A SUBALTERN,THE QUEENS OWN REGIMENT
The West African Frontier force saw service in both the 1914-1918 and the 1939-1945 wars. In the First World War they served in the Cameroons and in the second world war ,East Africa,Burma and the middle east.In recognition of their distinguished service in both world wars,H.M. The Queen bestowed the title of ''The Queens Own regiment'' when she visited Nigeria for the first time in 1956.
Officers and men serving in the Queens own Nigerian regiment came from all parts of Nigeria.The subaltern illustrated is wearing the green and black hackle of Nigeria in his bush hat.