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North West Frontier Regiment 1930s

Postby hodgsonp » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:04 pm

This is my Uncle Fred Wilkinson - and I think he served in or around Peshawer in the 1930s but I'm not sure which regiment he was with. Obviously it looks like a mounted unit (horse artillery?).
Fred Wilkinson 002.jpg
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I also have some photos of what I aslo believe are Fred, so looks like they had Rolls Royce ACs.
RR Armoured Car - Lion 001.jpg
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Maybe that would give someone a clue as to what units were around there in the 1930s
I also found similar photos here:
http://www.angelfire.com/pq2/armour/NWFP_30s/index.html

Any suggestions or ideas most gratefully welcomed.

Many thanks
Pete
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Re: North West Frontier Regiment 1930s

Postby The Denson Clan » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:34 pm

Might be totally irrelevant, but looking on the internet, the car you show looks like a Indian Army Crossley armoured car

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not a rolls royce Armoured Car

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Re: North West Frontier Regiment 1930s

Postby hodgsonp » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:47 pm

It does look like a Crossley - thanks. Hopefully that might help pin the Regiment down.
Presumably only a few units used them in and around the NWF in the 1930s
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Re: North West Frontier Regiment 1930s

Postby PatriciaM » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:26 pm

My father, John Austin, was on the North West Frontier in the 1930s and he was in The Devonshire Regiment. I also have a photo of an armoured car which my father said was a Crossley. I am in the process of writing my father's biography and have been typing up the many stories of his 9 years in India.
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