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Uniforms of the British Pacific, 1891 to 2006

This CD contains 110 illustrations of uniforms, complemented with descriptive text, worn by various constabulary, police, military and naval forces formed in the colonies and protectorates that constituted the British Empire and Commonwealth in the Pacific region. Included are a selection of unit badges and brief unit histories. All plates are full page illustrations, as shown immediately below.

A complete list of illustrations is shown at the bottom of the page.     Cost $26.00

Example Page

Private, Fiji Military Forces, 1937

This Private wears the scarlet jacket and white sulu that remains the FDFs ceremonial uniform.

The jacket has brass buttons and green shoulder straps.

The waist belt is from the 1908 webbing equipment set and has brass fittings and buckle.  In later years a white leather version is worn with brass clasp.

He is armed with a SMLE rifle and bayonet.

Below is the jacket of a Bandsman, as noted by the wearing of the green aiguillette.

Instead of the webbing belt he wears a black leather version with brass clasp.

Officers continued to wear white drill jackets with their white helmets and blue trousers.

At the bottom of the page is the badge and button of the FDF.

 

 

 

         

If you would like to purchase individual, or a number of, plates from this CD use the button below to indicate the CD number (13) and the title of each plate. The cost is 70cents per plate, with descriptions and photographs included where relevant.

CD number & plate title

Constable, Papua Armed Constabulary, 1893   Corporal, Armed Constabulary, Fiji, 1896   Lieutenant, Fiji Volunteers, 1899   Constable, Fiji Constabulary, 1900   Captain, Fiji Volunteers, 1900   Corporal, Royal Guard, Tonga, 1901   Corporal, Papua Armed Constabulary, 1901   Officer, Fiji Constabulary, 1903   Officer, Papua Armed Constabulary, 1906   Constable, Cook Island Police Force, 1909   Corporal, Fiji Volunteers, 1910   Corporal, Rewa Mounted Rifles, Fiji, 1913   Member, Fiji Labour Corps, 1915   Constable, Police Force, Military Administration, New Guinea, 1917   Constable, Fiji Constabulary, 1919   Sergeant, Gilbert & Ellice Island Police Force, Ocean Island, 1919   Constable, Fiji Armed Constabulary, 1921   Constable, New Guinea Police Force, 1922   Medical Boy, New Guinea, 1923   Constable, British Solomon Islands Police Force, 1924   Constable, Nauru Police Force, 1925   Constable, Fiji Constabulary, 1928   Constable, New Guinea Police Force, 1928   Constable, Papua Armed Constabulary, 1929   Native Officer, Samoan Constabulary, 1929   Sergeant, Royal Guard, Tonga, 1930   Indian Constable, Fiji Constabulary, 1931   Sergeant Major, Papua Armed Constabulary, 1932   Officer, Fiji Constabulary, 1933   Officer, Fiji Constabulary, 1934   Sergeant, Band of the Fiji Military Forces, 1934   Lance Corporal, New Hebrides Police Force, 1935   Constable, New Guinea Police Force, 1936   Officer, Fiji Constabulary, 1937   Private, Fiji Military Forces, 1937   Constable, New Guinea Police Force, 1937   Officer, Fiji Constabulary, 1939   Staff Sergeant, New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, 1939   Private, Tongan Defence Force, 1940   Officer, British Solomon Islands Police Force, 1940   Officer, Fiji Constabulary, 1940   Private, New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, 1941  Constable, British Solomon Islands Police Force, 1941   Private, Fiji Commandoes, 1943   Private, Fiji Regiment, Fiji Military Forces, 1941   Officer, Fiji Military Forces, 1942   Gunner, Heavy Artillery Regiment, Fiji Military Forces, 1942   Private, Fiji Scouts, 1944   Private, Pacific Islands Battalion, 1944   Constable, Royal Papuan Constabulary, 1944   Private, Pacific Islands Battalion, 1945   Private, Fiji Regiment, 1946   Constable, British Islands Police Force, 1947   Lance Corporal, Papua & New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, 1948   Private, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1951   Private, Fiji Regiment, 1951   Constable Nuie Police Force, 1952   Sergeant, Fiji Regiment, 1953   Native Officer, Fiji Regiment, 1954   Private, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1955   Sergeant, Royal Guard, Tonga, 1955   Native Officer, New Hebrides Police Force, 1956   Corporal, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1957   Constable, Tonga Police Force, 1957   Rating, Fiji Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1957   Constable, Western Samoa Police Force, 1958   Constable, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Police Force, 1959   Constable, British Solomon Islands Police Force, 1960   Corporal, Nauru Police Force, 1961   Bandsman, Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary, 1962   Constable, British Solomon Islands Police Force, 1963   Sergeant, Nauru Police Force, 1963   Native Officer, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Police Force, 1964   Constable, Cook Island Police Force, 1964  Corporal, New Hebrides Police Force, 1965   Private, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1965   Staff Sergeant, Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary, 1965   Constable, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Police Force, 1965   Sergeant, New Hebrides Police Force, 1966   Constable, British Solomon Islands Police Force, 1967   Constable, Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary, 1967   Sergeant, British Solomon Islands Police Force, 1968   Woman Constable, Gilbert & Ellice Islands Police Force, 1969   Sergeant, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1971   Constable, Western Samoa Police Force, 1975   Woman Constable, Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary, 1977   Private, Fiji Regiment, 1979   Constable, Solomon Islands Police Force, 1982   Corporal, Fiji Military Forces, 1982   Corporal, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1983   Constable, Mobile Force, Solomon Islands Police Force, 1986   Private, Fiji Regiment, 1987   Sergeant, Tongan Defence Force, 1988   Sergeant, Vanuatu Police Force, 1989   Private, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1990   Sergeant, Royal Guard, Tonga, 1992   Sergeant, Tonga Police Force, 1992   Corporal, Pacific Islands Regiment, 1995   Bandsman, Vanuatu Mobile Force, 1998