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Frank Scott
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    I believe that the chevrons indicate years of war service. There are many photos of the then Sub-Lt Louis Mountbatten with three chevrons on his right arm.
    However not everyone wore them. There is a nice shot taken on board HMS Queen Elizabeth in 1918 showing Admiral Wemyss with his four war service chevrons, but Admiral Beatty with none on his famous six-button ‘uniform’ jacket.
    It is difficult to judge the other items without a photo. Indeed I think that we must find a way to post photos to accompany queries if required.
    Frank Scott