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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 23-10-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By bess55
Ah yes, you are right of course, the correct rank...

Ah yes, you are right of course, the correct rank would be AIG if it were that.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 22-10-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By bess55
Gents, this could also be a SMIG badge (Sgt Major...

Gents, this could also be a SMIG badge (Sgt Major Instructor Gunnery).

Potentially looks later than WW1 when it was initially phased out for use by O/R's.

Either possibility, its nice.
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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By bess55
I have just one of the No.2 dress all silver...

I have just one of the No.2 dress all silver pipers collars. Actively seeking its mate!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By bess55
Gents, a brief observation on Edwards...

Gents,
a brief observation on Edwards 3rd edition, oddly I realised recently.

Published in 1963 (presumably with the revisionary work being carried out 62 into 63) he rarely mentions...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 16-09-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,571
Posted By bess55
Does anyone have any info on who made the...

Does anyone have any info on who made the RCT/REME/MSO badges? Clearly not Gaunt or Firmin or whoevers RCT cap badge was 'doctored' to add the brass MSO disc? I would imagine machined and made up at...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-08-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By bess55
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-08-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By bess55
I'm with tonyb - a drop of nitromorz will bring...

I'm with tonyb - a drop of nitromorz will bring order to chaos here. I suspect it may reveal a reasonably early RMP badge with a light gold anodising.

Regards all

Bess
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-08-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By bess55
Mark As I understand it:- 1. ...

Mark
As I understand it:-

1. Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry wear the anodised smaller Prince of Wales feathers similar to the Kings Royal Hussars.
The Wilts Yeo NSN for these collars is...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-08-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By bess55
Hi Andy - anodised aluminium version of the...

Hi Andy - anodised aluminium version of the Coldstream Guards cap star also comes with a London Badge & Button marked slider. Its the same incarnation as the slider version of The Grenadier Guards...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-06-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,152
Posted By bess55
Graham, the badge you have there...

Graham,
the badge you have there certainly 'looks' anodised aluminium. For me one of the positive indicators is where the lugs have been slightly flattened during wear. This is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-06-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By bess55
Well the badge in itself as it presents, is the...

Well the badge in itself as it presents, is the correct pattern for the 1st Bn collar badge (in facing pairs). later the 1st Bn The Royal Anglian Regt and is indeed an amalgamation of the collar...
Forum: Headdress 11-06-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By bess55
2 piece Gurkha signals? The main badge with lugs...

2 piece Gurkha signals? The main badge with lugs east and west on the 'jimmy'? It would I would imagine have to be a metal one as the anodised has all lugs vertically linear.

Just a suggestion...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-05-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bess55
Fair play Sean, it looks great . . . ...

Fair play Sean, it looks great . . .

Regards all

Bess
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-03-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By bess55
With regard to the anodised aluminium example cap...

With regard to the anodised aluminium example cap badge - all of those I have handled have an issue number scratched/etched into the rear of the badge (twice oddly). The example in my collection is...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 09-01-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By bess55
Absolutely staggering. I have a Millfield...

Absolutely staggering.

I have a Millfield and Clifton College as well as a Portsmouth school (another uncommon school found in AA).

At almost 500 for the Hurstpieroint, its all very tempting ...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 01-01-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By bess55
Chris - I have a pair of anodised aluminium...

Chris - I have a pair of anodised aluminium titles for 12th Royal Lancers.

Gilt colour in Roman numerals thus - XIIL

Bess
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-12-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By bess55
Andy, the 'swept back scroll' is...

Andy,
the 'swept back scroll' is where the wearer has shaped the badge, probably for a tighter fit on a beret. Frequent practice, often found on British Army cap badges over many years. ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-12-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By bess55
I too saw this one too Alan. I wasn't sure...

I too saw this one too Alan.

I wasn't sure if the slider had a bulge in it where the Buttons mark is stamped - which would indicate a post manufacture addition. Difficult to tell with the one...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-11-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,831
Posted By bess55
Chaps, I have the 3 usual...

Chaps,

I have the 3 usual examples of this badge (washer, brass lug and alloy strip). Are there any other examples with the Gaunt marked slider out there? It seems a shoddy product...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-10-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By bess55
Jermil, intersting links thank you. ...

Jermil,
intersting links thank you.

I have the anodised collars for the ACF and 3 versions of the cap badge - all gold, all silver and the two tone (silver strap on the gold star).

I...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 24-09-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By bess55
Andy, good spawny bit of work there...

Andy,
good spawny bit of work there mate . . congratulations!

To reiterate comments by good members above . . . they are still out there to find.

The SWB may well break a few moulds...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 17-09-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,166
Posted By bess55
Thanks Mike. Interestingly MOD docket...

Thanks Mike.

Interestingly MOD docket WO32/16956 is the anodised badge policy documemt which runs from 1957 - 1965, but initial minutes are copies of a Branch memoranda docket dated 1951 -...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 14-09-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,166
Posted By bess55
Hi Chris - thank you, that may well answer the 9L...

Hi Chris - thank you, that may well answer the 9L & 12L collar question, if not the 9L cap badge.

In fact, what that leads onto then, is how many Regiments are there who had anodised alluminium...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 14-09-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,166
Posted By bess55
No, you cant correlate the two obviously as there...

No, you cant correlate the two obviously as there are many anodised buttons made with Kings Crown etc, that never had an anodised badge to go with it.

However, if we think that the 9th Lancers...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 14-09-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,166
Posted By bess55
Whilst no documentation for the anodised...

Whilst no documentation for the anodised aluminium 9th Lancers badge has been identified, there is an unusual anomaly with this badge. If we assume that it is something manufactured outside of usual...
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