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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-09-19, 06:24 AM
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Posted By Alan O
There were small Foreigh Service Helmet badges. ...

There were small Foreigh Service Helmet badges. One was on ebay last week.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-09-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Alan O
The RGJ Brigade lasted form 1958 - 1 Jan 66 when...

The RGJ Brigade lasted form 1958 - 1 Jan 66 when the RGJ was formed. This was a couple of years before most Brigade badges were dropped.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-09-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Alan O
The RB was a 1950's Regular and TA badge and then...

The RB was a 1950's Regular and TA badge and then worn by the TA in the '60s. The Regulars wore the GJ Bde badge until the formation of the Royal Green Jackets in the 1960s.
Forum: General Topics. 10-09-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Alan O
My bad - and I have a Latin O Level! I read it...

My bad - and I have a Latin O Level! I read it as a L for 50. Not sure what that is as 16 is not a sqn or regt number associated with the Horseshoe of 2 Sig Bde. The colours do match the RSignals...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-09-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By Alan O
I have seen a few cropped badges but that's the...

I have seen a few cropped badges but that's the first photo I have seen of it in use.
Forum: General Topics. 09-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Alan O
3 is the United Nations.

3 is the United Nations.
Forum: General Topics. 09-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By Alan O
Lat one is 41 Sig Sqn with the horseshoe of 2 Sig...

Lat one is 41 Sig Sqn with the horseshoe of 2 Sig Bde,
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-09-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Alan O
I would suggets you try wehrmacht awards or...

I would suggets you try wehrmacht awards or another forum with a similair interest.

Alan
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-09-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Alan O
The MMG overlay and the style of slider are the...

The MMG overlay and the style of slider are the most obvious. It's not immediately obvious which is why some dealers get away with selling them as original.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-09-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Alan O
If the slider is original to the abdge then it is...

If the slider is original to the abdge then it is post 1950ish until the last 1960s.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-09-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Alan O
agreed that it's been added to.

agreed that it's been added to.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-09-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Alan O
Not keen on it.

Not keen on it.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 05-09-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Alan O
For those dates and units I would expect to see...

For those dates and units I would expect to see Gaunt London or Firmin. It would depend on the badge. Chris Marsh's book will give you the definitive answer for most.

The Glosters and...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-09-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Alan O
Never say never but all of the genuine ones were...

Never say never but all of the genuine ones were one piece.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-09-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Alan O
I would say both are copies. The KRRC design...

I would say both are copies.

The KRRC design was worn from 1906 into the 1950s but the unpiereced crown and slider are typical of known restrikes.

The RB on lugs is not a cap badge at all and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-09-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Alan O
The officers' badge had one leg off the ground. ...

The officers' badge had one leg off the ground.

The mark is one that dates to at least 3 decades after the Cyclists had disbanded and the Yeomanry had re-roled to RA and adopted the RA cap...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-09-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,590
Posted By Alan O
Chris Am I right in thinking the badge is...

Chris

Am I right in thinking the badge is Firmin's? There seem to be a number of dealers with large amounts of a/a and new metal Firmin made badges at the moment including some scarce ones (CCF...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-09-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Alan O
Yes some has just spent 40 on a 1950s badge with...

Yes some has just spent 40 on a 1950s badge with a 1990's maker's mark on it.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-08-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Alan O
Wilts PP Cypher bnadge on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Fine-Military-Brass-Cap-Badge-The-Wiltshire-Regiment-1955-1958/383114908711?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

The maker 's mark is not...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-08-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Alan O
Same die so someone is still producing them...

Same die so someone is still producing them albeit now unpierced with lugs so an obvious restrike.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-08-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,590
Posted By Alan O
The current issue non-screw IG cap star in it's...

The current issue non-screw IG cap star in it's bag with NSN.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-08-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Alan O
a Border regt bagde with provenance to 1940s. ...

a Border regt bagde with provenance to 1940s. Same die flaw on the top arm of the cross. The retaining strip in is w/m but the slider is brass.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-08-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Alan O
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-08-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By Alan O
MANCS COLLAR

4 incl UK P&P
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-08-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By Alan O
WW1 CHESHIRE CAP BADGE -SOLD

7 incl UK P&P

braise filled hole to back
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