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Forum: General Topics. 14-01-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,178
Posted By gurkharifles
I have a couple of hallmarked Gurkha items...

I have a couple of hallmarked Gurkha items stamped B&P - 8th GR pouch badge 1894 and 1GR Chain and Whistle 1896. Tim
Forum: Indian Badges 12-01-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By gurkharifles
That makes more sense ! A rare thing then if...

That makes more sense ! A rare thing then if that's what it is.
Forum: Indian Badges 11-01-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By gurkharifles
Wouldn’t a Major General have more pips?

Wouldn’t a Major General have more pips?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-01-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By gurkharifles
Police Helmet- Cleveland

Does anyone collect Police Helmets ? A friend has been given a Cleveland one with QC -? Wants to move it on but no idea what to charge?
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 05-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By gurkharifles
The Searchers - Robert Sackville-West

I've just finished reading one of my Christmas presents - The Searchers - The Quest for the Lost of the First World War - by Robert Sackville West. I highly recommend it - beautifully written and...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-12-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By gurkharifles
6th Gurkha Rifles medals wanted

Hi there - if anyone knows of any 6th Gurkha Rifles Medals being offered for sale could they point me in the right direction ? A friend of mine ( ex Gurkha officer ) is half way through a "project"....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-12-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By gurkharifles
Unusual Gurkha Cloth for sale

Not seen one of these before - I believe the service school in question is in Brunei . It measures some 8cm x 6.5cm £15 incl P&P ( SOLD )
Forum: Indian Badges 14-12-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Khyber - I just sent you a note. The 4GR on...

Hi Khyber - I just sent you a note. The 4GR on ebay from MUFC21 is quite different to the one that just went for £241 - that one was a rare, possibly one off, theatre made badge hence the price. But...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-12-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By gurkharifles
4th Gurkha badge on ebay

Did any forum member buy this badge ? I must admit the price surprised me.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384550006080?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I think it's a WW2...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By gurkharifles
More Gurkha badges for sale

11th GR - black painted brass ( post 1947 ) - £15

7GR - 2 pce white metal circa 1950's - £15

10GR - cast white metal officers collar - circa 1925 > WW2 - £15

All prices incl P&P
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-12-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By gurkharifles
3GR and 9GR now gone

3GR and 9GR now gone
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-12-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By gurkharifles
Gurkha Badges for sale

Came in a recent job lot - 4 Gurkha cap badges all post 1947 - I suspect early 1950's - they are all reasonable quality cast badges - ( the quality of Indian badges went down hill fast in the 1960's...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-12-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By gurkharifles
Very nice and thanks for sharing. It's occurred...

Very nice and thanks for sharing. It's occurred to me that OCA's are an under appreciated and under researched niche within our hobby. I don't think there are any books on the subject - and there...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-12-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By gurkharifles
Mike its a current issue badge to staff and...

Mike its a current issue badge to staff and volunteers. Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 02-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Guys - here's my unmounted frame - but it will...

Hi Guys - here's my unmounted frame - but it will give you some idea of what I'm trying to create. The CWGC badge in the centre is given deliberate prominence and hopefully signals the purpose of...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-12-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By gurkharifles
Old Comrades Buttonhole badges

I'm putting together a frame of OCA badges - the group will look like a slightly eclectic mix across the 3 services, some 30 different units, but will actually be representing all of the 74 war...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 28-11-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By gurkharifles
It looks very fresh to me - Im pretty sure it’s a...

It looks very fresh to me - Im pretty sure it’s a modern reproduction rather than a WW2 period one.
Forum: General Topics. 25-11-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,115
Posted By gurkharifles
Would it look better if it had a crown on the...

Would it look better if it had a crown on the bird? Or would that destroy the symmetry of the badge? I agree with all of the comments that it looks “foreign” - but maybe that was intentional given...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-11-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By gurkharifles
Thanks Mike - that was the link I was referring...

Thanks Mike - that was the link I was referring to ( very useful and interesting ) - but I must admit I missed that particular quote and it does make you think. Very poignant and sad. His grave is...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-11-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By gurkharifles
23rd Btn Sportsman's - First Casualty ?

I've been looking into the records of one of the war graves I look after - Private Hamlyn Horwood Perham - 23rd Btn Royal Fusiliers Spts/548. He died on 20 Feb 1915 from meningitis. Thanks to an...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-11-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By gurkharifles
I gave him a coat of chippings to finish it off ....

I gave him a coat of chippings to finish it off . Sooner or later my neighbour is going to spot that his driveway is disappearing !
Forum: Indian Badges 20-11-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By gurkharifles
Bill - PM sent

Bill - PM sent
Forum: Indian Badges 19-11-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Bill - the Indian States forces are less...

Hi Bill - the Indian States forces are less collected than the British Indian Army badges - that being said, there are still collectors of Indian States badges and like any field of our hobby -...
Forum: Indian Badges 19-11-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Bill - The Regt was formed in Egypt in 1918...

Hi Bill - The Regt was formed in Egypt in 1918 and disbanded in 1919. The cap and collars look identical and should be in silver or white metal. It was re-raised in 1941 before being disbanded...
Forum: Indian Badges 16-11-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By gurkharifles
It's similar in design to the Pathan Regt of the...

It's similar in design to the Pathan Regt of the Pakistan Frontier Force - I'm guessing it's one of the units that currently makes up the Frontier Corps .
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