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Search: Posts Made By: Alan O
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Alan O
It is not a real book but an analogy.....

It is not a real book but an analogy.....
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Alan O
Source ...

Source https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/J._R._Gaunt_and_Son

J. R. Gaunt and Son

as J. R. Gaunt and Son of Warstone Parade and Alfred Street, Birmingham. (1922)

as J. R. Gaunt and Sons of...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Alan O
Mark Absolutely no way I would pay £500 for...

Mark

Absolutely no way I would pay £500 for a badge! That price takes all the fun out of collecting. The Oxford Engineers was a nice badge but again very expensive.

Alan
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Alan O
The prices were eye watering on some of those...

The prices were eye watering on some of those badges. There were some Junior Div OTC ones that went for far more than a normal price. Possibly bidding fever? Notts OTC went for £162 which is more...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Alan O
It looks like a homemade sweetheart badge. What...

It looks like a homemade sweetheart badge. What are the fitting?

The MPSC wore the plain cypher and it seems that the GV wreath was mis-identified by K&K.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-11-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Alan O
I hate the lugs and wired badges have been faked...

I hate the lugs and wired badges have been faked I am afraid.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-11-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Alan O
Mine was £10 and I think that was a fair price. ...

Mine was £10 and I think that was a fair price. Creating a scarcity by buying up every one and then charging £60 on the basis that they are 'scarce' smacks of sharp practice and is rather ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-11-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Alan O
I have one too and I would agree it's correct.

I have one too and I would agree it's correct.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-11-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Alan O
Rob I always prefer the cut in. The reason...

Rob

I always prefer the cut in. The reason is that these were made by the regiment modifying the issued recce with an additional rose. It's always been my thought that they used a KOYLI cap...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-11-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Alan O
Recce Corps cap badge types - 1948

This article was written using info supplied by a former Sgt of 49th Recce Regt in 1948 and lists the various types worn by ORs and Officers.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-11-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,563
Posted By Alan O
Julian It can be found here. Alan

Julian

It can be found here.

Alan
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-11-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Alan O
This article from 1923 states that a w/m rose was...

This article from 1923 states that a w/m rose was worn by the militia. Sadly no photo.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-11-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,563
Posted By Alan O
This was published in 1948 so is likely to be...

This was published in 1948 so is likely to be accurate being so contempory.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-11-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,258
Posted By Alan O
This may be of interest. Published in 1946 by a...

This may be of interest. Published in 1946 by a former member of the regiment who records that in1914 'Artists' badges were in use and in 1920 'Artist's Rifles ones were issued.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-11-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,609
Posted By Alan O
This is the earliest photo I can find of the...

This is the earliest photo I can find of the Welsh Cyclists badge with enough granularity and detail to see the font. It was photographed by EJ Martin for an article he published in 1944.

It's...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-11-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By Alan O
The scottish infantry officers generally wore...

The scottish infantry officers generally wore silver badges and not bronze probably because of the type of hats.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-11-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Alan O
Even odder is that the Regular Hampshires did not...

Even odder is that the Regular Hampshires did not wear collars on their SD at all and their collar badges for other orders of dress was not that badge either. He appears to have the officers' cap...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-11-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Alan O
I believe that this is true.

I believe that this is true.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-11-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Alan O
I would agree Dean Close and WW1 era by the...

I would agree Dean Close and WW1 era by the clothing. It's hard to date OTCs as they wore odd uniforms due to the fact they bought them so normal rules did not always apply.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-11-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Alan O
Phil I will PM you. Alan

Phil

I will PM you.

Alan
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-11-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By Alan O
Canadian Dragoons Collar badge

£6

UK P&P included. Overseas at cost.

PM me to reserve
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-11-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Alan O
5th London Rifle Brigade Cadets cap badge

5th London Rifle Brigade Cadets cap badge worn in to the 1930s by London Cadets affiliated to the 5th Bn.
Correct voiding to both the centre and the cresent scroll
£25 includes P&P
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-11-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Alan O
It has been suggested that it could be Yorkshire...

It has been suggested that it could be Yorkshire or Lancashire Yeomanry related but I still can't find a positive ID. I wondered if it was lugged arm badge conversion but cannot find one that...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-11-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Alan O
Cranleigh CCF is a Marsh fake. The scroll is...

Cranleigh CCF is a Marsh fake. The scroll is wrong in shape.

RND is also a fake and I don't like the Sussez either.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 22-11-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By Alan O
There has been much said about the 1968 badges...

There has been much said about the 1968 badges not being worn by the TA. However the Yeomanry did publish a history which stated the cadre wore the a/a badge in silver with the red backing. The arm...
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