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    Hello Gents,

    Continuing my researches on S/L Hubble, I checked the LG. It seems that he came from the Royal Army, as he had already a Army rank (Lt) when he transfered to the RAF as a Pilot Officer.
    However Id' like somebody to tell me what does that mean 'D.C.L.I.' which is associated to his rank.

    Thanks in advance

    Phil

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    Hi Phil,

    it is only a long shot but I think it fits:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Cornwall%27s_Light_Infantry

    Pavel
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    Not a long shot at all!!!

    Absolutely right: The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Like almost all regiments in the British Army it has merged and merged again. However, there will be a regimental museum should you wish to pursue your man's army service in more detail.

    Old Duffer

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    http://www.bedknobs.co.uk/bedknobs-bodmin-town-dcli.htm

    the museum is above

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    Phil,
    One tiny point of historical fact - the British Army has NEVER been Royal as a whole (unlike the RAF and RN), although large "bits" of it are distinguished in this way, such as the RA (Royal Artillery) and RE (Royal Engineers). The RN was often referred to in days of old as the "King's own Navy" (which it really was!), but the Army has tended to be "owned" and raised by the great land owners, who owned the greater part of the land.
    David D

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