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Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 10:10 PM
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Posted By grumpy
The soldier in question was at least a sergeant...

The soldier in question was at least a sergeant on the battalion staff. The flash was not worn in SD by other ranks in the companies.

A sergeant, appointed to the staff post as sergeant cook asked...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
Thank you. There are also references in...

Thank you.
There are also references in Clothing Regs and in the RACD ledgers. They contradict none of your research.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-12-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 914
Posted By grumpy
Not quite sure where we are on this ................

Not quite sure where we are on this ............. all I am saying is that the man in the OP is highly unlikely to be serving in LG at the time of photo.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-12-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 914
Posted By grumpy
The 1911 census gave his occupation as "Trooper,...

The 1911 census gave his occupation as "Trooper, 2nd Life Guards".

This man can only be LG if he gave up the crown over his Corporal-of-Horse chevrons, which I believe unlikely
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-12-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 914
Posted By grumpy
That is the received wisdom, but I have never...

That is the received wisdom, but I have never seen evidence: difficult to prove a negative.
Equally frustrating is LG NCOs rank badging in the mixed Household MG units. If, as I suspect, they...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-12-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 914
Posted By grumpy
Corporal-of-Horse

Corporal-of-Horse
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-12-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 914
Posted By grumpy
Bumping this one up for consideration please:

Bumping this one up for consideration please:
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-12-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 914
Posted By grumpy
The OP shows a soldier with three chevrons and no...

The OP shows a soldier with three chevrons and no crown above.
All HC NCOs included the crown with their ranking. I would have expected a 2LG corporal of horse to retain correct rank badge on...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-12-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
Somebody loved it.

Somebody loved it.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-11-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
I have found my scruffy little cloth version s...

I have found my scruffy little cloth version s advertised above. Hope to scan and post over the weekend. Dont hold your breath ..... "interesting" is polite!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-11-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
To be fair there was a big overlap/ morphing of...

To be fair there was a big overlap/ morphing of the functions of scout, sniper, observer, intelligence in the Great War. There is anecdotal evidence of snipers wearing the scout badge ..... there was...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-11-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
No mention of the black felt backing then? In...

No mention of the black felt backing then?
In any case I have seen a photo [tunic order]of a scout wearing the badge with white backing to match his facing colour.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-11-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
JT: I will have to dig for the 1903 reference but...

JT: I will have to dig for the 1903 reference but will do so. I fear that the pattern numbers were beyond my interest in the long ago when I did the research ....... the hobby has moved on!

My...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-11-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
A friend of mine a couple of years older gained...

A friend of mine a couple of years older gained his King's Scout at about 16 years 6 months, the King died soon after the badge was presented, so friend Ginger, being of an original turn of mind and...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-11-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,315
Posted By grumpy
How many collectors of Scout badges have their...

How many collectors of Scout badges have their own Queen's Scout Badge?

I sweated blood to gain it, finally managed in 1954. I have the cloth and metal/ enamel versions safely framed.

Just...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-11-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
Optional cap cover for officers. He is probably...

Optional cap cover for officers. He is probably the commissioned QM
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-11-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
Having looked yet again I wonder if the sergeant...

Having looked yet again I wonder if the sergeant kneeling front left has just been made up ........ there is a big gap between bottom chevron and the next. If so, it is odd that the storebashers were...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-11-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
I hope the OP won't mind my drawing attention to...

I hope the OP won't mind my drawing attention to an in-depth analysis of this fine photo at

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/153347-postcards/?page=236&tab=comments#comment-2699057
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-11-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By grumpy
Am I missing something?The original photo may be...

Am I missing something?The original photo may be the man in question.
The film used is almost certainly orthochromatic. Ortho renders red orange yellow virtually black, yet the colouriser has...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-11-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By grumpy
Please does anyone know how many GMGR cap badges...

Please does anyone know how many GMGR cap badges were ordered/ struck/ authorised?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-11-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By grumpy
the relevant thread ...

the relevant thread

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/255968-machine-gun-corps-war-diaries/
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-11-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By grumpy
GMGR Russia 1919

Query for the experts.
I know that GMGR cap badge was worn in Russia 1919 [photos].

On the GWF the assertion is made that the three HC components of the new GMGR did not adopt the new cap badge,...
Forum: General Topics. 04-11-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By grumpy
Bilton says that 4 battalions of the RWF wore...

Bilton says that 4 battalions of the RWF wore collar badges as cap badges.
I am informed that if he meant officers only of these battalions he might be correct.
Potentially misleading at best.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-11-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By grumpy
Not so bad as to prop up the piano leg with it,...

Not so bad as to prop up the piano leg with it, but I cannot recommend it.
Forum: General Topics. 02-11-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By grumpy
Many thanks, that is substantial correlation...

Many thanks, that is substantial correlation indeed.
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