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  • Despatch Rider Rifle Shooting..!

    I couldn't resist picking up this great postcard.

    Images speaks for itself..


    Cheers,

    Roy
    Attached Files
    Collecting:

    Despatch Rider Insignia & Photographs.
    British Militia Buttons.
    Shropshire Buttons.

    Author/Dealer in the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife
    My website: www.wilkinsonfscollection.com

  • #2
    Hmm, unusual cap badge if he is an Australian during the Great War. Same with brass buttons on the greatcoat.

    Keith

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    • #3
      No cap badge visible, that reflection is one of the goggles lenses.

      I thought that though the first time I looked at it.

      Might be just propaganda of course and not Australian at all despite the text.

      Cheers,

      Roy
      Collecting:

      Despatch Rider Insignia & Photographs.
      British Militia Buttons.
      Shropshire Buttons.

      Author/Dealer in the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife
      My website: www.wilkinsonfscollection.com

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      • #4
        Good point Roy, should have gone to Specsavers eh!

        Keith

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        • #5
          Hi Keith,

          I made the same mistake first time I looked at it. Had to zoom in to check

          Still a fun period image and one I'm pleased to have, even if it does smack a little at propaganda, as I couldn't imagine this being an actually real tactic..

          Cheerio,

          Roy
          Collecting:

          Despatch Rider Insignia & Photographs.
          British Militia Buttons.
          Shropshire Buttons.

          Author/Dealer in the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife
          My website: www.wilkinsonfscollection.com

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          • #6
            Hi Roy,
            I love the postcard! Can you read the brand of motorcycle ?
            regards,
            Jim

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            • #7
              Thanks Jim,

              This one is escaping me, so any help would be great.

              See pic.

              If I had to guess, it looks like Imperial/New Imperial.

              but it's not one I recognize.

              Cheers,

              Roy
              Attached Files
              Collecting:

              Despatch Rider Insignia & Photographs.
              British Militia Buttons.
              Shropshire Buttons.

              Author/Dealer in the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife
              My website: www.wilkinsonfscollection.com

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