Monday, September 12, 2022

Cops or Military?

I've seen this one listed as both by Royale and by Hussar, and I can't figure out 
if those are cops or military.  The blue outfits don't look RAF to me, fwiw.



  1. Cops. There is no holster on the belt as there would have been on a military policeman's uniform. Crash helmets were not worn at this period and the jodhpurs were used for police motorbike outriders with boots. Police uniforms were always blue. Short sleeve shirts were Summer issue. The puttee socks and boots are regular army issue of the time. Absolutely typical Hussar fare.

  2. The gentlemen upfront are shall we say callipygian.
    Calorman once again you prove your amazing attention to clothing detail.
    -Rj in the IE

  3. Mitchell of mitchmen blogNovember 25, 2022 at 10:50 AM

    I am afraid this explanation is mistaken. Royale published this picture in black and white, the colours were added by an enthusiast later. The uniforms were British Guardsmen’s you can see the leather patches on their breeches and riding boots. They are disciplining a soldier and a sailor in a military establishment so guns would not be worn. The series was called ‘Unapproved’.

    1. Big duhhhhh moment at this end. It actually says "color by" somebody at lower left.