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Forum: General Topics. 11-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By grumpy
Nothing special: PM me with an email and I can...

Nothing special: PM me with an email and I can send.
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By grumpy
The ones that nag are the two main varieties of...

The ones that nag are the two main varieties of VF/TF SB in circle, the latter one on drab. I have seen lots of copies but not one I could trust or afford at the time. And my Special Service Section...
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By grumpy
I do have a large collection of pre-1940 "trade"...

I do have a large collection of pre-1940 "trade" badges of course, but the few holes in the boards are prohibitively expensive to fill.

I then set out to collect one each of the cap badges and...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 31-12-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By grumpy
Oh! Dear! And I thought it was Shark...

Oh! Dear!

And I thought it was Shark Wrestler!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-12-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By grumpy
Thank you. Four overseas chevrons and a 1914/15...

Thank you. Four overseas chevrons and a 1914/15 star ribbon.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-12-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By grumpy
I should hope not.

I should hope not.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-11-20, 03:30 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By grumpy
And of course lumps them in with Home Guard in...

And of course lumps them in with Home Guard in Walmington on Sea, if serving three years.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-11-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By grumpy
"Non-operational" is a bit thick! My RAF father...

"Non-operational" is a bit thick! My RAF father defended Coventry in the blitz with his barrage balloons, and the D Day ships with his balloon flying from a deck. Definitely operational. [He also got...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-11-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By grumpy
Error strewn.

Error strewn.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-11-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By grumpy
Not in any of the many editions that I have. The...

Not in any of the many editions that I have. The SSS and silver grenade are covered. I suspect the searchlight badge was a unit purchase.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-10-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By grumpy
Forgot to say he is not a bandsman, but a...

Forgot to say he is not a bandsman, but a drummer, thus of higher status.

The sergeant drummer aka drum major was the senior drummer, led the drums, and led drums and military band when on parade....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-10-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By grumpy
The jacket appears to be war economy so favourite...

The jacket appears to be war economy so favourite period is c. 1915.
Badges are indeed sergeant drummer, with nicely polished boots.
Forum: General Topics. 13-10-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By grumpy
SADDLERS. from memory, away from sources. ...

SADDLERS. from memory, away from sources.

Sergeant: bit above ranking on upper right. Might also be on left.
Staff sergeant ........... it varied! Bit might be placed ON chevrons, with crown...
Forum: General Topics. 12-10-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By grumpy
Army Order 308 of 1918, introducing what was in...

Army Order 308 of 1918, introducing what was in effect the badging system current even today, makes the most senior saddler a saddler quartermaster sergeant/corporal, ranking as a WO Class 2, and...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-10-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By grumpy
Very interesting. As was customary, all have been...

Very interesting. As was customary, all have been given rank or appointment, armed with pistol set. One still wears Imperial Service tablet badge.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 02-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By grumpy
RACG ledger at NA: 1872. Cavalry all badges...

RACG ledger at NA:

1872. Cavalry all badges to be on tunic cloth not facing colour;

The infantry had been coerced by 1870, the most likely year is 1868.

The Corps and Departments seem...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-10-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By grumpy
From memory, badges on facing colour were...

From memory, badges on facing colour were forbidden after about 1870, thereafter scarlet-clad troops had scarlet backed badges, with the exception of Household troops, and blue clad had blue...
Forum: General Topics. 16-09-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By grumpy
Yes, and of historical precedent, right back to...

Yes, and of historical precedent, right back to 1860 or so. I have seen a few specific directions as to more recent superimposition, and will trawl my notes. One striking usage was drum major Dyer MM...
Forum: General Topics. 15-09-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By grumpy
My interest fades after about 1920, and my...

My interest fades after about 1920, and my expertise on this interesting aspect is non-existent. Superimposition is seen mainly on cavalry and on senior NCOs particularly those with four chevrons.
...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By grumpy
Unusual to see one who is not himself a marksman

Unusual to see one who is not himself a marksman
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-09-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By grumpy
Leigh is totally correct. Having given up...

Leigh is totally correct.

Having given up badge collecting some time ago, I collect better images of the badges IN WEAR, and, guess what, file them as per the original book.
I ripped a second...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-09-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By grumpy
Thanks to all. So, if inter-war, what did the...

Thanks to all. So, if inter-war, what did the star signify?
I really should know the answer to this one.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-09-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By grumpy
Thank you: yes, a possibility but he is not...

Thank you: yes, a possibility but he is not wearing the SNCO Proficiency Star, 4 points, over his ranking. Unusual to find SNCO VF gunners without that badge. But your idea is best bet for the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-09-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By grumpy
Bumping this fascinating one up please.

Bumping this fascinating one up please.
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,327
Posted By grumpy
My suggestion: just identify the unethical ones,...

My suggestion: just identify the unethical ones, publicise them, and have no more to do with them: send them to coventry in so far as dialogue with them on threads is concerned.
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