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Royal Navy - Boer War

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I have a photo of my grandfather in the uniform of a Royal Navy rating at around the time of the Boer War when we believe he worked on vessels supplying horses and equipment to the British Army in South Africa. The cap is dark, not white, and on the head band you can see two letters on either side of a central crest of some sort. The first letter is hard to distinguish - probably an A or an R; the second in clearly an N. Then to the right of the crest is an A and a V.

Does anyone know what these letters stand for and where I might find relevant records.

I would post the photo but that doesn't seem possible - or is it?

Phil
 
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Could you put the photo up, so we can see.

Difficult to give an answer with a description. It may take a bit of time, as your first few posts will be moderated.

Steve.:)
OK Steve, let's see...I click on the 'insert image' icon and it asks for the url of the image, and there I'm stuck. My image is in an album in the photo processing programme (iPhoto and Aperture - my computer is a Mac) and it does not have a url. Any ideas?

Phil
 

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Hi Phil,

I've only done one attachment before so hope I'm telling you right.

Click on the the paper clip next to the white smilie which will bring up manage attachments, once you have uploaded your file from your computer click on upload to the right hand side, then click on the paper clip icon and hopefully your picture will attach. :)

Edited Forgot you will see the paper clip icon above your reply box.
 
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Hi Phil,

I've only done one attachment before so hope I'm telling you right.

Click on the the paper clip next to the white smilie which will bring up manage attachments, once you have uploaded your file from your computer click on upload to the right hand side, then click on the paper clip icon and hopefully your picture will attach. :)

Edited Forgot you will see the paper clip icon above your reply box.
OK, thanks Julie - let's see if that has worked - can you access the image now? It seems to be in a separate box. I've dragged it her now.

Phil

http://www.forum.familyhistory.uk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=130&stc=1&d=1258901063
 

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