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Forum: General Topics. 23-04-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By leigh kitchen
A 218966 Lt Harold Kenneth Clapperton of Bolton,...

A 218966 Lt Harold Kenneth Clapperton of Bolton, aged 23, served in the regiment during WWII, killed in North Africa in 1943 whilst with the 1st Bn.
Wounded on 5th April 1943, he died on the 13th...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-04-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By leigh kitchen
The one Luke shows appears to me to be blackened...

The one Luke shows appears to me to be blackened rather than bronzed?
Forum: The Home Front 21-04-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting - thanks button.

Interesting - thanks button.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-04-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By leigh kitchen
I knew it was pinned somewhere but couldn't find...

I knew it was pinned somewhere but couldn't find it in the more obvious places, had to search......
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-04-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By leigh kitchen
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43674&highlight=Beret+construction
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-04-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By leigh kitchen
I havn't seen a silvered or chromed one piece...

I havn't seen a silvered or chromed one piece version before, I have this, which I view as a fake / repro example, bimetal with two lugs.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By leigh kitchen
Catterick Garrison I think.......

Catterick Garrison I think.......
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, but IIIX is or was an alternative?

Yes, but IIIX is or was an alternative?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By leigh kitchen
I know it seems unlikely, but could the item be...

I know it seems unlikely, but could the item be shown the wrong way up, the "XIII" being "IIIX" - "7"
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-04-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By leigh kitchen
13th Light Dragoons?

13th Light Dragoons?
Forum: General Topics. 19-04-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By leigh kitchen
My thought too, back in the 70's, 80's, 90's,...

My thought too, back in the 70's, 80's, 90's, noughties the no "E" variety was as thick on the ground as the correct spelling.
Are they really "scarce" or just assumed to be because they're a...
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-04-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By leigh kitchen
A nickname for the Royal Anglian Regiment is (or...

A nickname for the Royal Anglian Regiment is (or was in the 70's) "The Angle-Irons", a junior Soldier being a 4' Picket, an adult member of the regiment a 6' Picket.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By leigh kitchen
Danish Life Guards I believe.

Danish Life Guards I believe.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
Sorry, I don't know.

Sorry, I don't know.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, officers wore the collar badge in the beret...

Yes, officers wore the collar badge in the beret at one time, and no hackle - I don't know when the y started wearing the hackle, perhaps with the formation of RRF.

A photo of members of Support...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've not seen that fitting on a black plastic RRF...

I've not seen that fitting on a black plastic RRF badge before, I suppose it's no more impractical than the other fittings.

The front of that example looks to have a particularly poor finish even...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 15-04-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
The Fus Bde badge incorporated elements...

The Fus Bde badge incorporated elements representing the original three regiments of the Bde, the St George and Dragon of the RNF, the laurel wreath of the LF, the grenade and crown as per the RF, as...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-04-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, I can't remember what British Army...

Yes, I can't remember what British Army Proficiency Badges" says re. the double bugles but I believe the RGJ editions of "The Regiment" show them worn by CO's and Adjee's Buglers?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-04-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By leigh kitchen
Could the smaller badge be an economy measure...

Could the smaller badge be an economy measure (less metal, unvoided area albeit enamelled or painted)?
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 11-04-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's not uncommon for cap and stable belt badges...

It's not uncommon for cap and stable belt badges to have a square hole for the split tanged crests.

I should have a cap badge somewhere, flat pierced blade lug fittings with the crest mounted on...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 11-04-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
Memory may be at fault, but I think earlier...

Memory may be at fault, but I think earlier stable belt badges had the round wire type loops.
As far as I'm aware the regiments of the Fusilier Brigade kept their regimental stable belts with...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 09-04-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 09-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,109
Posted By leigh kitchen
Just a thought there's a flat area to the top of...

Just a thought there's a flat area to the top of the garter, something removed?
Are the garter and the emblems it contains made in one piece or separately?
Any chance the badge is a cobbled...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-04-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By leigh kitchen
Oh no, no, only the Guards deserve the soubriquet...

Oh no, no, only the Guards deserve the soubriquet of "Woodentops".
And their fur cap's are made of proper bear skin whereas only a few dozen acrylics were slaughtered to make that Fusilier Cap I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By leigh kitchen
No. 14 - Israeli diver's badge.

No. 14 - Israeli diver's badge.
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