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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-07-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks - no surprise having seen the photos of...

Thanks - no surprise having seen the photos of Paul's examples........
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-07-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By leigh kitchen
Royal Tank Corps "Reverseing" Tank W/M Badge.

Opinions on this w/m badge which I purchased a few months ago
please.

It's from the same die as the two badges shown in this thread of oc14's from last year, albeit without the spurious...
Forum: General Topics. 23-04-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By leigh kitchen
A 218966 Lt Harold Kenneth Clapperton of Bolton,...

A 218966 Lt Harold Kenneth Clapperton of Bolton, aged 23, served in the regiment during WWII, killed in North Africa in 1943 whilst with the 1st Bn.
Wounded on 5th April 1943, he died on the 13th...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-04-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By leigh kitchen
The one Luke shows appears to me to be blackened...

The one Luke shows appears to me to be blackened rather than bronzed?
Forum: The Home Front 21-04-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting - thanks button.

Interesting - thanks button.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-04-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By leigh kitchen
I knew it was pinned somewhere but couldn't find...

I knew it was pinned somewhere but couldn't find it in the more obvious places, had to search......
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-04-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By leigh kitchen
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43674&highlight=Beret+construction
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-04-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By leigh kitchen
I havn't seen a silvered or chromed one piece...

I havn't seen a silvered or chromed one piece version before, I have this, which I view as a fake / repro example, bimetal with two lugs.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By leigh kitchen
Catterick Garrison I think.......

Catterick Garrison I think.......
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, but IIIX is or was an alternative?

Yes, but IIIX is or was an alternative?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By leigh kitchen
I know it seems unlikely, but could the item be...

I know it seems unlikely, but could the item be shown the wrong way up, the "XIII" being "IIIX" - "7"
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By leigh kitchen
13th Light Dragoons?

13th Light Dragoons?
Forum: General Topics. 19-04-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By leigh kitchen
My thought too, back in the 70's, 80's, 90's,...

My thought too, back in the 70's, 80's, 90's, noughties the no "E" variety was as thick on the ground as the correct spelling.
Are they really "scarce" or just assumed to be because they're a...
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-04-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By leigh kitchen
A nickname for the Royal Anglian Regiment is (or...

A nickname for the Royal Anglian Regiment is (or was in the 70's) "The Angle-Irons", a junior Soldier being a 4' Picket, an adult member of the regiment a 6' Picket.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By leigh kitchen
Danish Life Guards I believe.

Danish Life Guards I believe.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
Sorry, I don't know.

Sorry, I don't know.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, officers wore the collar badge in the beret...

Yes, officers wore the collar badge in the beret at one time, and no hackle - I don't know when the y started wearing the hackle, perhaps with the formation of RRF.

A photo of members of Support...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've not seen that fitting on a black plastic RRF...

I've not seen that fitting on a black plastic RRF badge before, I suppose it's no more impractical than the other fittings.

The front of that example looks to have a particularly poor finish even...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
The Fus Bde badge incorporated elements...

The Fus Bde badge incorporated elements representing the original three regiments of the Bde, the St George and Dragon of the RNF, the laurel wreath of the LF, the grenade and crown as per the RF, as...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-04-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, I can't remember what British Army...

Yes, I can't remember what British Army Proficiency Badges" says re. the double bugles but I believe the RGJ editions of "The Regiment" show them worn by CO's and Adjee's Buglers?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-04-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By leigh kitchen
Could the smaller badge be an economy measure...

Could the smaller badge be an economy measure (less metal, unvoided area albeit enamelled or painted)?
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 11-04-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's not uncommon for cap and stable belt badges...

It's not uncommon for cap and stable belt badges to have a square hole for the split tanged crests.

I should have a cap badge somewhere, flat pierced blade lug fittings with the crest mounted on...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 11-04-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
Memory may be at fault, but I think earlier...

Memory may be at fault, but I think earlier stable belt badges had the round wire type loops.
As far as I'm aware the regiments of the Fusilier Brigade kept their regimental stable belts with...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 09-04-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 09-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,326
Posted By leigh kitchen
Just a thought there's a flat area to the top of...

Just a thought there's a flat area to the top of the garter, something removed?
Are the garter and the emblems it contains made in one piece or separately?
Any chance the badge is a cobbled...
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