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    Default Ghana Military Record?

    I have seen Record's as used by the Kenyan Army... but Ghana? is this possibly Pukka?

    https://www.chrono24.co.uk/all/recor...-id5424216.htm

    (the site doesn't let you save photos otherwise I'd do an Imgur jobbie)

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    whole batches of these came out several years ago. one source was through South African, if i remember. They are considered pukka, but as to what GA stands for.....typically sold for around 150-200, but then times have changed.

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    GA 732.. got it..

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...991#post131991


    Ghana Army.. really.. any documented evidence? always thought it stood for Glasgow..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    GA 732.. got it..

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...991#post131991


    Ghana Army.. really.. any documented evidence? always thought it stood for Glasgow..
    Lordy nice research.. so there's a few of them around. I saw one person said Possibly Ground Army... never ever heard of that term in the British Army, Land Forces yes Ground Army no.

    So there was obviously an organisation characterised by the GA stamp. Military or Civil???

    I have seen in KK's book where a GTSP (I think) had been marked GPO. Konrad didn't know what it mean but us Brits know it stood for General Post Office (what on earth did they need that for? to see who could take the longest on a postal round?) . And I have seen one of the Asymmetrical Chrono's marked with BBC ..and we all know what that stands for.

    And then there's the old BOAC Mk XI's... but if NOT military what on earth can GA be an acronym for?

    And surely if it was Glasgow it would be marked W.G (for Weegie!)

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    My girlfreind's grandfather worked with the Ghana Army in the 1950's (he was moved there with the RAF). I showed him a GA Record and he reckoned it was likely a Ghana Army issued watch. Not solid confirmation, but good to hear. Two of the dealers who sold several lots of these watches said that they originally came from Africa.

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