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Forum: Indian Badges 17-07-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool JODHPUR LANCERS MGS

I may be totally wrong, but this badge looks to me like something that has been knocked up by someone in a shed, supposedly worn by officers the quality does not look anything that would have been...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-07-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Cambridgeshire Regt badges

I think living in Cambridgeshire I am used to seeing these badges and very often they are in excellent condition, little polishing, no wear as they were never worn by regular units.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Cambridgeshire Regiment

Two original Cambridgeshire Regiment cap badges IMO, the first I think is probably WWII manufacture, the one without the "E" appeared early in WWII while the 1st Btn were at Weeting Hall in Norfolk...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Printed WWII shoulder titles

Sorry, I should have been more specific, I am looking for WWII infantry.

Thanks for looking.

Rob
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Sonofacqms
Printed WWII shoulder titles

I am currently looking for printed WWII shoulder titles, any spares PM me, I can buy or offer exchanges.

Rob
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-07-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 376
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Royal Marine Artillery cap badge

I have never seen a Royal Marine Artillery cap badge with E-W loops, so I cannot really comment as to the authenticity of them. All the Royal Marine Artillery cap badges I have had came from an old...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool TF economy

Thanks Alan, a rare badge and one I have been chasing ever since.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-07-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Northants 1916

Apologies for my previous post, the badge with the long key I should have said was the Victorian design, as an aside my younger cousin once in the late 1950's showed me a box of badges his...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-07-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Northamptonshire 1916 economy cap badge

There was indeed economy badges for the Northamptonshire Regt in gilding metal (brass), the badge with the long key which was Victorian, the post 1900 with the universal three turret castle and also...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool 58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

Thanks again chaps for your advice which varies as you all have different views on how best badges look in a collection, I may give it a gentle clean with one fluid or another on the reverse to start...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Sonofacqms
58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

Thanks chaps for your thoughts, do you think a good soaking in white spirit vinegar may produce some good results or should I try some other method?

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Sonofacqms
58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

Two more photos, I hope they are clearer.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question 58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

I bought this 58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge which as you can see has had the top and bottom scrolls blackened as is the reverse.

These scrolls should be silver gilt, anyone have an...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-07-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool RMLC

Excellent item, thanks Luke, it explains why the badge is scarce.

Rob
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-06-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Sonofacqms
LRDG

Must be a big folder:rolleyes:

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Souvenir hat

Nice find, some good honest formation signs there.

Rob
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 19-06-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,534
Posted By Sonofacqms
NZ Machine Gun Corps

All NZ Machine Gun Corps illustrated in "Regimental badges of New Zealand" have "NZ" below the machine guns.

Does your badge show any signs of having "NZ" broken off?

Rob
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Sonofacqms
Talking Revised price!

An arm badge as worn pre 1953 by a Regimental quartermaster-corporal and Farrier quartermaster-Corporal of the Household Cavalry.
Also worn by the Quartermaster-sergeant of the Foot Guards.

This...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-06-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Crown in a wreath

My apologies, I put CSM and no one bought it, thank goodness . . !

I could not be bothered to list the various ranks that have worn it for £4.00 let alone £2.50.

Rob
Forum: Off topic 16-06-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By Sonofacqms
‘Member 2008-19 - Rest in Peace’

I think this would be a good idea as PM's to an deceased member would be frustrating and embarrassing, members often look at old posts.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-06-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Sonofacqms
Somerset Light Infantry

This is a strange badge that does not tick all the boxes, Somerset Light Infantry were based in India prior to WWII, the badge changed from the normal size badge to the smaller size c1935, not sure...
Forum: Off topic 16-06-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Absent Friends - Forum Valhalla

Luke.
I think this is a great idea, but how do we show our appreciation for deceased members efforts?

The birth dates is a good idea, but birth dates are not always available.

I suggest the...
Forum: General Topics. 15-06-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Santa special

Terry, looks like Santa arrives in June, great stuff . . !

Rob
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-06-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Sonofacqms
Volunteer?

From the centre of the helmet plate it looks like a bugle in the middle, as Simon said a Volunteer Infantry Battalion, or its predecessor a Rifle Volunteer Corps.

A photographers name and address...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-06-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Sonofacqms
Hunts Cyclist

Looks good to me to.

Rob
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