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Article about: Hi everybody, i have had this photograph for ages, and i have never managed to work out what it might be for, it is obviously a HUGE march with the procession carrying on far into the distan

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    Quote by Anon View Post
    As I mentioned above, the Derby scheme armbands had on one of the versions a GR either side of a crown so perhaps it is an ad hoc unofficial version.
    Thanks Jerry, i have never seen a derby scheme armband that isnt just the crown, but i bow to your better knowledge!

    I just thought this may be close to a match:
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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    Thanks Jerry, i have never seen a derby scheme armband that isnt just the crown, but i bow to your better knowledge!

    I just thought this may be close to a match:
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    If you do a google search you will find this type -below-, though the type you show looks a better match to that pictured.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    thanks jerry! i stand corrected and educated!
    damn, why wasnt colour photography available to the masses earlier!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Here is another one that matches that in your picture, from November 1914 and for the VTC as you suggested, the version I showed is a later version from January 1917 for the VF and the classic Derby scheme armband from October 1915 is just the crown. So strictly speaking you were correct. It just shows that doing a general search might not given accurate answers and I would hate to be perpetuating incorrect information.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks Jerry, very interesting, whilst trying to work out the image, thanks to the forum members i have learnt a little more about a subject i knew little about before!

    still left wondering what the actual march was for though!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Recruitment drive for the VTC or marching to camp/training?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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