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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-08-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Hoot
What type of fixings does it have?.

What type of fixings does it have?.
Forum: General Topics. 11-08-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Hoot
Jo, the patch is that of 52nd Infantry Brigade...

Jo, the patch is that of 52nd Infantry Brigade and yes, the beret badge is that of the Blues and Royals. Looking at the state of that headgear it looks like he used it to clean the floor at Buck...
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Hoot
I think the A was originally joined to the SC to...

I think the A was originally joined to the SC to make ASC. The tail of the S is the clue.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-08-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By Hoot
JT, the Brigade of Guards should answer that one.

JT, the Brigade of Guards should answer that one.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 01-08-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Hoot
Graham, there are several variations of Heavy...

Graham, there are several variations of Heavy Section/Heavy Branch MGC shoulder titles but the MGC with H below is the one mostly seen in photos. By the time of your Great Uncle's death they would...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 31-07-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Hoot
The guns are crossed Vickers machine guns. He...

The guns are crossed Vickers machine guns. He would have worn shoulder titles consisting of the letters MGC with a seperate letter H below them.
Forum: General Topics. 30-07-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Hoot
The Luton one was broken up in the WW2 scrap...

The Luton one was broken up in the WW2 scrap metal drive, it would seem the Luton councillors were not as crafty as the Ashford ones.:)
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-07-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Hoot
Officially, your grandfather was too young to...

Officially, your grandfather was too young to have been in action in WW1, the rules being that a man could enlist at 18 but could not be sent into action until he turned 19. Of course, we all know...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-07-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Hoot
Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1881-1902.

Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1881-1902.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-07-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Hoot
Thanks Marc, that's a new one on me.

Thanks Marc, that's a new one on me.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-07-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Hoot
Please forgive my ignorance but what is the...

Please forgive my ignorance but what is the difference between a G Squadron beret and all the others?.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Hoot
I would go for Queens Own Cameron Highlanders or...

I would go for Queens Own Cameron Highlanders or Liverpool Scottish (Cameron).
Forum: General Topics. 23-07-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By Hoot
Thanks Ritchie, all sorted and signed. Consider...

Thanks Ritchie, all sorted and signed. Consider this your contribution to "Help The Aged".:D
Forum: General Topics. 23-07-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By Hoot
Sorry to be a pain folks but it's telling me "You...

Sorry to be a pain folks but it's telling me "You have not signed until you click the link in the email". Being an old codger I have no idea what this means. Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-07-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Hoot
The Leyland Lion.

For anyone like me, with a great interest in real British buses, that's a great name for a pub.:)
Forum: General Topics. 20-07-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Hoot
Alfred Ernest Snow, born in Bedminster in 1898,...

Alfred Ernest Snow, born in Bedminster in 1898, died in Taunton in 1983, so most likely buried in Somerset.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-07-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Hoot
It's either a tanner or a bob, it depends on the...

It's either a tanner or a bob, it depends on the diameter. A tanner is 19mm across and a bob is 23mm across.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-07-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Hoot
Sorry to be pedantic but a FIELD MARSHAL (1xL) is...

Sorry to be pedantic but a FIELD MARSHAL (1xL) is a soldier, a FIELD MARSHALL (2xL) is a tractor.:)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-07-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Hoot
It looks like a Northern Cyclist Battalion brooch...

It looks like a Northern Cyclist Battalion brooch to me. Either a sweetheart brooch or an old comrades lapel badge.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-07-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Hoot
Very useful information and very much appreciated.

Very useful information and very much appreciated.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-07-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Hoot
Thanks Simon, it's amazing what you learn on this...

Thanks Simon, it's amazing what you learn on this forum.:)
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-07-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Hoot
EY, thanks for that, just goes to prove you're...

EY, thanks for that, just goes to prove you're never too old to learn.:)
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-07-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Hoot
EY, sorry for being a thicko but who exactly were...

EY, sorry for being a thicko but who exactly were the Essex Corps of Guides?.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-07-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Hoot
Tim, not HLI with that cap, HLI wore the...

Tim, not HLI with that cap, HLI wore the glengarry.:)
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-07-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Hoot
All regiments had their own cooks until 22nd...

All regiments had their own cooks until 22nd March 1941 when the Army Catering Corps was formed and all the cooks were transferred into it. The bit about him being unable to fire a rifle sounds odd,...
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