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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By manchesters
I dabbled in collecting local ones some time ago....

I dabbled in collecting local ones some time ago.

The general rule is that the use of blades at the rear to fix the central device is a sign of the fakes.

Originals usually had two small loops...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By manchesters
Yes, Cap badge is the same but bigger, so yours...

Yes, Cap badge is the same but bigger, so yours is the cap badge.

For some reason I thought it was small.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-09-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By manchesters
Its the 4th Transvaal Cadets collar badge. ...

Its the 4th Transvaal Cadets collar badge.

regards
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-09-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By manchesters
The 8th (Ardwick)(TA) Bn. certainly served in...

The 8th (Ardwick)(TA) Bn. certainly served in Malta in WW2.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-09-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By manchesters
RF = Republique Francais and not Royal Fusiliers....

RF = Republique Francais and not Royal Fusiliers.

regards
Forum: Headdress 24-09-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By manchesters
Jerry, Excellent links, thank you. I...

Jerry,

Excellent links, thank you.

I will be able to gather extra knowledge from them for sure.

regards
Forum: Headdress 24-09-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By manchesters
Jerry, Very interesting and I am always...

Jerry,

Very interesting and I am always trying to date items by those markings.

Is there a reference guide, on line or otherwise you can recommend for them please.

regards
Forum: Other Militaria 24-09-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By manchesters
So skypilot62 on eBay isnít you, skypilot?

So skypilot62 on eBay isnít you, skypilot?
Forum: Other Militaria 23-09-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By manchesters
see here ...

see here

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61494&highlight=field+security+armband

regards
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 23-09-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By manchesters
Always mis described is Volunteer Worker rather...

Always mis described is Volunteer Worker rather than 'Womens Volunteer etc'.

regards
Forum: Military Buttons 21-09-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By manchesters
Therefore, the other photos are NOT Manchester...

Therefore, the other photos are NOT Manchester University OTC.

regards
Forum: Military Buttons 21-09-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By manchesters
The last photo only IS the Manchester OTC. ...

The last photo only IS the Manchester OTC.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-09-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By manchesters
There are some beauties in there. Belgian...

There are some beauties in there.

Belgian Army in Exile WW2 is the one you ask about.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-09-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By manchesters
Both badges are genuine. regards

Both badges are genuine.

regards
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-09-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,409
Posted By manchesters
Mark, If thats a dud then its time for me to...

Mark,

If thats a dud then its time for me to give up.
I real beauty I think.

regards
Forum: Headdress 17-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By manchesters
Denis, 3 unusual badges as you say, all...

Denis,

3 unusual badges as you say, all original I agree, however are you sure the 9th Lancers and possibly the KOSB have not been gold painted rather than gilt applied?

Have you tried...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-09-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By manchesters
I got £120 for the one I sold last year. ...

I got £120 for the one I sold last year.

regards
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 16-09-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By manchesters
They wore a lapel badge of the typical WW2 type,...

They wore a lapel badge of the typical WW2 type, chrome, Circular with a Kings Crown on top, about 30mm tall.

Around the outer blue enamel edge of the circle was the title, DURHAM COUNTY SPECIAL...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By manchesters
Mark, I have seen similar shaped and sized...

Mark,

I have seen similar shaped and sized badges to the LF's in the past but in brass/gilding metal and I didnt know what they were.

The LF's shouldnt have been wearing Pouch Belts, certainly...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-09-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By manchesters
SOLD Thanks to the buyer.

SOLD

Thanks to the buyer.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By manchesters
Its not pre 1881 no. Its a Regimental...

Its not pre 1881 no.

Its a Regimental tradition to use their old numbering system.

Yours looks to be 1930's to me.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By manchesters
Kings Own Royal Regiment, KORR. Used to be...

Kings Own Royal Regiment, KORR.

Used to be the 4th Foot pre 1881.

regards
Forum: General Topics. 16-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By manchesters
They can be often seen as such in the Royal...

They can be often seen as such in the Royal Artillery.

The reason being the NCO's gun badge worn over the chevrons.

Farriers, Armourers, Collarmakers and wheelers can be seen wearing these...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-09-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By manchesters
If no interest, off to ebay on Thursday. ...

If no interest, off to ebay on Thursday.

regards
Forum: Headdress 15-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By manchesters
I thought you were going to say what he was........

I thought you were going to say what he was..... doing, but reading it again I can see you mean, 'he was..... doing repairs recently.
Just ignore it.

regards
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