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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By John Mulcahy
That Fianna Fail is a political party and nothing...

That Fianna Fail is a political party and nothing to do with the Irish Defence Forces who were formed in 1922

FF used on defence forces insignia stands for Fianna (An Irish Military formation from...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-06-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By John Mulcahy
I have only just spotted this and am afraid I...

I have only just spotted this and am afraid I will not be able to solve the puzzle.

There is indeed the "ghost impression" of a Maid of Eireann Harp which is puzzling to me. For the most part the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-06-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By John Mulcahy
Thank you Simon, that shows you what I know :(

Thank you Simon, that shows you what I know :(
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-06-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By John Mulcahy
It looks good to me also.

It looks good to me also.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-06-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By John Mulcahy
I have no great knowledge of medal ribbons...

I have no great knowledge of medal ribbons however, the ones worn in this photo do not look British to me. Thus, a possability is an officer of The South African Irish Regiment.

They too wore...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-06-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By John Mulcahy
Perhaps of relevance, Noted in WO359 Vol 10...

Perhaps of relevance,

Noted in WO359 Vol 10 p 255 during some recent research.

Plates GM AR Lance Caps 21st Lancers

ACD/Patterns/16
4.7.1900
Standard Patterns Deposited P. No....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,354
Posted By John Mulcahy
Yes to the collar badge (but now sealed as a cap...

Yes to the collar badge (but now sealed as a cap badge and thus the SPN May refer specifically to this use) , 4659a/1903 is definitely an Elephant cap badge but no commentary at all on how many...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-05-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,354
Posted By John Mulcahy
Some data I noted on a recent visit to the...

Some data I noted on a recent visit to the National Archives from WO 359 Vol. 15 p. 17.

New Pattern... Badge Forage Cap and F.S. Helmet, with vertical shank, All Ranks 19 Hussars, New Pattern,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-05-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By John Mulcahy
I believe it to be an FSC badge, it is certainly...

I believe it to be an FSC badge, it is certainly the same design as the first regimental pattern FSC badge for O/Rs, SPN 4184/1894, as the rubbing in the record of changes shows.

John
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 19-04-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By John Mulcahy
Drawing a blank on this one sorry, whenwver I can...

Drawing a blank on this one sorry, whenwver I can get to the stalls in Beach Road I will ask around.

John
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-04-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By John Mulcahy
Paddy Since we first had this discussion...

Paddy

Since we first had this discussion these two images have appeared showing the small coronet with "Brodrick Badge", the second intriguingly shows the badge in use in service dress during the...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 17-04-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By John Mulcahy
First one is officer cadet, junior for no 3...

First one is officer cadet, junior for no 3 uniform . Second one I will ask around.

John (in Singapore)
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 16-04-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By John Mulcahy
Yes its Singapore, I believe it is an Officer...

Yes its Singapore, I believe it is an Officer Cadet, Junior Term. The rank markings consist of one, two, or three white bars, denoting their seniority (Freshmen, Junior and Senior). Not sure of...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-04-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By John Mulcahy
Agreed reproduction, the research done by forum...

Agreed reproduction, the research done by forum member “ Ticker Riley” demonstrates no contracts awarded to this Jeweler 1914-1918. Then there is the die, patina etc which all point to a fake.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-04-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By John Mulcahy
This one looks a lot better and good to me to me...

This one looks a lot better and good to me to me ( at least Jonson my phone screen), what do others think?

John
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-04-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By John Mulcahy
For what it's worth I agree with Luke, it appears...

For what it's worth I agree with Luke, it appears to be a pretty poor production, poorly cast.

John
Forum: General Topics. 07-04-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 989
Posted By John Mulcahy
It is inded sad news, he was knowledgable and...

It is inded sad news, he was knowledgable and courteous.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 01-04-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By John Mulcahy
I cannot really tell what the colours are from...

I cannot really tell what the colours are from the photo is it really white & blue?, the only thing I have that might be relevant is the following from the 1919 IWM Questionnaire return of 2 R.Irish...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-03-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By John Mulcahy
IH I am becoming more and more convinced...

IH

I am becoming more and more convinced that this two piece badge is actually the 1927 design for Sgt Pipers and Pipers and that the image in the regiment magazine is incorrectly dated.

The...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-03-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By John Mulcahy
IH What is the source, attribution for this...

IH

What is the source, attribution for this image please? I have doubts it is 1964 (as the NIB badge was in wear by that time).

John
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-03-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By John Mulcahy
I agree, an original OSD collar badge. John

I agree, an original OSD collar badge.

John
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-03-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By John Mulcahy
I have completely stopped buying anything from...

I have completely stopped buying anything from e-bay when sellers only use "Global Priority"
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-02-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By John Mulcahy
Leigh, with regard to the R. Irish Rangers ...

Leigh,

with regard to the R. Irish Rangers I have not seen it used as a kilt badge, all I have seen so far is the cap badge (Harp & POW feathers), but I suppose it is entirely plausible .
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-02-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By John Mulcahy
This is an example of the Other Ranks (O/R)...

This is an example of the Other Ranks (O/R) collar badge worn c.1926 – c. 1963 on service dress. Worn in facing pairs. (see below right)

Not to be confused with the first pattern Field Service...
Forum: Headdress 24-01-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By John Mulcahy
Does “VW” I the opening post (OP) stand for...

Does “VW” I the opening post (OP) stand for “Volkswagen” 😊
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