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Can anyone help with this image please?


corinne mills

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Rifle Brigade, MM Winner - 1920's probably India

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Without a doubt post-war colonial service, and more probably India.

Graham.

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Is there any possibility that he was in Palestine or Mesopotamia? The only evidence I have for the suggestion is that I have seen photos of troops in those colonies during the 1920s and 1930s wearing the same sort of Pith helmet on display here. Although I am sure such headgear was used in India.

Jon

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JGM,

I think you'll find khaki drill with shorts and the khaki "foreign service helmet" were standard dress throughout the middle and far east for British troops during the hot season. During the winter seasons and depending where you where stationed I think S.D. tunics would be worn also.

Graham.

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Rifle Brigade ,standard army tropical uniform and probably 1st RB , they were in India in 1920 after Iraq in 1919.

Chris

Chris - try as I might I can find no online images of troops wearing this uniform. The collar style appears to be different to most tropical uniforms?

Is he definately a British soldier?

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Corrine,

Definately. Here's a Northumberland Fusilier in an earlier pattern tunic worn in Italy 1918.

Graham.

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