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Forum: General Topics. 26-07-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By Old Smelly
Duke of Wellingtons

Anyone interested in DoW might be like to know they’ve put a lot of regimental journals online

http://www.dwr.org.uk/regimental-family-history-research/regimental-journals-iron-duke/
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-03-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Old Smelly
I don’t think it’s leather, more like a stiff...

I don’t think it’s leather, more like a stiff canvas. I hav3 one similar and believe it to be original
Lee
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 16-08-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,128
Posted By Old Smelly
Cameron Highlanders Title

This title has been cut down and appears to have been worn like this, any ideas as to when or if was done at unit level?
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-03-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Old Smelly
Looks like material from a great coat which is...

Looks like material from a great coat which is perfectly acceptable. The badges do look ok
Lee
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-02-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Old Smelly
If you look at the sellers other items they have...

If you look at the sellers other items they have a post war beret ‘from the same man’. I don’t think it’s WW2
Lee
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-01-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Old Smelly
Might depend on the exact size but this was also...

Might depend on the exact size but this was also posted recently

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71793

Lee
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-01-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By Old Smelly
And just like buses, two came along at the same...

And just like buses, two came along at the same time

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F401690787935
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-01-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Old Smelly
Thanks guys. The info I have gives the soldier’s...

Thanks guys. The info I have gives the soldier’s name and number with ‘6 Troop’, the number is in the Leicestershire Regt block so maybe he was attached to another unit.
Lee
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Old Smelly
Troop

Which formations used the designation ‘troop’ during WW2? I’ve seen it on something relating to a soldier who is almost certainly infantry, unless of course he is attached to another unit
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-01-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Old Smelly
I’ve not seen repro made in that felt material,...

I’ve not seen repro made in that felt material, personally I think it’s ok
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-01-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Old Smelly
Some of the RA/RE strips that I’ve seen are very...

Some of the RA/RE strips that I’ve seen are very dark blue
Lee
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-11-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Old Smelly
There are other formation signs that use reverse...

There are other formation signs that use reverse fabric but these generally seem to be earlier, c1943, 47 and 49 Divisions spring to mind. I have always thought the reverse fabric Pegasus to be of a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-11-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,108
Posted By Old Smelly
A number of items relating to Major Croot...

A number of items relating to Major Croot surfaced a few years back at the Stratford on Avon show. There were photos, several medals including the Dutch one and a number of other items of insignia ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-10-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By Old Smelly
Fake Reconnaissance Corps Beret

I’m sure many of you know it is anyway but here it is...
Forum: Headdress 08-09-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Old Smelly
Could it have been dyed black post war? Lee

Could it have been dyed black post war?
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-09-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Old Smelly
9th Fusiliers Title

I have seen this before but the only reference I can find is that it was the fictional regiment in Von Ryan’s Express, I don’t recall seeing any worn in the movie though, I believe most of the allied...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 27-08-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,861
Posted By Old Smelly
Just looking through again. I don’t think I have...

Just looking through again. I don’t think I have ever seen a 3rd Division made like this before
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-08-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By Old Smelly
I think the problem is that they are probably...

I think the problem is that they are probably made in unit
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-08-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Old Smelly
I have seen antique silk book marks made in the...

I have seen antique silk book marks made in the same way, some are maker marked, usually Midlands based manufacturers
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-08-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Old Smelly
I always have a problem logging in, even when I...

I always have a problem logging in, even when I reset the password 😬
Lee
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-08-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,861
Posted By Old Smelly
Hi I’m sure Anderson is just the tailor that...

Hi
I’m sure Anderson is just the tailor that supplied the badges for private purchase and not the manufacturer. I have items similarly stamped
Lee
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-05-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Old Smelly
The seller has listed a few more and they all...

The seller has listed a few more and they all have print errors
Lee
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-02-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,942
Posted By Old Smelly
Hi I meant not standard WD issue, possibly...

Hi
I meant not standard WD issue, possibly private purchase.
I thought the ring on the top of the lighter one was possibly from being stored together with the darker one, portly stored, damp or...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-02-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,942
Posted By Old Smelly
They do look a bit odd but I don’t think they’re...

They do look a bit odd but I don’t think they’re faded. It looks to me like the colour from the leather has leached out into the fabric. They don’t look to be British issue either
Lee
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-02-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Old Smelly
Someone is regularly making berets with numbered...

Someone is regularly making berets with numbered cap badges, fabric packing behind the badge and a piece of tape with the number printed on it. There have been a few on eBay too
Lee
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