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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By KLR
Many thanks to you both ! I'll look them up amd...

Many thanks to you both !
I'll look them up amd write to them - they made just over (or were contracted to make) 55k King's Regt cap badges between 1939 and 1941 ! I'd like to know what they looked...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By KLR
Pitt & Swatkin

This company is listed amongst other badge manufacturers in the Ministry of Supply ledgers for 'cap badges (metal)' 1939 - 1946.

Does anybody know anything about this company ??

Might it be...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-01-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By KLR
Parabellum The non regular badges are...

Parabellum
The non regular badges are notoriously difficult to define in the archives. There is no 'central' list of badges adopted in 1908, in fact very few were 'authorised' before 1915 - when...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-01-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By KLR
Yes, sorry - I just haven't had time to complete...

Yes, sorry - I just haven't had time to complete Part 2 of the 1st WW cap badge articles. But as I retire in a few months, I hope to get on with it ! This will deal with TF etc -there are 10 infy...
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By KLR
No, just a minor difference in shape ! With two...

No, just a minor difference in shape !
With two piece badges, I find that the KLR scrolls have far less variations than the horse part has !
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-01-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By KLR
Introduced in 1903 but never, it seems, actually ...

Introduced in 1903 but never, it seems, actually worn ! There was also a special socket to be attached to the FSH to take the long slider. - there's a photograph of (KLR) badge and socket in my...
Forum: General Topics. 09-01-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By KLR
Stephen, I know that officer's HPCs were...

Stephen, I know that officer's HPCs were authorised for wear on the FSH in 1903 - and I think there is note for ORs too - I'll check later.
However, nobody has seen a photograph of these things in...
Forum: General Topics. 09-01-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By KLR
Yes, sorry - of course I meant 'two badges with...

Yes, sorry - of course I meant 'two badges with the same (horse) die but with diffrent scrolls' - I wrote it in a hurry ! Badges that straddle different fixings and eg scrolls are a good indication...
Forum: General Topics. 09-01-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By KLR
What an interesting idea ! I hope you can find /...

What an interesting idea ! I hope you can find / illustrate such a thing.


Incidentally, I have found a KLR (Patt 1896) die of the horse etc but with two different scrolls.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-01-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By KLR
Liverpool Scottish (Pattern 11247/1938) was worn...

Liverpool Scottish (Pattern 11247/1938) was worn between 1938/9 to 1967. It looks alright to me even though I don't see a Gaunt stamp.
Forum: General Topics. 31-12-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,892
Posted By KLR
Yes, I've learned a bit about Lambourne's over...

Yes, I've learned a bit about Lambourne's over the years.
Firstly, I now know that L did nor produice / mark any (8th Irish Bn Kings) badge from 1939 because the National Archives do not have them...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-12-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,042
Posted By KLR
Hurrah for blobby badges ! I have 9 of these,...

Hurrah for blobby badges !
I have 9 of these, made by Gaunt -the same scroll die but slightly different horses ! Then another 10 odd of different dies.
Forum: General Topics. 28-12-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By KLR
Sorry, Andy - I have only just got back home....

Sorry, Andy - I have only just got back home. Basically the lists of SPs are at the NA - though the IWM or NAM have the actual cards / items ( or poss the Gds Mus).
I'll get back to you as soon as...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-12-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,042
Posted By KLR
No Alex, it is the blip under the leaf at lower...

No Alex, it is the blip under the leaf at lower right on the first two 'photos and two blips at the bottom of the inner ring on the K&K image.
In any case I'm not convinced that these blips...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-12-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By KLR
Thanks Dave, I have come across various terms for...

Thanks Dave, I have come across various terms for different harps on Irish insignia and I'd very much like to find the correct nomenclature. For example, I've seen this one as the 'Harp of Erin' -...
Forum: General Topics. 27-12-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By KLR
In a book it should be plain white, anything else...

In a book it should be plain white, anything else would distract the eye.
Forum: General Topics. 21-12-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By KLR
Sadly, my favourite (wanted badge) did not turn...

Sadly, my favourite (wanted badge) did not turn up this year !
Though I've added some minor variants to my collection.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-12-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By KLR
They were worn from 1908 - though only received...

They were worn from 1908 - though only received WO Pattern nos in 1915 ( temporary -601/1915; then 'proper' one 9025/1916). However, the battalion was disbanded in 1922.


(The reformed battalion...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-12-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By KLR
Not quite 'King's Liverpool'. The regiment...

Not quite 'King's Liverpool'. The regiment disappeared in 1958 when amalgamated with the Manchesters. The AA version of the 1950 size badge was still not officially available in 1959 - in fact he...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-12-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By KLR
King's yes please !!

King's yes please !!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-12-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By KLR
King’s Regt Happy Christmas Details

In the light of providing the Grenadier Gds Pattern details, I thought I’d provide KLR details as a Christmas present for one and all. Personally, I only collect cap badges - and glengarry badges for...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-12-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By KLR
You're welcome, it comes from work that David...

You're welcome, it comes from work that David Linaker and I did many years ago. Pattern details come from TNA, but I imagine further details are held in the Gds Mus.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-12-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By KLR
OK I don’t know much about the Grenadier Guards,...

OK I don’t know much about the Grenadier Guards, but I do have WO data of their badges ! I‘m not entirely au fait with the odd ranks within the Guards but here goes

‘Staff cap badges’
Pattern...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-12-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By KLR
The Hall Marked Liverpool Pals badges were given...

The Hall Marked Liverpool Pals badges were given to all - Private to Colonel.
I had thought that the this one was given out similarly ????
Forum: General Topics. 05-12-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By KLR
I'll be there in spirit - my gt grfather was with...

I'll be there in spirit - my gt grfather was with the 53rd Div (so not at the actual capture / liberation). I haven't been there for over 30 years !
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