Royal Naval Reserve and Coast Guard

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Royal Naval Reserve and Coast Guard

Postby theironduke1 » 01 Oct 2017 21:36

Does anyone know if Coast Guard ratings in Victorian time had cap tallies with "Coast Guard" on them or "Royal Naval Reserve"?
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Re: Royal Naval Reserve and Coast Guard

Postby crimea1854 » 01 Oct 2017 22:13

The tally read 'Coast Guard' with a crown between the two words.

https://coastguardsofyesteryear.org/photogallery.php?photo_id=192

There were two classifications of Coast Guards after administration of the service passed to the Admiralty; Fleet Men - those who were eligible to be called up to serve on active duty, and men on the Civilian List who were too old for this service. Both would have worn the same cap tallies.

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Re: Royal Naval Reserve and Coast Guard

Postby theironduke1 » 02 Oct 2017 18:33

Thank you so much!!
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