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Forum: Headdress 14-09-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Westernhighlander
I agree with Jerry, has been my experience as...

I agree with Jerry, has been my experience as well.
Forum: General Topics. 12-09-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By Westernhighlander
Hawkes & Co. late 14 Piccadilly....

So,
I understand Hawkes and Co relocated from 14 Piccadilly to Saville Row in 1912, thus helmets produced after the move often have stamped in the interior, "late 14 Piccadilly", so that narrows...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-09-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Westernhighlander
Thanks for the help guys, He's asking around...

Thanks for the help guys,
He's asking around 50 usd (~41)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-09-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Westernhighlander
Ww2 Para wings , original?

Am looking for an original for my ww2 para beret, came across this one and would like to know if it looks correct,
Thanks
Forum: Headdress 06-09-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Westernhighlander
What specifically about the stitching is wrong?

What specifically about the stitching is wrong?
Forum: Headdress 29-05-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Westernhighlander
Well that's a bummer! Buyer beware and be...

Well that's a bummer!
Buyer beware and be informed!
Thanks guys!
Forum: Headdress 29-05-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Westernhighlander
France WW2 Commando Beret

Former beret of the African Commando doctor, Doctor Jean PLANCKE

Doctor Colonel Plancke was a major figure in the Liberation, one of those heroes who demonstrated immense courage during the...
Forum: Headdress 14-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Westernhighlander
Pretty sure the badge is fake, Has the telltale...

Pretty sure the badge is fake,
Has the telltale signs on the wing and shrouds....that said, I believe the beret is authentic
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-11-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,208
Posted By Westernhighlander
Lancashire Fusiler Hackle

I found this photo of a Lancashire fusilier with his pith helmet including a hackle in a book about pith helmets, though it is accepted that a yellow hackle was worn, this photo seems to suggest...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Westernhighlander
I see what you mean, But if you look carefully...

I see what you mean,
But if you look carefully you can see that the flash on the helmet shows three vertical red stripes and three horizontal red stripes. Consequently the lines intersect 9 times....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Westernhighlander
I think I've found it; Atholl or Murray of...

I think I've found it;

Atholl or Murray of Atholl - worn by the Atholl Highlanders, the private army of the Duke of Atholl.
Also worn by:
The Transvaal Scottish Regiment in South Africa.(Pipers...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Westernhighlander
Help ID Scottish tartan flash on Pith helmet

Can anyone help ID this tartan flash...
Forum: Headdress 09-11-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Westernhighlander
WW2 Kangol Airforce Beret

So, this is another one of several British berets and hats picked up at an auction in Germany..their was no description or photos...to my surprise and delight the lot included this and several others...
Forum: Headdress 03-11-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Westernhighlander
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Headdress 03-11-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Westernhighlander
I think you are correct, On the inside of the...

I think you are correct,
On the inside of the beret where the patch is sewn, there appear to be multiple holes where previous badge(s) must have been, but on the outside only the two holes... After...
Forum: Headdress 03-11-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Westernhighlander
Yes, besides his name written all over ( PJ...

Yes, besides his name written all over ( PJ Murray), in the center is stamped
SAND......fades ....AE or MAN, with a crows foot war dep stamp below SAND....not sure if that represents the maker,...
Forum: Headdress 03-11-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Westernhighlander
WW2 1944 Tanker Beret

This, along with the other berets I've been posting, is one of several I picked up at an auction listed simply as "an assortment of berets and hats"....
Forum: Headdress 03-11-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Westernhighlander
A few more pics of the beret including the...

A few more pics of the beret including the interior and badge backing
Forum: Headdress 02-11-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Westernhighlander
I agree, The hat came as pictured with a...

I agree,
The hat came as pictured with a collection of many other hats. I,too, don't believe the Seaforth badge belongs....
Forum: Headdress 02-11-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Westernhighlander
Help ID Tam o'shanter

Hello
Anyone able to ID this Tam?
The patch looks to be Hidden Grey which is was used by the London Scottish, but badge is that of the Seaforth Highlanders...the London Scottish had a distinctly...
Forum: Headdress 02-11-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Westernhighlander
General's beret?

I picked this up along with several other berets and hats in an auction listed simply as an assortment of hats and berets....none individually described or photoed...a bit of a mystery grab bag.

I...
Forum: Headdress 02-11-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Westernhighlander
Help ID overseas cap, side cap

Can anybody help ID this field service, overseas side cap?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-11-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Westernhighlander
Here is an airforce beret, heavy thick nap/pile. ...

Here is an airforce beret, heavy thick nap/pile.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pQuaw1sdQXztFvzh8
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-10-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Westernhighlander
This is a beret that was sold on a militaria...

This is a beret that was sold on a militaria website, emedals. Perhaps the stitching pattern is there, but I don't see it. Perhaps it isn't visible if the pile on the wool hasn't been worn down. I...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-10-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Westernhighlander
Kangol beret manufacture question

I just finished reading the post submitted by ASR142 "WWII BRITISH BERETS TRAITS AND CONSTRUCTION" and have a few questions, perhaps someone can help answer.

In the post, it was stated and shown...
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