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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Alan O
Any time between 1903 and the early 1960s. There...

Any time between 1903 and the early 1960s. There are no clues to when it was made.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Alan O
It's an oddity especially as to my knowledge...

It's an oddity especially as to my knowledge there is not a single photo of any HPC in use for any regiment as a FSH!

While I would not rule out a regtl conversion, it's unproven. the fact that...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-05-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,342
Posted By Alan O
Staistically this should be a very rare badge as...

Staistically this should be a very rare badge as it was only worn for 4 years from 1898-02 and then the regt returned to UK and swopped their slouch hats for badgeless pill boxes until they adopted...
Forum: Headdress 20-05-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Alan O
Nice. The use of a collar badge pre-dated the...

Nice. The use of a collar badge pre-dated the full size cap badges and for some regts was retained on the FSC. Several regts wore these blue FSC around the turn of the century. If you ever get to...
Forum: General Topics. 17-05-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By Alan O
A friend of mine once gave a Royal marine Colonel...

A friend of mine once gave a Royal marine Colonel 'Confessions of a US Marine Gay pornstar' as a "Secret Santa" present at the office party. His mistake was buying it online from Amazon using the...
Forum: General Topics. 14-05-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Alan O
It may be a collar with the lugs.

It may be a collar with the lugs.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-05-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Alan O
I agree. The Yeomanry regts which were...

I agree. The Yeomanry regts which were transferred to be Service Bns in Infantry roles often retained their old badges as long as they could but new recruits and replacements often wore the infantry...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-05-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Alan O
A peculiarity often worn by the RTR.

A peculiarity often worn by the RTR.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-05-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Alan O
Terry All good points. Not for me either. ...

Terry

All good points. Not for me either.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts. All brass badges once again prove to be a minefield.

Alan
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-05-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Alan O
He appears to be a Captain.

He appears to be a Captain.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 10-05-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Alan O
Wrong tarten for the Royal Signals Pipes and...

Wrong tarten for the Royal Signals Pipes and Drums and for 32 Sig Regt so no idea why someone used that one. They dropped the V in the title in 2016.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-05-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Alan O
He looks to be Army so possibly RFC or ex RFC...

He looks to be Army so possibly RFC or ex RFC with his wings on. The uniform is not RAF,
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-05-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Alan O
The KRH badge is actually much taller.

The KRH badge is actually much taller.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Alan O
Yes this design was one of the few VTC badges...

Yes this design was one of the few VTC badges that was widely copied.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-05-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Alan O
There exist 5 versions of the 14/20 Eagle. ...

There exist 5 versions of the 14/20 Eagle.

1. All brass with FR on chest - not a sealed pattern but possibly regtl purchase in the 1930s before the pattern was officially approved?

2. All...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Alan O
1916 economy TF essex or not?

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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-05-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Alan O
Individual sqns wear the 2 old badge designs (LG...

Individual sqns wear the 2 old badge designs (LG and Blues&Royals).

However the Garter badge is worn by some ORs when serving outside the Sqns.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-05-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Alan O
Tom 2 very different badges. The eagle...

Tom

2 very different badges. The eagle design changed and the KRH badge is larger.

The KRH was originally issued in black a/a but the regt soon adopted private bought metal ones. Metal ones...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-05-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Alan O
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-05-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Alan O
The button is for the Royal Air Force's Observer...

The button is for the Royal Air Force's Observer Corps I beleive.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-05-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Alan O
I have checked my notes on band hats from the...

I have checked my notes on band hats from the circa 1905 era and there is photo evidence for the following:

14th Hussars - peaked caps.
19th Lancers - Brodricks
13th Hussars- Pill box hats.
...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-05-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Alan O
To clarify I think that it is likely to be a...

To clarify I think that it is likely to be a badge design designed solely for wear on dress coloured peaked caps at a time when only officers and bandsmen wore peaked caps.

This practice is...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-05-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Alan O
The medal ribbon looks like North Africa and the...

The medal ribbon looks like North Africa and the wings are airforce: not a pilot but an airgunner, navigator or bomb aimer or the like. The letter in the centr will define which one.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-05-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Alan O
It remains a dark red triangle on a black...

It remains a dark red triangle on a black background. Not sure what you have seen but the Sig Regt are still wearing the usual Div ones.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-05-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Alan O
It is not any OTC that I know of.

It is not any OTC that I know of.
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