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British Commonwealth, but what force

Post  Sean on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 6:23 am

These are obviously pictures taken from a newsreel of a visit by Elizabeth II to a middle eastern territory of the Commonwealth (1950s?). The mounted policeman belongs to which Force? Palestine 1940s?




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Re: British Commonwealth, but what force

Post  ChrisF202 on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 8:24 am

Yemen? Oman?

The man standing next to HM in the first photo is wearing the uniform of a British colonial governor. The governors of the 14 remaining British Overseas Territories still have a prescribed uniform although the FCO discourages the use in order to present a more "modern" image of the territories and their links with the UK. In fact I believe Bermuda is the only one where governors still wear the uniform on ceremonial occasions.

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What force

Post  michael1 on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 12:10 am

This is Libyan police

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Post  mconrad on Mon 18 Nov 2013, 1:28 pm

Last picture - 3rd or 4th from left, in back - van Dyke pattern on cap. Scots Greys?

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Re: British Commonwealth, but what force

Post  Sean on Tue 19 Nov 2013, 5:22 am

Yes, ADC to the Royals.
Libyan police surprises me but on reflection I can see it from the badge. Kind of thought it was Palestine but it didn't quite fit. Thanks Michael.

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