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    Just as Christina says. Fandom puts it as "It is...

    Just as Christina says. Fandom puts it as "It is 1805, and Richard Sharpe, having been newly promoted, is headed back to England, where he will join a newly formed regiment, the 95th Rifles."
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    Hi, Welcome to the Forum. I would suggest that...

    Hi, Welcome to the Forum.
    I would suggest that in modern terms 2L and 5L would be written 2 and 5 as it was normal to pay the Master to take on an apprentice. Perhaps the mother had her own...
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    Thanks Timbo58 for a nice explanation. However,...

    Thanks Timbo58 for a nice explanation. However, my point was and is that such an explanation would have been better put before the event, rather than after it. Churn usually comes with change, but...
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    While forum members appreciate that organisations...

    While forum members appreciate that organisations such as FWR are central to the supply of the framework in which we operate, it is the members themselves who give their time and expertise in order...
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    Hi, when you say " he left the pub to one of his...

    Hi, when you say " he left the pub to one of his friends", do you mean your dad was the landlord, a barman or a customer?
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    It is possible that the Royal Marine and the...

    It is possible that the Royal Marine and the Rifleman is the same person, but if so, it does contradict the dates in the initial post.
    There were two Battles of Copenhagen, 1801 and 1807. Victory...
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    The Trafalgar Roll shows two Samuel Greens, both...

    The Trafalgar Roll shows two Samuel Greens, both are Royal Marines and only one on HMS Victory. The Samuel on HMS Victory is shown as 27 years old and born in Bilston, Staffs. So I have ask where...
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    Hi, Have you tried "The history of the Rifle...

    Hi,
    Have you tried "The history of the Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consort's Own) formerly the 95th
    by Cope, William Henry, Sir, bart., 1811-1892" ? It's available on line here...
  9. Let's hope that the service records come through...

    Let's hope that the service records come through OK.
    As far as the badges are concerned my point was not about what was in the photo, but what wasn't as per ...
  10. As an observation, I would expect a pilot, or...

    As an observation, I would expect a pilot, or other aircrew to be sporting a wing, or wings badge. I think it more likely that your man was airborne infantry.
  11. I've had a look at the imgur image and now feel...

    I've had a look at the imgur image and now feel that what I'd taken as crosses is a tartan patch, which does look like the Camerons. Likewise, the cap badge on imgur does better look like the...
  12. To me the cap badge looks like The Gordon...

    To me the cap badge looks like The Gordon Highlanders. The arm badge seems to be the Army Air Corp. I hazard a guess that the crosses show how many missions he had been on.
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    Just a thought, but does the DLI have a...

    Just a thought, but does the DLI have a regimental museum and if so, they might find a good home for your work. I lodged some stuff with the Dorset's Museum which they added to their collection....
  14. Hi Skylar and Welcome to the Forum.Archive...

    Hi Skylar and Welcome to the Forum.Archive Reference is the reference for the pertinant documents at The National Archives at Kew. If you visit their site and in the search box enter AIR 78 74 2 it...
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    It may help if you supply his "real" name and...

    It may help if you supply his "real" name and under which name did he receive the MM? I ask because my Great Uncle was in the CEF, but received his Commission in the Imperial Army.
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    The sinking of SS Hero is shown on U-Boatnet site...

    The sinking of SS Hero is shown on U-Boatnet site https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/1896.html
    The Hero was a Defensively Armed Merchant Ship (DEMS). DEMS were merchant ships fitted with a...
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    Welcome to the Forum. My understanding is that...

    Welcome to the Forum.
    My understanding is that Sebastopol (Sevastopol)took place between 1854 and 1855. At that time the Commissariat staff were Civilians attached to the Army. And as civilians, I...
  18. Hi Pam I'm on Windows 7 and to change how the...

    Hi Pam
    I'm on Windows 7 and to change how the task bar sits I just Left click on the task bar and move the cursor to the bottom of the screen.
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    If he was an only child, or his siblings were...

    If he was an only child, or his siblings were girls, then he May have followed his father's trade/ profession. However, if he was lower down the pecking order, he may have had to try elsewhere. Or,...
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    There is a site called Certificate Exchange and...

    There is a site called Certificate Exchange and appears to fit the bill, if not by name.
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    The torpedo and star (above) shown below the Air...

    The torpedo and star (above) shown below the Air Gunner is a Seaman Torpedoman.
    The RCA flash is Royal Canadian Artillery.
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    The red and black/blue with crown and lion is for...

    The red and black/blue with crown and lion is for War Office Controlled Units, details on the IWM site.
    The Lion and Unicorn under it is for an RAF Warrant Officer.
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    The "Red Gates" are known as Irish Gates and ...

    The "Red Gates" are known as Irish Gates and brief description is given here "British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Formation Signs and Patches> Irish gate...
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    The Viking below the Desert Rats is for WW2 UK...

    The Viking below the Desert Rats is for WW2 UK Eastern Command.
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    A bit hap hazard, but Single wing E Engineer RAF;...

    A bit hap hazard, but Single wing E Engineer RAF; Round blue with two winged star US Army Air force; RCOC Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps; Canada over eagle RCAF
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