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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-06-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Hello Peter, The white, plastic disc is...

Hello Peter,
The white, plastic disc is interesting. Certainly worn behind the badge at Mons OCS in the late 1950s.
Forum: Other Military Topics 06-06-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thank you Simon.

Thank you Simon.
Forum: Other Military Topics 06-06-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Help Please - 15538 Private Eli Bannister 10th Worcesters

I believe Private Bannister may have been KIA during the 1916 Somme offensive (La Boiselle) whilst serving with 10th Battalion of the Worcesters. A direct descendant seeks any further info. Can...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-05-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Hello Henk, Well done indeed. I think your...

Hello Henk,
Well done indeed. I think your Web-site is first class and extremely helpful. The proof of most puddings (in relation to volunteer battalion cap badges and glengarries) is when one can...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-05-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Excellent. Many thanks. Exactly the sort of reply...

Excellent. Many thanks. Exactly the sort of reply I hoped for.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thank you Ivan. A superb site.

Thank you Ivan. A superb site.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
As ever, very helpful and noted in my little...

As ever, very helpful and noted in my little black book.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Many thanks Simon. I could not resist including...

Many thanks Simon. I could not resist including the militia glengarries in the hope that someone would say "Ah yes, the Dorset glengarry was also worn by the Dorset VB."
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thank you Keith. I am hoping to compile a list...

Thank you Keith. I am hoping to compile a list of known VB Glengarries. I have been trawling through Bosley catalogues in the hope of identifying known glengarry badges. I would also like to hear...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Infantry Volunteer Battalion Glengarries

I have just attempted to upload my first album (two pages of glengarries). I am always looking to add to my collection and would be delighted to hear from any member with volunteer glengarry badges...
Forum: General Topics. 02-04-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!! Mouth watering.

Wow !!!!!!!!!!!! Mouth watering.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-03-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Victorian Border Regiment. A top notch, genuine...

Victorian Border Regiment. A top notch, genuine badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-03-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Presumably for the same reason/s as the Army...

Presumably for the same reason/s as the Army Educational Corps and Physical Training Corps?
Forum: General Topics. 18-02-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Simon, I was quoted 392 Euros for a helmet plate.

Simon, I was quoted 392 Euros for a helmet plate.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-02-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Martin, Sir, I respect your opinion. But I...

Martin, Sir,
I respect your opinion. But I remain wholly unconvinced that the 1VB Leicester badges, complete with JR Gaunt B'ham plaques are genuine, of the period badges. I have been collecting...
Forum: General Topics. 14-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Malcolm, Well done - it looks terrific. What...

Malcolm, Well done - it looks terrific. What does the rear of the plate look like?
Are you prepared to tell us more?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-02-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Each to his own. But I am surprised the original...

Each to his own. But I am surprised the original post did not elicit more comments. OSD Bronze, 1VB varieties et al.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-02-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thanks Simon. I agree - some very dodgy items in...

Thanks Simon. I agree - some very dodgy items in my opinion and certainly not for me.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-02-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
1VB Leicesters

Gentlemen, May I ask for your views on this badge eBay 284631895043?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-12-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Thank you. I tried the reference but it referred...

Thank you. I tried the reference but it referred me to Naval documents.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-12-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,134
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Was any old soldier who served in Berlin aware of...

Was any old soldier who served in Berlin aware of the "Escape and Evade" pack
ready to be issued if Berlin was ever overrun by the Reds?
Forum: Off topic 30-11-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,472
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
I wonder if the words of FM Sir William Slim...

I wonder if the words of FM Sir William Slim (Defeat into Victory) have any validity today.
"The rush to form special forces arose from confused thinking on what were, or were not, normal...
Forum: General Topics. 25-11-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,673
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
I see trouble ahead.

I see trouble ahead.
Forum: General Topics. 21-11-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
North Staffords - When I arrived at the North...

North Staffords - When I arrived at the North Staffords depot, Whittington Barracks in 1958.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-11-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Volunteer Soldier
Responsibility for the disappearances must be...

Responsibility for the disappearances must be laid squarely at the front door of
General M Jackson. He was the man who, when failing to admit that famous Regiments were to be disbanded, waffled -...
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