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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 01:22 AM
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Posted By silverwash
Canadian ?

Canadian ?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-11-20, 06:35 PM
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Posted By silverwash
with lack of primer on the brass and surface...

with lack of primer on the brass and surface contamination, paint loss is inevitable.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-11-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By silverwash
not to mention the postwar type of leather head...

not to mention the postwar type of leather head band.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-11-20, 01:40 PM
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Posted By silverwash
to put your mind at ease. given its wartime and...

to put your mind at ease. given its wartime and postwar service it has taken on a war weary look.
Forum: General Topics. 07-11-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 731
Posted By silverwash
Bill Parker, Cheshire Yeomanry, Signals, attached...

Bill Parker, Cheshire Yeomanry, Signals, attached 4 Parachute Brigade Headquarters. returned across Rhine Operation Pegasus October 23rd. 1944. photo K.Collman
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-11-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By silverwash
Although the markings are faint but still legible...

Although the markings are faint but still legible in the correct light I can assure you that it is a standard Kangol Wear Limited example. given the number of berets produced and the number of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-11-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By silverwash
suffice to say that if there had been WW2...

suffice to say that if there had been WW2 markings in the beret , a perfectly good Kangol example, the price would have been a tad more. faint trace of markings in this one and provenanced.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-10-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By silverwash
"Regarding the hallmarking of silver badges we...

"Regarding the hallmarking of silver badges we know that generally hallmarks tell us when an item was made, by whom, where it was manufactured and how pure it is. Do you think that it may have been...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By silverwash
it is safe to say the STERLING marked example...

it is safe to say the STERLING marked example does not have any imperfections. a very early specimen ? more than one die ? the cost for hallmarking would have to have been passed on to the retailer...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By silverwash
as discussed, a P PLATE example. the lower wing...

as discussed, a P PLATE example. the lower wing flaw has manifested itself.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-10-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By silverwash
I would probably agree the stamping is from a...

I would probably agree the stamping is from a Gaunt die. the beret is circa 1945.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-10-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By silverwash
the die flaw is starting to make its presence. it...

the die flaw is starting to make its presence. it has not fully developed below the base of the crown and the secondary flight feathers.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-10-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
continuing the deviation, " There may have...

continuing the deviation,

" There may have been unmarked silver and sterling marked badges but I have not seen one yet. These officers badges have no obverse detail visible on the reverse and were...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-10-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
if I was to hazard a guess it could be a zinc...

if I was to hazard a guess it could be a zinc coating either by electrolysis or hot dipping.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-10-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
a non-nickel plated, silver finish brass example....

a non-nickel plated, silver finish brass example. A while back at an Oosterbeek commemoration I had to take a second look at a veterans cap badge. After a chat with him all was revealed. His nickel...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-10-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
see "Today's offering for a chuckle"

see "Today's offering for a chuckle"
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-10-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
underneath the spreading chestnut tree

I imagine these feet would look out of place on a Parachute Regiment cap badge.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
Renoir my friend, Renoir.

Renoir my friend, Renoir.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-09-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
whether any definite conclusion can be drawn to...

whether any definite conclusion can be drawn to establish the parentage of this pattern remains to be seen. Firmin produced examples exhibit the same rigging line symmetry, the only fly in the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-09-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
with the aid of a clothes peg herewith closeup....

with the aid of a clothes peg herewith closeup. as can be discerned the lug possesses an embryonic foot, ill fitting for a clodhopper.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-09-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
Sun's out ! this pattern has always created...

Sun's out ! this pattern has always created confusion because of the unsymmetrical rigging lines. cannot comment on the feet of the lugs as my angle grinder is on loan. I seem to remember an image of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-09-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By silverwash
on which branch of the evolution tree does this...

on which branch of the evolution tree does this animal hang. lugs do not possess club feet, no die flaws. was this pattern the source of the copies ? a veritable Flying Dutchman. neither beast nor...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-09-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By silverwash
....you can lead a horse to water....but a pencil...

....you can lead a horse to water....but a pencil must be lead
Forum: Headdress 17-09-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By silverwash
hopefully the Sun will rise again on the morrow.

hopefully the Sun will rise again on the morrow.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-09-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By silverwash
they would have not been beyond your means forty...

they would have not been beyond your means forty odd years ago ! the enemy hat was dearer than the British one, strange times then. a rambling story behind them. as far as I am aware all " uniform "...
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