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Commando photograph 1943 named

Article about: A gift from Roy Shadbolt who runs the Wilkinson FS collection website Welcome A very young looking commando named on the reverse as Percival Harold Collett and dated 1943. I added his named

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    A gift from Roy Shadbolt who runs the Wilkinson FS collection website Welcome

    A very young looking commando named on the reverse as Percival Harold Collett and dated 1943.

    I added his named to the front of the image which shows hi wearing a lanyard , the commando title and the combined ops flash. His trousers appear to have the FS knife carrying straps seen on the para version of BD trousers.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    That's a fine photograph Jerry, great detail and subject. He sure does look young as you say, but I bet he knew his mustard! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Great photo Jerry , what's his cap badge ?

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    Quote by Paul D View Post
    Great photo Jerry , what's his cap badge ?
    Wiltshire regiment Paul, which fits as the photographer is in Cirencester so not too far from the county border.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Wow, what an excellent and rare portrait Jerry. He knew his stuff!

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    Super image!
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    Very nice image! I could say very vivid too! Is there any way to trace him and find out if he manage to get out of the war alive?

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    May be a stupid question but what color would his cap (ive seen red and green examples), cap insing, arm flash and lanyard be? Ive tried to look online, but examples seem scarce lol

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    The beret would have been Green. Flashes were red on black.

    The lanyard I don't know.

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    Nice picture, he is also wearing a economy 37 pattern webbing belt, with webbing loops rather than brass.

    Cheers
    Harry

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