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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Alan O
Yes it's Army Recruiters. ...

Yes it's Army Recruiters.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70353&highlight=recruiters
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-01-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By Alan O
They were collected by my grandfather who listed...

They were collected by my grandfather who listed them all in pocket book and then they were in my great grandfathers' house until the 1990's when I was given them in an old cardboard box and a copy...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-01-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By Alan O
Out of my grandfather's collection of 10+ badges...

Out of my grandfather's collection of 10+ badges which date from WW2 era and earlier, only 2 were maker marked and both were FN Bham.

I would point out that post late 1940's/ 1950's the situation...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-01-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Alan O
Definitely post was judging by the ribbons. I...

Definitely post was judging by the ribbons. I would agre that it's likely to be a maroon beret.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 177
Posted By Alan O
The lugged badge is the Officers' No1 Dress hat...

The lugged badge is the Officers' No1 Dress hat badge.

The slidiered one is a 1950s other ranks one made before it was issued in anodised aluminium.

Alan
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-01-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By Alan O
The cap badge is correct for the 12th. ...

The cap badge is correct for the 12th.

Collar badges were not worn during the war as a rule but the pioneer battalions and the pals collars shown for the 13th were one of those exceptions.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Alan O
QVC KRRC is not correct with the solid centre.

QVC KRRC is not correct with the solid centre.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-01-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Alan O
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-01-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Alan O
I would agree with all that has been said about...

I would agree with all that has been said about it being a wartime badge.

Gaylor's work was superseded by later research a long time ago. He drew some of his content from the old articles in the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-01-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Alan O
I think it's fine.

I think it's fine.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-01-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Alan O
The Munsters is a a fake as it's the fat tiger...

The Munsters is a a fake as it's the fat tiger seen in Marsh catalogues.

There were lugged versions but these were 1903 and north-south lugs with brasing holes.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Alan O
Jerry Chefs (up to a few years ago),...

Jerry

Chefs (up to a few years ago), possibly some MT, LAD occasionally had a specialist storeman or QMs.

Alan
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-01-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Alan O
That's a Mercian belt. Possibly from an RLC...

That's a Mercian belt. Possibly from an RLC soldier attached to their regiment.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-01-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Alan O
The second one with the right angled lettering...

The second one with the right angled lettering are seen in large numbers in the last 10 years and are fakes. Unfortunately they have been sold by some well known sellers which has given them...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Alan O
Luke Could be either. I would not rule out...

Luke

Could be either. I would not rule out old stock as there are contemporary written accounts on the forum recording that the Cheshire Yeomanry issued IY badges into the late 20's and Ayrshires...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-01-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Alan O
The RA badges were 1950's so many decades later. ...

The RA badges were 1950's so many decades later.

If the slider is original then it may not be for the fur cap at all. The slidered HPCs and Fusiliers grenades were made for the Foreign Service...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-01-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Alan O
Apparently by joining the existing TF (rather...

Apparently by joining the existing TF (rather than the unequipped Kitchener Battlaions) he could have signed up for the overseas commitment which would entitle him to the badge:
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-01-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Alan O
I keep a reference album of fake Vbs for...

I keep a reference album of fake Vbs for comparison. This is 99.9% from a repro die.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-01-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Alan O
Alas there was no all brass economy. The...

Alas there was no all brass economy.

The sheer volume of the 1VB badges (on ebay and on well known dealers and auctions sites) suggests that they are being faked in large numbers. This badge was...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-01-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Alan O
So allowing for the time it took him to get his...

So allowing for the time it took him to get his new uniform that would date it end of 1914 or early 1915. Presumably as the RGH was already established, unlike the Kitcheners, they had uniforms in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-01-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Alan O
Sane for the 3rd Dg. It's correct but worn up to...

Sane for the 3rd Dg. It's correct but worn up to amalgamation so not rare (10-15 tops).
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-01-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Alan O
CB whilst you are correct that they did not have...

CB whilst you are correct that they did not have a badge in the 1916 'economy' list there was a WW1 version made.

The RA, RE and ASC badges were all authorised to be made either completely...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-01-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Alan O
I would caveat caution on the VTC about a year...

I would caveat caution on the VTC about a year ago there was glut on them on the market - all bronzed with lugs or the flat lugs. This depressed the price as it is likely that this was a batch of...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Alan O
The Imperial tablet makes is 1910 onwards so the...

The Imperial tablet makes is 1910 onwards so the badge is likely to be old stock. The reason i don't think it's wartime emergency production using old dies is that the Trooper in question could not...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-01-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Alan O
The QVC badge had the Derbyshire scroll and it...

The QVC badge had the Derbyshire scroll and it then changed to Notts&Derby with the king's crown.

Yours was made to meet collectors demand for the interim badge - there was not one.

The rest...
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