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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By grey_green_acorn
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-1st-Airborne-Divisi...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-1st-Airborne-Division-Provost-Company-Shoulder-Title-Cloth-Badge-Rare/293408204444?hash=item44507de69c:g:dcgAAOSwb5ZeEPE5

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here it is full length Tim

Here it is full length

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Frank, Here is what I know so far: The...

Frank,

Here is what I know so far:

The photo was in my Grandfathers effects and is by USA Studios which show addresses on the back including 90 High Street, Chatham. The photo is stamped...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Picture of an SWB soldier taken in full dress...

Picture of an SWB soldier taken in full dress with sphinx collar badges. Taken in Chatham 1914.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Medals, badges and ephemera relating to my...

Medals, badges and ephemera relating to my Grandfather who enlisted in 1906. A Londoner from the Euston Road / St Pancras area and born in 1888 I do not know why he was in a Welsh Regiment but he...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Reference in the London Gazette Publication date:...

Reference in the London Gazette Publication date: 13 October 1914 Supplement:28937 Page:8222

LOCAL BATTALIONS NEW ARMY.
The undermentioned Officers to command Battalions and those under the rank...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By grey_green_acorn
COMMANDO

JSP768 extract

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The SWB soldiers are wearing the Honour Guard...

The SWB soldiers are wearing the Honour Guard shoulder title carrying out duties at Panmunjom, North Korea.

See https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29826&highlight=honour
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Taking a closer look it is perhaps an officers...

Taking a closer look it is perhaps an officers collar badge (not anodised). I have seen LOYALs officers collar badges with clutch pin fittings and from the 1960s. At that time officers purchased...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Worcestershire Regiment looks like a Birmingham...

Worcestershire Regiment looks like a Birmingham Mint product.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Worn by the South Wales Borderers from the 1960s...

Worn by the South Wales Borderers from the 1960s until 1969 when amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Wales.

Tim
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-01-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Peter, Not my area but to start the ball...

Peter,

Not my area but to start the ball rolling I suggest a group photo of personnel on a pilots or navigators course, perhaps in Canada as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan....
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-01-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mike, Outstanding and good to know that the...

Mike,
Outstanding and good to know that the frame remains as it was when Hugh King owned it!
Definitely an inspirational (if unachievable) icon to every serious badge collector.

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By grey_green_acorn
NCO arm badge? Tim

NCO arm badge?

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-01-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,610
Posted By grey_green_acorn
BEEWYSE LONDON maker marked WESSEX cap badge

Connecting to my thread on the mystery BEEWYSE LONDON maker marked gold anodised WESSEX cap badge.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75850&highlight=Wessex

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-01-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Fascinating stuff. This from the London Gazette...

Fascinating stuff. This from the London Gazette of 10 June 1961 shows him as Yeoman Bed Goer awarded the Royal Victorian Medal in silver.

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By grey_green_acorn
It was a lot of beer! If we assume that a...

It was a lot of beer! If we assume that a haircut in 1955 cost two shillings (24 pence) then Hugh (who was a barber) would have needed to do 50 haircuts to earn the £5 to buy the frame!
Still a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The text by Hugh King says the seller asked for...

The text by Hugh King says the seller asked for £5 pounds! (Not £55)

In 1955 a pint of beer cost nine and a half pence. At 240 pennies in the pound £5 was 126 pints.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 12-01-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Co-incidentally today at the Chatham Fair there...

Co-incidentally today at the Chatham Fair there was a table of props for sale from the 1917 film including rubber Mills Bombs and .303 clips. Behind the table was Andy Robertshaw "who worked as the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-01-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mystery anodised shoulder title REME

A larger than usual gold anodised aluminium shoulder title to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers REME. Measures 48mm by 14mm with hexagonal lugs. As Westlake 506 which is in brass.
...
Forum: General Topics. 12-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris Toft does not have a web site but stalls...

Chris Toft does not have a web site but stalls out at most Militaria fairs in the South of England (although he was not at Chatham this morning).

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By grey_green_acorn
1917 film by Sam Mendes

I have just watched 1917. From a Militaria collectors viewpoint it is excellent with authentic looking uniforms and equipment. Plenty of Devonshire and other cap badges and battle patches in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-01-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris, Seems very rare and can’t see one in...

Chris,
Seems very rare and can’t see one in Forum albums. A few examples on dealers lists (mostly sold) in the GB£ 125-250 range.

Possibly this one? ...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-01-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Chris, Is that the Officer’s badge? Tim

Chris,
Is that the Officer’s badge?

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-01-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Technically it was a Formation Sign/Badge (not a...

Technically it was a Formation Sign/Badge (not a TRF) and is no longer worn having been replaced by the sign of the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) Group.

Tim
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