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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-16, 11:23 AM
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Views: 748
Posted By Jimbo66
Hi, They are horse brasses relating to the...

Hi,

They are horse brasses relating to the Royal Mews e.g. for use on Royal Coaches, etc. The Royal Dragoons certainly had the Royal Crest but all of their horse brasses had the regimental motto...
Forum: Military Buttons 01-05-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Jimbo66
Thank Roger - most interesting.

Thank Roger - most interesting.
Forum: Military Buttons 30-04-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Jimbo66
Thanks Roger - I think we can assume it is 19th...

Thanks Roger - I think we can assume it is 19th Bn, London Regiment with a marked reverse J.R. Gaunt & Son London.

Regards,

Jim
Forum: Military Buttons 30-04-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Jimbo66
19th Button

Can anyone help me with this one please? It was described as 19th Hussars but I am sure it is not?

Regards,

Jimbo66
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 24-04-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,448
Posted By Jimbo66
9th Lancers

Hi Alan,

I bought my 9th Lancers badge from John Gaylor, who was then Secretary of the Military Historical Society. At the time John was the only 'dealer' who could obtain modern badges so it...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-04-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By Jimbo66
Hi Griff, Been a bit busy of late so sorry...

Hi Griff,

Been a bit busy of late so sorry for the delay but here is a KC Royal Dragoons Cap Badge with three lugs.

Regards,

Jimbo66
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-03-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By Jimbo66
Hi, I would remove the title as the whole item...

Hi, I would remove the title as the whole item has no real value. To call it trench art is probably not appropriate.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-03-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jimbo66
Griff, You are right about the postcard of...

Griff, You are right about the postcard of Farrier J. Christie, being post war the medal ribbon of the 1914 Star is a good clue.

Here are two more eagles. Not good scans - sorry. The one on the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-03-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jimbo66
Bill, The style of eagle changed, first with...

Bill,

The style of eagle changed, first with lined wings & then post 1949 with feathered wings. Your all gilt Jennens badge appears to be the latter period. Also the eagle should be facing to your...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-03-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jimbo66
A couple of photos showing the small eagle worn...

A couple of photos showing the small eagle worn as a cap badge. Jim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-03-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jimbo66
As you were! I meant to say that many of the...

As you were! I meant to say that many of the photos from my collection taken of individuals during WW1 certainly are shown wearing the small eagle but I also have several photos of individuals...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-03-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jimbo66
Photo of the Sergeant's Royal Dragoons taken in...

Photo of the Sergeant's Royal Dragoons taken in 1914 clearly shows most of them wearing the Royal Crest cap badge, although all of the photos I have of individuals show them wearing the small eagle....
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-03-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By Jimbo66
Bill, As an ex Royal Dragoon and a collector of...

Bill, As an ex Royal Dragoon and a collector of everything regimental for many years I am still trying to fathom out the badges worn by officers and other ranks before WW1 and during. I have many...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-02-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Jimbo66
Here is a photo of an embroidered epaulette from...

Here is a photo of an embroidered epaulette from a full-dress uniform. This is certainly different from the helmet flash so I am not sure if these were taken from old uniforms and used as a helmet...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 12-02-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Jimbo66
ROYAL DRAGOONS SOUTH AFRICA 1900

At Windsor recently I discovered a photo taken in 1900 of some of the NCOs of the Royal Dragoons. What I was pleased to find was a sergeant wearing a numeral 1 over a D brass shoulder title. I have...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 12-02-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Jimbo66
My photo comes from Major Balfour's WW2 album and...

My photo comes from Major Balfour's WW2 album and shows Jimmy Coombes and Kenneth Timbrell shown on the right and I believe was taken at the end of the war. There are photos of other ranks with a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-02-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Jimbo66
Until the grey beret was officially sanctioned...

Until the grey beret was officially sanctioned the Royals had to pay for it themselves, and the cost of the initial issue was borne by the Regimental Funds, and were made locally in North Africa at a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-02-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Jimbo66
Royal Dragoons Grey Beret as requested. Jim

Royal Dragoons Grey Beret as requested. Jim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-02-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Jimbo66
Hi, I was informed that the grey cloth...

Hi,

I was informed that the grey cloth backing was in fact taken from old army blankets and not from bits of the Royals grey berets. On inspection of the cap badge backing illustrated and a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-02-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Jimbo66
Hi John, In March, 1944, just before the...

Hi John,

In March, 1944, just before the Royals moved to France to join the invading Allied Forces, another attempt was made to gain official sanction for the grey beret, which by then had been...
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