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Forum: General Topics. 17-07-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By KLR
There is a document at the IWM by capt XYZ (I...

There is a document at the IWM by capt XYZ (I have the name somewhere) about the Lpl Pals badge. From this I gather that officers did not get a HMS badge (earliest was the Chester, the next ones...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-07-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By KLR
Yes, I think WOs wore "officer's badges" = here a...

Yes, I think WOs wore "officer's badges" = here a boss was 1908-14 - black. 1914-35 - khaki. 1935-37 - scarlet.


I know of at least (1st WW) Privates in the 8th (Irish) Bn who wore small bosses...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-07-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By KLR
Northampton Regiment OR cap badges ...

Northampton Regiment OR cap badges


Pattern 4639/1898 bi-metal
3 Tower, outer two incorrectly from ground up, Gibraltar Castle, long Key, wreath

Pattern 4639A/1901 bi-metal
...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-07-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By KLR
I have a similiar one which is definitely...

I have a similiar one which is definitely Liverpool Scottish as one of the cartoons is of my gt uncle who was the MO.
Forum: General Topics. 11-07-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By KLR
Here you go - for 1914 ! Go to a decent...

Here you go - for 1914 !
Go to a decent library and look through the Army List for 1918


British Army 1914, in precedence · Infantry OR Cap Badges
RACD sealing pattern number on left, title...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By KLR
Here's another one with slider. What do we know...

Here's another one with slider. What do we know about the seller??


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234074282990?hash=item367fea1bee:g:WYgAAOSw3vZg1lIV
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By KLR
You might want to note KLR VB cap badges for...

You might want to note KLR VB cap badges for comparison.


1st VB - S&G and BM - I have only ever seen one BM die (not variant) from Firmin.
2nd VB - Blk GM, two dies that I know of (both...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-06-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By KLR
Surely (genuine) OSD badges were made of...

Surely (genuine) OSD badges were made of "bronze", not something or other "bronzed" (as in base metal bronzed / plated such as Household Cavalry and Yeomanry badges) !?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-06-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By KLR
A number of regiments had only just two (E W)...

A number of regiments had only just two (E W) loops on their HPCs.
If any of you HPC fans, please keep your eyes open for a two loops version for the LIVERPOOL version.
thanks
Forum: Headdress 08-06-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,118
Posted By KLR
I think I have the change over somewhere - BUT I...

I think I have the change over somewhere - BUT I do know that the Liverpool Irish only changed from KC to QC in 1964 !
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-06-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By KLR
Is it an arm badge?

Is it an arm badge?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-06-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By KLR
Infy Bns converted to RTR

I just put up three different 1926 Pattern WM 7th Bn King's in my KLR TF/A album.

I also have some chromium plated versions too


On conversion why would they bother plating them if they were...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-05-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By KLR
The B&P papers record an order of 5th November...

The B&P papers record an order of 5th November 1903 that loops on badges were to be replaced by a slider; ‘Badges Universal Service Head Dress AR to be fitted with vertical shanks.’ B&P Qtn Bk, p.46,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By KLR
This is Pattern 14312/1950 authorised in the...

This is Pattern 14312/1950 authorised in the spring of 1950 (I have the exact date somewhere). There is a large WO file at the National Archives about the introduction of this “smaller” badge. The...
Forum: General Topics. 19-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By KLR
Thanks Tim, very interesting - I must read Chris'...

Thanks Tim, very interesting - I must read Chris' new book. Although I have a few Lpl Scots NM badges, they are generally too modern for me.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-05-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By KLR
Apropos the OSD (just written on that thread). ...

Apropos the OSD (just written on that thread).

There are instances that ORs promoted to 2Lt are known to have painted their badges with a brown 'paint'?
Forum: General Topics. 19-05-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By KLR
Here are my notes on OSD Officers...

Here are my notes on OSD


Officers Service Dress (OSD) was introduced by Army Orders (A.O.) 8 of 1902. The forage cap for service dress at home was a version of the 1902 Universal Pattern...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-05-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By KLR
OR caubeen badge, Pattern 11390/1939. Worn up to...

OR caubeen badge, Pattern 11390/1939. Worn up to 1964 ! Made by Firmin.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-05-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By KLR
There's a 'hall marked' of a 8th Irish Bn King's...

There's a 'hall marked' of a 8th Irish Bn King's officer's caubeen badge 1939 Pattern,
The 'marks' are IM 925 Anchor, 925 silver content and made in Birmingham but no mention of who made it or which...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-05-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By KLR
I have a couple of genuine KLR badges with die...

I have a couple of genuine KLR badges with die flaws - mostly hurried 1st WW productions.


(Often described as Friday afternoon output!)
Forum: General Topics. 12-05-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By KLR
I retire next week (phew) and one of my pressing...

I retire next week (phew) and one of my pressing projects is Part 2 of Badges 1st WW etc. They were always going to be difficult because one would have to visit every county archives (for TF...
Forum: General Topics. 09-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By KLR
All I could find was The Royal Artillery and...

All I could find was
The Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers badges were in GM as were all the Services with the exception of the Army Veterinary Corps whose badge comprised the letters AVC in WM...
Forum: General Topics. 09-05-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By KLR
1st WW "all GM" badges

For those who want to know which "All GM" badges were made in 1916
(Full details in Bulletin of the Military Historical Society, Vol 66, no 262 (November 2015), 78-88. )



New Patt - ...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 748
Posted By KLR
Your first King's Lpl badge was WO Pattern...

Your first King's Lpl badge was WO Pattern 4362A/1896. There were 50,00 Kingsmen to be badged during the 1st WW. This 'Pattern' was therefore made / worn between 1896 and 1926 (and superseded by your...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-05-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 748
Posted By KLR
Tom, your second King's badge is very common and...

Tom, your second King's badge is very common and genuine. It was worn / made between 1926 and 1950 as WO Pattern 10042/1926. It probably has another rectangular braze hole behind the slider.

(It...
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