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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 08:45 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Fair enough. In my hypothesis the GG...

Fair enough. In my hypothesis the GG differentiated between paid and unpaid LCpl status simply BECAUSE THEY COULD.

I certainly concede that "Acting Corporal" existed in the Foot Guards, but, as it...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 08:07 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By grumpy
Toby, thank you for the reminder. Can we...

Toby, thank you for the reminder.

Can we look at the squad corporal, identified as a corporal on the print.
He has two chevrons and the grenade, He has no GCBs. That squares with the regulations....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 05:42 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Weird. CWGC could find none. Thats really weird...

Weird. CWGC could find none. Thats really weird and certainly not to be discounted of course.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 04:29 PM
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Posted By grumpy
I close my case.

I close my case.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 03:49 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By grumpy
There are no acting corporals war dead in the...

There are no acting corporals war dead in the Foot Guards in the Great War. I do not believe that such an appointment existed except as a clerical error.

I am not clear how you see the rank/...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 03:19 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By grumpy
Toby, please how do you know that he is a...

Toby, please how do you know that he is a corporal? The Foot Guards were sticklers for following the letter of the regulations but with little ancient customs and privileges. Put simply, I see a LCpl...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 03:15 PM
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Views: 421
Posted By grumpy
I would be amazed if any regimental device can be...

I would be amazed if any regimental device can be found for any Foot Guards except GG and the pioneer sergeants. A rose for CG.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 421
Posted By grumpy
Your two single photos might show ACpls of GG...

Your two single photos might show ACpls of GG .... they have good conduct badges which corporals were not allowed. How can you be sure they have ACpl status please?

I cannot get my head round...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 421
Posted By grumpy
CWGC hs 499 LCpl, 84 Cpl, zero Acting...

CWGC hs 499 LCpl,
84 Cpl,
zero Acting corporal [site accepts all versions such as A/Cpl and ACpl.

Proves nothing but very suggestive.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 02:35 PM
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Posted By grumpy
My understanding is that the grenade badge was...

My understanding is that the grenade badge was worn on SD by GG NCOs and WOs except the SM, so if they have such an appointment as A/Cpl, we now have three soldiers wearing two chevrons and the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-03-20, 02:44 PM
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Views: 162
Posted By grumpy
Argyll

Argyll
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-03-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
Apparently [and surprisingly] not. This from...

Apparently [and surprisingly] not.
This from the ledger:


1869
Chevrons
old pattern double lace [on facing color]
Use up for Militia except red/purple faced, these to be converted for...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-03-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
Fabulous purchase. Not only did double lace...

Fabulous purchase.

Not only did double lace cease to be issued, but also lace on facing colour. Naturally the hard date represents a range of dates until existing badges on uniforms and existing...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-03-20, 11:58 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Yes indeed. As a pedant I am ashamed!

Yes indeed. As a pedant I am ashamed!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 03-03-20, 08:50 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Even more pity because the sleeve and badges is...

Even more pity because the sleeve and badges is unremarkable and the display is frankly hideous.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-02-20, 10:53 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By grumpy
Sorry I spoke.

Sorry I spoke.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-02-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By grumpy
Battalion and regimental bandsmen/musicians were...

Battalion and regimental bandsmen/musicians were often long-serving with little prospect of promotion beyond lance corporal, so they accrued armfulls of good conduct badges.

After 1906 +/- a...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-02-20, 06:40 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By grumpy
They survive in Clothing [Dress, actually]...

They survive in Clothing [Dress, actually] Regulations, even those amended to very recently.

I believe the Brigade of Gurkhas continue to wear them.

Current periods 2 1//2 years, 5, 10, 15...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-02-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By grumpy
Regimental sergeant major: 4 chevrons/ regimental...

Regimental sergeant major: 4 chevrons/ regimental badge/crown.

I reckon no later than 1868.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-02-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
I have all I need on the laptop so here goes. ...

I have all I need on the laptop so here goes.

In 2007 I went to Kew to do research om the RACD ledgers, to cover the period c.1900 to c. 1920. One of the ledgers [the arrangement is complicated]...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-02-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
Certainly later than earlier than mid 1860s. I...

Certainly later than earlier than mid 1860s.
I will have another look at the RACD ledger notes and report back: the Rifles are often dealt with as an aside, but double chevrons [total 1 inch], and...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-02-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
Dear Toby, Thank you. There was no challenge...

Dear Toby,

Thank you. There was no challenge and no demand. I do hope that the reply gets wider readership, as it is very thorough and useful.

I had hoped to be convinced that the soldier was...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-02-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
I am sure that the general readership has lost...

I am sure that the general readership has lost interest, but I do try to understand rank and badging, and Dawnay [which I think you have] does not give the wealth of detail offered. Please can you...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-02-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
Of course there is no obligatory positioning, and...

Of course there is no obligatory positioning, and we do not see the right flank of the group. I thought he had to be the bugle major.

The identification of the well-fed fellow with First Class...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-02-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 961
Posted By grumpy
A frogged member of bugles relegated to the back...

A frogged member of bugles relegated to the back would invite analysis if you can see it well enough surely?
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