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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Alan O
hence 'style'

hence 'style'
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Alan O
As the Dorsetshires were retitled to the Dorset...

As the Dorsetshires were retitled to the Dorset Regiment in 1951 there would have been a time when the old 'shire' badges were used up. The Regular Bn were likely still wearing the 'shire' badges in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Alan O
The old RRW regiment style.

The old RRW regiment style.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Alan O
The top design was in use prior to WW1 up to 1926...

The top design was in use prior to WW1 up to 1926 when the sealed pattern changed and a similar design of cap badge was issued. .See https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86774
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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Alan O
Interesting to note that the page on the...

Interesting to note that the page on the Manchesters confirms that the plastic badge stocks were still being used post WW2 by the regiment. If the stocks in the Ordnance stores were being used up...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Alan O
Sorry but it's not WW1 economy. The flag is...

Sorry but it's not WW1 economy.

The flag is facing to the right as viewed whereas the 1916 economy were facing to the left as viewed.

...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-10-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Alan O
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224593787653?hash=item3...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224593787653?hash=item344ad53b05:g:pEwAAOSwBd1hL7zm
Forum: General Topics. 15-10-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Alan O
Alas no. It's possible to differentiate between...

Alas no. It's possible to differentiate between some fakes and genuine badges by the incorrect font style but there is no universal rule.

Many fake modern dies share the same characteristics of...
Forum: General Topics. 14-10-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Alan O
There is no universal rule for this.

There is no universal rule for this.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-10-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Alan O
Yes it's a Lord Lieutenant's cap badge.

Yes it's a Lord Lieutenant's cap badge.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-10-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 431
Posted By Alan O
The Dutch fakes are easy to spot as the backs are...

The Dutch fakes are easy to spot as the backs are a mess and the blades look like the metal clips you get in paper files. The fakes included Para Regt, Signals and GS Corps. I assume he only had...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-10-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Alan O
I have read that the domed centre was a favourite...

I have read that the domed centre was a favourite of the 2nd bn. The fretted badge is a modification and not an NCOs' badge per se. It's an affectation rather than a sealed pattern.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 06-10-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By Alan O
What ever it is, it's not an issued badge. It's...

What ever it is, it's not an issued badge. It's either repro or made privately.

Alan
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 03-10-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alan O
Guildford School OTC

Guildford school OTC was a bimetal badge. The badge shown has the big lipped sheep and one piece construction seen the Marsh catalogues.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-10-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Alan O
The beast is the Berkshire Regiment's Chinese...

The beast is the Berkshire Regiment's Chinese dragon. I always found the DERR's cap badge one of the least inspiring cap badges. When the Brigade system broke up in 1968 the regiment (like some...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 02-10-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 845
Posted By Alan O
Yes it's ironic that the fakes returned to the...

Yes it's ironic that the fakes returned to the die struck manufacture of the rejected trial badges.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 02-10-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 845
Posted By Alan O
The lugged one is the very first of the a/a trial...

The lugged one is the very first of the a/a trial badges and is from the same stable as the RAOC ones. They were dis struck as that was the norm for the metal badges. The one piece stamping...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-10-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By Alan O
I am afraid that ebay is awash with fakes and the...

I am afraid that ebay is awash with fakes and the few genuine items on ebay are either very expensive or often sniped by dealers who then sell them on their own websites. It's a minefield.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Alan O
This may be of interest ...

This may be of interest

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=1002&pictureid=43827
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-10-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Alan O
I have sent OC 14 your details by PM.

I have sent OC 14 your details by PM.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-10-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Alan O
sold

sold
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-10-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Alan O
VICTORIAN ERA CAP BADGES sold

Welsh Regiment £16
Gloucestershire Regiment £12

UK P&P included. Overseas at cost.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-10-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Alan O
That's it. It would be nice if there were dress...

That's it. It would be nice if there were dress regulations form the time to show whether it was NCOs or a for a type of hat but being volunteers they often did not record such things with as much...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-10-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Alan O
The first one is the Victorian era pattern badge...

The first one is the Victorian era pattern badge which was the sealed pattern up to the early 1900s before being replaced by the long slidered badge on the 'Brodrick' cap. No doubt worn after 1903...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 02-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Alan O
In my CCF days we still had 1937 pattern webbing....

In my CCF days we still had 1937 pattern webbing. The Army gifted us a huge number of mint condition small packs , L braces and ammo pouches with 1950's date stamps. I spent a dat assembling 50...
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