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Forum: Off topic 14-11-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,228
Posted By Charlie585
Thanks Brian for your kind words, As for...

Thanks Brian for your kind words,

As for having RB badges for sale, all of them will most likely be put up for sale in the not too distant future as all things considered I have decided like Dave...
Forum: Off topic 14-11-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,228
Posted By Charlie585
Gentlemen, Having now corresponded with Andy...

Gentlemen,

Having now corresponded with Andy on this matter it is evident to me that his post in my sales thread was nothing more than an inadvertent error and my subsequent posts were an over...
Forum: Off topic 13-11-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,228
Posted By Charlie585
Dave, I never saw any of the posts after my...

Dave,

I never saw any of the posts after my last comment in the thread so I don't know what else was said so can't comment on it.

I was very annoyed that Andy saw fit to hijack my sale thread...
Forum: Other Militaria 12-11-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,154
Posted By Charlie585
REALLY! I'm glad you are behind that famous...

REALLY!

I'm glad you are behind that famous desk of yours ST and not in any way
connected to an occupation that has anything to do with ordnance.

Inert = Incapable of detonation.

Live =...
Forum: Other Military Topics 11-11-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By Charlie585
This subject comes up every year and often throws...

This subject comes up every year and often throws up some interesting discussions with most agreeing that the practice of grave robbing is something that leaves a bad taste.

From the tone of the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-11-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,808
Posted By Charlie585
Always of interest SK and relevant to the thread,...

Always of interest SK and relevant to the thread, keep 'em coming;)

Ry
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-11-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,808
Posted By Charlie585
Jerry, Have a look here mate: ...

Jerry,

Have a look here mate:
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-11-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Charlie585
Hello JL, Welcome to the forum. You may...

Hello JL,

Welcome to the forum.

You may have set yourself quite a task here as the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) were found with every formation at all levels in one way or...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-11-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,808
Posted By Charlie585
Many thanks Jerry, Machine embroidered it...

Many thanks Jerry,

Machine embroidered it is. I'm glad to know that this type was also worn post war as it fits with the period of the GJ Trg Bde flash, if not quite so well with the printed...
Forum: General Topics. 10-11-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By Charlie585
The general consensus of the replies to this...

The general consensus of the replies to this thread seems to advise taking your time and playing the long game with shopping around being the key.

There are still bargains to be found regularly as...
Forum: General Topics. 08-11-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,202
Posted By Charlie585
Great images Malc. What a find, Well done! ...

Great images Malc.

What a find, Well done!

Ry
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-11-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,808
Posted By Charlie585
Here is my one which looks to be hand...

Here is my one which looks to be hand embroidered. It isn't in the best condition and I've had better ones but it came from the Green Jackets museum so has some relevance to the badges that it is...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 03-11-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By Charlie585
I suppose its rarity could be gauged by how many...

I suppose its rarity could be gauged by how many have survived intact, still not really of any great value, yet!

Ry
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-11-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By Charlie585
As an update on the Indian Platoon after further...

As an update on the Indian Platoon after further reading. It seems that the platoon were in fact mule drivers for the Machine Gun Company.

It begs the question of what became of them once 1 RB...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 03-11-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By Charlie585
Hi Kingsman, I can't quote a date of...

Hi Kingsman,

I can't quote a date of manufacture for your RE badge and I haven't looked in Chris Marsh's book for it but I can tell you that I was issued one with a riveted slider in the late 80s....
Forum: General Topics. 31-10-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,743
Posted By Charlie585
Glad you have identified it Andy, It does...

Glad you have identified it Andy,

It does seem to be the Economy badge doesn't it. so yes a bonus given your interest.
It does leave me wondering though if I might have been mistaken having...
Forum: General Topics. 31-10-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,743
Posted By Charlie585
'Two part S/G GV RE' - Not a badge I recall...

'Two part S/G GV RE' - Not a badge I recall seeing?

Ry
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-10-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Charlie585
Tommy, The badges in Alan's album show the...

Tommy,

The badges in Alan's album show the serif lettering in the circlet, signs of a good badge.

Ry
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-10-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Charlie585
Not forgetting also as was pointed out to me,...

Not forgetting also as was pointed out to me, that those with sans serif lettering in the circlet are also considered to be fake. No serifs - No good!

Ry
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-10-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By Charlie585
Good images Billy and a good idea sending them...

Good images Billy and a good idea sending them off. I'll look forward with interest to see what news if any comes back.

Regards.

Ry
Forum: General Topics 26-10-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By Charlie585
Here is the frame again with the gap filled. ...

Here is the frame again with the gap filled.

The RB Guelphic crown Militia badge arrived this morning and I'm very pleased with it. It looks a lot lighter in colour in the image than it actually...
Forum: General Topics. 26-10-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Charlie585
Intriguing Andrew, I'm sure we would all be...

Intriguing Andrew, I'm sure we would all be interested in hearing more about this product?




Also of interest Peter,

I suppose we should assume then that if the badges were painted that the...
Forum: General Topics. 26-10-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Charlie585
Hi Dave, A good point and your experience...

Hi Dave,

A good point and your experience of these badges is far greater than mine.

Several factors to consider with Bronzed badges then:

1. The base metal.

2. The solution and its...
Forum: General Topics. 25-10-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Charlie585
Kevin, Good to hear of your RWF badge, well...

Kevin,

Good to hear of your RWF badge, well done on finding it.

Batching, manufacture and wear and tear aside I think you have raised an interesting topic and one that has relevance to both...
Forum: General Topics. 25-10-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,135
Posted By Charlie585
Further to the above and in answer to Julian's...

Further to the above and in answer to Julian's point. It is possible to obtain just about any shade of bronzing or blackening but it takes practice and patience. I have had some very good results but...
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