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Forum: General Topics. 20-10-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,659
Posted By 1stTankie
Many thanks from daughter, Helen

I clicked on Dad's Badge forum link knowing that Rob had said that he had posted on here to tell people of my father's passing.

I am so touched that so many people have taken the time to reply and...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-05-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,958
Posted By 1stTankie
Hi Stephen, Regret to say I have never seen...

Hi Stephen,

Regret to say I have never seen this combination. Are there any photographs out there please?

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Off topic 09-05-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,499
Posted By 1stTankie
Dave, a wonderful friend.

I was so sorry to read of Dave's passing. He and I had exchanged a number of visits, spent many hours over our collections and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. As has been written already,...
Forum: Other Militaria 08-04-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By 1stTankie
Ugh!! Not in my time.

Ugh!! Not in my time.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-04-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By 1stTankie
HAC?

HAC?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-02-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By 1stTankie
Agreed Griff; no other word for it! Gordon

Agreed Griff; no other word for it!

Gordon
Forum: Off topic 17-02-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,342
Posted By 1stTankie
Hi Dave I am sure you will face it with your...

Hi Dave
I am sure you will face it with your usual resilience. Am thinking of you and Kath today and sharing your prayers that all is going well.
Love and my very best wishes to you both.

Fear...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By 1stTankie
Tank Corps Badge

Hi Steve

Just a thought but, as you haven't specified a colour, could this be an officer's collar (in bronze)? In which case I wouldn't bin it just yet.

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: General Topics. 26-06-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By 1stTankie
Langridge's Dress Distictions

Just a quick query on Bob Cox's very detailed booklets on the badges and uniforms as worn by the cavalry regiments published 1959-1962.

To date I have:

2DG 1960
3Carabiniers(POW DG) 1962...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-06-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By 1stTankie
Irish kilt pin

Hello Andy

Subject to size, the only one I can say with confidence is The Ulster Defence Regiment.

Best wishes

Gordon

Amendment: Ignore title; I meant Plaid brooch!
Forum: General Topics. 14-06-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By 1stTankie
Tread carefully--Andy may be watching! Gordon

Tread carefully--Andy may be watching!

Gordon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-06-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By 1stTankie
QRIH badge

Hi Mike

Possibly worn by the pipers on the baldrick(sp?)

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-06-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,776
Posted By 1stTankie
Hi Stephen Just a thought - why would you...

Hi Stephen

Just a thought - why would you want to add a Tank Corps badge to your Cavalry collection?

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-11-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,382
Posted By 1stTankie
3DG Embroidered Arm Badge

Hi Jerry

This is my 3DG full dress Arm Badge.
Don't be misled by the circular (slightly moth-eaten) background, this is part of the sleeve.
Look closely at the badge and you can see, albeit...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-09-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By 1stTankie
Hi John, David,49lassiepen and Hussar100 (My...

Hi John, David,49lassiepen and Hussar100 (My apologies to the last two for the "formality" that I failed to find any other form of address)

Many thanks for all your replies, all most useful.
This...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-09-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By 1stTankie
RDG Headress Badges

Hi David

Many thanks for your reply; have you posted these on the Forum anywhere? I'm not sure where to look.

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-09-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By 1stTankie
RDG Cap and Beret Badges

I am attempting to reorganise my RDG badges into some semblance of order. Given the plethora of badges to this regiment over its relatively short existence would it be too simplistic to assume that...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 24-08-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By 1stTankie
Honor Guard numbers

Hi Iain

Sadly I cannot be exact. The detachment was quite small I think, probably no more than two dozen. The Guard is probably recorded in an edition of the regimental journal. I can't help with...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-08-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,049
Posted By 1stTankie
My remarks were only intended to refer to QRL ...

My remarks were only intended to refer to QRL

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 19-08-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,049
Posted By 1stTankie
QRL and the Black Beret

How dare they!! I'm sure that can't be true.

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-08-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By 1stTankie
Hi Mike Hackle in the wrong way. Tank...

Hi Mike

Hackle in the wrong way. Tank always moves towards the "green fields".

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-07-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By 1stTankie
Hi Dave Take solace from the fact that 99%...

Hi Dave

Take solace from the fact that 99% of what we all collect is obsolete!

Best wishes

Gordon
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 12-07-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By 1stTankie
Hi Mike Good to hear from you. The brass Arm...

Hi Mike

Good to hear from you. The brass Arm Badge, with black backing, was worn by 1RTR in Hong Kong wef our arrival in June 1957. I have never seen or heard of a staybrite version.

I have no...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-07-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By 1stTankie
RTr Arm Badge and Belt

Hi Iain

The arm badge you show in your initial post was worn by 1RTR ORs on OGs in Hong Kong, 1957-1960.


During our time in the colony the regiment was selected/nominated to provide an "Honor...
Forum: Other Militaria 25-05-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,331
Posted By 1stTankie
Hello Mac See PM Best wishes ...

Hello Mac

See PM

Best wishes

Gordon
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