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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-09-23, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Very interesting Kevin and not a variant that...

Very interesting Kevin and not a variant that I’ve noticed before. It’s an attractive looking design I think too.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-15, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
That's it Kevin, the three Service battalions you...

That's it Kevin, the three Service battalions you mention, not the 9th, they were the unit where the CO paid for old Welsh style trench knives.
I read about the griffin, which can be seen on many...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-15, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Very interesting Kevin, the VBs and TF often seem...

Very interesting Kevin, the VBs and TF often seem to have done their own thing and it is interesting to see photographic evidence. I seem to recall that one of the WW1 Service battalions, I think...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-12-14, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Great stuff Kevin, thank you for posting it.

Great stuff Kevin, thank you for posting it.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-04-08, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Thanks Bantam, I didn't know you were leaving the...

Thanks Bantam, I didn't know you were leaving the forum and am sorry to hear it. I have PM you but it will take incontrovertible evidence for me to be convinced of the 'fantasy badge' theory. My...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-04-08, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
These are 3 corporals of RWF circa 1904 (l to r,...

These are 3 corporals of RWF circa 1904 (l to r, Tunic with jam pot cuff, Blue Patrol (private purchase only) and 'Home' Frock (in plain red with no piping)). Check out the man standing centre rear...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-04-08, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
I don't think fantasy as the badge is too well...

I don't think fantasy as the badge is too well made with a clear military style to it. The 'Welsh' spelling dates it unequivocally and its size indicates to me that it was for a special head dress. ...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-04-08, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
That's it. Only the second one I have ever seen...

That's it. Only the second one I have ever seen (and I have first!). Thank you so much Kevin. Long slider, back and size clinches it. No way a fantasy item and must have been for a short-lived...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-08, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
I will be very interested to hear what you learn....

I will be very interested to hear what you learn. I don't have a single officers' pattern badge at the moment and would like to get one of each.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,193
Posted By Toby Purcell
That's a beauty Bantam and one of 3 patterns that...

That's a beauty Bantam and one of 3 patterns that you and 41st have showed me. I think 41st showed this 'flat topped' type earlier in the thread but this example seems a nicer badge.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-04-08, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Thank you. I would not have guessed that. The...

Thank you. I would not have guessed that. The Colonel at that time (Jonathan Reilly - now Maj Gen) was instrumental in re-introducing a lot of old RWF regalia to working dress, not always with the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-04-08, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Outside of Westlakes book and your photo I have...

Outside of Westlakes book and your photo I have never seen the uppermost one 'in the flesh' so to speak. I would love to know when, where and by whom it was worn.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-04-08, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
That looks genuine to me Bantam.

That looks genuine to me Bantam.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-04-08, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
54Bty, I have the pasteback version having found...

54Bty, I have the pasteback version having found a bag of them in the QMs stores before I left the regiment in 1984 (they were from the Battle Dress era and no longer required). The 1995 version is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-03-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Fantastic Bantam, never seen one of those before...

Fantastic Bantam, never seen one of those before either. It reminds me of the various patterns of Old Comrades lapel brooch that have been issued over the years.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-03-08, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Fantastic, never even knew they existed!

Fantastic, never even knew they existed!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-03-08, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
John, I believe the so-called 'Fox Re-strikes'...

John, I believe the so-called 'Fox Re-strikes' have the lugs incorrectly placed East and West rather than North and South but that is as a much as I can remember. I have both pre and post 1881...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-03-08, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
I have just remembered that not only have I seen...

I have just remembered that not only have I seen the painting in oils but also in a water colour (probably 'from' or 'after' the oil version) as one of a large series of high quality prints produced...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-03-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,193
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think this is the badge of 'First Class Staff...

I think this is the badge of 'First Class Staff Serjeants' (appointments between Serjeant and 'The' Serjeant Major, many (but not all) as Quarter Master Serjeants) most of whom later (1915) became...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-03-08, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
I have definitely seen oil paintings showing this...

I have definitely seen oil paintings showing this badge on officers fur caps around the time of the close of the American War of Independence (it may well have been in the officers' mess but I cannot...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-03-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,193
Posted By Toby Purcell
That's great news as you are the first to tell me...

That's great news as you are the first to tell me they have a similar badge. Does it have the same long slider that protrudes beyond the bottom centre of the badge's base?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-03-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,193
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thanks Bantam. I do not have so many pics of the...

Thanks Bantam. I do not have so many pics of the officers, although I have a small collection of WW1 B&W postcards showing ORs in various training camps throughout UK with good resolution of badges...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-03-08, 05:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,193
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thanks Bantam, yes, I understand now. I think...

Thanks Bantam, yes, I understand now. I think that it is quite possible that you are right as I have never seen an officer from the 2 regular battalions wearing your avatar version of the badge and...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-03-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,193
Posted By Toby Purcell
Am not sure what you mean re '41st Officers 2V.B....

Am not sure what you mean re '41st Officers 2V.B. badge'? If you mean RWF 2V.B. badge that you showed I do not see any similarity with your avatat at all, as the avatar flame, as with the NF and RMF...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-03-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,193
Posted By Toby Purcell
RWF Badges

What a fantastic collection from my old Regiment. Thank you both. I have never seen some of these, especially a third (OR flat flamed type) OSD Bronze circa WW1 and the Bi-metal Officers Forage...
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