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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-04-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Marcus H
Thanks for the confirmation, Leigh.

Thanks for the confirmation, Leigh.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-04-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By Marcus H
Thank you everyone for your contributions, you’ve...

Thank you everyone for your contributions, you’ve all been most helpful.

If I may, just to clarify with regard to the first pic (badge outlined with a yellow square), do you reckon that’s...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-04-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By Marcus H
Ah right, the previous owner must have posted...

Ah right, the previous owner must have posted that online. Yes, that’s of the RHQ Troop only. That particular photograph and several others in my possession formerly belonged to Brig. J. B. Norton -...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-04-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By Marcus H
Unknown Badge Identification - 26th Hussars

Would someone please be kind enough to provide me with some assistance regarding these two unknown badges.

The selected images are taken from a group photograph of HQ Sqn, 26th Hussars, India,...
Forum: Off topic 03-04-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 699
Posted By Marcus H
No.3 When the company was ordered to...

No.3

When the company was ordered to tactfully retreat, they were informally told to “hastily make tracks” - which they literally did!


No.4

The battalions drama group auditions for...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-04-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Marcus H
That’s a great picture. As already...

That’s a great picture.

As already correctly identified by Simon, this is a 23rd Hussars cap badge.


Firmin and Gaunt die patterns pictured below - when worn on the beret the badge had a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-03-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Marcus H
Ah! Good point, that, Malc. ;-) lol Thanks,...

Ah! Good point, that, Malc. ;-) lol

Thanks, mate.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-03-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Marcus H
I believe the bi-metal collar badges are worn on...

I believe the bi-metal collar badges are worn on the officers’ No. 1 Dress uniform.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-03-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Marcus H
What are the dimensions, Mick?

What are the dimensions, Mick?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 22-01-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Marcus H
At work, so briefly: 24L 1. Fake ...

At work, so briefly:

24L

1. Fake

2. Flange fake

23H
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Marcus H
I’m probably barking completely up the wrong...

I’m probably barking completely up the wrong tree, but I have an inclining this ‘arm badge’ is connected to the 250 Independent (Northamptonshire Yeomanry) Field Squadron, Royal Engineers (TA) -...
Forum: General Topics. 02-01-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,237
Posted By Marcus H
That would be B (Gurkha) Company Royal Scots, we...

That would be B (Gurkha) Company Royal Scots, we had a contingent of them with us at Lipa in 1998/1999, where for most of the December and January they did our guard duty throughout this period.
...
Forum: General Topics. 01-01-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,237
Posted By Marcus H
[QUOTE=Alan O;467984]Black ones. For the summer...

[QUOTE=Alan O;467984]Black ones. For the summer jungle ones were issued.

For winter tours it was black Danner books from the US.[/QUOTE

Are you sure they were Danner boots, Alan?

At a time...
Forum: General Topics. 01-01-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,129
Posted By Marcus H
These two 27th Lancers officers embroidered...

These two 27th Lancers officers embroidered badges were a most fortunate purchase in 2019.

The red backed example (note the excess of material) is a beret adorned badge and the khaki backed...
Forum: General Topics. 19-11-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,671
Posted By Marcus H
This is terribly sad news. My most sincere...

This is terribly sad news.

My most sincere condolences to Stephen’s family and friends.


Marcus
Forum: General Topics. 18-11-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Marcus H
I keep my collection of badges on A4 card, too,...

I keep my collection of badges on A4 card, too, with the said cards placed inside Jiffy bags, which are then further contained in box files - I get the files from Pound Land and the card from either...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-09-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Marcus H
Top left (subdued) and below that of the same...

Top left (subdued) and below that of the same design, I believe is the 42nd (North and West) Infantry Brigade.

Then, the tricolour badge directly under the above is RAMC, JFS, Afghanistan.
...
Forum: General Topics. 30-08-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By Marcus H
Hi Simon, Unfortunately, I don’t think...

Hi Simon,

Unfortunately, I don’t think Palmer is your man. This pattern of coloured slip-on titles would suggest the unknown Hussar/Chindit was an other rank.

In brief: John Baird Clayton...
Forum: Other Military Topics 28-08-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By Marcus H
Just to be safe - I think it best for you to...

Just to be safe - I think it best for you to advise your friend to get some adequate protection, like Norton, etc.

There are too many viruses about to infect ones hard drive.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 24-08-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Marcus H
Me, too, Alan. Thank you posting this in...

Me, too, Alan.

Thank you posting this in your album and I’d love to read it, but I’m also struggling to decipher the text.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 31-07-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Marcus H
Yes - I totally concur with your suspicions, Alan.

Yes - I totally concur with your suspicions, Alan.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 31-07-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Marcus H
Of the verifiable ORs cap badges in private...

Of the verifiable ORs cap badges in private collections and those retained by the families of ex-24L, I’ve encountered both the Firmin slidered (maker marked and unmarked) and Gaunt lugged versions,...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Marcus H
This is an original Firmin die badge with an...

This is an original Firmin die badge with an unmarked slider.

The 24L were raised in Dec 1940 and disbanded in Aug 1944.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 24-07-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Marcus H
The 24L ORs shown in this thread, I call the...

The 24L ORs shown in this thread, I call the ‘Flange’ fake.

With other notable details aside, the most prominent tell-tale on this fake is the surplus metal adjoining the lance and circlet...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-06-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Marcus H
Hi Didier, I think, this is possibly a...

Hi Didier,

I think, this is possibly a tobacco related promotion badge for the Lucky Strike brand.

Best,

Marcus
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