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This was sent to me for identification, but I can't recognize what force the helmet plate is for. PC in question apparently had strong links to Somerset. Does anyone recognize what force the helmet plate is for? Thanks in advance.

 

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2 hours ago, Dave Wilkinson said:

Isle of Wight Constabulary. Aside from the distinctive helmet plate, he has the letters "IW" on his epaulette.

Excellent, thanks.

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On ‎17‎/‎07‎/‎2020 at 07:32, hchscurator said:

If the photo was taken in the 1930’s, this was PC Francis Arthur Davis.

Thanks for this - how certain are you of the spelling of the surname there? I ask as I passed this information on, and three family names that are contenders for who this is supposed to be are apparently Marks, Welch and DAVEY. I personally believe this photo pre-dates the 1930's, but not by a lot, and Davey is very close to Davis if that is just a coincidence...

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