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Forum: Off topic Today, 07:43 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Neat coincidence - I just read that seconds ago...

Neat coincidence - I just read that seconds ago as a BBC news bulletin somebody sent me.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 495
Posted By leigh kitchen
Personally I wouldn't be content with that...

Personally I wouldn't be content with that explanation re. the badge but if you're happy with it then so be it.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 495
Posted By leigh kitchen
......."WW1 was a time when a number of irregular...

......."WW1 was a time when a number of irregular and unapproved badges crept in, not least because they were made commercially available. Sometimes such badges became approved subsequently, often in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By leigh kitchen
I bought a couple of the Birmingham Mint badges...

I bought a couple of the Birmingham Mint badges about 40 years ago and one sometime later unaware of what they actually were, dealers never knew (strange, that).
I picked up another couple...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 132
Posted By leigh kitchen
I think the WWII era 17 Indian Div differed from...

I think the WWII era 17 Indian Div differed from the post war badge in that the former's cats had eyes, the latter didn't.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By leigh kitchen
Liver Bird was my first thought, could it be a...

Liver Bird was my first thought, could it be a clumsy representation of Liver and laurel?
The wreath doesn't quite seem right for NZ fern.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 159
Posted By leigh kitchen
A NZ badge? That Kiwi looks a bit sprightly...

A NZ badge?
That Kiwi looks a bit sprightly though..... must be doing the Haka?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By leigh kitchen
225 - that's nine ponies guvnor.

225 - that's nine ponies guvnor.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By leigh kitchen
The 'Acorn's album of Birmingham Mint badges, he...

The 'Acorn's album of Birmingham Mint badges, he has one of Danbury Mint ones too:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=767
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By leigh kitchen
You may be thinking of Danbury Mint badges, anod...

You may be thinking of Danbury Mint badges, anod al with tangs?
Birmingham Mint are "heavy metal" jobs.
I've got one of their KORR badges, not that I knew what it was when I bought it decades ago.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By leigh kitchen
A Birmingham Mint collector's badge I think.

A Birmingham Mint collector's badge I think.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's in better condition than the one I have on a...

It's in better condition than the one I have on a
beret manufactured circa 1979 - 1985.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-04-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By leigh kitchen
The W/M badge I have (sure enough, I had it...

The W/M badge I have (sure enough, I had it labelled as 3 VB).
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-04-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ta, I suspect I've got mine labelled at the...

Ta, I suspect I've got mine labelled at the moment as probably 3rd VB having read the suggestion somewhere.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-04-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By leigh kitchen
1st VB Royal Fusiliers? Or did they have a scroll...

1st VB Royal Fusiliers? Or did they have a scroll beneath?
I have W/M one, I think with N/S lugs though perhaps W/E, I can't remember which of the VBs its labelled as.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By leigh kitchen
It does to me, it'd be interesting to know what...

It does to me, it'd be interesting to know what organisation the cap belongs to.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-04-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By leigh kitchen
"Churchill" states that the lion over lettering...

"Churchill" states that the lion over lettering collar badge was worn polished on officers khaki drill, and in gilt finish by Warrant Officers.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By leigh kitchen
May or may not be relevant: ...

May or may not be relevant:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62445&highlight=Education
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-04-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By leigh kitchen
Wife tells me that she remembers as a small child...

Wife tells me that she remembers as a small child her family (father being a Flight Lieutenant / Squadron Leader at the time) having civilian "Batties" during the late 60's / early 70's, Cypriot...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 07-04-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By leigh kitchen
Not so odd I suppose if you think of it in terms...

Not so odd I suppose if you think of it in terms of badges such as the Fusilier Brigade, Light Infantry Brigade and others that continued in wear with new regiments such as RRF and LI although the...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 07-04-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By leigh kitchen
Adding nothing new to the thread in terms of...

Adding nothing new to the thread in terms of dates worn, but I saw this whilst riffling through my small collection of "Visor" magazines today, the Welsh Brigade badge still in wear by RRW in October...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By leigh kitchen
A few bits but still looking. The poster's...

A few bits but still looking.
The poster's about 17 years old (and showing its age), warning East Timorese that the items shown are dangerous. Not a British army item, but there were a few British...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By leigh kitchen
I saw that cap but left it be despite being...

I saw that cap but left it be despite being offered a discount, I googled but couldn't identify it.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By leigh kitchen
Looks like that one could be the same as the well...

Looks like that one could be the same as the well worn one that I show?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-04-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By leigh kitchen
The infantry battalion I was in back in the 70's...

The infantry battalion I was in back in the 70's used the term "cabbage heads" as a nickname for RM.

A grandfather who was in the RN 1919 - 45 apparently referred to Marines as "Mary-Annes", a...
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