susancammas wrote:Many thanks Frogsmile for your very full answer.
I am very aware of how easy it is to draw hasty conclusions etc. and accuracy for me is VERY important because I am writing a little biography of my grandfather for my grandchildren!
So, the badge in the previous photo (something that looks like a gun positioned above the sergeant's stripes) doesn't seem to match your description of the "Layer badge". What could it be???
Have you, by any chance, in your fantastic Library, got another picture of the "Layer badge"? The one on the postcard you posted earlier unfortunately didn't show up very well.
I'll do as you suggest and search the forum with the word "layer".
Susan, I thought it was clear from various earlier posts that the gun above your GF 3-stripes is merely the standard artillery badge (an indicator of role) worn by all British artillery sergeants, staff sergeants and warrant officers, not just those in the RHA. I am sorry if that was not apparent. It was worn above stripes, but below crowns and, in the case of 3rd class master gunners, was the only badge worn and on the lower cuff.
I will post a Layer badge in the next few days if that helps, but I think you will find I already have in past posts
in the forum referring to gun layers.