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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    1st Bn India 1920s, three cuff titles R.P. S.P. and G the first is obviously Regimental Police but i'm not sure about the other two?
    The satchel in the foreground has a brass plate attached under an eye-glass I can make out.
    Battalion -------- Black----- or
    Ration -------- Black -----.
    Have posted close up but it is not clear.

    Ron,

    I think the time window for this photo is more likely just prior to 1914 and would be the 2nd Bn. The white uniform worn by the man sitting was discontinued after 1914. Further, if it were the 1920s there would be collar badges on the khaki drill frocks.

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    Thanks Mike always grateful for your knowlege of uniforms.
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    This man has a large khaki arm badge but I cant make it out. Blackpool promenade photographer.

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    Young 2nd Lieutenant wearing Croix-de-Guerre honour ribbon of the 6th Bn above Highland Div patch.
    Studio portrait by Molly Forgan 12 Princess St Perth. Circa 1940?
    My examples of the arm badges below along with moth nips.


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    Regarding post no 830, have found out that 'G' cuffband is garrison police and 'SP' is sanitary police a necessary requirement in India.
    Ron.

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    Unidentified Sgt Nigg Camp undated, economy jacket and or's sporran.

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    Great photo of pipers having a fag break on a march. T/6/RH shoulder titles and a nice view of the pipers dirk.
    The left hand side of the picture shows the ghost image of two men marching on the road photographer didnt wind the film fully on.
    One of my favorite photos would make a good subject for a painting.

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    Group of officers of 2nd Forfar or Angus Rifle Volunteers 1880-87.
    The man in the centre with the white beard is I believe Lt-Col Commandant J.A.Dickson VD.
    He retired in 1888 so I think photo dates to late 1880s. Photo is on wafer thin paper and very fragile.
    Blue patrol jackets with Austrian knots and Black Watch trews, large silk bow with feathered edges behind the glengarry badge.


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    Farewell parade 1st Bn Black Watch Port-Louis Mauritius 1895.
    Photo by Guillemin & Cie Port-Luis (Ile-Maurice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmarsden View Post
    Farewell parade 1st Bn Black Watch Port-Louis Mauritius 1895.
    Photo by Guillemin & Cie Port-Luis (Ile-Maurice)
    A very unusual photo, Ron. All ranks are wearing full dress doublets at an overseas tropical location. Normally, only officers took full dress on overseas service. ORs would normally have the lighter red serge frocks for review order, and, after about 1900, would have dressed in white-drill frocks for hot weather review order.

    They must have been very hot even if this event occurred during the winter months. Do you have a more precise date?

    Mike

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