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    Administrator Chalky's Avatar
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    Need Rons Advice

    Hi Ron,

    Someone has posted old photos that her father had on a Facebook Page. There are a lot of Red Hackles on show as well as a Chevrolet Blitz Truck.

    There are cross key symbols showing which indicates 2nd Infantry Division. There is a staff car that has a 1BW 69 sign as well as a 42 / 73rd Flag

    What.jpg painted on the door of the car. Have you any ideas on this?



    This is another?



    Cheers.

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    Chalky, I have seen that painted sign before but cant remember where.
    The Drum Major with wears a Victorian badge on the dirk belt plate, and a George V1 sash. Looks to be early 1950s, both the 1st & 2nd Bns were in Germany 1952 though at different locations.

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    Ron, I have found out the this is Drum Major Roy. Brother of Pipe Major Roy.

    Courtesy of the Blairgowrie and Rattray site on Facebook.

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    Thanks Chalky thats good to know was he a 2nd Bn man also?
    Have enhanced the photo a little, also pinched a photo of PM Roy from pipingpress website.
    rob roy.jpg
    roy - Copy.jpg

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    Hi Ron,

    Both but prior to April 1952 Drum-Major Roy, Sgt. Erickson, 13 pipers and 8 drummers went to the 1st Battalion for service in the Far East.

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