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#1 Gator

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:05 AM

Greetings,

 

Hope that it is OK to share this photo that I have that is part of a Royal Marine Commando Grouping that I have. I am not a direct Disney collector but do read through the postings here and never knew or saw a previous posting depicting a Disney character in foreign service. It may be hard to see in the scans, so I blew it up, but Pluto is holding a Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife between his teeth. Have others seen such Disney related artwork in foreign services?

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

Mark

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:09 AM

Great picture! 

 

...Kat



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:13 AM

I love that photo Mark. 



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:16 AM

Is there anything about where this picture was taken? What are those buildings in the background? 

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for the replies and for those interested the photo represents D Troop 45 RM Commandos October 1945.



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:22 AM

Kat,

 

Not sure as to location but would believe possibly England. I have paperwork that goes with the photo that identifies all of the individuals.

 

Mark



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:29 AM

Kat,

 

Not sure as to location but would believe possibly England. I have paperwork that goes with the photo that identifies all of the individuals.

 

Mark

 

Thanks for the info. Very nice that you also have all names....Kat



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Kat

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:06 AM

"Possibly at the cessation of WW2 Hostilities, according to 'Four Five The story of 45 Commando Royal Marines 1943 - 1971' by David Young a unit flag was introduced, dark green with a red dagger in the centre and the numbers 45 on either side. Seems each troop or company had their own flag or sign coming into prominence in early 1945. 'A' Troop had The Saint figure from Leslie Charteris's Saint, B Troop nicknamed Butcher Troop had a white cleaver with the motto 'Bash on Regardless', C Troop had the Union Flag with Globe and Laurel with various Commando battle honours and D Troop always known as 'Dog Troop' had the colourful Walt Disney's Pluto with green beret and dagger between his teeth."

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:21 AM

Very nice and I love it. I've never seen that design before.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:06 PM

Thanks to all for their comments and input.

Mark


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