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    Could anyone id thise chap please?
    The odd thing is the picture was taken in Mechelen (Belgium!).
    cheers
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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    Uniform looks similar to British type as does the Helmet looking the same as a blue cloth home service helmet but the badge center looks unlike any british ones I can think of. Any chance of a close up of the badge?

    Plain ball buttons suggest arty or hussars, assuming they are plain.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks Jerry.
    It is all I have, the pic isn't mine...
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    I tried blowing up the badge but I still don't recognise it Kris.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks Jerry.
    My first idea was that it might be Belgian, but the spike's foot dosn't correspond to what I know about it.
    I think I must ckeck it out.
    It isn't very logical that a British soldier would have his picture taken in Belgium, at the time nothing was going on, exept for people who applied voluntary for service in Congo....
    To be continued.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Thanks Jerry.
    My first idea was that it might be Belgian, but the spike's foot dosn't correspond to what I know about it.
    I think I must ckeck it out.
    It isn't very logical that a British soldier would have his picture taken in Belgium, at the time nothing was going on, exept for people who applied voluntary for service in Congo....
    To be continued.
    Kris,

    I assume you would not mind as I have posted it on the British badge forum to see if anyone there can help.

    I was thinking fireman rather than military?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hey Jerry,
    not at all!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Hey Jerry,

    sorry for the trouble you went in!
    I just realized I had the solution.
    The thing is, those guy's are so rare I didn't think of them.
    It is a armed firefighter from Mechelen.
    That corps only existed for a rather short time, and were police, firefighter and soldier at the same time.
    Here are is brothers in arms;
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Hey Jerry,

    sorry for the trouble you went in!
    I just realized I had the solution.
    The thing is, those guy's are so rare I didn't think of them.
    It is a armed firefighter from Mechelen.
    That corps only existed for a rather short time, and were police, firefighter and soldier at the same time.
    Here are is brothers in arms;
    Glad to see the mystery solved. Have you got a close up picture of the helmet badge Kris?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    No Jerry, I have never seen one, exept on those two pictures.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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