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Stoppage Drill

Changed my mind. Is the plane Russian?

It is a Russian operated aircraft, with Russian roundels, yes. Russian pilot too, I believe.

What type/where made, I don't know.

14 questions left.

You may all feel a bit desperate, but trust me, you are narrowing this down well.

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David Ridgus

Reith

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David Ridgus

Reith

Can I scrub that one. You suckered me with the face wound, but he never had a moustache

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Stoppage Drill

Scrub away, me hearty. Still on 14.

I assumed that you had picked up on the facial wound, but John Reith would probably have been flying in white tie and tails.

My chap's facial wound was sufficient to cause disablement.

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David Ridgus

Politics, yes, but to be fair I would say take that answer in a broad sense.

17 left.

Was he ever a member of the government?

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Stoppage Drill

Not as such. In later life, amongst other things, he held a very senior position in colonial government.

13 to go.

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David Ridgus

Not as such. In later life, amongst other things, he held a very senior position in colonial government.

13 to go.

Wavell

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Skipman

Was he actually a pilot?

Mike

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Stoppage Drill

Wavell

Well done !

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Stoppage Drill

Was he actually a pilot?

Mike

I don't think so. I assume he was a potential passenger in this photo, which was taken on the Caucasian Front on the Upper Euphrates in early 1917 whilst he was a liaison officer with the Russian Army.

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David Ridgus

Well done !

Thank you. The colonial clue was a kind one!

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Skipman

I don't think so. I assume he was a potential passenger in this photo, which was taken on the Caucasian Front on the Upper Euphrates in early 1917 whilst he was a liaison officer with the Russian Army.

I actually thought it might be Slim, or Eden, oh well.

Lets see this one then " Incidentally, Herr Burstfeld, I have a stunning "who is this" for you, but we've got to work out the current chap first. "

Mike

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Stoppage Drill

A couple of loose parallels between this young chap and Wavell.

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20 and counting !

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Stoppage Drill

I actually thought it might be Slim, or Eden, oh well.

Lets see this one then " Incidentally, Herr Burstfeld, I have a stunning "who is this" for you, but we've got to work out the current chap first. "

Mike

It was a toughie.

You were in the right area with Uncle Bill Slim.

I'll do the Broomers one after this new laddie.

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Skipman

My first thoughts were Basil Liddell-Hart?

Mike

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Stoppage Drill

. . . . but then you looked at the collar badges ? Was that a guess by the way ?

I think we should say 19 left.

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David Ridgus

Auchinleck?

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Skipman

. . . . but then you looked at the collar badges ? Was that a guess by the way ?

I think we should say 19 left.

It was a bit of a guess, the thin face, the 'shifty eyes' :whistle:

Mike

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Stoppage Drill

Auchinleck?

18 left !

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David Ridgus

Is the parallel military or personal?

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Stoppage Drill

It was a bit of a guess, the thin face, the 'shifty eyes' :whistle:

Mike

Well, you aren't his publicity officer !

I guess this photo was taken when he was very young; he was commissioned four days after his 18th birthday, but wasn't sent to France for another seven months.

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Stoppage Drill

Is the parallel military or personal?

Disfiguring facial wound.

Achieved prominence in later life in an overlapping military/political position in foreign parts.

17 to go.

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Khaki

Glubb

khaki

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Stoppage Drill

I'm amazed ! John Bagot Glubb, KCB, CMG, DSO, OBE, MC - "Glubb Pasha"

Good for you Khaki !

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Stoppage Drill

I'm off to bed now, and will do the Burstfeld Special tomorrow. For now I'll leave you with this handsome young infantry officer

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