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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Hawthorn
Eight William Brennan's shown with Medal Index...

Eight William Brennan's shown with Medal Index Cards at The National Archives.
...
Forum: General Topics. 26-07-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Hawthorn
Peter, Never bought anything from him but...

Peter,

Never bought anything from him but always remember the hand drawn advert in Magazines of the time!

Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-07-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Hawthorn
Douglas, PM on its way. All the best...

Douglas,

PM on its way.

All the best Simon.
Forum: Other Militaria 16-07-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Hawthorn
Thanks for the link, a great Site full of useful...

Thanks for the link, a great Site full of useful information.

Regards Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-07-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Hawthorn
Douglas, Believe this Number 2 dress jacket...

Douglas,

Believe this Number 2 dress jacket belonged to Drum Major Ossie Austin of the 1st Battalion. A great character and excellent Drum Major, believe he left the Battalion mid 1980's whilst at...
Forum: Military Buttons 15-07-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Hawthorn
Ian, Unfortunately I missed the Auction as I...

Ian,

Unfortunately I missed the Auction as I would have had a go at them at that price. I wonder if they are a Sales Sample or similar given the way they are displayed with the reference numbers...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Hawthorn
Douglas. Any naming details for this Drum...

Douglas.

Any naming details for this Drum Major on the jacket labels?

Simon
Forum: Military Buttons 15-07-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Hawthorn
This lot appeared recently at a local Auction...

This lot appeared recently at a local Auction House described as Miniature Military Cap Badges, I didn't get chance to examine them unfortunately but to my eyes they appear to be buttons of a similar...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-07-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Hawthorn
Peter, Here is the thread re the badge. ...

Peter,

Here is the thread re the badge.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77740&highlight=sussex

Simon.
Forum: Military Buttons 06-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Hawthorn
Here are his current listings ...

Here are his current listings

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=warrenevanz&_sop=1


Regards Simon
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-06-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Hawthorn
His other listings are just as good! Simon

His other listings are just as good!

Simon
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-06-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Hawthorn
Some more background information from The British...

Some more background information from The British Medal Forum

https://britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=141952&hilit=baor+mso

Regards Simon.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Hawthorn
Terry Sorry no, the link you provided didn't...

Terry

Sorry no, the link you provided didn't work for me so I added the link again, believe it is the same badge, will let the experts advise you on its authenticity.

Simon
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Hawthorn
Terry Have added another link for you ...

Terry

Have added another link for you

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-ARMY-ISLE-OF-MAN-HOME-GUARD-CAP-BADGE/193487583916?hash=item2d0cc23aac:g:rfEAAOSw7j9c9XLO

Simon
Forum: General Topics. 07-06-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Hawthorn
Laurent Here is the link for the National...

Laurent

Here is the link for the National Archives Medal Index Card search facility, you will be able to find out basic details regarding each individual from here with links to other avenues of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Hawthorn
Leigh, Tony, Thanks for the suggestions,...

Leigh, Tony,

Thanks for the suggestions, certainly a similar shape and form, under a glass the two scrolls appear distinctly separate which had me confused.

Simon
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Hawthorn
Double Scroll or Chevron Cap Badge ?

Here is a postcard which has had me stumped for a while, not the clearest of images but the cap badge, to my eyes at least, appears to consist of a double scroll or chevron with a solid shape above....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-06-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Hawthorn
This is a useful site for WW1 POW's with a...

This is a useful site for WW1 POW's with a function for searching individual Prisoners.

Haven't had a chance to look myself but might be worth trying the details on the patch to see if a match is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By Hawthorn
Andy, Old kit was always about as you say,...

Andy,

Old kit was always about as you say, on a slightly different note I remember attending a Jungle Warfare Instructors course in Brunei in the mid 80's and being issued a pair of the old...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Hawthorn
Alan, Sorry for not being clear, ofcourse...

Alan,

Sorry for not being clear, ofcourse the wings are awarded after the parachute jump course but we always referred to it as P Company within the Battalion when someone went away for the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By Hawthorn
May well be inherited and worn for the portrait,...

May well be inherited and worn for the portrait, knew plenty of Officers and Guardsmen who would chance their arm and wear a relatives Cap Star, Uniform item or sword for that special occasion away...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Hawthorn
Certainly in my day (80s 90s) it was an issued...

Certainly in my day (80s 90s) it was an issued badge and not private purchase. Guardsman returning from a successful 'P' Company would deliver their tunic to the Tailors shop and the badge would be...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,542
Posted By Hawthorn
Many thanks Jon, Simon

Many thanks Jon,

Simon
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,542
Posted By Hawthorn
A very interesting thread concerning a badge I...

A very interesting thread concerning a badge I had no idea existed, does anyone have a photograph or postcard showing the badge in wear they could show please.

Regards Simon.
Forum: General Topics. 27-05-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Hawthorn
Well said Hoot! Simon

Well said Hoot!

Simon
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