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Postby fross » 27 Feb 2017 22:44

Hello forum

What does mean CMRA on a Martini-Henry MkIII shoulder stock regimental disc?

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Any connection with the Royal Artillery?

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Re: CMRA

Postby fross » 01 Mar 2017 17:01

Nobody knows?
I've made some researches and maybe CMRA can mean "Carmarthenshire Militia Royal Artillery" (disbanded in 1908)

Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: CMRA

Postby Frogsmile » 01 Mar 2017 20:05

fross wrote:Nobody knows?
I've made some researches and maybe CMRA can mean "Carmarthenshire Militia Royal Artillery" (disbanded in 1908)

Any help will be appreciated.

Francois


It does fit, Francois, but as well as the 'Royal' (not all militia was Royal and the approbation carried prestige) Carmarthenshire Artillery Militia (before 1874 'Fusileers'), there was also the Royal Cardiganshire Royal Artillery (militia). Both were a part of the 'Territorial Divisions' of 'militia' AND (separately) 'volunteer' artillery as part of the Welsh Division (along with Glamorganshire and Pembrokeshire). Two much longer shots (excuse the pun) would be the Royal Cornwall and Devon Miners, or Royal Cork City artillery militia.
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Re: CMRA

Postby fross » 04 Mar 2017 10:20

Thank you for your answer.
I don't know if a day, I will finally be sure of the signification of this CMRA marking :wink:

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