Sunday, 31 July 2016

Royal Artillery gunner - efficiency prize-winner

Here's a nice photo which I bought the other day and which shows an artillery gunner with the crossed cannons and five pointed star which indicate that he won second prize as the most efficient gunner in his battery or company. Had he been the most efficient gunner, he'd be wearing a crown in place of the star.

There is no date on this photo but it must be 1902 onwards as the worsted badges were not introduced until this year. This man also wears a good conduct chevron indicating two years of 'undetected crime' and carries a swagger stick as part of his 'Walking Out' dress.

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