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Forum: Indian Badges 06-04-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By peter monahan
"Last time I was in Nepal... met a couple of...

"Last time I was in Nepal... met a couple of officers somewhere in the country ... Coincidentally, one of them was a badge collector and his interest was The Gloucestershire Hussars."

Of course he...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-04-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By peter monahan
Ashok Nath, in 'Sepoys and Sowars', lists the...

Ashok Nath, in 'Sepoys and Sowars', lists the Garhwali badge as a 'headdress badge'. The 39th G Rifles wore broad brimmed hats, like those worn by the Gurkhas, rather than turbans.

BTW, which...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-04-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By peter monahan
Here is a British Great War shoulder title and a...

Here is a British Great War shoulder title and a Canadian collar badge. Notice both are quite large and 'clunky'. The example you share looks, to me, much more like the WWII style of title.
Forum: Indian Badges 31-03-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By peter monahan
Straight from the horse's - no offence intended,...

Straight from the horse's - no offence intended, Chobbly - mouth! ;)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-03-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By peter monahan
In Edmonton? Interesting indeed. Brought home...

In Edmonton? Interesting indeed. Brought home by a Canadian soldier, or a relic of someone's service in the UK before emigrating to the 'Last Best West', then buried by children at play?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-03-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By peter monahan
My first instinct was to say 'Savoy!' too, but I...

My first instinct was to say 'Savoy!' too, but I think that's a red herring. Thin, cheaply made and probably had a vertical stick pin on the back? I'm going to guess that it was sold as a patriotic...
Forum: Indian Badges 26-03-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By peter monahan
CB That would certainly be an explanation:...

CB

That would certainly be an explanation: examples of a new industry/product being produced in country where previously the insignia had been produced in the UK or under the direction of British...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By peter monahan
Well done, that man! Great sleuthing, sir.

Well done, that man! Great sleuthing, sir.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By peter monahan
So, really, all we need is someone with the...

So, really, all we need is someone with the patience to piug "MARABOUT" and "Egypt" intio Google translate and look for matches with Arabic / Hindi / Bengali / ancient Greek ' Klingon.

Shouldn't...
Forum: Indian Badges 25-03-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By peter monahan
True dat. I was going to say 'Pakistani...

True dat. I was going to say 'Pakistani [recently] made' but then found an example of a title with a similar back - on this forum which seems to have been accepted as genuine, so I scratched what...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By peter monahan
Some of the letters look Greek, but not all. ...

Some of the letters look Greek, but not all. Wondering if it's one of the alphabets used to render Sudanese or Somali, or Egyptian Arabic, though it doesn't look very Arabic.
Forum: Indian Badges 24-03-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 278
Posted By peter monahan
According to one site I looked at, as of 2008 and...

According to one site I looked at, as of 2008 and 2005 respectively there were 1.8 million Scouts and 1.2 million Guides, but those numbers have undoubtedly changed since then. :)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-03-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By peter monahan
And a 'VR' cypher, I think.

And a 'VR' cypher, I think.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-03-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By peter monahan
The six pointed start suggests 'Sheriff' but I...

The six pointed start suggests 'Sheriff' but I think that unlikely for an English made badge.

Perhaps the 'S.F.' means 'State Forces' and pertains to an Indian unit/organization but the style...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 278
Posted By peter monahan
Bharat Scouts and Guides have several web sites...

Bharat Scouts and Guides have several web sites including, of course, a Shop. Current badges seem to feature the Lions of Ashoka and, in the case of a Commissioner, the spinning wheel, but I haven't...
Forum: Indian Badges 21-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By peter monahan
Posted in error.

Posted in error.
Forum: Indian Badges 20-03-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By peter monahan
Agreed. As long as they're 'pukka', you should...

Agreed. As long as they're 'pukka', you should be able to do that, though it might be a bit of a task from where you are. :(
Forum: Indian Badges 19-03-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By peter monahan
Caveat Emptor! Learn before you spend, and one...

Caveat Emptor! Learn before you spend, and one reason I got out of collecting. :(
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By peter monahan
Posted in error.

Posted in error.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-03-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By peter monahan
The "XLVII REGIMENT" would seem to suggest the...

The "XLVII REGIMENT" would seem to suggest the 48th (Northhamptonshire) Regiment of Foot. And the "XV" perhaps the Yorkshires.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-03-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By peter monahan
Which suggests to me that they are Nepali badges,...

Which suggests to me that they are Nepali badges, not British Gurkha or Indian Army, both of which organizations use Arabic or Roman numerals in numbering units.

Unless they're privately produced...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-03-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By peter monahan
The cockerel is traditionally a French symbol,...

The cockerel is traditionally a French symbol, non?
Forum: Indian Badges 09-03-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By peter monahan
Also good to know! Thanks.

Also good to know! Thanks.
Forum: Indian Badges 08-03-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By peter monahan
'Mystery X Badge'

I'm being a bit cheeky here and sharing Tim's post form the 'What is It' section, on the off chance that any of the Gurkha collectors missed it. So, pure theft here but in a good cause. :)

"Some...
Forum: Indian Badges 08-03-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By peter monahan
'I ha' me doots.' The photo is too small to...

'I ha' me doots.'

The photo is too small to be very helpful and the only example I ever handled that I believed was real - decades ago - was thickly coated in black paint, so whatever it was made...
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