Soldiers of 1st Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own), with a Mk I Ferret Scout Car in the Troodos mountains, 1957
Photograph, Cyprus (1955-1959), 1957.
Peter Clarke contacted the Museum (17 May 2003) having identified the picture as one of his own and himself as the young officer in the centre. He identified the event as a curfew put on around the village of Trouilli, and his batman on the left (his right) as Private Brian Lee, and dated the picture as 1957.
The Ferret, introduced into Army service in 1953, has a Bren gun on a pintle (horizontal traversing bar on upright stanchion) mount. The man on the right has the No 9 Mk I bayonet introduced in 1945, fixed to his No 4 rifle.
From an album of 101 photographs, with newspaper cuttings, 1st Bn Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own), Cyprus, 1955-58.
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Copyright: Peter Clarke
National Army Museum, Study collection