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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Mike B
FREE FRENCH BARRACKS IN LONDON

I wonder if anyone can help trace or confirm the location of two barracks used by Free French, in London I believe, during WW2.

The first is 'Surcouf Barracks' which I think was in Clapham Common...
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Dave and Andy for your thoughts. My...

Many thanks Dave and Andy for your thoughts.
My household insurance used to cover mine but unfortunately ceased militaria cover when I moved house.

Any further thoughts member appreciated
Mike
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Mike B
MILITARIA COLLECTION INSURANCE

Having received an insurance quote increase of 25% I wonder if other Forum Members can suggest alternate insurance providers, who include Militaria coverage.

I have previously used AON, but they...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-07-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
I am not sure but will mention you were asking ...

I am not sure but will mention you were asking
I imagine it would be quite expensive, but no harm asking
Mike
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-07-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Great to see Paul - Also that you have a son who...

Great to see Paul - Also that you have a son who will hopefully enjoy and enter the hobby. The more new blood the better ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-07-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Interesting find Jon ...

Interesting find Jon ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-07-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Marc ...

Many thanks Marc ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-07-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Mike - it will be a challenge for...

Many thanks Mike - it will be a challenge for anyone to identify the green/black disc if it proving problematic to you ... The gauntlet has been thrown down, lets see if anyone can enlighten us all...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Brilliant information Ian - thanks for sharing ...

Brilliant information Ian - thanks for sharing ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-07-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Paul, Mike, Rob and Peter -...

Many thanks Paul, Mike, Rob and Peter - interesting observations, I am pleased you like it.
Wouldn't it be great if items like this could talk ...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Good to hear from you Paul - yes, I was in awe...

Good to hear from you Paul - yes, I was in awe when I saw it. It has been kept protected and the colours are vivid.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Mike - much appreciate your help

Many thanks Mike - much appreciate your help
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Mike B
Rare Far East Insignia

I have added a thread under 'Formation Signs' section of the Forum, headed 'Far East Nurse Dress'.

Members who view - 'Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia' threads will find several...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-07-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Mike B
Excuse me Phil - my post was meant to be a new...

Excuse me Phil - my post was meant to be a new thread.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-07-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Mike B
Far East Nurse 'skirt' - RARE INSIGNIA

A friend has recently acquired this Indian 'skirt' from the family of a nurse who served in the Far East - While we swelter in the heat I thought members here may be interested to see it ... even...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-07-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By Mike B
Great story JB. Thanks for sharing..

Great story JB. Thanks for sharing..
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-07-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Mike B
Alan Not sure if you had Hertfordshire - again...

Alan
Not sure if you had Hertfordshire - again a likely trial pattern, wire fitting at back, not blades. I sold mine through Bosleys in March 2010, along with the rest of my WW2 economy collection....
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-07-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Mike B
Many thinks Michael ... excellent update,...

Many thinks Michael ... excellent update, excellent admin ...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-07-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks Alan - it explains a gap I have not...

Many thanks Alan - it explains a gap I have not filled in 50 years :)
Your expertise is much appreciated
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-07-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Mike B
I have only ever seen 4/5/6/7 Bns Black Watch TF...

I have only ever seen 4/5/6/7 Bns Black Watch TF with Spelling Lacessit like the one you picture Luke - never seen Lacesset as mentioned in K and K (KK1736) - HAS ANYONE EVER SEEN A LACESSET?
Any...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-06-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Mike B
Never made in those colours although numerous...

Never made in those colours although numerous sources content it was - sometimes passed off as Commando Depot, rather than 3 Cdo D Troop - not so ... Please get your money back if you have paid for...
Forum: General Topics. 29-06-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Mike B
Having just received a copy of Dave's book on...

Having just received a copy of Dave's book on Special Constabulary Insignia, i think the images are high quality - all in all, a very nice, useful, reference work, no doubt definitive in its field.
Forum: General Topics. 26-06-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Mike B
I have a similar problem, and while acknowledging...

I have a similar problem, and while acknowledging scanners are OK for cloth, they are (in my limited experience) not up to standard for badges that are not completely flat - lugged, sliders to...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,956
Posted By Mike B
Lovely grouping - Wow if all from one trooper ......

Lovely grouping - Wow if all from one trooper ... they must have been a 'collector' ... Thanks for sharing.
Love the 3 Contingent OG too
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-06-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Mike B
It is a minefield Jerry - research is a definite...

It is a minefield Jerry - research is a definite requirement ... and a long sometimes painful apprenticeship. I was luck to have good teachers decades ago - Len Whittaker among them. Still lots to...
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