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Danish West Indies

Post  Abadu on Sun 07 Nov 2010, 10:58 am

Does anyone know what was the organization of the colonial forces of the danish west indies, and which were their uniforms?

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Re: Danish West Indies

Post  ChrisF202 on Mon 08 Nov 2010, 12:37 am

There have been several previous posts about this topic.

To make it short; they had 4 armed forces: the Royal Danish Navy, the Royal Danish Army, the Danish West Indies Gendarmerie Corps (paramilitary police), and the Danish West Indies Militia.
Of course, the Danish West Indies were sold to the US in 1917 and remain a US territory to this day. At the time of the handover, the militia wore a khaki colored uniform with a pith helmet and the Gendarmerie wore a similar uniform but in white or grey.

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Danish West Indies Gendarmerie Corps in 1917

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Danish West Indies Militia in 1917

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Royal Danish Navy at the handover ceremony on March 31st 1917

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Post  Abadu on Tue 16 Nov 2010, 4:08 pm

Thanks Chris! Do you know anything about their uniforms during the 1800s?

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Post  ChrisF202 on Wed 17 Nov 2010, 2:23 am

I was able to find some more plates:

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Officers of the Danish West Indies Militia in 1816

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labeled as "Military forces in the Danish West Indies 1816-17"

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Royal Danish Army in the Danish West Indies 1826-34

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labeled as "Danish West Indies Governor General with staff 1834"


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Post  Abadu on Fri 19 Nov 2010, 3:12 pm

Thank you again Chris. Is there any text explaining to which regiment did those men belong?

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Post  ChrisF202 on Sat 20 Nov 2010, 9:13 am

I would imagine that the actual plates that one can buy through the website do come with text but the website just includes the image with no details. Sorry Crying or Very sad

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