Private in semi-formal parade dress, Ghanaian infantry, 1961

Ghana had been independent for less than five years, the military still showed the British influence in their uniforms.

Headdress Dark blue beret with Ghanaian forces badge attached to the front.

Shirt Khaki drill item with chest pockets and full length front opening. Sleeves rolled up to dissipate the heat.

Equipment Blackened British 1937 pattern webbing belt with brass attachments. This is fixed over a red waist sash, a carry-over from colonial times and the RWAFF uniform. Bayonet hanging from the belt, to the rear of the left hip.

Legwear Drill shorts. Long khaki hose tops worn with short putties and ankle boots.

Weapon 7.62mm L1 Self Loading Rifle.

 

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