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ID please of this uniform

Postby ardyer » 16 Sep 2017 17:32

https://www.herefordshirehistory.org.uk ... tyPhoto/0/

Under the photo you can view larger image.

Now I recognise a coatee here but have not met shoulder boards like this before, also a nice Prussian collar , I would date it around 1900-1910 ? Any comments and observations would be very welcome. The photograph was taken in a studio in Hereford.
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Re: ID please of this uniform

Postby Mark A. Reid » 16 Sep 2017 17:43

This man wears the full-dress uniform of a Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy and your suggested dates seem fine to me, although they could be expanded in both directions.

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Re: ID please of this uniform

Postby Frogsmile » 16 Sep 2017 22:02

I agree with Mark. This style of full dress uniform is the same (less the rank) as that in which the Prince of Wales got married.
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Re: ID please of this uniform

Postby ardyer » 17 Sep 2017 16:16

Thank you for your reply Mark. I am afraid I did not have RN in my sights but I should have learned by now to expect the unexpected when I ask a question in this forum.
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Re: ID please of this uniform

Postby Mark A. Reid » 19 Sep 2017 14:22

Hello again;

As Frogsmile mentioned, this " rig " has been around for a while, although certain components, like the cocked hat and boat cloak were declared obsolete, I believe, in 1939. The boat cloak has been spotted since then however so seems to have made a re-appearance, officially or otherwise.

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Re: ID please of this uniform

Postby theironduke1 » 21 Sep 2017 16:16

The uniform of this sub-lieutenant conforms with the 1891 dress regulations for the Royal Navy.
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