Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 3, 2018 18:40:13 GMT 12
In this newsreel footage of the visit of the Great White Fleet in 1925 you can see a soldier parading at the beginning and he wears a Busby style hat. Would have have been from a New Zealand Army unit? Or would he be a Royal Marine based at Devonport with the Royal Navy?
Very wobbly Royal Salute/Present Arms. Dave, I have seen that "short" Busby hat in photos of NZ military formations before. Will have a look at some of my family photos to see if any of my rellys wore that style. Some served in Artillery units that often used the Busby.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 6, 2018 20:49:37 GMT 12
I just came across this photo on the National Library site:
It is captioned: "Outdoors portrait in front of false backdrop, two unidentified World War One soldiers in dress uniform with neck cord and tassels, fur hats with plume, sleeve insignia, riding crops and Lance Corporal stripe, probably Christchurch region" Date: [ca 1905-1926]