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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-12-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Wasn't this badge or one with similar motto shown...

Wasn't this badge or one with similar motto shown on the forum fairly recently?
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 06-12-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 570
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'll PM the name to you. He wore a collar badge...

I'll PM the name to you.
He wore a collar badge in the beret, (perhaps not at the time the footage was taken) somewhere I'll have photos showing it in wear, including of it being worn upside down...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-12-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By leigh kitchen
So very few needed for a "set"...

So very few needed for a "set" then........
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 06-12-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 570
Posted By leigh kitchen
My Platoon Commander in an infantry battalion in...

My Platoon Commander in an infantry battalion in NI 1973-75 was an Int Corps subaltern, he wore "our" dark blue beret with an Int Corps black painted silver collar badge.
(As shown in this...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-12-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By leigh kitchen
The range of the five Foot Guards regiments & the...

The range of the five Foot Guards regiments & the Household Cavalry versions are for sale on eBay as "morale patches" at about 5 each.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 06-12-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By leigh kitchen
Is "officers" a typo, or is this an officers...

Is "officers" a typo, or is this an officers rather than an ORs beret badge please?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-12-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By leigh kitchen
I saw your original post but didn't post this...

I saw your original post but didn't post this link on it as you were asking for info. from a regimental history, but here goes.


"On the 1st July the Battalion came under command 63 Gurkha...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By leigh kitchen
Arrow It's the badge of the OTC.

It's the badge of the OTC.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By leigh kitchen
Echo echo echo echo.......

Echo echo echo echo.......
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-12-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's Queens University, Belfast.

It's Queens University, Belfast.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-12-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By leigh kitchen
Nice to get a fairly exact date of use for the...

Nice to get a fairly exact date of use for the beret badge.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-12-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By leigh kitchen
A rather more worn one on a beret, the beret...

A rather more worn one on a beret, the beret having the ribbon type (I can never remember the proper term) cloth band, so presumably dating from the 1970's - 80's?
The badge construction & colouring...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 30-11-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By leigh kitchen
German, WWII era, the left hand pair are army...

German, WWII era, the left hand pair are army Field dress collar patches, not attributable to any branch of the army, the other badge is a RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) collar patch.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 30-11-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By leigh kitchen
Worn as a beret badge, I don't know if it's been...

Worn as a beret badge, I don't know if it's been worn as an arm badge.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-11-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By leigh kitchen
I make a distinction within my collectors notes...

I make a distinction within my collectors notes between the types of suspension on stringed bugles.
The type with cord suspension I refer to as stringed, the type with ribbon suspension I call...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-11-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By leigh kitchen
The decoration on the bugle is a little similar...

The decoration on the bugle is a little similar to the DLIs a possible link to them as a parent corps?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-11-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By leigh kitchen
Would've helped if I hadn't forgotten to post the...

Would've helped if I hadn't forgotten to post the link.......
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-11-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've little doubt that you're already aware of...

I've little doubt that you're already aware of this site & it's info. relating to the badge worn on the FSC, CFSC & beret.
Might be worth contacting the gent who runs it.
Any IWM info. on the badge...
Forum: General Topics. 29-11-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By leigh kitchen
I see the sense it it, if you keep your cigarette...

I see the sense it it, if you keep your cigarette behind your ear then why not keep your lighter conveniently nearby, but how does it fix to the cap?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks, I can't suss the intricacies of these...

Thanks, I can't suss the intricacies of these tartan patches out unless I check books & I'd never filed a note of what this was with it.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By leigh kitchen
So this 50mm X 50mm patch will be a KOSB sleeve...

So this 50mm X 50mm patch will be a KOSB sleeve badge I take it?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By leigh kitchen
Is that a hole between the two left hand holes? ...

Is that a hole between the two left hand holes?
If so spin the patch 45% clockwise & then flip it over horizontally & it would fit as a backing for a QO Hlndrs three part Staff badge.
I think.......
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By leigh kitchen
Also HLI, RSF & I think Seaforths? Worn on...

Also HLI, RSF & I think Seaforths?
Worn on sleeve or as a "cap badge" or backing to a metal cap badge depending on size of the square & orientation of the tartan design.
This one has a number of...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-11-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By leigh kitchen
The badge represents the eagle of the 8th...

The badge represents the eagle of the 8th Infantry, captured by the 87th Foot.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'd go along with the significance of the "XX" as...

I'd go along with the significance of the "XX" as indicating a 20th Foot rather than 20th Bn of the Lancashire Fusiliers item.
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