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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 29-03-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By lifeochil
Destruction of history.

Destruction of history.
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 26-03-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By lifeochil
There was but eBay took that away many years ago.

There was but eBay took that away many years ago.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-03-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By lifeochil
They're also faked.

They're also faked.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-02-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By lifeochil
Beret badge Zambia Transport Corps.

Beret badge Zambia Transport Corps.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 06-02-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By lifeochil
I'd clean it. The patina will only get darker...

I'd clean it. The patina will only get darker with time to the point of being almost black.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 02-02-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By lifeochil
I doubt that Army SF's and the Rangers are going...

I doubt that Army SF's and the Rangers are going to give up berets.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-01-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By lifeochil
Interesting thread. The embellishment of the...

Interesting thread. The embellishment of the story surrounding any militaria is around a lot. Some say "don't buy the story" but that is part of the provenance. It also determines value in my...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-01-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By lifeochil
He's not on the roll so that means the...

He's not on the roll so that means the association doesn't know. The recipient would know but he may no longer be alive.
Not all of the records were updated towards the end. The record of issued...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-01-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By lifeochil
Kind of sad that someone crimped the lugs...

Kind of sad that someone crimped the lugs together.
Have you asked the Selous Scouts Association?
Forum: General Topics. 29-12-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By lifeochil
Is that meant to be a lion?

Is that meant to be a lion?
Forum: Off topic 01-12-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,690
Posted By lifeochil
No I don't think it was 90% black.

No I don't think it was 90% black.
Forum: Off topic 25-11-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,690
Posted By lifeochil
260643 260644 From the Telegraph. The...

260643
260644

From the Telegraph.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that the badge for the Ranger Regiment, which was established as part of the Army’s Future Soldier concept, had taken its...
Forum: Off topic 25-11-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,690
Posted By lifeochil
A lot of the article regarding the Selous Scouts...

A lot of the article regarding the Selous Scouts is inaccurate and some are just lies but this is the media today.
Forum: Off topic 24-11-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,690
Posted By lifeochil
Rangers in the US aren't special forces. The...

Rangers in the US aren't special forces. The Selous Scouts were.
The bird on the Selous Scouts insignia is an osprey not an eagle.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-11-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By lifeochil
You could also show them on the Long Range Desert...

You could also show them on the Long Range Desert Group Preservation Society on Facebook.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-11-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By lifeochil
A fake. Also being sold on ebay by seller spanmil.

A fake. Also being sold on ebay by seller spanmil.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-11-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,785
Posted By lifeochil
The "story" can be part of the...

The "story" can be part of the provenance.
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 13-11-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By lifeochil
Photos can add to provenance. Provenance is...

Photos can add to provenance. Provenance is basically a timeline of ownership.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-10-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By lifeochil
Really?

Really?
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 20-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By lifeochil
Australian Airborne Insignia #4 – RAAF Combat Controller Teams

https://juleswings.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/raaf-combat-controller-team-insignia/
Forum: General Topics. 19-10-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By lifeochil
A phone will never take as good a photo as a good...

A phone will never take as good a photo as a good camera.
Lightboxes are good and have used them a lot.
Natural light is also good.
I would never use a scanner because it can't do what a good...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-10-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,984
Posted By lifeochil
Can I ask why they would have both sown on?

Can I ask why they would have both sown on?
Forum: Headdress 12-10-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By lifeochil
Moths and silverfish are the main problems. ...

Moths and silverfish are the main problems.
Leather should be okay if kept away from heat and moisture.
I have mine in zip lock bags and use cedar balls and lavender as extra protection.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-10-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,611
Posted By lifeochil
An interesting conversation you had with Nobby...

An interesting conversation you had with Nobby especially these parts.


"bosleys have checked it and would be happy to sell so thats good enough for me."
"Ask yourself why would someone go to...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-10-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By lifeochil
Forums are not the only places to learn and most...

Forums are not the only places to learn and most forums are seeing a serious reduction in active members because they're going to places like Facebook.
There are places that can be good for getting...
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