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My Great Uncle Dennis Stevenson: RNAS

Article about: Hi Guys, I never knew my Great Uncle Dennis as he lived in Scotland and died in the 1960's. He was my Grandad's brother. I have written about my Grandad on the forum here: http://warrelics.e

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    Hi Adrian


    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Dad forgot to ask about if he has his Dad's medals, but I will find out.
    I really hope for you they still have his medals, that would be a very nice family grouping to put together. Don't be dissapointed when you find out that they may be gone, be happy with what you allready know and have...

    And I'll follow up your advice about that family member.


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    Hi Nick, I would not dream of asking for the medals, but I would like to know they are safe

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Lost Battalion man
    ?

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    Adrian,
    In WW1, a 'fitter' was a mechanic, as opposed to a 'rigger' who worked on the airframe. Not trying to be a smart guy - just thought I'd throw that out there in case you did not know.

    Rob

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    Hi Rob, thanks for that. All and any info is gratefully recieved!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hello Ade

    I came across this equally intersting thread from your grandad's thread.

    Just for the record I would point out that in this picture:

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    he is actually dressed 100% RNAS... no RAF anywhere. The albatross was an RNAS badge adopted by the RAF on it's formation, as were the buttons, which were similar to later RAF but with a rope border. These were used by the RAF initially and then later without the rope border.

    The badge on his arm is an RNAS Engineer badge.

    Even his cap is naval. The first pattern RAF cap seems to have been the one uniform item all men in the RAF were issued immediately. You often see RNAS and RFC jackets with RAF caps in early pictures, but not in this case. The early RAF cap was very similar to this though, but with a sylised eagle/albatross shape replacing the anchor in the cap badge.

    Rob

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    Hi Rob, thanks for the info, that is good to know. Glad you found this old thread.

    Cheers, Ade.
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