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This is certainly a policeman with his distinctive cuff marking. It is only my guess that he is Egyptian. A second possibility is that he is in the Sudan. The date of photo is unknown, and again it is just my guess that this postcard dates from the 1920s, '30s, or '40s.

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Hi,

Great picture and yes, he is certainly an Egyptian Policeman and the photograph probably dates somewhere between the late 1930’s to 1950’s. Very nice and thanks for posting.

Zob.

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Thanks for posting, MConrad! There are some nice uniform details in this photo -- this Egyptian policeman is wearing the white cotton summer uniform (worn from April-September, approximately). Besides the cuff marking (which I think denotes a traffic policeman, but am not certain), note the white fez-cover, individual serial number on the collar, corporal's stripes on the right sleeve, and the sloppily-fastened belt.

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6 hours ago, ChrisW said:

...Besides the cuff marking (which I think denotes a traffic policeman, but am not certain)...

It's a Duty Armlet - see:

 

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