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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 19-11-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I had one of these - or something like it - as an...

I had one of these - or something like it - as an RRF cadet in the second half of the 1970s.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Yep. That's the cap badge I wore in what was by...

Yep. That's the cap badge I wore in what was by then Manchester & Salford University OTC, and the background colours match the university "general" tie (i.e. not faculty specific).
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-11-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I've marched at the Cenotaph six times. Always...

I've marched at the Cenotaph six times. Always behind us was a contingent from one of the Leander Class frigates. Several gentlemen of Caribbean background were part of, and fully integrated with,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-11-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The Seaforth title is a modern reproduction; the...

The Seaforth title is a modern reproduction; the typeface is wrong.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-10-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Staffsyeoman
And given both blades were broken off, even more...

And given both blades were broken off, even more over-priced. I bought one last year with blades intact for half the winning price there.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-10-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I thought they looked Indian Army; indeed....

I thought they looked Indian Army; indeed. Director of Indian Medical Service. KCIE KHP.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-10-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Those enamelled "Life Guards" badges were being...

Those enamelled "Life Guards" badges were being peddled by a well-known faker (by neither claiming they were original, nor fake, the good old "caveat emptor" defence) in the Midlands as far back as...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The uneven lettering and the backing - possibly...

The uneven lettering and the backing - possibly hiding "spaghetti" stitching - make me suspect it to be a modern product from the Indian sub-continent.
Forum: The Home Front 24-09-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The red and white one is a modern reproduction of...

The red and white one is a modern reproduction of the titles used when the Home Guard was briefly reconstituted around the era of the Korean War in the early 1950s
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Staffsyeoman
They are WW2, and the badge is 163 (Infantry)...

They are WW2, and the badge is 163 (Infantry) Officer Cadet Training Unit.(Artists' Rifles) based at Shorncliffe. My father passed through it briefly.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 23-09-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The badge originally posted has all the tell-tale...

The badge originally posted has all the tell-tale signs of an Asian sub-continent reproduction. Some of these look good -sometimes very good - from the front but horrible on the back.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-09-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I'm going to go more left field and say the Army...

I'm going to go more left field and say the Army Flying Badge belongs more to the jacket than the medal ribbons do.

(That said, I have a Blue Patrol jacket originally worn by the Colonel of the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-09-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The last SBS badge looks like an artificially...

The last SBS badge looks like an artificially aged fake from the Indian subcontinent, from the notorious "spaghetti" back.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-09-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I must be getting old, as the "formation sign" -...

I must be getting old, as the "formation sign" - which seemed to have been manufactured in the manner of a modern TRF, rather than a contemporary felt version - looked as if it had a green...
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The three-tier badges are pure fantasy and the...

The three-tier badges are pure fantasy and the HBMGC/C too.

There were no MGC titles with a "T" as it was never part of the Territorial Force, and I think an eagle-eyed provost would have had any...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-08-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The medal ribbon is a Queen's South Africa Medal....

The medal ribbon is a Queen's South Africa Medal.

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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 25-08-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Which type do you mean? The simple "Crown Over...

Which type do you mean? The simple "Crown Over Knot" badge, worn during WW2 with both QVC and KC, and always in gilding metal, or the officers' pattern (which became the all ranks pattern in the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Staffsyeoman
As did Manchester & Salford.

As did Manchester & Salford.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Staffsyeoman
He also has an Efficiency Decoration, presumably...

He also has an Efficiency Decoration, presumably with top bar Canada.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-07-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By Staffsyeoman
John, Paul, George and Ringo are walking down a...

John, Paul, George and Ringo are walking down a street in Liverpool one day, when John sees an insect scurrying across the pavement. He hunkers down and says "Hey, little fellah...we named our group...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-07-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The blank slider badges are, to the best of our...

The blank slider badges are, to the best of our knowledge, made under licence for collectors after the MOD allowed firms to reproduce badges no longer in production. The issue badges were Gaunt and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Double post - deleted

Double post - deleted
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-07-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry Sergeant's arm...

Queen's Own Mercian Yeomanry Sergeant's arm badge. I've got two, but not for sale. Never saw one in my time. The Squadron Sergeant Major of my QOMY Squadron when I joined, and who was in place right...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-06-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Nearly as convincing as the pair for sale in the...

Nearly as convincing as the pair for sale in the next sale of a "well known" (read notorious) auction house currently selling a pair of fibre dogtags which are named BL MONTGOMERY....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-06-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By Staffsyeoman
When the Royal Regiment were hoiked out of...

When the Royal Regiment were hoiked out of Woolwich (don't get me started) a lot of surplus mess cutlery was sold off - I managed to get as close to a place setting as I could.
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