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What is this young RWKent man holding?

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Skipman
1 hour ago, Heid the Ba said:

Looks like a cigarette to me.

 

DOH! You're right, I was seeing the button as part of a razor.

 

Mike

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Heid the Ba
30 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

The man lying down , second from right, is Vladimir Putin.

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Can't be Putin, he's got his shirt on . . .

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Dave1418

The chap second from the right has a different cap badge even if you take into consideration the distortion.

The chap second from the right has a different cap badge even if you take into consideration the distortion.

The chap second from the right has a different cap badge even if you take into consideration the distortion.

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Heid the Ba

The shoulder titles look like "RWKENT" though.

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Gardenerbill

The man with the cup is RFA

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Heid the Ba

Agreed.  The only other cap badge that looks different to me is the glum looking chap standing on the right with things sticking out of his breast pocket.

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Skipman
20 minutes ago, Dave1418 said:

The chap second from the right has a different cap badge even if you take into consideration the distortion.

The chap second from the right has a different cap badge even if you take into consideration the distortion.

The chap second from the right has a different cap badge even if you take into consideration the distortion.

 

Are you sure now?

 

Mike

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Andrew Upton
4 hours ago, 4thGordons said:

 

Here is the complete photo. Wondering what the medal ribbons (2?) on the chap standing at the back might be? And what that might mean for dating the photo (he doesn't look particularly old)

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BWM and VM with the usual odd rendering by orthochromatic film, which would put the picture 1919 or later.

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wainfleet

Looks like a Fife and Forfar yeoman standing right. He is wearing riding breeches; the others have trousers.

 

ETA: that is a harmonica for sure. He's even holding it the right way to play it.

Edited by wainfleet

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PhilB

Is the yeoman holding a harmonica?

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Stebie9173

No idea how the first bit fits but:

 

Poly -- Gone --- Wood?

 

 

Steve.

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wainfleet
15 hours ago, PhilB said:

Is the yeoman holding a harmonica?

 

I think you're right!

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PhilB

The tall guy in the middle looks a good candidate for the Regimental Police.:unsure:

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Dave1418
On 08/10/2018 at 17:08, Skipman said:

 

Are you sure now?

 

Mike

Yes

Looks very much like a Fife and Forfar yeomanry to me

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4thGordons

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PhilB

The Yeoman on the right unusually shows his eating irons in his breast pocket. The shape of the blade suggests a bone handled knife?

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MikeyH

I think he is holding a large harmonica, with the cover removed or lost, exposing the reed plate.

 

Mike.

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m0rris

I'd say it's a harmonica. You can see beveled edges top and bottom and decorative patterns either end. Generally the bigger they are the lower the tone with bass harmonicas being enormous. Chap on the right has a piece of rough timber - either low budget percussion or waiting for more harmonicas to be issued..

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Medaler

I did wonder what I was letting myself in for here, what with the thread title and a first line of text that mentions a "camp photograph". However, I will add my weight to the harmonica theory. It's size would seem to suggest a bass version.

 

Was that you playing the mouth organ?

No, it was our Monica

 

Mike

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MBrockway
On 08/10/2018 at 01:26, MBrockway said:

Long shot, but the way he's holding it reminds me of a mouth organ ...

 

The Graphic 1905

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Not confident though and I cannot find any harmonica with that decoration on its back.

 

Mark

 

 

Those pics with the reeds showing make me much more confident now in my initial suggestion back in Post #2  :innocent:

Edited by MBrockway

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