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.