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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Just my two-penneth; the Colonel/Brigadier tabs...

Just my two-penneth; the Colonel/Brigadier tabs are the wrong size for BD collars; the wings look to be 1970s manufacture. The ribbons look like real ones but spuriously applied. as they should be...
Forum: General Topics. 29-09-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Remember, when 7th Armoured Brigade deployed to...

Remember, when 7th Armoured Brigade deployed to the first Gulf War they wanted to wear the 7th Armoured Division Desert Rat again, so an enterprising soul contacted a supplier of reproductions for a...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I think - having looked (but not recently,...

I think - having looked (but not recently, naturally) at the ones in the regimental museum in Stafford - that Nibelungen has it; a display piece made to show, but not deceive. After all, there was a...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-09-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Staffsyeoman
231377 Here's one. Recently sold in America....

231377

Here's one. Recently sold in America. It has suffered stress fractures, but you get the idea.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-09-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Good heavens. I paid a fiver for one in about...

Good heavens. I paid a fiver for one in about 1996...
Forum: General Topics. 26-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,080
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Interest in a copy remains intact.

Interest in a copy remains intact.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-08-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Staffsyeoman
There is an online dealer who regularly has all...

There is an online dealer who regularly has all three of the Birmingham Battalion shoulder titles on sale, listed separately, never as a set, and as soon as one sells, another appears. They look OK...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 17-08-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Staffsyeoman
General, not well organised, some dud badges. ...

General, not well organised, some dud badges. Get it very cheap or not at all.
Forum: Off topic 12-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By Staffsyeoman
To cut a long story short... In the early...

To cut a long story short...

In the early 1990, before the net became widely available, I spent nearly every lunch hour for over a year going through the London Gazette compiling a list of honours...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Staffsyeoman
That one keeps recurring. The style of the...

That one keeps recurring. The style of the lettering to front first made me think it was a different manufacturer variant - but the back is poor. I expect someone will try to claim it as "bazaar...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Share your concerns - especially with the prices...

Share your concerns - especially with the prices officers' bronze are now fetching. That one looked borderline OK until I saw the misstriking around the crown. And perhaps the quality is lacking.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The central tally will be "Royal Fleet Reserve" ...

The central tally will be "Royal Fleet Reserve"

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~pbtyc/RFR/RFR.html

There were two classes of men:

Class A comprises long-service pensioners who are liable to go...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-08-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My spidey sense in tingling that it is an Asian...

My spidey sense in tingling that it is an Asian subcontinent production...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's the same as my father's and he was an...

It's the same as my father's and he was an officer in the Second World War.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I'm not very fond of the entire "battle patch". ...

I'm not very fond of the entire "battle patch". The shoulder title, agree with Luc. The 30 Corps sign looks like a Sabre Sales special. Anyone can cut a strip of felt. The 59 Div sign is OK, but...
Forum: Military Buttons 18-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I think it's just one of two things: 1. A...

I think it's just one of two things:

1. A misstrike that got through
2. Polished out
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-06-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Hear, hear. Looks like it should be a Scouts...

Hear, hear. Looks like it should be a Scouts badge....Sadly, my former unit has had its badge heritage eradicated with the disappearance of a Mercian eagle from the cap; all that remains of my old...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 13-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,717
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The...

My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The times I have told people that the original MMG badges - as the Motor Machine Gun Service, a precursor to the MGC, should have - to put it prosaically...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The...

My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The times I have told people that the original MMG badges - as the Motor Machine Gun Service, a precursor to the MGC, should have - to put it prosaically...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-05-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 719
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Have you got 7006 (VR) Sqn? Known in unit as the...

Have you got 7006 (VR) Sqn? Known in unit as the "electrocuted duck".
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Staffsyeoman
All I can add is that the absence of an Italy or...

All I can add is that the absence of an Italy or France and Germany Star after the Africa Star suggests possibilities such as a prisoner of war, sufficiently wounded to take no part in the war...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's a variation on the 81st (West African)...

It's a variation on the 81st (West African) Division sign.
Forum: General Topics. 04-05-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My then flatemate was wearing the metal short...

My then flatemate was wearing the metal short arms as a beret badge as part of the HAC's HSF detachment in the early 90s.
Forum: Other Military Topics 03-05-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Staffsyeoman
18-Sep-1941 21-Jan-1942 British 1 Royal Tank...

18-Sep-1941 21-Jan-1942 British 1 Royal Tank Regiment
18-Sep-1941 21-Jun-1942 British 4 Royal Tank Regiment
18-Sep-1941 22-Jan-1942 British 7 Royal Tank Regiment
10-Apr-1942 21-Jun-1942...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-04-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,850
Posted By Staffsyeoman
On that basis the valuation for the whole...

On that basis the valuation for the whole collection - not just the SAS/SBS group - was way under (as usual).
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