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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By High Wood
Sutton Valence School also used the paschal lamb...

Sutton Valence School also used the paschal lamb as a cap badge for the CCF and earlier incarnations.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By High Wood
Thank you. Clearly the amount of fakes around are...

Thank you. Clearly the amount of fakes around are making me wary of buying anything in too good a condition. I am going to look at it under UV light and then buy it if it passes the test,
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By High Wood
Roy, many thanks for the thumbs up. It...

Roy,

many thanks for the thumbs up. It certainly has many of the signs of a good one but I am worried that it is in too good a condition and that the thread is too orangery.

There is a similar...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By High Wood
Luke, I am pleased that you agree as I have...

Luke,

I am pleased that you agree as I have a very strong gut feeling about it despite Roy's undoubted expertise in the subject. Having looked at Ted's excellent album, (Roy's no longer seems to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-06-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By High Wood
Post Independence though.

Post Independence though.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By High Wood
Chindit cloth badge

A friend is offering to sell me this badge but I am having doubts about its authenticity.

It appears to have no age at all, the thread appears to be too orange compared to others that I have in my...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-06-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By High Wood
I think that the photograph is over exposed and...

I think that the photograph is over exposed and was probably taken on leave hence the relaxed pose.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-06-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By High Wood
The photograph must have been taken earlier than...

The photograph must have been taken earlier than September 1944 when the 2/RWF were transferred to the 36th Infantry Division.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-06-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By High Wood
I think that the cap badge is that of the...

I think that the cap badge is that of the Artist's Rifles. It is distorted by the reflection on the leather hat band.
Forum: Headdress 11-06-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By High Wood
Many thanks for the information which helps to...

Many thanks for the information which helps to date my hat. Can you help with the service number? How do Gurkha service numbers work. Is it one long sequence from a particular date or are regiments...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-06-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By High Wood
Thanks for uploading the photograph Pete. They...

Thanks for uploading the photograph Pete. They certainly look very similar and consequently I not sure if my badge is for the Mess Dress or the FSC.
Forum: Headdress 10-06-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By High Wood
According to Kelly's badges your tartan is...

According to Kelly's badges your tartan is Hunting Stewart worn by the 10th (P.M.O.) Gurkha Rifles, whilst mine is Cameron of Erracht worn by the 7th Gurkha Rifles.
Forum: Headdress 10-06-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By High Wood
Jerry, many thanks. It is definitely a faux...

Jerry,

many thanks. It is definitely a faux leather modern sweat band. I would like to know which would be the correct badge for a 7th Gurkha Rifles hat of this period. I suspect that it might be...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-06-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By High Wood
Looking through Colin Churchill's, History of the...

Looking through Colin Churchill's, History of the British Army Infantry Collar Badge it would appear to be 54 or 55 and worn on the mess jacket.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-06-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By High Wood
Arnold Jesper British Red Cross & St J.J

Arnold Jesper of Handsworth, Birmingham. Born 1893, served during the Great War with the British Red Cross and St John of Jerusalem. Died 1927 age 35.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-06-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By High Wood
William Rutley Mowll, the man who was born four...

William Rutley Mowll, the man who was born four times, 1853, 1874, 1907 and 1910 and each time in Dover, Kent.

Obviously a family tradition of naming the son after the father but I am not sure why...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-06-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By High Wood
Or possibly he didn't know his RAOC from his...

Or possibly he didn't know his RAOC from his elbow?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-06-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By High Wood
Well spotted that man but the real question is...

Well spotted that man but the real question is why?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-06-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By High Wood
What is wrong with this photograph?

There is something incongruous about this photograph, can anyone please explain it?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-06-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By High Wood
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) FSC badge?

A new acquisition which, although in rough condition, I am pleased to have. Could someone please confirm that it would have been worn on the Field Service Cap or on the collar?
Forum: Headdress 09-06-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By High Wood
7th Gurkha Rifles felt hat

I bought this Gurkha felt hat this morning and I think that it might have been worn by a Rifleman of the 7th Gurkha Rifles. The badge backing seems to be the right tartan but the original badge is...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 07-06-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By High Wood
None of the items that you have shown are...

None of the items that you have shown are regimental badges. You have a sergeant's rank chevrons, (usually worn in pairs), a warrant officer's cloth crown and a set of WW2 medals. 1939-45 Star,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-06-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By High Wood
Horse harness decoration.

Horse harness decoration.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-06-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By High Wood
Thank you, the combination of tools and gun makes...

Thank you, the combination of tools and gun makes a lot of sense for an armourer.
Forum: Military Buttons 03-06-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By High Wood
Ian, as my Berkshire Yeomanry blazer button...

Ian,

as my Berkshire Yeomanry blazer button was also made by Pitt & Co it was probably a rushed job started at 4.50pm on the Friday of a Bank Holiday weekend.

As it happens that I have two of...
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