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ww1 era large march with black armbands

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    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 distance, and the front group of men appear to be all wearing black/dark armbands.

    anyone have any ideas?


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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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    Do you know where and when the photo was taken? There are ay least two men in uniforms directly behind the band.

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    Quote by aicusv View Post
    Do you know where and when the photo was taken? There are ay least two men in uniforms directly behind the band.
    Im afraid not, Im guessing ww1 era due to the clothing styles etc, but i have no idea.
    i also wondered is the black armbands are actually black, maybe they are blue? think i read somewhere about wounded soldiers and blue armbands? but i may have just imagined it.
    "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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    Many of the men appear to be wearing a badge on their labels, also the arm band seems to have lettering on them. The first letter is a "C" followed by what may be an "P".

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    Army Chaplain I think
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    Appears to be a funeral-march...It is tradition to wear a black armband during funerals...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Funeral of Edward VII in 1910
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Or a variation of the Derby scheme armband.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by aicusv View Post
    Many of the men appear to be wearing a badge on their labels, also the arm band seems to have lettering on them. The first letter is a "C" followed by what may be an "P".
    Thank You for that aicusv, i hadnt noticed. Yes it does appear to be a CP or CR.
    any ideas on what it may be for?

    Im now wondering if it may be something to do with the volunteer training corp? didnt they have GR armands? this may explain the lapel badges too?
    "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
    Thank You for that aicusv, i hadnt noticed. Yes it does appear to be a CP or CR.
    any ideas on what it may be for?

    Im now wondering if it may be something to do with the volunteer training corp? didnt they have GR armands? this may explain the lapel badges too?
    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.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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