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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-09-20, 12:03 AM
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Posted By lettman
Apparently 9th Battalion Royal Sussex from 1916....

Apparently 9th Battalion Royal Sussex from 1916. The diamond is actually a four-pointed star. See The Badges of Kitchener's Army by David Bilton, p.203 for the description, and p.205 for a photo...
Forum: General Topics. 27-08-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By lettman
Back in 2014 Mike Jackson provided the following...

Back in 2014 Mike Jackson provided the following information in response to a similar request. I can't recall if it was posted to the Forum or not, so I'm reprinting it here:

13th Division

Only...
Forum: General Topics 23-08-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By lettman
Where did the seller get the idea that these were...

Where did the seller get the idea that these were worn on Tunnellers' colour patches? He's probably thinking of the elite Belt and Braces Company:rolleyes:! A very bizarre piece of sales pitch.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 15-08-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By lettman
I'm now certain it is, too. A fellow collector...

I'm now certain it is, too. A fellow collector has just informed me that it was designed as such around 2018.
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 14-08-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By lettman
Aren't challenge coins made for members of the...

Aren't challenge coins made for members of the unit specifically represented on the coin? This one seems too obviously historical for use by current units descended from those being represented, but...
Forum: Formation Signs and Unit Colour Patches 13-08-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By lettman
South Aust commemorative item

A recent acquisition. I was told it emanated from Clare, South Australia, as a WW1 commemorative item, but have no other background information. It hasn't scanned very clearly, but the obverse shows...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-08-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By lettman
There's also the problem that the flash in post...

There's also the problem that the flash in post #1 is more or less of the pattern worn in 1943, and not embroidered or in red thread as described in the passages quoted by mike_vee. I still think...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-08-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By lettman
Are you able to post copies of the photos of the...

Are you able to post copies of the photos of the original and redesigned insignia? The quote is interesting, but I'm wary about a couple of points it makes, and would like to see the photos, and also...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-08-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By lettman
Interesting. The 1941 date doesn't tally with the...

Interesting. The 1941 date doesn't tally with the information about this particular patch in Jon Mills' book, p.458. He says it first appeared on uniforms in the summer of 1943. Either the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By lettman
I originally wondered if it was 2nd Cameronians,...

I originally wondered if it was 2nd Cameronians, but the brown edging instead of black is a bit of a puzzle.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-08-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By lettman
Thanks for these -- very informative photos...

Thanks for these -- very informative photos revealing differing orders of uniform. Any indication which actual battalion?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-08-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By lettman
Yes, I'd be interested to know how and when this...

Yes, I'd be interested to know how and when this badge can be acquired.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-08-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By lettman
I tend to agree. I would certainly not be hasty...

I tend to agree. I would certainly not be hasty about getting rid of the Lothian and Border Horse badge.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-08-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By lettman
This tunic was owned by a chap with a VX service...

This tunic was owned by a chap with a VX service number. He served in New Guinea with 23 A/A Bty among other units, and remained in the army after the war. He was in BCOF with 67 Bn (the precursor of...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-07-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By lettman
Nice photo -- thanks for posting. These guys...

Nice photo -- thanks for posting. These guys aren't wearing battledress, but WW2 period service dress tunics with the collars open civvy style to show shirts and ties. When I get a chance I'll post a...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 13-06-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By lettman
Very serendipitous (if that's a word)! I don't...

Very serendipitous (if that's a word)! I don't deal with ebay so I had no idea about this. I was spurred on solely by my collector friend's Xmas card.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-06-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By lettman
Thanks for the additional info, Bryan. The...

Thanks for the additional info, Bryan. The pictured badge came from a friend, now deceased, who collected Scottish militaria. His specialty was the Seaforths and their antecedents (72nd and 78th),...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-06-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By lettman
The pictured badge is GM, not WM. The 72nd did...

The pictured badge is GM, not WM. The 72nd did not wear sporrans.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-06-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By lettman
I seem to remember seeing at least one other...

I seem to remember seeing at least one other example on a dealer's website listing it as a British 72nd Foot badge, but that was a while ago and I can't recall the details. The usual references (K&K,...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 11-06-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By lettman
Yes, that does make sense. I've only seen a small...

Yes, that does make sense. I've only seen a small photo of the card's cover, so the triangle could actually be purple and not blue. I'll get my mate to send me a close up and a shot of the inside and...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 11-06-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By lettman
Thanks for this, Mick. The card is definitely...

Thanks for this, Mick. The card is definitely Australian, and I suspect your suggestion that it was a sqn of 4 ALH is the answer. Nevertheless, I'm very surprised that it had a patch of its own, and...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 10-06-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By lettman
Unusual AIF cavalry unit

A friend of mine has a Xmas 1917 regimental card of the 1st Divisional Cavalry Squadron, depicting the sign/patch of an inverted blue triangle. I've never heard of the unit or the patch, and would be...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-06-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By lettman
72nd Highlanders question

Does anyone know how and when the pictured badge was actually worn? I had assumed it is a pre-1881 headdress badge, but as it doesn't seem to appear in any of the usual references, I'm starting to...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-05-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By lettman
46th RTR was in the 23rd Armd Bde, but it seems...

46th RTR was in the 23rd Armd Bde, but it seems the brigade's liver bird sign did not appear on uniforms until July 1943 (Mills, p.512).
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-04-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By lettman
Thank you for the prompt reply confirming what I...

Thank you for the prompt reply confirming what I suspected.
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