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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Frank Kelley
I'm certainly not aware of any such list, but,...

I'm certainly not aware of any such list, but, that crown was used by a surprising number of regiments who did not use it upon their cap badges, but, did use it upon some of their accoutrements,...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Today, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Frank Kelley
That's nice 4th RF were certainly in the thick of...

That's nice 4th RF were certainly in the thick of it.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 767
Posted By Frank Kelley
What a super image, certainly an interesting mix...

What a super image, certainly an interesting mix of cap badges there.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, well I think that is a lovely thing, I do...

Okay, well I think that is a lovely thing, I do find it a little surprising that a newly commissioned subaltern did not make a effort to obtain the correct pattern by 1908 and go with regulations,...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Frank Kelley
Have you an example to a regular or reservist...

Have you an example to a regular or reservist "August" man in the 4th Middlesex?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Frank Kelley
The War Office memoranda with regard to crowns is...

The War Office memoranda with regard to crowns is extant at Kew and is very clear, it ultimately came down to the wishes of the King Emperor, officers were instructed to purchase the correct pattern...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Frank Kelley
Did the coat actually have any buttons upon it...

Did the coat actually have any buttons upon it when you bought it?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 02-06-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Frank Kelley
It would certainly be very unusual indeed if the...

It would certainly be very unusual indeed if the large serif capitals were NOT used on a naval 1914 Star and would suggest a later issue.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-06-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think it is safe to assume that if any...

I think it is safe to assume that if any Victorian buttons are original to a particular coat, that coat will actually be Victorian.
The crown changed in May 1901, but, officers were not required to...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Frank Kelley
It was certainly not unusual to wear collar...

It was certainly not unusual to wear collar badges with two of the four original lugs deliberately removed and you do encounter this as a collector on occasion, in particular, in the case of this...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 01-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Frank Kelley
After enlistment which Corps did he actually join?

After enlistment which Corps did he actually join?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-06-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Frank Kelley
Awful.:eek:

Awful.:eek:
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 01-06-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 767
Posted By Frank Kelley
Just to add my own thoughts, not that they are...

Just to add my own thoughts, not that they are needed, I too, think both are rubbish and the top example is completely spurious.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Frank Kelley
Simply because he did not replace it with a new...

Simply because he did not replace it with a new plate, if it actually belonged to him in the first place, which was not unusual, although, twenty years down the line, the helmet had been withdrawn in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Frank Kelley
Certainly still a pleasing badge without any...

Certainly still a pleasing badge without any speculation as to it's original wearer.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 31-05-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By Frank Kelley
I agree, it is certainly a very nice and scarce...

I agree, it is certainly a very nice and scarce Lonsdale brooch, despite the little bit of enamel loss, I would be pleased with it.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-05-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Frank Kelley
Good gracious, not inexpensive!:eek:

Good gracious, not inexpensive!:eek:
Forum: Headdress 30-05-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Frank Kelley
Get a refund.:eek:

Get a refund.:eek:
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Frank Kelley
No, don't go there!:eek:

No, don't go there!:eek:
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think anyone with a particular interest in the...

I think anyone with a particular interest in the Battle of France would know there were colonial soldiers, the majority from the French army, involved.
Clearly the authors of the article have...
Forum: General Topics. 25-05-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 947
Posted By Frank Kelley
Robert Graves served in that battalion, it was...

Robert Graves served in that battalion, it was certainly the case that it's members who were actually Welsh born were in a minority.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-05-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Frank Kelley
Only thirty seven percent?:eek:

Only thirty seven percent?:eek:
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-05-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Frank Kelley
As convincing as a Government adviser.

As convincing as a Government adviser.
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-05-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 334
Posted By Frank Kelley
Trust Julian Fellows to be on hand, as a family...

Trust Julian Fellows to be on hand, as a family member, but, the condition of the tins and the Asprey pencils is as good as you can ever hope to get.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-05-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Frank Kelley
Poundland is where you want to be then, a packet...

Poundland is where you want to be then, a packet of nine for a couple of quid!
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