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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-08-21, 05:18 PM
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Posted By grumpy
I certainly have not. Denis Edwards and I...

I certainly have not. Denis Edwards and I speculated about T wreath, but little snippets over the years make me reasonably confident that this was a Signals trade/ appointment, demi-official.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-21, 07:59 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Essentially yes, both officially and visually and...

Essentially yes, both officially and visually and by price.

Very complicated, partly by orthochromatic early photos.

A good staring point featuring expert Toby Brayley is at:
...
Forum: General Topics. 07-08-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
The plates are, as ever, works of art and very...

The plates are, as ever, works of art and very welcome. What would improve them further in my opinion would be to reference the primary or reputable secondary sources used. Looking back at the...
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
My notes and photo of the RACD ledgers suggest...

My notes and photo of the RACD ledgers suggest 1895 as the year of the crossed rifles new edition.

1895 Badges shooting Crown crossed rifles gold blue sergeant best shooting coy
Star crossed...
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
I have at least three photographs of RE marksmen...

I have at least three photographs of RE marksmen or musketry prize winners: two in SD, one probably pre-1902.
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
. Thank you I will dig some out.

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Thank you I will dig some out.
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
One more comment on uniformology: The...

One more comment on uniformology:

The Warrant Officer rank, established in 1881, at first applied only to Conductors of stores and supplies. Later that year, Staff Sergeants class I, Master...
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
Thank you for looking, I am not surprised, I...

Thank you for looking, I am not surprised, I don't think the uniformology inclusion is correct, but always happy to learn. I do recollect that the auxiliary RA could at some stage shoot the full...
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
Artillery Marksmen should be very rare in the...

Artillery Marksmen should be very rare in the period: whereas infantry, cavalry, RE fired the annual classification course to the full extent, other arms and services and departments fired a limited...
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
Beautiful thank you, but what of the regular...

Beautiful thank you, but what of the regular artillery? I don't think I have [or have seen] any regular marksman photographed.

Incidentally the Brigade Supply badge is extraordinarily rare, and,...
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By grumpy
Do any members have photographs of regular...

Do any members have photographs of regular artillerymen wearing the marksman badge please?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-07-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,252
Posted By grumpy
The three most terrifying military sights: a...

The three most terrifying military sights:

a sailor with rifle
an army officer with map and compass
144 RAF navigators *




* Gross incompetents
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-07-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By grumpy
How well Denis dealt with the matter! I am...

How well Denis dealt with the matter!

I am too old to be embarrassed [much].

I commend it to the House.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-07-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By grumpy
Denis knew that bit! He was RA, after all. ...

Denis knew that bit! He was RA, after all.

Reminds me of the very old not funny joke:

"Between me and my twin we know everything!"
"OK, so what height is the Eifel Tower?"
"Err, Err, you will...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-07-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By grumpy
To this anorak, I imagine that awarding the...

To this anorak, I imagine that awarding the highly valued Layer status to other than RA [an "appointment"] might have been controversial?

Did tank gunners also qualify ...... they had some claim,...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By grumpy
Thanks people. I would love to see photos of...

Thanks people.

I would love to see photos of infantrymen wearing the Layer badge.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By grumpy
Thank you. The L wreath is an eyeopener...

Thank you. The L wreath is an eyeopener ........... do you think it was indeed a Rifles skill or appointment? Possibly an anti-tank weapon layer? Intriguing.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By grumpy
Which regiments of Rifles wore trade badges, and...

Which regiments of Rifles wore trade badges, and what were the badges please?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By grumpy
Semantics, but nevertheless: as infantry,...

Semantics, but nevertheless:

as infantry, the KRRC probably had no trades ........

skill-at-arms
appointment
good conduct
distance judging
rank
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-07-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By grumpy
Be patient, it will fund your old age eventually!

Be patient, it will fund your old age eventually!
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-07-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By grumpy
I have several in leather hardback, but then I...

I have several in leather hardback, but then I did write it ......... !

We could have done so much better if we started again today ............. sources were random, knowledge was sketchy,...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 29-06-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By grumpy
I think the badge is "bandsman" not "musician". ...

I think the badge is "bandsman" not "musician".

Certainly the appointment was bandsman.

Half time in the football so I cannot be bothered to look it up, but only Household troops had musicians....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-06-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By grumpy
Looking at guaranteed DCM ribbons [Frank Richards...

Looking at guaranteed DCM ribbons [Frank Richards DCM MM RWF for example] I can always see a paler centre stripe on ortho film.
There is the merest hint on the subject portrait, which might easily...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-06-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By grumpy
I don't see that. The ribbon is in the...

I don't see that.

The ribbon is in the senior position, thus either older campaign than 1914, or "gallantry" in a general sense.

Any O R could qualify for DCM. Likewise MM [clearly not that]....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-06-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By grumpy
We know what it is not. Photo post-dates 1918,...

We know what it is not. Photo post-dates 1918, probably post-dates 1919 [promulgation/ issue WM and VM] by which time VC had to have [should have had] a miniature VC attached to distinguish it from...
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