British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Search Forums

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: grey_green_acorn
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By grey_green_acorn
An observation on all genuine Loyals badges. The...

An observation on all genuine Loyals badges. The position of the division of the rose petals immediately below the crown seems to vary by different makers. Sometimes the gap is below the crown...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-01-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By grey_green_acorn
As I commented in the other thread I am certain...

As I commented in the other thread I am certain that it is a Birmingham Mint badge with a faked GROVE slider. The ‘silvered’ Kings Own badge has featured a number of times on the Forum, often with...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Is the plated version with slider a Birmingham...

Is the plated version with slider a Birmingham Mint example that has a Grove slider added? Look at the excess metal between the lettering of THE KINGS OWN
Tim
Forum: Headdress 16-01-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 765
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Scans of the 1941 pamphlet Regimental Badges and...

Scans of the 1941 pamphlet Regimental Badges and Service Caps are also on the Forum in my album:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=1071&pictureid=147969

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 16-01-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I think that might be the leather strapping for...

I think that might be the leather strapping for an officers bedroll or valise. They were privately purchased so different designs exist.

Tim
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By grey_green_acorn
A generalisation, but I think the quality of...

A generalisation, but I think the quality of manufacture and finish of issued officers cap badges has deteriorated over the years. This is possibly due to changes in materials, particularly base...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-01-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By grey_green_acorn
An officers badge - QARANC - JSP768 Description:...

An officers badge - QARANC - JSP768 Description: Insignia, Organisational. Cap. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps. Officers. Gilding metal and nickel silver. Gilt and silver-plated, gold and...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Truck looks like a Dodge D15 Tim

Truck looks like a Dodge D15

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Can’t identify the marking on the door but it...

Can’t identify the marking on the door but it looks like the truck has been captured and is being used by the Afrika Corps. There is a Panzer III marked with a German cross and the truck may have...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-01-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The Royal Corps of Army Music

On 10th December 2020, before lockdown, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited the Corps of Army Music School at Kneller Hall to announce the great honour that the Corps would...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-01-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Canadian Provost Corps & Despatch Rider (DonR)

Canadian Provost Corps wearing the Military Police armband assisting a motorcycle despatch rider with blue and white armband and wearing an American ‘tankers’ helmet.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-01-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I leave comments on cap badges to members with...

I leave comments on cap badges to members with more expertise.

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-01-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Crossed swords, rifles and flags look genuine. ...

Crossed swords, rifles and flags look genuine. The KC star with lyre is a generic non-military bandsman badge typically a type worn by colliery and town brass bands.

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 13-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Terry, Indeed these ‘subdued’ rank and...

Terry,
Indeed these ‘subdued’ rank and qualification badges are generally ‘unofficial’ and not issued. Large selection in my album https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=866...
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Keith, Thank you. Tim

Keith,
Thank you.

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Service in the LRDG - Joseph GAFFREY

I am looking for further information on Joseph GAFFREY who may have served with the Long Range Desert Group.

Known so far:
Commissioned General List Lieutenant (185205) from CQMS (3759425) King’s...
Forum: General Topics. 10-01-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Luke, Outstanding, did she ask why you were...

Luke,
Outstanding, did she ask why you were also collecting biscuit tins?

I reckon I have in excess of 10,000 items. But that includes cap badges, collar badges, metal shoulder titles, cloth...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-01-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I wonder if the 3 lugged anodised Royal...

I wonder if the 3 lugged anodised Royal Lincolnshire badge was produced to ‘fix’ the large cloth backing worn on the beret?
Photo from exhibit in the museum of Lincolnshire Life (2011).

Tim
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-01-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Jerry, I only have this RLC buckle, the cloth...

Jerry,
I only have this RLC buckle, the cloth on your belt reminds me of the type worn by the Mercian regiment?

Tim
Forum: The Home Front 09-01-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By grey_green_acorn
This thread seems to show the original document: ...

This thread seems to show the original document:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73353&highlight=Auxiliary

Tim
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-01-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By grey_green_acorn
To me it looks the same fitting as the MPSC...

To me it looks the same fitting as the MPSC badge. Danbury Mint badges were designed to be mounted in small groups on A5 black velour covered 5mm foam board. Beware when bending the blades, they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-01-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By grey_green_acorn
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT TO WEAR ACF / CCF INSIGNIA ...

MANDATORY REQUIREMENT TO WEAR ACF / CCF INSIGNIA
08.126.When wearing uniform CFAVs are to indicate clearly that they are ACF or CCF by wearing
an ACF or CCF rank slide or shoulder titles depending...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-01-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Danbury Mint badges seem to have used several...

Danbury Mint badges seem to have used several different methods to fix the blades including a type where the fold over part has a small hole.

RRW - fold with hole
MPSC - fold with hole
GTR -...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Yes, as mike indicated, worn by cadets in units...

Yes, as mike indicated, worn by cadets in units sponsored by the Rifles. From around 2011 there is an Army Dress Regulations requirement that rank slides worn by cadets must show the word ‘CADET’....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Always liked this! Tim

Always liked this!

Tim
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.