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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 21-02-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By bess55
Jerry In addition to yours, on sliders I...

Jerry

In addition to yours, on sliders I also have:-

H.W. Timmings
J R Gaunt - BLACK
Grove MFG BHam - metal slider
Blank slider

Regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-02-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By bess55
Chris, ah, yes, sorry about that! ...

Chris,
ah, yes, sorry about that! Before 1993, its likely to be packaged in:-

1. Just wrapped in tissue, sealed with yellowing cellotape.
2. Heavy gauge plastic, heat sealed (or...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-02-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By bess55
I have two:- 1. Firmin square clear bag. ...

I have two:-

1. Firmin square clear bag. FIRMIN & SONS PLC.
NSN:8455991279224. Patt No. 19870. Dated 1/11/04.
The cap badge itself is marked 'F&S' behind the crown.

2. Toye Kenning &...
Forum: General Topics. 14-02-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By bess55
I know where they come from, as does anyone who...

I know where they come from, as does anyone who has ever been to places like Field Textiles. The question, I guess which was originally posted, is how they get released for disposal from the MoD,...
Forum: General Topics. 13-02-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,020
Posted By bess55
What Tim is referring to is the LARGE amount of...

What Tim is referring to is the LARGE amount of CURRENT British military cap badges, collars, cloth rank & trade badges, slip on shoulder titles, lanyards & braid etc, that are frequently available...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-02-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By bess55
Yes, I have a pair of these titles in anodised...

Yes, I have a pair of these titles in anodised aluminium. They have the usual round wire lugs.

They are silver anodised, however the anodising is not bright, but most definitely silver.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 02-02-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By bess55
And just for completeness - early examples are...

And just for completeness - early examples are seeded on the scroll.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-01-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By bess55
Rob, I have a few on your latest wants...

Rob,
I have a few on your latest wants list gong begging. Drop me a PM with your address and their yours mate.

Bess
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-01-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By bess55
Gents, this incorrect facing...

Gents,

this incorrect facing eagle on the anodised 14/20 Hussars cap badge is somewhat of an anomaly obviously. They are found made gold with painted black and are made by Firmin...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-01-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By bess55
In the letter that Peter sent me a copy of...

In the letter that Peter sent me a copy of (mentioned in earlier posts above) it is stated that the badges were 'struck' in HK. However they were withdrawn fairly quickly as they broke too easily...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-01-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By bess55
Gents, I think the best description of the...

Gents, I think the best description of the actual material is that described by Alan above. They are most definitely aluminium and not plastic. The coating is probably a film plastic of some type,...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 05-12-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By bess55
Hi Gents I have one of these anodised East...

Hi Gents

I have one of these anodised East Surrey cap badges in my collection. It is ident to Leigh's one shown above, having the Gaunt London mark on the slider. It is a cap badge not a beret...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 23-10-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By bess55
Ah yes, you are right of course, the correct rank...

Ah yes, you are right of course, the correct rank would be AIG if it were that.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 22-10-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By bess55
Gents, this could also be a SMIG badge (Sgt Major...

Gents, this could also be a SMIG badge (Sgt Major Instructor Gunnery).

Potentially looks later than WW1 when it was initially phased out for use by O/R's.

Either possibility, its nice.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By bess55
I have just one of the No.2 dress all silver...

I have just one of the No.2 dress all silver pipers collars. Actively seeking its mate!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By bess55
Gents, a brief observation on Edwards...

Gents,
a brief observation on Edwards 3rd edition, oddly I realised recently.

Published in 1963 (presumably with the revisionary work being carried out 62 into 63) he rarely mentions...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 16-09-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,781
Posted By bess55
Does anyone have any info on who made the...

Does anyone have any info on who made the RCT/REME/MSO badges? Clearly not Gaunt or Firmin or whoevers RCT cap badge was 'doctored' to add the brass MSO disc? I would imagine machined and made up at...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-08-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By bess55
I'm with tonyb - a drop of nitromorz will bring...

I'm with tonyb - a drop of nitromorz will bring order to chaos here. I suspect it may reveal a reasonably early RMP badge with a light gold anodising.

Regards all

Bess
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-08-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By bess55
Mark As I understand it:- 1. ...

Mark
As I understand it:-

1. Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry wear the anodised smaller Prince of Wales feathers similar to the Kings Royal Hussars.
The Wilts Yeo NSN for these collars is...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-08-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By bess55
Hi Andy - anodised aluminium version of the...

Hi Andy - anodised aluminium version of the Coldstream Guards cap star also comes with a London Badge & Button marked slider. Its the same incarnation as the slider version of The Grenadier Guards...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-06-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By bess55
Graham, the badge you have there...

Graham,
the badge you have there certainly 'looks' anodised aluminium. For me one of the positive indicators is where the lugs have been slightly flattened during wear. This is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-06-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By bess55
Well the badge in itself as it presents, is the...

Well the badge in itself as it presents, is the correct pattern for the 1st Bn collar badge (in facing pairs). later the 1st Bn The Royal Anglian Regt and is indeed an amalgamation of the collar...
Forum: Headdress 11-06-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By bess55
2 piece Gurkha signals? The main badge with lugs...

2 piece Gurkha signals? The main badge with lugs east and west on the 'jimmy'? It would I would imagine have to be a metal one as the anodised has all lugs vertically linear.

Just a suggestion...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-05-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By bess55
Fair play Sean, it looks great . . . ...

Fair play Sean, it looks great . . .

Regards all

Bess
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-03-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By bess55
With regard to the anodised aluminium example cap...

With regard to the anodised aluminium example cap badge - all of those I have handled have an issue number scratched/etched into the rear of the badge (twice oddly). The example in my collection is...
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