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Forum: Other Military Topics 08-06-21, 10:12 AM
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Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Hoot - to qualify for a WW2 CWG headstone -...

Hi Hoot - to qualify for a WW2 CWG headstone - you had to have died between the 3 Sept 1939 > 31 Dec 1947. I'm not sure when the MSO were formed (immediately after the end of WW2?) - but had anyone...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-06-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Simon - not my field at all - but it does look...

Hi Simon - not my field at all - but it does look identical to one illustrated in Kipling and King (1170) ?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By gurkharifles
2nd Royal Surrey Militia Badge

Hi - the 2nd Royal Surrey Militia badge is now in my friends hand and looks complete - apparently there was a label underneath that stated "officers badge 1878>1881" - is that the correct time frame...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-05-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By gurkharifles
RAF WW1 Medals - Lt Wood

In a previous post I showed these medals which have come into my hands via a convoluted route - forum members helped me research the individual and I've tried to find any surviving family.
I've now...
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By gurkharifles
Selling them/

I've now exhausted my searches for surviving relatives - so I've decided to sell them on ebay - I had a number of enquiries from forum members before - so I thought the fairest why to realise the...
Forum: Indian Badges 21-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Simon - it has round lugs - one maybe an old...

Hi Simon - it has round lugs - one maybe an old replacement . I'm doing particularly well on 9GR insignia - there are only 3 variants of cap badge illustrated in the Museum's book on the insignia of...
Forum: Indian Badges 20-05-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By gurkharifles
9th Gurkhas

Thought I'd share a recent acquisition - another 9G cap badge variant that I've not seen before and not in the Gurkha Museum's book on the insignia - dates to the 1920's or 30's - with what I think...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-05-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By gurkharifles
https://www.arcticmedals.com/catalog/item/3730539/...

https://www.arcticmedals.com/catalog/item/3730539/10374588.htm

This site has one - maker marked - $120
Forum: General Topics. 18-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By gurkharifles
Dates of insignia change ?

I was going to post this in the Indian section as the badge that prompted a the issue was one to the 7 Gurkha Rifles - but I have a broader question on the dates insignia would change as a result of...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-05-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Simon It's a cap badge to the...

Hi Simon

It's a cap badge to the Headquarters Staff of the Hyderabad state forces. I believe that Hyderabad were the only state to issue separate badges to their Headquarters staff. I don't...
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-05-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By gurkharifles
I did wonder what sort of data mining they had to...

I did wonder what sort of data mining they had to do to input all of this information - given that modern post codes weren't introduced until about 50 years ago - so they must have had to do some...
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-05-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By gurkharifles
Commonwealth War Graves Week 21-27May

I thought you might be interested in this : https://www.cwgc.org/

As part of the "activities" for the week the CWGC have introduced a new search facility which allows you to put your postcode into...
Forum: Other Military Topics 13-05-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By gurkharifles
Frederick Chamberlain Gloucester Regt

Visited the grave of Corporal Frederick Chamberlain today - 4th Btn Gloucestershire Regt - it's a private memorial and the only war grave in the cemetery - I bit overgrown and in danger of being...
Forum: Other Military Topics 10-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By gurkharifles
Commonwealth War Graves - Age 14

This was on a CWGC social media post and I thought I'd share some of it with you - I must admit I had to do a double take when I saw the headstone and saw his age. How was that even possible ? ...
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-05-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By gurkharifles
Commonwealth War Graves - "Hands On"

With the easing of lockdown restrictions I've now had my online "training" on cleaning the CWGC headstones and I've done my first "solo" work in Clevedon Cemetery today. There are 8 war graves in the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-04-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By gurkharifles
19th Hussars silver hallmarked 1915

This is a rare and evocative silver tobacco tin - engraved on the lid :
CAPTAIN J BERROW
19TH HUSSARS
FROM
J.H.T
7.8.16 ...
Forum: Indian Badges 28-04-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By gurkharifles
Simla Rifle Corps - Mystery

Can anyone tell me anything about this unit ? I don't think its the Simla Volunteer Rifle Corps - the battle honour of Sobraon is confusing as well -Sobraon was an honour for the 1st Sikh War of...
Forum: Indian Badges 25-04-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By gurkharifles
PM sent - would be interested in knowing where...

PM sent - would be interested in knowing where it came from and whether you have any more Gurkha badges ? Tim
Forum: Indian Badges 23-04-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By gurkharifles
I'm intrigued by the possibility of it being...

I'm intrigued by the possibility of it being Irish - I know absolutely nothing about Irish badges of that period and would be interested in hearing from an Irish collector - never realised they had a...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-04-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By gurkharifles
Not sure about this one. It's not the same as the...

Not sure about this one. It's not the same as the one in Ashok's book nor indeed is it a variant that's illustrated in the Museum's book on the insignia of the 4GR. That doesn't necessarily mean its...
Forum: Other Military Topics 22-04-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By gurkharifles
I fully agree with you Mike - and the sad thing...

I fully agree with you Mike - and the sad thing is that the Imperial War Graves Commission was so far ahead of its time when it announced in January 1918 -"the Commission's decision is that those who...
Forum: Other Military Topics 22-04-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By gurkharifles
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Announcement

I'm sure many of you will have read about the report into the "war graves racism" of WW1 by the Imperial War Graves Commission - below is the response on the CWGC web site and a link to the full...
Forum: Indian Badges 22-04-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By gurkharifles
According to Izzat the Regt when raised for the...

According to Izzat the Regt when raised for the second time in WW2 - wore the same badge that it had worn in WW1 ( 45 in Roman Numerals above a scroll with "CAVALRY" on it ) - at least initially then...
Forum: Indian Badges 21-04-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By gurkharifles
In Ashok Nath's definitive book on the insignia...

In Ashok Nath's definitive book on the insignia of the Indian Cavalry regiments (Izzat) - he says this of the white metal badge featuring the numeral 45 with a scroll above inscribed "Indian Armoured...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 19-04-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Miles and welcome to the forum - a photo would...

Hi Miles and welcome to the forum - a photo would help identify the button - but I suspect its a Dragoon Guards button and the Chinese character maybe a roman numeral - or even a K ? For Kings...
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