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Hi, I’m new to the forum because I’m trying to trace my grandfathers war record , unit etc but cannot find it anywhere. 

Ive tried through Ancestry but need a more specific knowledge of military uniforms, dates etc.

all we have to go on is this photo  of my grandfather ( 2nd left at the back). This was on a postcard dated 3rd Jan 1940 with the words “ sailing to France sometime tomorrow “

my grandfather did have a name change early on in his life as his mother married and took on another name, but we’ve researched both names and still draw a blank.

can anyone identify the uniforms or shape of the cap badges or indeed point me in the right direction of what regiments would have sailed to France on the 3/1/1940.

my grandfather was from Sussex and live in Brighton at this time of that helps?


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I suggest you repost this in the British and Commonwealth forum.

After reposting, an enlarged photo of one of the cap badges in the picture would be helpful for those with cap badge knowledge to have a guess at the regiment or corps he might have been in.

Welcome to the forum ?  


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