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Forum: Military Buttons Today, 09:06 AM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Sorry, no. I think it's an officer's button,...

Sorry, no.
I think it's an officer's button, early 1800's.

Edit:
13th Light Dragoons shown here as being in Ireland in 1814:
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
The steel one would've had a gloss black finish,...

The steel one would've had a gloss black finish, they were later ordered to be overpainted field grey (I can't remember the date, I have it in a WWI manual of enemy uniforms somewhere).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting, thanks.

Interesting, thanks.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
Nice, you're not going to rub 'em down and...

Nice, you're not going to rub 'em down and repaint them are you (yours to do what you will with, but I hope not, it'd ruin them).
Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By leigh kitchen
"1916" a conveniently "rubbed"...

"1916" a conveniently "rubbed" 1946?
Forum: Headdress Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By leigh kitchen
Does the colour etc of the liner, black, tan etc...

Does the colour etc of the liner, black, tan etc have any bearing on the date of manufacture?
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By leigh kitchen
You'd think for the price he's asking the seller...

You'd think for the price he's asking the seller would provide a bit more info.
I hate to think what he charges for his "Erotik" photos.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By leigh kitchen
Search this download for XXIMC, it's described...

Search this download for XXIMC, it's described and listed there, under "Transport Corps" on page 453:
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By leigh kitchen
21st Mule Corps?

21st Mule Corps?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
I found another pair of chinscales at around...

I found another pair of chinscales at around 370........
I know what you mean about only wanting to pay a tenner - nowadays bits stripped off helmets can cost a bomb, by the time you've bought one...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By leigh kitchen
SLO in wreath is listed as no. 210 amongst...

SLO in wreath is listed as no. 210 amongst "Unidentified, Unauthenticated and Unofficial Badges".

Searchlight operator. Worn by Royal Engineers, later by Royal Artillery, during the blitz of WWII....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'll have a search too - ta.

I'll have a search too - ta.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By leigh kitchen
No 77a in "British Army Proficiency Badges" (aka...

No 77a in "British Army Proficiency Badges" (aka "Edwards and Langley")
Plotter, Fortress Plotting Room (Coast Artillery).
Also Predictor, (Anti Aircraft Artillery).

Skill at Arms badge, worn...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By leigh kitchen
75? Strewth, that's an eye-opener, I thought...

75? Strewth, that's an eye-opener, I thought this sort of thing went for about 20.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
I see there's a set of 1872 pattern cavalry ...

I see there's a set of 1872 pattern cavalry chinscales for sale at 247 with 10.50 postage - would these be appropriate for the helmet?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By leigh kitchen
Right, after 1/2 hour in my own special blend of...

Right, after 1/2 hour in my own special blend of verdigris remover, this is revealed........
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks, I suspected that was the case but wasn't...

Thanks, I suspected that was the case but wasn't sure.
I've worked with personnel from various Far and Middle Eastern countries but they've all worn "normal" ribbons, I've never seen whipped silk...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By leigh kitchen
Whipped Silk Medal Ribbon Bar 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe & Defence Medal.

Not so much a what is it but a where's it from query.
A ribbon bar of 1939-45 Star, an Air Crew Europe Star (with silver rose emblem for the later award of Atlantic or France and Germany Star) and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By leigh kitchen
Not really, the shoulder title in the original...

Not really, the shoulder title in the original photo does look to be "RP" rather than "RF" and the grenade is indistinct (better in the full image) it's a case of what it has to be rather than what...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
I missed out on a set of chinscales a couple of...

I missed out on a set of chinscales a couple of months ago, didn't bid enough.
It's probably a case of buying what "looks right" rather than is definitely a fitting of the correct nationality, let...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
Looks like a grenade on front? I think French. ...

Looks like a grenade on front?
I think French.

One that I have, a French fireman's helmet, not quite the same..........
I was thinking of the helmet in post no. 1 as a fireman's otherwise Id've...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 15-10-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've resisted the urge to post a link to Monty...

I've resisted the urge to post a link to Monty Python's "Albatross".
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, I'm just not sure if I'm imagining the...

Yes, I'm just not sure if I'm imagining the chevron?
I'd go with RF with grenade above too.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-10-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'm looking for the Black & Decker and it's...

I'm looking for the Black & Decker and it's sanding pad now..........
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