes on back otherwise perfect condition.All i have found out so far is that he was in the northern command and he was made up to Temp Captain in 1942. Would love to find out more about his service etc. Would this have had cloth epaulettes or metal rank insignia? I cant see any marks in the cloth.
    If anyone could estimate what this would be worth to sell ( I collect WW1) i would appreciate it

    Thanks one and all

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    The rank pips should be cloth.

    Nice blouse.

    For current values, check dealer sites.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    How Strange, my wife's Grand Father was Lt C H Beer, but he was in the Pay Corps. Nice Blouse.
    Cheers
    Gary

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    HI Gary that is strange! Do you happen to know his army number?

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    His daughter remembers his last 3 digits as 277

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    Oh okay , just thinking it maybe the same guy, he could have been injured out of RA and put into pay corps , do you have access to his service docs?

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    A couple of Beers from the London Gazette

    1. Cecil Herbert Beer. 100169. 2nd Lt. Royal Artillery 02/10/1939

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...4719/page/7253

    2. Charles Harold Beer. S/14217277. 328109. 2nd Lt. Royal Army Pay Corps 29/07/1944

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4108
    Last edited by Richie B; 02-09-2015 at 04:21 PM.

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    Ahh ok , different chap , I don't suppose you know how to get a service record if your not next of kin?

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    Well blow me down!

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    so i did a bit of digging , and it turns out Cecil made it to Major became a Cornish Bard and sadly passed away in 1998, AND someone wrote a book about him ! Map Kenwyn: The Life and Times of Cecil Beer: Amazon.co.uk: Gary Tregidga, Treve Crago: 9781903668009: Books

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