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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Alan O
The cap badge is correct for the 12th. ...

The cap badge is correct for the 12th.

Collar badges were not worn during the war as a rule but the pioneer battalions and the pals collars shown for the 13th were one of those exceptions.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Alan O
QVC KRRC is not correct with the solid centre.

QVC KRRC is not correct with the solid centre.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Alan O
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Alan O
I would agree with all that has been said about...

I would agree with all that has been said about it being a wartime badge.

Gaylor's work was superseded by later research a long time ago. He drew some of his content from the old articles in the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-01-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Alan O
I think it's fine.

I think it's fine.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-01-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Alan O
The Munsters is a a fake as it's the fat tiger...

The Munsters is a a fake as it's the fat tiger seen in Marsh catalogues.

There were lugged versions but these were 1903 and north-south lugs with brasing holes.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Alan O
Jerry Chefs (up to a few years ago),...

Jerry

Chefs (up to a few years ago), possibly some MT, LAD occasionally had a specialist storeman or QMs.

Alan
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-01-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Alan O
That's a Mercian belt. Possibly from an RLC...

That's a Mercian belt. Possibly from an RLC soldier attached to their regiment.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-01-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Alan O
The second one with the right angled lettering...

The second one with the right angled lettering are seen in large numbers in the last 10 years and are fakes. Unfortunately they have been sold by some well known sellers which has given them...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Alan O
Luke Could be either. I would not rule out...

Luke

Could be either. I would not rule out old stock as there are contemporary written accounts on the forum recording that the Cheshire Yeomanry issued IY badges into the late 20's and Ayrshires...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-01-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Alan O
The RA badges were 1950's so many decades later. ...

The RA badges were 1950's so many decades later.

If the slider is original then it may not be for the fur cap at all. The slidered HPCs and Fusiliers grenades were made for the Foreign Service...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-01-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Alan O
Apparently by joining the existing TF (rather...

Apparently by joining the existing TF (rather than the unequipped Kitchener Battlaions) he could have signed up for the overseas commitment which would entitle him to the badge:
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-01-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Alan O
I keep a reference album of fake Vbs for...

I keep a reference album of fake Vbs for comparison. This is 99.9% from a repro die.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-01-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Alan O
Alas there was no all brass economy. The...

Alas there was no all brass economy.

The sheer volume of the 1VB badges (on ebay and on well known dealers and auctions sites) suggests that they are being faked in large numbers. This badge was...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-01-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Alan O
So allowing for the time it took him to get his...

So allowing for the time it took him to get his new uniform that would date it end of 1914 or early 1915. Presumably as the RGH was already established, unlike the Kitcheners, they had uniforms in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-01-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Alan O
Sane for the 3rd Dg. It's correct but worn up to...

Sane for the 3rd Dg. It's correct but worn up to amalgamation so not rare (10-15 tops).
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-01-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Alan O
CB whilst you are correct that they did not have...

CB whilst you are correct that they did not have a badge in the 1916 'economy' list there was a WW1 version made.

The RA, RE and ASC badges were all authorised to be made either completely...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-01-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Alan O
I would caveat caution on the VTC about a year...

I would caveat caution on the VTC about a year ago there was glut on them on the market - all bronzed with lugs or the flat lugs. This depressed the price as it is likely that this was a batch of...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Alan O
The Imperial tablet makes is 1910 onwards so the...

The Imperial tablet makes is 1910 onwards so the badge is likely to be old stock. The reason i don't think it's wartime emergency production using old dies is that the Trooper in question could not...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-01-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Alan O
The QVC badge had the Derbyshire scroll and it...

The QVC badge had the Derbyshire scroll and it then changed to Notts&Derby with the king's crown.

Yours was made to meet collectors demand for the interim badge - there was not one.

The rest...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-01-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Alan O
Alas your Denbigh Hussars is a fake. The...

Alas your Denbigh Hussars is a fake. The feathers are modern and found on lots of fakes with the PofW feathers.

The Derbyshire is a fantasy as it only ever had a QVC version before the title...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-01-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Alan O
The troopers buy their own metal badges so there...

The troopers buy their own metal badges so there is a lot of variance.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-01-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Alan O
It's a Queen's Dragoon Guards eagle. There is a...

It's a Queen's Dragoon Guards eagle. There is a difference in design.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-01-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By Alan O
To clarity when i said both: the Herts Yeo never...

To clarity when i said both: the Herts Yeo never wore the badge design in post 1 in brass and the badges in post 1 are all 3 fakes.

The only design they wore was a completely different design of...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 06-01-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Alan O
I would expect the 1st (Salisbury) Cadet...

I would expect the 1st (Salisbury) Cadet Battalion to be wearing either CLB badges or Wiltshire badges. An Army List for 1919/20 might show that the KRRC is surious.
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