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Military badge for id

Post by les-27 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:19 pm

Hi folks I found this badge or breast plate yesterday with the makro racer on 2 tone it says Gunner drivers at the bottom of the artillery emblem can anyone give me some info on this . I found this in pasture in County fermanagh :-/
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Re: Military badge for id

Post by Saki » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:14 pm

The DVR was a rank.
"A driver was a soldier trained in the management and use of horses. The six horses drawing the gun, or wagon, were driven by three drivers, all on the nearside horses, and much training was required before drivers would be rated as competent. The drivers, of course, also looked after the horses and the management, condition and state of health of these animals was regarded as one of the most important functions in the battery.

All branches of the artillery used horses, not just the RHA. By WWII, mechanisation had replaced the horse but the gun limbers, lorries and self-propelled guns all required drivers and the rank remained."

Does that Badge have letters at the top?
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Post by les-27 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 pm

Saki wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:14 pm
The DVR was a rank.
"A driver was a soldier trained in the management and use of horses. The six horses drawing the gun, or wagon, were driven by three drivers, all on the nearside horses, and much training was required before drivers would be rated as competent. The drivers, of course, also looked after the horses and the management, condition and state of health of these animals was regarded as one of the most important functions in the battery.

All branches of the artillery used horses, not just the RHA. By WWII, mechanisation had replaced the horse but the gun limbers, lorries and self-propelled guns all required drivers and the rank remained."

Does that Badge have letters at the top?
Cheers for the info saki ,there is no writing at the top just dotted design around the edge. Do you have any idea we're this would have been wore and Wat age it is thanks in advance les

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Re: Military badge for id

Post by Saki » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:26 pm

les-27 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Cheers for the info saki ,there is no writing at the top just dotted design around the edge. Do you have any idea we're this would have been wore and Wat age it is thanks in advance les
Not terrible confident on age Les-27. Gonna have a look though.
Where I have circled, is that writing or letters?
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Re: Military badge for id

Post by les-27 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:31 pm

Saki wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:26 pm
les-27 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Cheers for the info saki ,there is no writing at the top just dotted design around the edge. Do you have any idea we're this would have been wore and Wat age it is thanks in advance les
Not terrible confident on age Les-27. Gonna have a look though.
Where I have circled, is that writing or letters?
No saki that's 3 circles above the 3 cannons ::g

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Re: Military badge for id

Post by Saki » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:52 pm

So this is actually the Board of Ordnance
Not the Royal Ordnance Corp (1918)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_of_Ordnance


And my final link regarding the uniforms of the drivers: ::g

https://thisreilluminatedschoolofmars.w ... r-drivers/
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Re: Military badge for id

Post by Lowland » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:20 am

Saki wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:52 pm
So this is actually the Board of Ordnance
Not the Royal Ordnance Corp (1918)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_of_Ordnance


And my final link regarding the uniforms of the drivers: ::g

https://thisreilluminatedschoolofmars.w ... r-drivers/
That’s a fantastic find les...you’re heading for a great display ::g
Thon last links a good un saki
Very interesting.
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Re: Military badge for id

Post by les-27 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:18 pm

Here's a bit of info I got today on this ::g
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