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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Alan O
One of the many souvenir badges possibly from the...

One of the many souvenir badges possibly from the 1920s/30s to cater for the UK visitors to the battlefields. Often sold as Trench Art but more likely to be post war for tourists.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Alan O
The badge is pre 1903.

The badge is pre 1903.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-10-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Alan O
The only sealed card I have seen has both names...

The only sealed card I have seen has both names on it as it is the same design. The Brigade was crossed out and the Vols added.

However the later regt badges datable to having been made in the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-10-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Alan O
For reference this is a picture of the Ayrshire...

For reference this is a picture of the Ayrshire IY badge which was worn into WW1 which shows the differences in design. It has been suggested that the 1915 badge is a regtl modification. However...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-10-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Alan O
I recently picked this one up. Same 2 part...

I recently picked this one up. Same 2 part construction but this time with a lead solder. It has considerable polish to the front.

If this design dates from 1915 then it would not have been...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-10-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By Alan O
HAC SNCOs bi-metal grenade cap badge

HAC SNCOs bi-metal grenade cap badge

2 lugs with screw nut fixing to the cypher.

sold
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-10-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Alan O
There was not an anodised Beds & Herts cap badge...

There was not an anodised Beds & Herts cap badge issued to the regiment during it's lifetime. The Suffolk Regts is also extremely rare.

The others were worn by their TA Battalions and cadets in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-10-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By Alan O
The FSH went out of use in WW2. Post war it was...

The FSH went out of use in WW2. Post war it was berets and floppy hats.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-10-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Alan O
For a lugged badge I would expect 4 lugs. It's...

For a lugged badge I would expect 4 lugs. It's possible the lower ones were lost.

Alan
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-10-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Alan O
circa 1940 depending on the unit.

circa 1940 depending on the unit.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 09-10-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By Alan O
Whilst the Manchester Hulme OTC and CC badge is...

Whilst the Manchester Hulme OTC and CC badge is known, the Oldham School did wear a single lion headed badge as can be seen in this photo.
...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-10-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Alan O
Welcome to the Forum They look like Prince...

Welcome to the Forum

They look like Prince of Wales' feathers but are not ones I recognise. Could be Pembroke yeomanry?

Alan
Forum: General Topics. 05-10-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 293
Posted By Alan O
Those are all originals. The Dutch fakes are...

Those are all originals. The Dutch fakes are recognisable from their reverse and prongs.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Alan O
The Royal Fusiliers had 4 Battalions of Regular...

The Royal Fusiliers had 4 Battalions of Regular soldiers numbered 1st-4th. Most regts only had 2 Regular Battalions. Also unlike other infantry units they did not have numbered Territorial...
Forum: Headdress 04-10-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Alan O
Does not ring true to me.

Does not ring true to me.
Forum: General Topics. 04-10-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 293
Posted By Alan O
Mine is silver plastic. There were makers colour...

Mine is silver plastic. There were makers colour variations.

Plastic badges have been faked by a Dutch reenactor.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 04-10-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Alan O
No there is not an official seniority list as the...

No there is not an official seniority list as the OTCs were mostly set up in the same year of 1908 with some joining a few years after.

The senior Division were mostly formed at the same date...
Forum: Off topic 03-10-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Alan O
Works fine for me.

Works fine for me.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 03-10-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By Alan O
A long time coming but this is the OTC one (same...

A long time coming but this is the OTC one (same design as Cadet corps with different title). As yet this is the only badge seen in photos of the school cadets and the sole lion head remains...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-10-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Alan O
The irony being that as KLR's excellent research...

The irony being that as KLR's excellent research has showed there were not sealed pattern cards issued for all brass versions. The original bimetal badges' sealed pattern cards were annotated in...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-10-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Alan O
100% fake in my opinion.

100% fake in my opinion.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 02-10-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Alan O
Thanks button.

Thanks button.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-10-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By Alan O
Over the years I have worn many badges and...

Over the years I have worn many badges and patches and the odd thing was when I had finished with them I unstitched the threads and took them off and put them away. At no point did I feel the need...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-09-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Alan O
Leigh is right although I have ever only seen one...

Leigh is right although I have ever only seen one of it in the cap but many, many more of the standard NF badge with the harp as shoulder titles. I have seen at least one studio photo of the titles...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-09-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Alan O
Mixing up my compass points. It replaced this...

Mixing up my compass points. It replaced this rather uninspiring one
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