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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,196
Posted By Alan O
The 2nd Bn were slower than the 1st Bn to change...

The 2nd Bn were slower than the 1st Bn to change over from the black to white metal badge but if he served until 1919 he would have been wearing a wm badge.


Alan
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 05:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,196
Posted By Alan O
It's the pre-1902 badge. I believe it was worn...

It's the pre-1902 badge. I believe it was worn on the Field Service Cap.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Alan O
Chris All regtl variations (except for...

Chris

All regtl variations (except for Pipers) were firmly stopped when the Royal Regt of Scotland was formed. They were very thorough in removing all regtl variations for Regulars and Army...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Alan O
Priceless!

Priceless!
Forum: General Topics. Today, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,394
Posted By Alan O
Chrome walking out

This paragraph is from a contemporary article that states that during late/post WW2 privately purchased colour side caps were popular for 'walking-out' with unofficial chromium plated cap badges.
...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Alan O
Marcus PM me your email and I will send the...

Marcus

PM me your email and I will send the PDFs.

Alan
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Alan O
War raised units article,

My albums now have a late 1940s article recording war raised units insignia. It blows a few opinions from past posters out of the water!
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Alan O
One of most scary experiences was being...

One of most scary experiences was being propositioned by a huge RAF Midwife in an blue tube which was as they say 'touching in all the wrong places' - she was older, taller and much wider than me. ...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 22-08-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Alan O
It was affectionly known as 'the curtain' ...

It was affectionly known as 'the curtain'

On a size 8 size footer - it was stunning. However on the shorter tubbier officers it was not so flattering....

The RAF 'Blue Tube' mess dress was a...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 22-08-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Alan O
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wrac-office...

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wrac-officers-evening-mess-dress-493586988

The only thing it might be off is their truly unique Mess Dress.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-08-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Alan O
It was corrected by letter in a 1943 edn and the...

It was corrected by letter in a 1943 edn and the author's second article stated the error.

I have emailed PDFs to all that PM'd me.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Alan O
It's an HPC design but designed for the Foreign...

It's an HPC design but designed for the Foreign Service Helmet pre 1906. I have an album of them. It was a Army initiative to standardise FSH 'pagri' badges but never took off and whilst many were...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-08-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Alan O
It is interesting that EJ Martin confirms that...

It is interesting that EJ Martin confirms that Tyneside Irish cap badges could be found before 1954, and likely pre 1942, with a slider (described as a hook in the 1954 article).

I strongly...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-08-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Alan O
I am slowly working my way through them. He was...

I am slowly working my way through them. He was a man before his time when it came to writing about military insignia and his work on OTCs and VTCs was far superior to Kipling or Gaylor's writings....
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-08-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,521
Posted By Alan O
Chris This is am example of the anodised,...

Chris

This is am example of the anodised, but not aluminium, cap badges that have been attributed as staybrite and consequently appeared in P Taylor's line-drawing pamphlet.

I have also had in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-08-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Alan O
Kitchener's Army Pals Battalion Article from 1942

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=556

I have uploaded a copy of an article on pals insignia from 1942 Edition. It does have a few errors in it such as the RF Jewish Bns...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 20-08-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Alan O
And this is not a second pattern Glasgow High...

And this is not a second pattern Glasgow High School badge I am afraid:

http://www.mindenmilitaria.com/viewphoto.php?shoph=56714&phqu=2

It is Glasgow Corporation. The first pattern was the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-08-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Alan O
No because they were bi=metal.

No because they were bi=metal.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-08-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Alan O
As far as I am aware any post war issued metal...

As far as I am aware any post war issued metal badge was not worn by the Regulars but by the TA and then in No1 Dress hats.

I have seen several portraits of 21 SAS parading in No 1 Dress Blues in...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 18-08-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,022
Posted By Alan O
I am afraid that there are a significant number...

I am afraid that there are a significant number of fake badges made using Gaunt dies or Gaunt designs as the basis. This includes a number of officer badge designs in OR materials.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-08-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By Alan O
The existence of the Black Watch scrolled 9th Bn...

The existence of the Black Watch scrolled 9th Bn HLI was recorded well before the 1970s. This article dates to 1943.

My personal opinion is that the author is right and it was a commercially...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-08-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,498
Posted By Alan O
This letter was written commenting on an article...

This letter was written commenting on an article written by EJ Martin in 1942. As you can see the author corrected the battalion identification from personal experience in WW1.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By Alan O
EJ Martin wrote and article in WW2 about the...

EJ Martin wrote and article in WW2 about the London Regiment.

He attributed the change to a change from the peaked cap to the caubeen.

This would seem a sensible explanation to me.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-08-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Alan O
The Bi-metal fake is shown in Bloomers book on...

The Bi-metal fake is shown in Bloomers book on Scottish badges from the late 1960s so its a very early fake.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 15-08-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Alan O
https://www.highschoolofglasgow.co.uk/alumni/archi...

https://www.highschoolofglasgow.co.uk/alumni/archives-blog/2018/february/officers-training-corps-1902-1974/

Photos of the round sporran badge in use with the mullet bonnet badge.
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