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Offline mofid42

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Re: can anyone read this?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 15 June 12 14:05 BST (UK) »
He He! You know what they say Matt T.... ;D    So your guess of c 1950 fits right in
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« Reply #10 on: Friday 15 June 12 14:14 BST (UK) »
Just Sorry I can't help with the writing at the top :(

Every time I look at it I keep thinking it says "...?? My friend" but then when I look closer it dosn't look anything like it :-\

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« Reply #11 on: Friday 15 June 12 14:24 BST (UK) »
thanks everyone - I just had a brainwave, turned the photo over to see if the writing had left indentations - and it has (just!) there is definitely a 0 and it could just be a 5 so I reckon you are right with the 1950 date. Unfortunately the top line doesn't show through!
If only I knew who he was!
Just had a look through other old photos and found this one - do you think this could be the same person? (not that I know who he is either   ::) )

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« Reply #12 on: Saturday 16 June 12 15:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Annie, glad to help.

I don't think this can be the same person. I'm no expert, but I'm sure this style of photo (the pose and the back-drop) is much older, possibly even late C19th.

You might be best posting it on the Armed Forces Board, someone may be able to identify the uniform. Personally, I have a feeling the uniform may be Australian, I'm sure I've seen similar shoulder flashes somewhere before.

Hope this helps,
Matt T.
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 17 June 12 06:13 BST (UK) »
I don't think it's the same person either.
Different shaped ears, for one thing.

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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 17 June 12 07:52 BST (UK) »
The soldier is certainly post ww2, I think the backdrop just means the photographer is in a timewarp and hasn't updated his studio, the uniform, belt and anklets stayed like this up to the late 50s and early 60s.

In the first pic perhaps the "torpedo" is a paravane, a device for towing with hawsers that would cut submerged mines free so the could be detonated.

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