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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 01:47 PM
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
Westlake 295 although he says in bronze? Tim

Westlake 295 although he says in bronze?

Tim
Forum: General Topics. 14-10-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By grey_green_acorn
There are a variety of terms used on...

There are a variety of terms used on manufacturers packaging including:
Nickel low bake
DE GILT BURNISH
BSILVER LOW BAKE
BE GILT
BSILVER BURNISH
D.B.G.
BRIGHTSILVER

JSP 768 uses:
Forum: Headdress 12-10-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Just to confuse further! Here is an oddity -...

Just to confuse further! Here is an oddity - possibly a trial pattern!!

Tim
Forum: Headdress 12-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By grey_green_acorn
According to Robin Hodges (page 186) it looks...

According to Robin Hodges (page 186) it looks identical in design to the Officers and Warrant Officers mess dress collar badge. Although it is shown on a dark blue rectangle 60mm x 50mm.

Tim
Forum: Headdress 12-10-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Queen's Lancashire Regiment

Yes I got it the wrong way round. The badge without crown was worn until 2004. This is the last pattern worn 2004-2006:

Tim
Forum: Headdress 12-10-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Tony, I have a note that the beret badge was...

Tony,
I have a note that the beret badge was the last pattern worn only in 2005-6 prior to amalgamation into the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.

Tim

PS Incorrect. See my later post.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-10-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Thanks to all for your suggestions. Tim

Thanks to all for your suggestions.

Tim
Forum: Headdress 09-10-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Sean, I was thinking of doing an album myself...

Sean,
I was thinking of doing an album myself but probably have about twenty hackles and a few plumes.

A photo alongside a ruler would be best I think.

Tim
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-10-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By grey_green_acorn
At the risk of upsetting both the Gunners and the...

At the risk of upsetting both the Gunners and the Sappers, who share the same motto "UBIQUE".

It is said that to one it means "everywhere" while to the other it means "all over the place".

Tim
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-10-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Surely somebody's artillery? Tim

Surely somebody's artillery?

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bumping again 5 years on. Any ideas? Tim

Bumping again 5 years on. Any ideas?

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-10-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Bumping up. Any ideas please? Tim

Bumping up. Any ideas please?

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-10-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Westminster Dragoon’s helmet flash - Op TELIC ...

Westminster Dragoon’s helmet flash - Op TELIC

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By grey_green_acorn
I have not been able to find an earlier SP...

I have not been able to find an earlier SP although the CB No and Pattern No of the Crossed Rifles are CB0169 and 10382 so would also have been sealed circa 1930.

More recently:

Clothing...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Indeed, for the benefit of other readers here is...

Indeed, for the benefit of other readers here is Sealed Pattern of LG in Wreath in brown on khaki sealed 08/02/1930 CB1039 Pattern No 10354 with an update adding NSN 8455-99-974-2159

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The forage cap was apparently only worn by the...

The forage cap was apparently only worn by the Adjutant and the badge was reduced size, silver plated and with a lug and blade.
Some posts on slidered KOSB badges in this thread...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-10-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Could it be for the officer's forage cap? Tim

Could it be for the officer's forage cap?

Tim
Forum: Off topic 02-10-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Jerry, PM box is now open, Tim

Jerry,
PM box is now open,

Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-10-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Thank you for that detailed identification. ...

Thank you for that detailed identification.

Tim
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-09-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,226
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here are two PWO bullion officer's beret badges. ...

Here are two PWO bullion officer's beret badges. I can't explain the horse going the wrong way!

Tim
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-09-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Grumpy, the 10 year suggestion would seem...

Grumpy, the 10 year suggestion would seem reasonable.
I am away for a couple of days but have some 1960s - 1980s MOD documentation at home that may provide some clarity. I will post next week.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-09-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Here is a link on the Welsh Guards beret badge...

Here is a link on the Welsh Guards beret badge https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15658&highlight=Welsh
See post 6. Unfortunately it is not clear on PRI/purchase but seems...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-09-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By grey_green_acorn
Using Pattern Numbers to date badges is not a...

Using Pattern Numbers to date badges is not a precise science. However, many/most 1960 Pattern badges have Pattern Numbers in the 190** to 191** sequence with cards dated to the early 1960s.
I can...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By grey_green_acorn
The 2/3rds size badges and chevrons in a white...

The 2/3rds size badges and chevrons in a white thread on khaki were introduced on the issue of No2 Service Dress to replace Battle Dress. They are classed as 1960 Pattern and were manufactured and...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-09-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By grey_green_acorn
There is a recently curated display of London...

There is a recently curated display of London Regiment material at the Guards Museum, London. It includes some G Company badges but apparently the coloured new metal version of the cap star is still...
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