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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-11-19, 03:44 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Thank you for telling me what the simple point...

Thank you for telling me what the simple point is.
Perhaps I should not have bothered to post what I took to be helpful clarification, based on my writing the definitive article in the MHS Bulletin.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-11-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By grumpy
Numbers did not belong to a regiment or corps or...

Numbers did not belong to a regiment or corps or department..
They belonged to the soldier throughout his career, issued on enlistment as one next in the sequence of his regimental allocated block...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 30-10-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By grumpy
Not only best shot, the same badge served to...

Not only best shot, the same badge served to identify sergeants of best shooting company, worn on right sleeve.
The badge has a complicated history.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,203
Posted By grumpy
The white metal scout badges do not appear...

The white metal scout badges do not appear anywhere in official references such as Clothing Regs, Priced Vocabs, or the RACD ledgers.

The VR and TF were semi-autonomous. They were also obliged to...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-10-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By grumpy
Not an expert, but I think the SWB is genuine. In...

Not an expert, but I think the SWB is genuine. In my opinion it is the jewel of the Economy issues. Displayed with the others it takes the eye. I just love it!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-10-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,587
Posted By grumpy
Yes, of course if the conversation falls to their...

Yes, of course if the conversation falls to their declaring that the badges are indeed brevets.

QRs, as amended by due authority, are the ultimate arbiter.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-10-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By grumpy
Very nice. His rank is clearly Flight Sergeant,...

Very nice. His rank is clearly Flight Sergeant, but beyond that .......
Forum: General Topics. 08-10-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By grumpy
By which token I need a Giant's handle!

By which token I need a Giant's handle!
Forum: General Topics. 08-10-19, 04:23 PM
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Views: 319
Posted By grumpy
Totally off the point, what are Neibelungen? ...

Totally off the point, what are Neibelungen?

Wiki gives Nibelungen or Niebelungen.

I am minded of a security trick in the Cold War early computer days, to choose a password deliberately...
Forum: General Topics. 07-10-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By grumpy
I suspect that white metal was only VF/TF and...

I suspect that white metal was only VF/TF and that they were not RACD approved.
The VF/TF County Associations were semi-autonomous and quite capable of funding the "correct" metal, in line with all...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-10-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By grumpy
The Welch/Welch thing has been going on for...

The Welch/Welch thing has been going on for years, back to and beyond Wellington. The one certainty is that the RWF always preferred "c" and used it for internal purposes even when the Army List, the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-10-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,587
Posted By grumpy
Well said. These are not brevets.

Well said. These are not brevets.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
Thanks for the recent additions. Lots to think...

Thanks for the recent additions. Lots to think about.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
Thank you very much indeed. Can you go any...

Thank you very much indeed.
Can you go any earlier please?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
I can now trace with certainty badges brown khaki...

I can now trace with certainty badges brown khaki back to 1930 by sealed patterns.
This is beginning to look like a continuous "Guards Pattern" brown khaki alternative set for a very long period....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
Got that! Many thanks.

Got that! Many thanks.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-10-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
GWF ref may be of value at ...

GWF ref may be of value at

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/275645-foot-guards-sd-rank-and-trade-badges-unique/
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-10-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
One thing greatly intrigues me. I worked closely...

One thing greatly intrigues me. I worked closely with the rightly famous Denis Edwards from late 70s to mid 80s. We shared knowledge, swapped badges and eventually published the textbook.

Denis...
Forum: General Topics. 04-10-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By grumpy
The size was a matter of timing: the large sizes...

The size was a matter of timing: the large sizes were withdrawn from issue a few years before the Great War. The worsted varieties, nice though they are, were never Ordnance issue, but private...
Forum: General Topics. 04-10-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By grumpy
Yes, with a black felt backing with a separate...

Yes, with a black felt backing with a separate catalogue number. However, I have seen one on tunic with a white or buff facing background ..... definitely naughty but nice.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-10-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
Thank you very much. Please excuse my ignorance,...

Thank you very much. Please excuse my ignorance, I understand you to say that you believe the original rank and trades etc on SD were khaki on khaki and that subsequently white on khaki were...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-10-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
I have asked for help on the Great War Forum...

I have asked for help on the Great War Forum ....... some keen period uniform collectors there.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-10-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By grumpy
Further to the quest, I have had helpful replies...

Further to the quest, I have had helpful replies [of course!] from Jon Mills and Gary Gibbs. Unfortunately both replies leave doubt for the period pre-1960 or so.

My interim view, pending a solid...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By grumpy
Well said sir. As irritating as Broderick...

Well said sir.

As irritating as Broderick headdress, or describing a point up rank badge as an upside down chevron.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-09-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By grumpy
or matelots with rifles of course.

or matelots with rifles of course.
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