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Portrait • Army Officer from which war ?

Two Royal Engineer Officers a generation apart.
The shirt collars on a First World War Officer were pinned together under his tie.
Both these Officers in the Royal Engineers wear the same style tunic and cap.
The Officer on the left is from the 1914-18 war, the one on the right dates from the 1939-45 war.
In any photograph but especially in a close portrait such as these, this is the one tell-tale feature.

The Royal cypher on the WW1 capbadge will be  G V R

The Royal cypher on the WW2 capbadge will be  G VI R