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Forum: Other Military Topics 19-07-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Mike B
Commemorations in Liverpool

I promised to circulate news of the following two events:

Services of Commemoration - Liverpool Parish Church

******** Sunday* 8 September at 2pm: Liverpool Pals Service, remembering the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Mike B
I am no expert on these are there are so many...

I am no expert on these are there are so many varieties - but it looks a good standard issue to me. Same pattern as below I think, but yours in better light.
Mike
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks everyone for your help. Later than...

Many thanks everyone for your help.
Later than I thought but I now realise FF was not formed until 1926
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fianna_F%C3%A1il

This forum is a mine of information, with...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-07-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Mike B
Irish - Possibly and Royal Welsh Fusiliers

A very good friend gave me this belt today. He believes his wife's grandfather put it together. If so the veteran served on the Somme.
It is a bit of a mystery in that to my uneducated eyes the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-07-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By Mike B
Jon - they could not have found a better home -...

Jon - they could not have found a better home - absolutely brilliant that it is all kept together and that you plan to keep it that way.
Totally agree ... all credit to the sellers and William....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-07-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Mike B
It is all about team work, 1 + 1 can make 3 etc. ...

It is all about team work, 1 + 1 can make 3 etc.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-07-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Mike B
Paul No way, and you know it. It is a two way...

Paul
No way, and you know it. It is a two way thing, an we are learning all the time.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Mike B
Paul has it covered. Mike

Paul has it covered.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-07-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,391
Posted By Mike B
No, not always - and we have to be realists ......

No, not always - and we have to be realists ... but each piece contributes to the whole and, often produces synergy. As a researcher you will no doubt agree each piece of a jigsaw helps add to the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-07-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,197
Posted By Mike B
This is the reverse and front of an attributed...

This is the reverse and front of an attributed example.
As mentioned, there are variants, but it is definitely right to exercise caution.
All the best
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-07-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mike B
Belly's link at post 4 has great images in it ...

Belly's link at post 4 has great images in it
Mike
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-07-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,197
Posted By Mike B
Hi Ray There are variants of this badge - I...

Hi Ray
There are variants of this badge - I have seen, the standard pattern, a loosely chain stitched pattern and one in white rather than the light blue colour. I am sorry to say that the one you...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-07-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks for the additional information. I...

Many thanks for the additional information. I will read and digest it thoroughly
It is great to have such specialist expertise on this forum.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-07-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mike B
Frank et al I had to let a couple of the lots...

Frank et al
I had to let a couple of the lots go but think the two additional SBS wings and two additional knife badges went to different folks, and also the COMMANDO SBS title, Medal Ribbon etc,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-07-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike B
Toby et al. Is the gilt mounted on gilt as...

Toby et al.
Is the gilt mounted on gilt as difficult to find as I had heard at the time?
Images in a couple of posts up from here (post 35).
All the best
Mike
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike B
Andy Of course feel free to use for your...

Andy
Of course feel free to use for your reference - no problem.
Sincere apologies re the reverses - if there is a future need I will unpick it all, but really best left - note made on board though...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike B
Andy Please excuse lack of rear views but board...

Andy
Please excuse lack of rear views but board mounting precludes it without a lot of hassle unfortunately.
Comments on what you see would be welcome though, if there are any points of interest....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike B
I have these on another board - hoping they help...

I have these on another board - hoping they help and that I have not gone off at a tangent ...
Any thoughts on these badges would be welcome.
Mike
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike B
With apologies for the quality of images - before...

With apologies for the quality of images - before changing specialism to Commandos etc 30 years ago, I spent the previous 20 years putting together a collection of cap badges. These are part of that...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-07-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mike B
Lets hope the prices realised encourage more...

Lets hope the prices realised encourage more items of this quality onto the market ... demand is obviously high, and I for one am always on the look out for good Commando lots.
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-07-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mike B
It was good to see the full grouping to CSM...

It was good to see the full grouping to CSM Barnes before it was split - I was lucky enough to secure some nice items, but attribution demanded a premium. It was interesting to note the three...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 04-07-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Mike B
Another great edition ... and very useful to get...

Another great edition ... and very useful to get updates to 'Badges on Battledress' ... the quality of the information in 'The Formation Sign' bulletin pays for the subscription many times over, let...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-07-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Mike B
Agree with Paul - no problem with those at all. ...

Agree with Paul - no problem with those at all.
Mike
Forum: Off topic 23-06-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By Mike B
Yes ... I have to confess my PC does not fit in...

Yes ... I have to confess my PC does not fit in my pocket!
It does make you wonder what will develop over coming years
Mike
Forum: Off topic 23-06-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By Mike B
Q - Whats a PC? ... A - Essential if you...

Q - Whats a PC? ...
A - Essential if you handle huge volumes of research and images etc etc

Don't tell me ... someone will say 'but there is the cloud etc' ... or some such new fangled idea I...
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