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Old 22-05-21, 08:34 PM
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My grandfather and his crew. He has moustache and is smoking. As they have respirators and revolvers I think 1940/1
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Old 23-05-21, 07:58 AM
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A super image and interesting to see leather being worn rather than webbing.
Have you any images of their vehicles?

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I would be surprised if it is any later than 1940 if not late 1930's.
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Old 23-05-21, 08:31 AM
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to save straining necks
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Agree with REME245. Not later than 1940 and possibly BEF pre Dunkirk. Photos at train station look like Northern France?
RTR black coveralls were worn by regular RTC/RTR from 1935 until 1941.
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Old 23-05-21, 09:18 AM
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That's much better, the vehicle on the right in the top righthand photograph appears to be the size of one of those typical light tanks, poor buggers, I would not have enjoyed being there at that point in time.


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North Africa. He was 1RTR
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Old 23-05-21, 09:38 AM
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I think that's a Vickers mark V1, all I can say is rather him than me, had he attained Field rank prior to his discharge?


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Old 23-05-21, 10:54 AM
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He was a Mjr. On discharge having been recovering from wounds. Which would tie in with Tobruk
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Old 23-05-21, 11:01 AM
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Okay, well that is certainly a lengthy career in which he must have seen many changes, glad he survived, a great many were not so fortunate, have you got his beret?
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These photos could possibly be taken in Palestine 1936-39.
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Old 23-05-21, 01:19 PM
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He was in Egypt pre war
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