The old KD issue Beret, my father said he would have rather died, than wear his anywhere, and in fact every photo we have he is wearing his forage cap.
It's all the diffferent angles they're worn at that get me!
They all have such characterful faces. There are some refugees from Ealing Comedies there, I'm sure.
The last group photo, (they're not all RASC are they ?), the Prize for The Daftest Hat I award to the sergeant sitting front right.
(It was a difficult decision though !).
I can't see any badges of rank at all.
In those days, in working dress, it was usual to wear stripes on a removeable armband.
A warrant officer would wear his rank on his right wrist.
Looking at photos taken during WW2 Maria I think the relationship between officers and their men was more relaxed than when I was in the army, (1957-1980).
During my time, officers were required to maintain a certain aloofness, although they could still be friendly and they were allways to appear properly dressed.. They were required to set an example, that was the point.
I'm not sure about WW2 but most Gunner officers had batmen right up to the end of National Service.