The sartorial elegance of the British officer on campaign

Discussion in 'General' started by Owen, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  2. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Fourth from the left, kneeling on the ground, looks like a typical Eton graduate.

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    Andreas
     
  3. ImOhShep

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  4. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'm not really sure where this belongs. We don't seem to have an officer's private purchase thread.


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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It could have easily gone in the pith helmets thread, but no vehicle.
    British Indian army?
    All the key boxes ticked: Pith, cane, magnificently deployed shorts and puttees etc., and I'm hoping that bulge in the pocket is a massive and casually carried revolver... Or maybe even some filthy postcards.
    Remarkable.

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  6. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    ...although shame about all those creases in the shorts, old boy.
     
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  7. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake Gunner Tours

    The tradition continued into the 1980s. The red/blue side hats were worn by some units in WW2, as per the CBO office in Tunisia with the RAF Officer in shorts.
     

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  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Officer's pullovers in the Middle East. Even then they couldn't agree on pocket flaps !
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  9. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thought this might qualify.......
    Loopy escorting Churchill (from Loopy's memoirs)
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