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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-08-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Luke H
Appears to be the trio recently sold on Minden....

Appears to be the trio recently sold on Minden. If it’s them, then, yes they are all genuine.

The same cannot be said for the shocking Para fake with a brass backing plate.
Forum: General Topics. 10-08-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 589
Posted By Luke H
I’m so sorry to hear that Tim. Although I never...

I’m so sorry to hear that Tim. Although I never met James we exchanged PM’s and emails. A very kind, humble and genuine person. I loved seeing his drawings of badges, a very talented draughtsman and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Luke H
I think opinions on that one Rob would be...

I think opinions on that one Rob would be universal.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-08-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Luke H
Thanks again Alan. This photo was on the page so...

Thanks again Alan. This photo was on the page so seems they did switch to MGC insignia upon the merger and getting back to Europe sometime presumably after April 1918.

I’d expect the 1/1st Lincs...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Luke H
Apologies I mistakenly thought you were referring...

Apologies I mistakenly thought you were referring to post #10 in this thread which is coincidentally also by me.

I’d agree with your observation. Sadly Geoff’s front photo is rather low...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-08-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Luke H
Yes it’s genuine. A scarce badge so great shame...

Yes it’s genuine. A scarce badge so great shame it’s in such poor relic condition. Still a good find.

I’d probably just stabilise it with WD40 to neutralise the active verdigris and prevent...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-08-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Luke H
Thanks very much for confirming Simon. Thank...

Thanks very much for confirming Simon.

Thank you Neil, a very interesting photo.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Luke H
Happy to help Markus. I would agree, the badge in...

Happy to help Markus. I would agree, the badge in post #1, mine and Simon’s WM examples are all from the same die.

The badge Denis shows is however from another different die. There are many...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Luke H
Both fakes sadly.

Both fakes sadly.
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Luke H
It’s a East Surrey officers collar badge. ...

It’s a East Surrey officers collar badge.

Approx value, not an awful lot.

Prices varies dependant on quality, makers etc. of collars and if a matching pair. I’d think if you hunted around and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-08-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Luke H
You may find this this thread of some relevance...

You may find this this thread of some relevance and use:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76213

Clearly Norman Litchfield had badges from this die in his collection and I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-08-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Luke H
Snap. Fake Gaunt plaque et al.

Snap.

Fake Gaunt plaque et al.
Forum: General Topics. 07-08-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Luke H
It’s curtains for many an item shown on this...

It’s curtains for many an item shown on this forum but this was a new one to me :)
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Luke H
12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Bn, RSF

Thanks Alan.

This VC winner Sergeant Thomas Caldwell (1894-1969) born 10/02/1894 in Carluke, Lanarkshire appears to be wearing the RSF grenade on the tam. The history states he enlisted in 1915...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-08-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Luke H
Pre-1905 as the South Africa battle honour was...

Pre-1905 as the South Africa battle honour was awarded and a scroll was tagged on as per this badge in the link:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76371
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Luke H
Another good find Alan. Keep them coming. ...

Another good find Alan. Keep them coming.

Devils advocate, are the smaller oval ones definitely WSY badges and not RAMC? Always find colourised images difficult as by its very nature the photo has...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-08-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Luke H
The Paddington Rifles is an fsc.

The Paddington Rifles is an fsc.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Luke H
Thanks for all the posts Alan. There is a...

Thanks for all the posts Alan.

There is a website (http://www.southirishhorse.com) dedicated to the SIH run by Doug who I’ve corresponded with before. I’ll ask him if he has any relevant pics. I...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Luke H
Thanks Alan. Very likely re the NIH. Perhaps...

Thanks Alan. Very likely re the NIH.

Perhaps you can merge the thread you started? Mine wasn’t intended to tread on any toes but to add some structure as it’s such a huge topic.

Intention was...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Luke H
Dismounted Yeomanry 1917-18 & Their Badges

Due to the decreasing role of cavalry in WW1 and growing manpower issues, circa 1917 many Yeomanry were dismounted and re-rolled, predominately as infantry.

The below info and dates are all taken...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 07-08-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Luke H
The laurel on the top scroll of the cap badge is...

The laurel on the top scroll of the cap badge is for the TF, examples are found in both WM and GM. The pre-1908 Vols cap badges actually have ‘Volunteers’ written on this top scroll instead.
...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-08-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Luke H
I’m no militia specialist but there are dozens of...

I’m no militia specialist but there are dozens of these militia type scrolls each with a different name on them.

I would really not be happy to claim in any way shape or form it’s King’s County...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-08-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Luke H
A nice photo. Not doubting your attribution...

A nice photo.

Not doubting your attribution but I presume there is some annotation to the reverse to make it identifiable as King’s County Militia and not one of the many others who wore a similar...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-08-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Luke H
Handy to know they were worn by the 17th also, I...

Handy to know they were worn by the 17th also, I was going off a thread from yesteryear which I’d added to my notes where Ry and Keith had shown several RB Militia badges and this one was amongst...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-08-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By Luke H
I recall Julian posted a similar badge belonging...

I recall Julian posted a similar badge belonging to a relative who served in WW2 https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77702 (realise there will be a lot of ‘similar’ badges).
...
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