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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.

    A&SH

    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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    Im hoping someone can point me to more info on this! My Dad was in Tripoli in 1949 - with Mortar Platoon A Company with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    He was David Robertson Smith - known as Smudger and his best mate was Gavin Ramsay. My Dad was from Edinburgh.

    He sadly passed away on 1st March this year and wwe are arranging his fu real for 22nd March.

    Thank you.

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    Hi Smudgers Daughter,

    Please accept my condolences on your fathers passing.

    I don't think many people on the forum here would be able to help.

    It might be worth speaking to someone at the Fort George Museum

    Try the General Enquiry number first. It is 0131 310 8702

    http://www.thehighlandersmuseum.com/

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