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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-05-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes Simon, I agree that photos of Guards officers...

Yes Simon, I agree that photos of Guards officers in that dress are quite rare. In part I think that’s because the Guards frequently formed composite units so that not all officers were deployed. I...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-05-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By Toby Purcell
I too believe that all three photos show the same...

I too believe that all three photos show the same individual. If Cyril is annotated on the back of the photo showing a Royal Warwickshire soldier then on a balance of probability I should think that...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-05-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Toby Purcell
Badges were retro fitted to be removable from KD...

Badges were retro fitted to be removable from KD to facilitate regular laundering. Hooks and eyes were the most common method but I’ve also seen blades and a circular plate fitted with loops...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By Toby Purcell
SD was still being issued as late as 1938 but...

SD was still being issued as late as 1938 but principally to the service support and departmental corps, most infantry battalions on the home establishment had started receiving battle dress in 1937....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-05-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Toby Purcell
I agree and have seen other photos of the...

I agree and have seen other photos of the composite, camel mounted unit of Foot Guards and Household Cavalry wearing collar badges and regimental buttons as shown during the early Sudan campaign.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Toby Purcell
Iím glad to help John. Thank you for posting...

Iím glad to help John. Thank you for posting your excellent photo and for the book recommendation.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-04-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Toby Purcell
No you're quite right John, except for the Guards...

No you're quite right John, except for the Guards Machine Gun Battalion and the Guards Machine Gun regiment, who wore MGC collars. All others wore shoulder titles only on service dress.

I don't...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Toby Purcell
My vote goes for Royal Munster Fusiliers, as I...

My vote goes for Royal Munster Fusiliers, as I believe I can make out the Bengal Tiger and the shoulder title is a better fit. An older man, perhaps SR, or ER from the Depot at Tralee. ...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Toby Purcell
You're quite right Stephen, it's a drab (meaning...

You're quite right Stephen, it's a drab (meaning brownish khaki) undress frock of 1899 pattern that was first issued to the troops in the winter during the 2nd Anglo/Boer War after successful...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Toby Purcell
The men in the kilts appear to be 9th (Highland)...

The men in the kilts appear to be 9th (Highland) Battalion The Royal Scots (Territorial Force). They were the only Royal Scots (a lowland regiment) battalion to wear the kilt. The battalion...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Toby Purcell
For w-what it's worth, the very light rendition...

For w-what it's worth, the very light rendition of the lace by orthochromatic film (when compared with other past images that had a ratified provenance) confirms Simon's suggestion that he is an...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think that the larger Enniskillen castle badge...

I think that the larger Enniskillen castle badge is most probably an Indian made bandsman’s pouch badge. The regiment definitely wore such a badge, just as the RIF wore a Napoleonic Eagle on their...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-12-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Toby Purcell
The two epaulettes represent his being a member...

The two epaulettes represent his being a member of a flank company, rather than a captain. Those in battalion companies had just one epaulette.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Toby Purcell
Very interesting John, especially the graph. ...

Very interesting John, especially the graph. Thank you for posting. It’s interesting that the 7 and 9 flame variations relate directly to the RA and RE. As for the makers variations, it’s worthy...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-11-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,117
Posted By Toby Purcell
Interesting and informative post John. Thank you...

Interesting and informative post John. Thank you for laying it all out so clearly.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Toby Purcell
That is indeed a beauty. Congratulations. I was...

That is indeed a beauty. Congratulations. I was especially interested to learn of the white enamel on the mullet, not something Iíd ever heard of or seen before. Thank you for posting it.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-11-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Toby Purcell
I’m quite happy to use correct terminology Jon, I...

I’m quite happy to use correct terminology Jon, I merely referred to the word used by the preceding posters and those who posted the images, as to do otherwise would surely have been confusing.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-11-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Toby Purcell
Very interesting to see them Tim. Decals seem to...

Very interesting to see them Tim. Decals seem to have been popular and of course they produced a consistent image that could easily be applied. I don't know the totality of units that used them. ...
Forum: Military Buttons 03-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,054
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thanks Kevin, very interesting to see.

Thanks Kevin, very interesting to see.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-11-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thanks Leigh, interesting. Just to be clear my...

Thanks Leigh, interesting. Just to be clear my question was relating only to the OP’s query concerning a looped badge rather than the shape of flames.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-11-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Toby Purcell
It’s just what I see, albeit on a phone screen. ...

It’s just what I see, albeit on a phone screen. It doesn’t seem 3-dimensional, so I perceived it as likely painted on. Perhaps they are decals, I don’t know.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes of course Simon, thatíll teach me to look...

Yes of course Simon, thatíll teach me to look beyond the web equipment!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-10-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Toby Purcell
Interesting to see the wearing of collar badges...

Interesting to see the wearing of collar badges on battle dress blouses and regimental cap badge painted onto the steel helmet. Thank you for posting Laurent.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-10-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Toby Purcell
Might it be a waist belt plate badge Leigh? I...

Might it be a waist belt plate badge Leigh? I have a memory of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers stable belt ‘style’ being adopted from the Northumberland Fusiliers when the various regimental dress...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 31-10-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Toby Purcell
I don’t know for sure Jerry, but my guess would...

I don’t know for sure Jerry, but my guess would be yellow red at top, as that represented the Royal Armoured Corps and they were the senior arm. I’ll be interested to see if anyone knows for sure.
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