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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 11:04 AM
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
There are some about (unwashed!) that appear more...

There are some about (unwashed!) that appear more grey than blue. Compare these examples.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Possibly too large for your device. I can see a...

Possibly too large for your device. I can see a lot of varnished wood from a table top on which is a badge. Can the photos be cropped?

Yes!

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By grey_green_acorn
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bar chevrons (Stripes...

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bar chevrons (Stripes Service) in ‘Guards Pattern’ are listed in JSP768 in FAD type with new ‘496’ NSNs (see my post no 4). So an expectation in the system that there is a...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Thanks Toby. I cant remember seeing any worn...

Thanks Toby. I cant remember seeing any worn during my service (1969 - 2001) with the exception of 4 Bar chevrons of this Grenadier Guards Drum Major.

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By grey_green_acorn
It is the wider 'Guards Pattern' brown on khaki,...

It is the wider 'Guards Pattern' brown on khaki, also worn by the Honourable Artillery Company.
Here are the 4 Bar and 6 Bar versions.

However, are they actually worn?

Tim
Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Leigh, Sadly the uniform must have shrunk in...

Leigh,

Sadly the uniform must have shrunk in the wardrobe. I was a 28 inch waist in 1972!

My Troop OC wore the Astrakhan beret in 1970 but I didn’t ask if he liked it!

I have seen a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Difficult to tell from the photo - may just have...

Difficult to tell from the photo - may just have been washed or laundered. See:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76889

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Army Cadet Force I think? Tim

Army Cadet Force I think?

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 165
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Yes, Good Conduct and Guards Pattern (wider...

Yes, Good Conduct and Guards Pattern (wider pattern chevron) worn on lower sleeve of No2 dress, point uppermost.

Tim
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-02-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I have this pair of collar badges in frosted...

I have this pair of collar badges in frosted silver finish.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 24-02-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Image of a badge worn by G Company, but I...

Image of a badge worn by G Company, but I understand a version with coloured centre is being produced.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-02-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By grey_green_acorn
RA Plotting Board

Royal Artillery Plotting Board No 3

Tim
Forum: The Home Front 23-02-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Jerry is correct. For Women's Royal Army Corps...

Jerry is correct. For Women's Royal Army Corps badges see my album:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=3708

Tim
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-02-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Can't help on the badges but I am intrigued by...

Can't help on the badges but I am intrigued by the apparently camouflaged bell tent in the background.

Tim
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-02-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Possibly a Warrant Officer Class 2, although...

Possibly a Warrant Officer Class 2, although difficult to see the rank badge. Extract from Ox&Bucks LI Dress Regulations 1930, see para (ii):

53. Khaki Drill (Abroad).

(i) The regimental...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-02-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 632
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I concur with the appreciative comments from...

I concur with the appreciative comments from other members. It is amazing that a 150 year old photograph could provoke such a spirited discussion causing so much interesting detail to surface.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-02-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Thanks to all for suggestions so far. Tim

Thanks to all for suggestions so far.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 17-02-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Pete, It might have been me. Request sent. ...

Pete,
It might have been me. Request sent.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-02-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Help with dating and identifying regiment

Grateful for any assistance in dating this photograph and identifying the regiment.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 16-02-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Tony, Thanks, was ‘Monty’s Double’ wearing Int...

Tony,
Thanks, was ‘Monty’s Double’ wearing Int Corps collar badges perhaps as though they had been given the wrong jackets by wardrobe?

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 16-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Tony, Well spotted! If i recall correctly...

Tony,
Well spotted! If i recall correctly there is a scene when John Mills is wearing service dress with RAPC badges and then with Intelligence Corps badges a few frames later?

Must watch again...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 15-02-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Alan, Thank you. So the ACF poster is...

Alan,
Thank you. So the ACF poster is incorrectly showing 43 Wessex Brigade which was the point of my initial at post number 3.

Also 42 Infantry Brigade no longer exists!

Tim
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 15-02-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By grey_green_acorn
But not as 43 Wessex Brigade? Tim

But not as 43 Wessex Brigade?

Tim
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 13-02-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Excellent graphics. However, the subordination...

Excellent graphics. However, the subordination probably needs checking to take account of Army 2020 reorganisation as for example 43 Wessex Brigade became 1 Artillery Brigade in December 2014.
See...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-02-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Jon, I do not have an example but the WESSEX...

Jon,
I do not have an example but the WESSEX REGT title appears in a number of 1950s and 1960s films including Private’s Progress and Blue Murder at St Trinians.

Tim
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