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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-11-20, 08:01 AM
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Posted By fairlie63
24 Guards Brigade

Interesting rendition of the 24 Independent Guards Brigade sign.
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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-11-20, 04:15 AM
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Views: 105
Posted By fairlie63
Nicely done! Keith

Nicely done!
Keith
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 29-10-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 919
Posted By fairlie63
Marc (54bty) has previously posted an extremely...

Marc (54bty) has previously posted an extremely interesting and detailed summary of the changes in RHA cypher on this forum that will answer your question and more.

Haven't got time to search for...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By fairlie63
You may find that these were sewn to shoulder...

You may find that these were sewn to shoulder slides, or shoulder straps. They may be RHQ 12 Regt HAC, which wore red/blue flashes on the shoulder strap.

There was also an RA unit of 56 (?) London...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-10-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By fairlie63
Fake Australian Siege Brigade hat badge

Be aware that the following badge is an Eastern European fake. Dealer is also based in Greece.
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Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 21-10-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By fairlie63
:D:D:D

:D:D:D
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-10-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By fairlie63
Answered my own question. Hodges has this same...

Answered my own question. Hodges has this same badge as the HAC Artillery Division officers badge.

I presume then that these are purchased either regimentally or by the officers themselves from a...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-10-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By fairlie63
HAC Officers QC hat badge

The die used to create this badge is a 1970ish 'tall orb' fake. Has all the attributes, 'tick in the box' on the trail handle, tall orb on the crown, nick in the right hand scroll.

It is however...
Forum: Other Corps 07-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Rob, The late Colonel Arthur Burke, in...

Hi Rob,

The late Colonel Arthur Burke, in 4th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery, Historical Guide, self-published, Brisbane 2003, claims it was designed and produced by 4th...
Forum: Infantry 05-10-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By fairlie63
Hello, For divisional troops 42 represented...

Hello,

For divisional troops 42 represented the senior field regiment RCA in the divisional artillery. Horizontally divided red over blue background.

42 was also a Corps RCASC marking on...
Forum: General Topics 25-09-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By fairlie63
Hi bc, I don't think that sort of thing (Army...

Hi bc, I don't think that sort of thing (Army Lists) is published anymore. The last full one with biographical service details was 1970. Odds and sods since but they mainly deal with senior officers,...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-09-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Luke, no hurry. I'll put it aside, it...

Thanks Luke, no hurry.

I'll put it aside, it has many of the attributes of the fake RDY RFA so I'm happy to accept its not good unless your man knows otherwise.

Keith
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 19-09-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Luke for that explanation. Had these...

Thanks Luke for that explanation.

Had these two for nearly 30 years but they stood out from my Firmin officer's silver, the bronzed and the chromed KC, and the anodised QC RDYA badges I had...
Forum: General Topics 16-09-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By fairlie63
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthrea...

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70432&highlight=Guinea+Volunteer+Rifles

Is this the one kingsley?
Forum: General Topics 04-09-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By fairlie63
Hi Jim, Forum member Investment is the guru...

Hi Jim,

Forum member Investment is the guru on these but I'm fairly certain that the small numerals relate to New Zealand, and possibly also the large set joined by separate bars.

Keith
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-09-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By fairlie63
Hey Grumpy, the twisted shoulder cords and bright...

Hey Grumpy, the twisted shoulder cords and bright looking universal pattern collar badges in the first photo might suggest Volunteers pre-1908, in which the efficiency award explanation would be...
Forum: Arab Nations 01-09-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By fairlie63
Thanks Limey1. 25 badges indeed, I need to go...

Thanks Limey1. 25 badges indeed, I need to go back to school!!

Keith
Forum: Arab Nations 31-08-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By fairlie63
Yes, a very nice display. Is it possible for...

Yes, a very nice display.

Is it possible for you to list all 25 badges? It would form an interesting reference for those not familiar with them.

Cheers, Keith
Forum: General Topics. 30-08-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By fairlie63
It's always cost me AUD$18 to send small packet...

It's always cost me AUD$18 to send small packet envelopes from Tasmania to UK. That's not even with tracked, although they give a tracking number which doesn't work outside oz apparently.
Keith
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 28-08-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By fairlie63
Hello, I'm certain there has been comment on...

Hello,

I'm certain there has been comment on this forum previously about this book, that it is a copy of another book.

Given the abundance of fakes on the market it is possible that you need...
Forum: General Topics. 27-08-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,102
Posted By fairlie63
Me too in Oz thanks Chris

Me too in Oz thanks Chris
Forum: General Topics. 24-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By fairlie63
G Battery, 3rd Brigade RA. A standard designation...

G Battery, 3rd Brigade RA. A standard designation for that period.

Keith
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By fairlie63
By General Orders dated 31 October and 1 November...

By General Orders dated 31 October and 1 November 1803 the members of the various companies of RA that had served in Egypt in 1801 were permitted to wear a badge of the Sphinx and the word Egypt on...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 17-08-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By fairlie63
Thank you Dragon166 for your generosity. I don't...

Thank you Dragon166 for your generosity. I don't collect RAF or air force items but you've done a great piece of work there.

Keith
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-08-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By fairlie63
Tall orb RA badges

Looks like the fakers are trying to improve on their 1970s tall orb fakes of artillery hat badges.
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