Photo of Gatling gun in Royal Artillery service

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Photo of Gatling gun in Royal Artillery service

Postby ploughman » 08 Mar 2017 12:05

Thought I would share this original photo I picked up recently of what I take to be a Gatling gun in Royal Artillery service .
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Re: Photo of Gatling gun in Royal Artillery service

Postby Frogsmile » 08 Mar 2017 16:31

Superb photo and interesting to work out the rank of the operator. Can you check his rank badge through a glass? I think he is a Brigade Sergeant Major, who wore 4-stripes, gun and crown on both arms.
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Re: Photo of Gatling gun in Royal Artillery service

Postby ploughman » 09 Mar 2017 01:35

Frogsmile wrote:Superb photo and interesting to work out the rank of the operator. Can you check his rank badge through a glass? I think he is a Brigade Sergeant Major, who wore 4-stripes, gun and crown on both arms (lower arm from around 1870).


Yes crown over gun over 4 chevrons , so either Brigade Sgt Major or Brigade QMS .
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