|The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers was formed in 1942.|
It took over from the Royal Engineers the more delicate electrical and mechanical engineering 1940s warfare demanded.
His uniform has the R.E.M.E shoulder title and arm-of-service strip between which is the Lion patch of the 15th Scottish Division.
A REME private would normally wear the infantry side cap but men in the 15th division wore the Scottish Balmoral bonnet. Behind the R.E.M.E cap badge is a vertical striped silk backing in the Corpscolours of blue, yellow & red, although neither are clearly visible in this photograph. Other details are a 2 years good conduct chevron on his left cuff and the medal ribbon of the 1939-43 (sic ) star above his pocket.
By the time the actual metal medal was issued it had been renamed the 1939-45 star.
Photograph by E.Wells of Lancing
Date about 1944. Age about 23 years old Estimate: born 1921 ± 5 years