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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By manchesters
They became the 1st Volunteer Bn The Wiltshire...

They became the 1st Volunteer Bn The Wiltshire Regiment in 1881.

Their title of 1st Wilts RVC wasnt given to them until December 1891.

That gives them 10 years as 1VB Wilts.

I am unsure why...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17
Posted By manchesters
Alan, i believe that designation was only...

Alan,

i believe that designation was only gained in 1891.

For 10 years prior I believe they were the 1st VB Wilts.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17
Posted By manchesters
David, I am confused? The 1st VB...

David,

I am confused?

The 1st VB Wiltshire Regt did exist, raised at Warminster in the 1880's same time as the 2nd VB at Chippenham.

regards
Forum: General Topics. Today, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By manchesters
Display as in a collector, certainly not the...

Display as in a collector, certainly not the wearer.

regards
Forum: General Topics Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By manchesters
A very attractive badge. regards

A very attractive badge.

regards
Forum: General Topics. Today, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By manchesters
Who - An officer When - during the reign of...

Who - An officer

When - during the reign of George the Sixth

Where - On the Khaki Forage Cap.

Red Backing - display purposes only.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By manchesters
It appears to me that a 4th letter has been...

It appears to me that a 4th letter has been carefully removed from the end?

regarsd
Forum: The Home Front 17-01-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By manchesters
The seller Vongold is well known for selling a...

The seller Vongold is well known for selling a lot of fake items.

Check out his ebay name on here,

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By manchesters
The wearing of the Crown over crossed riflers is...

The wearing of the Crown over crossed riflers is extremely confusing as it has had various meanings over the 100 years or more it has been used.

I recommend you get a copy of our member here's...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By manchesters
No. The crossed rifles surmounted by Kings...

No.

The crossed rifles surmounted by Kings Crown worn on the lower right arm was worn ONLY by the SERGEANT of the best shooting company in the Regiment.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By manchesters
No. Left arm would be an individual prize...

No.

Left arm would be an individual prize badge.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 250
Posted By manchesters
The Kings Crown over crossed rifles badge when...

The Kings Crown over crossed rifles badge when worn on the lower right arm doesnt indicate 'best shot or marksman instructor' in that position.

The badge denotes he is the Sgt. of the Best...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-01-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By manchesters
That link goes to Novembers auction. regards

That link goes to Novembers auction.

regards
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By manchesters
I have just checked the 1941 Western Command Home...

I have just checked the 1941 Western Command Home Guard List to see if there was anything in the introduction, sadly not, but then realised it was written by none less than our Jon Mills.

You are...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By manchesters
Marc, I dont know about AA and Rocket...

Marc,

I dont know about AA and Rocket Batteries, or Post Office Bn.'s either. Cant find the answer.

i did remember that Bruno Boulanger included the attached information in his Formation...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By manchesters
Jon, Thank you I would really like to know...

Jon,

Thank you I would really like to know the answer.

I look forward to that book.

here are some Manchester Regiment related HG badges. I have quite a lot more.

regards
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By manchesters
Jon, There is but I dont have it. Roger...

Jon,

There is but I dont have it.

Roger Miles told me he had the written list etc but I havent seen it. I would really like to know which zones had which colour for definate as I have...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By manchesters
The HG shoulder titles worn within the Zones in...

The HG shoulder titles worn within the Zones in the area surrounding the City of Manchester were identified by their differing colours of Blue, Yellow, Red, Black, White and Green.

regards
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-01-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By manchesters
1899 Army List. Captain W.G. WOLRIGE-GORDON,...

1899 Army List.

Captain W.G. WOLRIGE-GORDON, 1st Bn.

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By manchesters
You are correct on the Warwickshire RHA. ...

You are correct on the Warwickshire RHA.

regards
Forum: The Home Front 14-01-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By manchesters
Definately fake. DOR is the correct...

Definately fake.

DOR is the correct designation for Dorset, but 202 is a cunning plan to try and link it into the Home Guard Auxilliaries I think.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By manchesters
Hello, I think I got it right with the...

Hello,

I think I got it right with the Regiment in my first post, backed up by the Kingston location and I think PL got it right with the medal, now knowing his Police background.

regards
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-01-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By manchesters
Hello, This ebay account is selling items...

Hello,

This ebay account is selling items off the website of a member banned from here.

The website is Chairborne Militaria and the website owner is Jack Dutton Roberts.

This ebay account is...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-01-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By manchesters
QMS in the RE. very smart. regards

QMS in the RE.

very smart.

regards
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-01-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By manchesters
I agree

I agree
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