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Anyone recognise this uniform

Postby Snatchblock » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:53 pm

Hello,
I have this picture taken of my father in the Far East, probably in the early 1920's. Does anyone have any idea to what organisation the uniform belongs?

Many thanks for any help!
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Re: Anyone recognise this uniform

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:59 pm

Well they're not very military looking shoes.... Hmmm

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Re: Anyone recognise this uniform

Postby brunes08 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:54 pm

The photo struck me as possibly being for a crew member for Far East merchant shipping. So I had a rummage and came up with the P&O site for c1835-1972 on pandosnco.co.uk. There are photos that seem to fit - even down to the shoes! It may be the man in the photo is in the purser's section on board ship.
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Re: Anyone recognise this uniform

Postby pete25 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:04 pm

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Does this uniform look the same to you? It looks very similar to me.
This image of mine is British India Military. I found this image on Google.

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Re: Anyone recognise this uniform

Postby AdrianB38 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:00 pm

Interesting, Pete. I have a suspicion, though, that "your" chap has more substantial boots and certainly the trousers are longer, perhaps to hook under the boot.

Re the previous reply - I couldn't find a clear example of the P&O badge on a collar but a sun burst is part of their badge. That part looks like what is seen here on his collar - I haven't been able to check the suggested site yet.

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