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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By manchesters
Both artificially aged, poor quality manufacture...

Both artificially aged, poor quality manufacture fakes.

regards
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 135
Posted By manchesters
The Pioneers arm badge with bugle above is...

The Pioneers arm badge with bugle above is specific to Light Infantry or Rifles.

So, HLI or Scottish Rifles.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,172
Posted By manchesters
Chris, Although I cant say categorically, I...

Chris,

Although I cant say categorically, I dont think it was worn by the British Army.

So which of us is right?

Its statements like that which really need proof otherwise they are...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 278
Posted By manchesters
It would have been helpful if you had included...

It would have been helpful if you had included ALL the information you already had and saved me some time.

26/Cheshire is Timperley.

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-08-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By manchesters
To me they look good. regards

To me they look good.

regards
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-08-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 278
Posted By manchesters
Hello, As she lived in Altrincham that was...

Hello,

As she lived in Altrincham that was then part of Cheshire.

She would therefore have been in 140/Cheshire V.A.D. the Female Detachment for the town and the Commandant was Miss E.A....
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-08-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 278
Posted By manchesters
i WOULD SAY SHE WAS A brcs MEMBER IN THE uk AND...

i WOULD SAY SHE WAS A brcs MEMBER IN THE uk AND THEN VOLUNTEERED FOR SERVICE ABROAD IN 1918 AND JOINED THE fany.

tHE WATCH SEEMS TO BE A LEAVING PRESENT AT THE TIME SHE LEFT THE brcs TO JOIN THE...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-08-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 278
Posted By manchesters
Gerry, The watch was awarded to an M....

Gerry,

The watch was awarded to an M. FISHER.

How does the females IRC card above relate to it?

regards
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 03-08-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 278
Posted By manchesters
Hello, The BRCS and FANY were two different...

Hello,

The BRCS and FANY were two different and separate organisations.

Your watch seems to be BRCS rather than FANY.

See here for details:-
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By manchesters
Hello, A quick bit of research shows he was...

Hello,
A quick bit of research shows he was 48389 Pte. Frank BORRILL, ending up in the 13th (S)Bn. Yorks Regt.

Didnt go overseas before 1.1.1916 as he is not entitled to a 1915 Star.

I cant...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By manchesters
Could be X11 Corps. regards

Could be X11 Corps.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By manchesters
It is also a very common brooch worn by men and...

It is also a very common brooch worn by men and women alike of the late Victorian period.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By manchesters
Looks American? regards

Looks American?

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-08-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By manchesters
I too often rely on your expertese. If the...

I too often rely on your expertese.

If the person doesnt like your opinion then tough!

regards
Forum: General Topics. 01-08-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By manchesters
Cant see 75 worth there Billy like you first...

Cant see 75 worth there Billy like you first said.

With a badge on it, maybe.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,172
Posted By manchesters
Thanks Luke, I feel the concencus is that...

Thanks Luke,

I feel the concencus is that this is not a British badge.

regards
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-07-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By manchesters
Luke, Excellent detective work as usual and...

Luke,

Excellent detective work as usual and compelling.

I have no doubt that more than one maker made these badges, just like virtually every other cap badge of WW1.

My comparison is with...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By manchesters
Police Officer, possibly Inspector or above. ...

Police Officer, possibly Inspector or above.

The arm badge is a St. John Ambulance qualification badge, common in police forces at that time.

Altcar will know.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-07-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By manchesters
Jon, I think they are complete fakes, made...

Jon,

I think they are complete fakes, made in a slip up in the translation when ordering from the Far East.

their colour, surface texture and non sharp edges are signs I see in other fake T...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,172
Posted By manchesters
Luke, Despite claims on here that they were...

Luke,

Despite claims on here that they were worn by British personal, I have never seen any evidence of that, either documentary or photographic.

There seems to be an abundance of these badges...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-07-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By manchesters
Is this a Yorks and Lancs variant?

I think this is a new Yorkshire and Lancashire collaboration.:D
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-07-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By manchesters
Him

Him
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-07-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By manchesters
That was the universal grenade. The flames...

That was the universal grenade.

The flames on this one are the same as the small grenade with scroll worn in the RE and also in the RA 1926 -1928 only.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-07-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By manchesters
Interesting. Dont know the answer but the...

Interesting.

Dont know the answer but the badge looks like a RA/RE collar badge with the lower scroll removed.

Could you tell me the book you have on WW1 Battle Patches please.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-07-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By manchesters
Badgeman2000 specialised in making 'silver'...

Badgeman2000 specialised in making 'silver' badges and stamping them 'SILVER'.

regards
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