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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Fatherofthree
Talking Greetings Jerry. Part of a song title...

Greetings Jerry.

Part of a song title perhaps, "It's a long way, (then insert S/T), Tipperary"

Regards from a few Speckled hens and Guinness.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-06-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Fatherofthree
Here you go Mark. Apologies for the sideways...

Here you go Mark.

Apologies for the sideways on jobbie, for some reason no matter what I tried it wouldn't sit straight, probably far too much Vaux Bitter.:D

253597 253598


253601

PM...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-06-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings. Re Maltese Cross style badges, I...

Greetings.

Re Maltese Cross style badges, I have:
2nd VB, QVC white metal.
4th VB QVC gilding metal
4th VB KC gilding metal.

I've just had a look, there are no pictures of them in my...
Forum: Headdress 27-06-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Fatherofthree
Possibly 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers, they...

Possibly 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers, they did have a very similar metal badge.

Regards.

Brian.
Forum: Off topic 18-06-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By Fatherofthree
Nice one Mike. Regards Brian

Nice one Mike.

Regards

Brian
Forum: Off topic 14-06-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Fatherofthree
Indeed there are, as I discovered with a Google...

Indeed there are, as I discovered with a Google search.
Forum: Off topic 13-06-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Fatherofthree
Smile Greetings all. Being born in London and...

Greetings all.

Being born in London and although moving to the countryside as a youngster, I did work in London for 30 or more years and did indeed know of the Nelson story.

However, another...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 06-06-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Fatherofthree
Ah yes, the well known, famous and militarily...

Ah yes, the well known, famous and militarily important county of Stratfordshire. :D:D

Perhaps an Atlas of The British Isles would be beneficial to this clown.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: General Topics. 31-05-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings again Luke. As far as I'm...

Greetings again Luke.

As far as I'm concerned, it is a good badge and the reason I stated that I thought it was an early issue, is that I have the same pattern on lugs.

Although not conclusive,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-05-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings and G'day. I am by no means an...

Greetings and G'day.

I am by no means an expert in respect of these badges, but what I will offer is that the first was worn on a Glengarry, period of wear 1874 - 1881 and the second, is a style ...
Forum: General Topics. 31-05-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings Luke. I've been looking at the...

Greetings Luke.

I've been looking at the same item and in my opinion, it is a genuine Essex number, but certainly not WW1 era.

Numbers in the 6000s were serving in WW2, but at the moment I 'm...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-05-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Fatherofthree
A very nice badge. Great find, I think...

A very nice badge.

Great find, I think Gerard has underestimated the value by about a fiver. :D

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-05-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Fatherofthree
What I know in relation to Connaught Rangers...

What I know in relation to Connaught Rangers badges could be written on a leaf from a Shamrock.

However, I do like the badge and believe it to be a a good 'un.

As always though, I stand to be...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings Hiram. Many thanks for the...

Greetings Hiram.

Many thanks for the correction, the brain was a tad blurred when I typed the post. :confused:

Splendid Officer's badge.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-05-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By Fatherofthree
Unfortunately I can't find the thread/post I...

Unfortunately I can't find the thread/post I submitted some while ago.

Although not a fixed slider, as is the subject of this thread, I had a KOSB with hinged slider, that I obtained in a lot from...
Forum: Off topic 21-05-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Posted By Fatherofthree
I am a very much a Royalist and think The Royal...

I am a very much a Royalist and think The Royal Family are are a wonderful institution.
Here's my tuppence worth:

He isn't technically a Royal because if all is to believed his dad ain't Prince...
Forum: Off topic 17-05-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Fatherofthree
Endorsing all the comments that have been posted...

Endorsing all the comments that have been posted thus far.

Extremely sad to hear the news. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the badges he took to the various fairs and discussing all manner of...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-05-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Fatherofthree
I believe the dealer's has spelt his name...

I believe the dealer's has spelt his name incorrectly, surely it should be Spammil, not Spanmil.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-05-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings. It would appear that your...

Greetings.

It would appear that your Officer's badge is a cast item.

A cast from a mould of a badge will render it somewhat slightly smaller than the actual size of the donor badge.

Hope...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Fatherofthree
Confirmed as suspected. Often seen on sites...

Confirmed as suspected.

Often seen on sites and advertised as Royal Devon Militia or Royal Devon Military, but in all probability it is a fantasy piece.

I've just had a quick search and there...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-04-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Fatherofthree
Fred, great stuff. Many thanks for sharing;...

Fred, great stuff.

Many thanks for sharing; I'm going to have a scour through some pictures and see if I can find those shown in others or be able to identify unknowns from your picture.
...
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-04-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Fatherofthree
Spot on Hoot. I'm in absolute agreement. ...

Spot on Hoot. I'm in absolute agreement.

Please don't get me going on the current state of woke and suchlike lily livered snowflakes.

As I have said previously, the people who are allegedly...
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 19-04-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Fatherofthree
Boar War was when we fought The Pygmies.

Boar War was when we fought The Pygmies.
Forum: General Topics 17-04-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By Fatherofthree
I remember them well Tim, proper Rugby kit,...

I remember them well Tim, proper Rugby kit, playing in the rain on a muddy pitch and as the game progressed, the kit got heavier and heavier.

Good old days.:D

Regards,

Brian
Forum: General Topics 17-04-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By Fatherofthree
I'm probably Whistling in the Wind: Bukta...

I'm probably Whistling in the Wind:

Bukta made sporting goods, how about the whistle being made for referees?

Regards.

Brian
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