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PostSubject: Any Ideas. Its Named Army Outside Tents   Sun May 02, 2010 11:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Any Ideas. Its Named Army Outside Tents   Mon May 03, 2010 12:21 am

Nice photo. but haven't got a clue. scratch
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PostSubject: army ousde tents   Mon May 03, 2010 1:29 am

hi littlehand.
Havent we seen this one before ? , if not , one very simliar. It does appear to be the Bell Tents as used in the zulu war and after.
Dont know why but I think 1st Boer war back behind the lines .
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PostSubject: Re: Any Ideas. Its Named Army Outside Tents   Mon May 03, 2010 6:10 am

hi
i think they are definatley bell tents, Id say that it was somewhere in england...

thanks joe
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PostSubject: Re: Any Ideas. Its Named Army Outside Tents   Mon May 03, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi 90th. This is the other photo Littlehand posted.

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PostSubject: Re: Any Ideas. Its Named Army Outside Tents   Mon May 03, 2010 8:57 pm

Hi 90th. This could be from the same batch of photos. I not sure the uniforms in the photo would have been Karki.
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PostSubject: any ideas, army tents.   Tue May 04, 2010 7:48 am

hi pete.
Yes , that was the photo , bit similar .

hi littlehand.
I am not an expert on uniforms , but I think both photos have men still dressed in the red serge jacket , they still wore
the red jacket in the 1st Boer war of 1880-81.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Ideas. Its Named Army Outside Tents   Tue May 04, 2010 1:05 pm

Tunics are seven button home service, Glengarry later pattern.
I'd even go Volunteer reg, date C1895.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Ideas. Its Named Army Outside Tents   Tue May 04, 2010 2:20 pm

After a search around the best match I can come up with going off the collar & cuff facings is 'The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (ox and bucks)'

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Another possibility would be the 90th Light Infantry ...


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There again it could be none of the above Wink Pity there is no badge to go off.
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