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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia Today, 05:48 AM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Looks cWWII to me. As it's a sew in shoulder...

Looks cWWII to me. As it's a sew in shoulder board of a bright silver braid rather than a detachable dull silver it's a dress shoulder strap for a lieutenant of engineers or for an air force...
Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By leigh kitchen
The bugles and drums detachment, would they have...

The bugles and drums detachment, would they have a Field Officer badged to the detachment?
Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By leigh kitchen
I have a similar helmet but sweatband marked...

I have a similar helmet but sweatband marked "Sutton's 1942".
It has the "false" stitched on pagri introduced in 1941 and replaced by the plain wrap around strap in 1942.
It's been painted white,...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 18-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By leigh kitchen
Nah, I meant the odds will be against it being a...

Nah, I meant the odds will be against it being a genuine local made if it was made by the locals in northern Sweden.
I tend to stick dates of aquisition and sometimes place aquired in the event a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-03-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By leigh kitchen
The RAC battalions converted from infantry are...

The RAC battalions converted from infantry are mentioned in a few threads on the forum, including this one:...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 17-03-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting, thanks button.

Interesting, thanks button.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-03-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By leigh kitchen
My only other glider badges:

My only other glider badges:
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-03-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By leigh kitchen
The little known trepanned variation?

The little known trepanned variation?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ebrington Bks was where I obtained my 1 Staffs...

Ebrington Bks was where I obtained my 1 Staffs glider badges in 1979 and saw the yellow metal gliders and letters on the RP brassard's.
I was prepared to pester the QM's Stores for insignia but like...
Forum: Off topic 16-03-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, apparently the wound caused pain and...

Yes, apparently the wound caused pain and "problems" for many years, he apparently stated that the enemy were "dirty little buggers", the spear points being tainted with unpleasant substances.
He...
Forum: Off topic 16-03-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By leigh kitchen
A horrible wound (not that any are good). I have...

A horrible wound (not that any are good). I have a photograph and some documents to a man who was wounded by a spear through the eye to his ear in Burma during the 1880's and who eventually, having...
Forum: General Topics. 16-03-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By leigh kitchen
Worn in slightly different shades by other...

Worn in slightly different shades by other regiments (A&SH a slightly lighter shade?) and is it now the tartan worn by the Royal Regiment of Scotland?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-03-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By leigh kitchen
See if it appears here:

See if it appears here:
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-03-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By leigh kitchen
Officer's Coloured Field Service Cap, Devonshire...

Officer's Coloured Field Service Cap, Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-03-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By leigh kitchen
A Royal Engineers Bridging unit? A Google...

A Royal Engineers Bridging unit?

A Google indicates Reserve Battalion Royal Engineers
http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/forum/topic10489.html
Forum: Headdress 16-03-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By leigh kitchen
I wondered, because although I've never seen a...

I wondered, because although I've never seen a cap or insignia I thought the Association had branches in commonwealth countries.
Interesting cap.
Forum: Headdress 16-03-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've never seen one of these, it's definitely...

I've never seen one of these, it's definitely British?
Is it RAF blue?
Forum: Headdress 16-03-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By leigh kitchen
That's an interesting adaptation, did it...

That's an interesting adaptation, did it originally have a stitched on "fake" pagri?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-03-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By leigh kitchen
I thought it was deliberate and got halfway...

I thought it was deliberate and got halfway through typing the haha reply but then thought better not, just in case.......
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-03-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks button for that.

Thanks button for that.
Forum: Headdress 16-03-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By leigh kitchen
That's nice, the nearest I've got to a decent...

That's nice, the nearest I've got to a decent Wolseley is the usual - a RM Other Ranks, with an early 1960's dated sweatband.
Forum: Headdress 16-03-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'm thinking it's a British helmet (or a colonial...

I'm thinking it's a British helmet (or a colonial one of British pattern) that's had the wrong spike fitting applied for theatrical purposes.
There's always the possibility that it was adapted for...
Forum: Off topic 16-03-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By leigh kitchen
I have a few photos and documents to a WWI...

I have a few photos and documents to a WWI Bedfordshire Regiment man.
There was a pair of old army braces with them, the metal fitting at the base of the rear strap was bent, dented (you know what's...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-03-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Off topic 15-03-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By leigh kitchen
Without suggesting that this particular item may...

Without suggesting that this particular item may not be genuine I have to say I've seen one or two holed or dented coins and cigarette cases turn up as "genuine" damaged by bullet items for sale on...
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