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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-05-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Hello Henk, Well done indeed. I think your...

Hello Henk,
Well done indeed. I think your Web-site is first class and extremely helpful. The proof of most puddings (in relation to volunteer battalion cap badges and glengarries) is when one can...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-05-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Excellent. Many thanks. Exactly the sort of reply...

Excellent. Many thanks. Exactly the sort of reply I hoped for.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thank you Ivan. A superb site.

Thank you Ivan. A superb site.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
As ever, very helpful and noted in my little...

As ever, very helpful and noted in my little black book.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Many thanks Simon. I could not resist including...

Many thanks Simon. I could not resist including the militia glengarries in the hope that someone would say "Ah yes, the Dorset glengarry was also worn by the Dorset VB."
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thank you Keith. I am hoping to compile a list...

Thank you Keith. I am hoping to compile a list of known VB Glengarries. I have been trawling through Bosley catalogues in the hope of identifying known glengarry badges. I would also like to hear...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Infantry Volunteer Battalion Glengarries

I have just attempted to upload my first album (two pages of glengarries). I am always looking to add to my collection and would be delighted to hear from any member with volunteer glengarry badges...
Forum: General Topics. 02-04-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!! Mouth watering.

Wow !!!!!!!!!!!! Mouth watering.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-03-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Victorian Border Regiment. A top notch, genuine...

Victorian Border Regiment. A top notch, genuine badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-03-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Presumably for the same reason/s as the Army...

Presumably for the same reason/s as the Army Educational Corps and Physical Training Corps?
Forum: General Topics. 18-02-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Simon, I was quoted 392 Euros for a helmet plate.

Simon, I was quoted 392 Euros for a helmet plate.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-02-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Martin, Sir, I respect your opinion. But I...

Martin, Sir,
I respect your opinion. But I remain wholly unconvinced that the 1VB Leicester badges, complete with JR Gaunt B'ham plaques are genuine, of the period badges. I have been collecting...
Forum: General Topics. 14-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Malcolm, Well done - it looks terrific. What...

Malcolm, Well done - it looks terrific. What does the rear of the plate look like?
Are you prepared to tell us more?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-02-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Each to his own. But I am surprised the original...

Each to his own. But I am surprised the original post did not elicit more comments. OSD Bronze, 1VB varieties et al.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-02-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thanks Simon. I agree - some very dodgy items in...

Thanks Simon. I agree - some very dodgy items in my opinion and certainly not for me.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-02-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,963
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
1VB Leicesters

Gentlemen, May I ask for your views on this badge eBay 284631895043?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-12-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thank you. I tried the reference but it referred...

Thank you. I tried the reference but it referred me to Naval documents.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-12-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,118
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Was any old soldier who served in Berlin aware of...

Was any old soldier who served in Berlin aware of the "Escape and Evade" pack
ready to be issued if Berlin was ever overrun by the Reds?
Forum: Off topic 30-11-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,322
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
I wonder if the words of FM Sir William Slim...

I wonder if the words of FM Sir William Slim (Defeat into Victory) have any validity today.
"The rush to form special forces arose from confused thinking on what were, or were not, normal...
Forum: General Topics. 25-11-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,473
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
I see trouble ahead.

I see trouble ahead.
Forum: General Topics. 21-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
North Staffords - When I arrived at the North...

North Staffords - When I arrived at the North Staffords depot, Whittington Barracks in 1958.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-11-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Responsibility for the disappearances must be...

Responsibility for the disappearances must be laid squarely at the front door of
General M Jackson. He was the man who, when failing to admit that famous Regiments were to be disbanded, waffled -...
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-11-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
The BBC, as ever, is simply seeking to create a...

The BBC, as ever, is simply seeking to create a drama in the hope someone, preferably in authority, takes the bait and makes an unfortunate comment. It is time we all acknowledged the BBC for what it...
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-11-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
What do you expect? This is the BBC. Nuff said

What do you expect? This is the BBC. Nuff said
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 16-10-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,495
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
I joined the Army in 1958 and was posted to the...

I joined the Army in 1958 and was posted to the Depot, Lichfield for basic training.The depot served both the North and South Staffords. Recruits were assigned to the Regiments according to where...
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