Fijian uniforms 1939-41 ?

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Fijian uniforms 1939-41 ?

Post  zebra on Tue 23 Oct 2018, 5:07 am

Seen a photo from 1934 of the Indian platoon of the Fiji defence force in light khaki tunic , shorts , puttees and sun helmet , plus what looks like leather belts.
Not sure if the 1903 bandolier equipment was worn.
Same uniform worn 1939-41 or the shirt , trousers and 1937 webbing (+ helmet) worn ?
Can't find any photos, the Fiji Museum not much help, they reply to emails but want a formal written snail mail request.

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Post  wfrad on Tue 23 Oct 2018, 9:28 am

Is this the one? No webbing/bandolier but there's an NCO's sash which may be tricking the memory.
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Indian Platoon of the Fiji Defence Force in 1934. In the centre is platoon commander Lieutenant Johnson, Sergeant Major Varsonce and Sergeant Thomas Amputch. The platoon was disbanded in 1940.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Platoon

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Post  zebra on Wed 24 Oct 2018, 10:42 pm

Yes that's the photo. There is a photo from 1943 which shows Fijian home guard wearing the bandolier, that's why I thought the 2 battalions may have had them 1939-40.

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Post  zebra on Wed 24 Oct 2018, 10:45 pm

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Post  wfrad on Thu 25 Oct 2018, 8:26 am

The Roosevelt picture is a nice find.

I know the post is for WWII but opening several posts for Fiji just seemed unnecessary.
Hope you don't mind, but if you wish the following can be moved.

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Fiji Chief of Police Ratu Ifereemi Qasivakatini

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Fiji Harry &Steven Blackhouse Smith WWII Vets

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fiji museum.. the native military band c1917

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Fiji Band leader in full uniform 1960's?

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Fiji museum. The RFMF band at Queen Elizabeth Barracks c1960s

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Fiji Prince Charles during his royal tour

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