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I am new to this forum, having found a link from researching submarine H27. I have just discovered a list of my grandfather's ships in aan old autograph book and a phot album from the early 1930s with loads of naval pictures in it. Having established from the phots that grandad William Foad (Bill) was serving on H27 in 1932 I have aphot of him in his number 2s(Is that correct for a sailor - I married into an Army family?) dated the same. he has two stripes on his left arm with waht looks like an anchor above it. On the other arm is a diagonal cross of some sorts with a blob above it. Can anyone tell me what his rank was at this time. I would also like to know how one shares photos - there are quite afew of other submarines and ships in this album.
No. 2s seems to be correct. No 2s was a Duty uniform (No.1s were for ceremonial. On his left arm each stripe indicated indicates 4 years good conduct the Anchor above shows that he was a Leading Hand. i.e. Leading Seaman. On the right arm shows the branch that you belong (Stoker, Gunner et.c). Quite a few Branches has "Cross Badges ie Gunnery had Cross Guns. Hope this has been some help
Thankyou - that is really helpful.
I will try to scan and blow up the photo to see if I can see what 'items' are crossed. I know my granddad finished his service in the 1960s and was a Master at Arms by the time I was born (1958) but I do not know what his trade was throughout.
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