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Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Alan O
I do not think it's Aberyswych as they were a RWF...

I do not think it's Aberyswych as they were a RWF area. I have afar better contender under investigation.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Alan O
Fascinating photo. The blackened bugle horns are...

Fascinating photo. The blackened bugle horns are a mystery indeed.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Alan O
I have been slowly working through Cadet Corps...

I have been slowly working through Cadet Corps histories and the source material is very limited as they were often unfunded and unrecognised unlike the Junior Division OTCs which were in the Army...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 19-01-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Alan O
It appears to be an early badge circa 1905 so is...

It appears to be an early badge circa 1905 so is old which makes identifying it very hard as there is no list of cadet corps from that period.

The feathers may suggest a Welsh connection but not...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Alan O
Yes I think they did wear s/g on khaki caps.

Yes I think they did wear s/g on khaki caps.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Alan O
The Berlks VB was always lugged. The 8th...

The Berlks VB was always lugged.

The 8th Yorks did have a pre-war version with a void under the crown but it was not that die and has a wire reinforced. The lugged ones with voids are always...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Alan O
Not a single badge that I would have in my...

Not a single badge that I would have in my collection I am afraid.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-01-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Alan O
2 weeks after the closing ceremony I had a phone...

2 weeks after the closing ceremony I had a phone call from a Training major complaining that the absence of the Olympic Patches was a 'One-Star issue' as so many of the TA had not got them but the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Alan O
David I was involved with the Op and the...

David

I was involved with the Op and the complaint from Weymouth was that the patches never made it to Dorset. The Signals TA were at Blandford Camp and whinged about it for weeks even after the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-01-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Alan O
The Dorset a/a was certainly worn by cadets but ...

The Dorset a/a was certainly worn by cadets but every Dorset bi metal badge I have seen is a Martin marsh fake. The regular battalion were wearing the Dorsetshire bimetal badge on amalgamation and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-01-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Alan O
The genuine ones are either voided or have a...

The genuine ones are either voided or have a shield behind them. The solid without a shield is fake as is the comic cat faced ones that you also see.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-01-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Alan O
The design was introduced circa 1938 and was worn...

The design was introduced circa 1938 and was worn well into the 1950s and possibly earlier '60s.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-01-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Alan O
Perhaps I was not clear the regt wore the bimetal...

Perhaps I was not clear the regt wore the bimetal Dorsetshire badge which was replaced by the a/a Dorset badge. Yours is a fantasy item
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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Alan O
The Dorset regt badge was made in a/a. Prior to...

The Dorset regt badge was made in a/a. Prior to that the Dorsetshire was in bimetal.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 04-01-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,931
Posted By Alan O
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284594699595?hash=item4...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284594699595?hash=item42432a7d4b:g:Gy0AAOSwiBlh1Ie2

Not, not, not OTC.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 04-01-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Alan O
Considering the letters formed the article I can...

Considering the letters formed the article I can see little of value in the book that is worth £100.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-01-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Alan O
It is a copy.

It is a copy.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 03-01-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By Alan O
From the Edwyn Allen Magazine 1952 - note the FSR...

From the Edwyn Allen Magazine 1952 - note the FSR badge was retained by the officers and not the cadets.


THE C.C.F. BADGE.
The disappearance of black paint from the cap badge this term removes...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-01-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Alan O
Welcome to the Forum - possibly Canadian?

Welcome to the Forum - possibly Canadian?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-01-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Alan O
This album shows a number of WW1 variants...

This album shows a number of WW1 variants including the unpierced Devons, unpierced Suffolk Regiments, partially voided Dorsetshire Regiment, Welsh Regiment and others.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By Alan O
I t would appear that he was in the 2nd Battalion...

I t would appear that he was in the 2nd Battalion of the RDF before transferring to the London regiment as the 6 digit number for his time in the London Regiment was post Jan 1917. The fact that he...
Forum: The Home Front 01-01-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Alan O
https://www.nickmetcalfe.co.uk/the-royal-reserve-r...

https://www.nickmetcalfe.co.uk/the-royal-reserve-regiments-and-the-royal-garrison-regiment/

Nick Metclafe's article is very comprehensive.
Forum: The Home Front 01-01-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Alan O
The QVC cap badges are 5cm square.

The QVC cap badges are 5cm square.
Forum: The Home Front 31-12-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Alan O
It is a collar worn by a number of the newly...

It is a collar worn by a number of the newly raised Boer war era Royal Reserve regiments including the Home Counties.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 30-12-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By Alan O
Mike Thank you for posting the picture of...

Mike

Thank you for posting the picture of the a/a TA one. It's not recorded in Chris Marsh's book so it's the first time I have heard of it's existence.

Alan
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