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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 05-09-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,036
Posted By NorthStafford
Probably a result of it being washed in petrol...

Probably a result of it being washed in petrol and I don't suppose in a war zone ( alright police action zone) anyone would be particularly bothered about things like the colour.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-07-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,051
Posted By NorthStafford
It's impossible to argue with that but "all that...

It's impossible to argue with that but "all that crud on the back" is wrong, wrong, wrong as badges were removed from headdress for polishing and any brasso etc on the back was always brushed off as...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-07-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By NorthStafford
As the North Staffords badge was unchanged from...

As the North Staffords badge was unchanged from 1881 to 1959 on amalgamation with the South Staffords there will obviously be lots of minor differences so it's almost impossible to say with certainty...
Forum: General Topics. 26-10-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,690
Posted By NorthStafford
Sad to say , the REME Museum has just moved from...

Sad to say , the REME Museum has just moved from Arborfield to Lyneham and several ex REME chaps have been and simply don't recognise the corps even to the extent of it having some weird designed...
Forum: General Topics. 17-10-17, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,896
Posted By NorthStafford
They definitely managed that. One of the very few...

They definitely managed that. One of the very few things they got right.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-17, 03:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,568
Posted By NorthStafford
The Coldstream Guards always refer to their cap...

The Coldstream Guards always refer to their cap badge as a Cap Star, it doesn't stop that or the Lancers head dress badges being a cap badge but different regiments have different traditions. Their...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-17, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By NorthStafford
It sounds like the same type that was issued ...

It sounds like the same type that was issued post war. I had that type issued in 1958 and it was still in use in 1973.The number was issued to a member of the Royal Engineers.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-08-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By NorthStafford
My father was in India with the 1st Battalion in...

My father was in India with the 1st Battalion in 1922, previously they had been in Ireland , there is an interesting article in the regimental magazine of the trip including an account of the train...
Forum: General Topics. 14-08-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By NorthStafford
It depends on what grade electrician he was , in...

It depends on what grade electrician he was , in my time 1958-73 as a third class tradesman you wore no trade insignia and also once you reached the rank of sergeant you no longer wore a trade badge.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 06-08-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,668
Posted By NorthStafford
I would imagine that they're training/practising...

I would imagine that they're training/practising semaphore skills.
Forum: Headdress 05-07-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By NorthStafford
I have seen a photo of Monty wearing an...

I have seen a photo of Monty wearing an Australian style bush hat with several badges on it including a North Staffords and if I remember correctly a Staffordshire Yeomanry.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-06-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By NorthStafford
It looks like Grant Kinock or something very...

It looks like Grant Kinock or something very similar.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-05-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By NorthStafford
The quality of the photograph is unbelievable. Is...

The quality of the photograph is unbelievable. Is he wearing a hospital shirt and tie?
Forum: Headdress 22-04-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By NorthStafford
Small point here, it's not a REME cap although it...

Small point here, it's not a REME cap although it has a REME badge on it. It's official designation is , I believe, Caps , Royals and is worn by several regiments and corps.
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-04-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By NorthStafford
You're going into dangerous territory there Paul....

You're going into dangerous territory there Paul. There is no was that the number of political posts will be cut . The whole purpose of devolution was to provide more jobs for politicians and mayors...
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-04-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By NorthStafford
Surely only simple people , whether for or...

Surely only simple people , whether for or against Brexit, thought that such complicated negotiations would be simple.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-04-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By NorthStafford
2nd man from rt rear rank, as viewed, appears to...

2nd man from rt rear rank, as viewed, appears to be wearing a rifle sling as a belt so the must have been in very short supply.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By NorthStafford
A picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks Mercian. Talking of which. I got my records from Glasgow and found that although I thought I'd enlisted into The North Staffords, in 1958, I had in fact...
Forum: Off topic 29-03-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By NorthStafford
An excellent effort which demonstrates the...

An excellent effort which demonstrates the loyalty to the regiment that so so many people in government don't understand when they are so happy to amalgamate and scrap regiments, it's just a shame...
Forum: General Topics. 25-03-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,926
Posted By NorthStafford
I agree completely , surly if you're not...

I agree completely , surly if you're not interested in any particular thread it's no trouble whatsoever to click past.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-03-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By NorthStafford
[QUOTE=Jelly Terror;398516]Hope it's okay to...

[QUOTE=Jelly Terror;398516]Hope it's okay to reproduce this image:

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Looks like 'THE MIDDLESEX' across the top, and 'VIII BATTn' below.
It also says County, not City, of London.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-03-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By NorthStafford
I'm surprised to see that the 3rd Bn are wearing...

I'm surprised to see that the 3rd Bn are wearing a badge with the hackle as their predecessor , The Black Watch, didn't when wearing a ToS.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 11-02-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By NorthStafford
I can't recall ever seeing a private in the RAPTC.

I can't recall ever seeing a private in the RAPTC.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-02-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,256
Posted By NorthStafford
Sneering is so easy though isn't it?

Sneering is so easy though isn't it?
Forum: Off topic 12-01-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,875
Posted By NorthStafford
Does anyone get Allakeefick nowadays (demob...

Does anyone get Allakeefick nowadays (demob happy) and if the do, do they remember the old saying about Blobby k**b stops demob. I recognise very few of those in the article.
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