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Great War Truck

Possibly taken in Mesopotamia or Palestine, but are there any clues as to when this photo might have been taken? 

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Rob B

I have had a look at this and taken into consideration, the lack of medals on the pilot bearer party yet there are on the right hand man at reverse arms and the officer following the cortege which look to be First War medals. The vehicle the coffin is on is a Crossley which was a principle supplier to the RFC/RAF from the early war years to 1940, and I had a look at your other post so I think we are possibly looking at RAF Iraq Command, Baghdad. So based on that I think we are looking at late 1920s.

Did have a look at RAF casualties in air crashes to see if it threw anything up, but alas not!

 

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PhilB

Not that it makes much difference but the third sergeant looks to have medal ribbons up.

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Great War Truck

Thank you. That is all very helpful.

 

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charlie962

Does this infantry helmet help date/place the photo ? Looks like a distinctive badge plus hackle .

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salientguide

Helmet is standard cork pith helmet worn throughout the Empire, as noted with probable hackle on side. New sergeant pilots and the helmet suggest inter war period probably earlier, 20,s rather than later. The older officer with pilots wings on left has a row of medal ribbons all suggesting post WW1.

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Great War Truck

Excellent. Thanks.

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