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    came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?



    FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY TAKING THE SALUTE WITH THE BLACK WATCH IN TRIPOLY 1950
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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    definately looks like Black Watch, Chuck, but the bonnets are,nt right, May be Canadians tho,
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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    maybe Argyalls, chuck
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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    It is an Argyll badge,definitely not BW,The badge is too round The Watch wisna in Tripoly in 1950

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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    Looks more like the famous victory march through Tripoli after the allies defeated the Axis forces in North Africa in 1943.I think the cap badge is too round for the Argyll,(mess tin)as it was some times referred to,perhaps its one of the English/Scottish regiments.!!!Bill...

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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    Confused:

    Locations from 1945 to 1952:

    1BW - 1945 Germany:

    June 1946: Glamorgan Barracks, Duisburg
    Feb 1947: Glamorgan Barracks, Duisburg
    Early 1948: Berlin (for 3 months during airlift)
    1948: Germany: Glamorgan Barracks, Duisburg
    13 July 1948: amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
    1950.04 Berlin: Montgomery Barracks
    1951.10 Germany: Spey Barracks, Buxtehude
    1952. Brief visit to Scotland before Korea.

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    1945.06 UK
    1947 Palestine
    1948 UK
    1948.09.30 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
    1948.10 England: Colchester
    1949.06 Hong Kong
    1950.08.29 South Korea: Pusan
    1950.08 Korea 27 Inf Bde
    1951.04 Hong Kong
    1952 Scotland: Edinburgh

    Neither of the candidates in Tripoli in 1950.

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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    could be a wrong date then or could be Canadians i'll have a look at the Canadian site.. ok the Canadian Agylls weren't in Africa in WWII that i can find.. i'll keep looking.. thanks fer the comments.. i didn't think it looked like the BW either..
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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    After a wee bit more research and going by the Black Sporran with two white tassles and the shape of the cap badge.

    It is the 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

    They were in Tripoli from Feb 1949 as part of the British peacekeeping initiative during the run up to Libyan independence in 1951.

    In Nov 1951 they were posted to the Canal Zone.




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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    it looked like white sporrans to me.. lol hey any give me a ride to spec savers.. hahahahahahahahaa... thanks Chalky
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    Re: came across this photo but i think it's wrong can anyone identify these troops?

    Well done Chalky

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