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Forum: Headdress Today, 11:37 AM
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Views: 107
Posted By leigh kitchen
in some units officers wore khaki berets rather...

in some units officers wore khaki berets rather than the GS Caps worn by the men.
An illustration of an officer of the 5th Battalion of The Hampshire Regiment in and on the cover of the book shown.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-09-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By leigh kitchen
No, other than that Bosleys sold a RME OSD two...

No, other than that Bosleys sold a RME OSD two part badge a while back - seperate grenade bearing "RME" on the ball worn above the globe and laurel.

Some badges listed at auction, apparently as...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, it was very common for personnel to wear...

Yes, it was very common for personnel to wear badges of other national contingents often given to them by a friend in the contingent.
Some people were covered in colourful bling, I favoured the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By leigh kitchen
The Tudor Rose is post WWII Catterick Garrison.

The Tudor Rose is post WWII Catterick Garrison.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By leigh kitchen
And yet you still get the occasional ex-RTR man...

And yet you still get the occasional ex-RTR man popping up on forums and harrumphing "The black beret has only ever been worn by The Royal Tank Regiment".
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-09-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By leigh kitchen
Could the MP badge be one to indicate that the...

Could the MP badge be one to indicate that the Gendarme wearing it is operating in the military rather than the civilian police role within a multinational organisation?

A very flimsy excuse to...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-09-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 128
Posted By leigh kitchen
I can think of possible candidates re. the badge...

I can think of possible candidates re. the badge but not with N. Africa service.
Coldstream Guards, 4 RDG, 22nd Dragoons?
Size of the badge not quite right for them and a circlet design in the star...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-09-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By leigh kitchen
My copy arrived a few days ago - excellent book,...

My copy arrived a few days ago - excellent book, it's going to take time to read.
I'd ordered via the author's web site, apparently the books have been sold mainly via Amazon than via the site for...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 11-09-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By leigh kitchen
I have a RPC officer's forage cap with the 40mm...

I have a RPC officer's forage cap with the 40mm high St Edwards Crown silver cap badge with n/s lugs fitted.
Presumably it has long lugs.
It has no holes for any other badge, it's a Herbert &...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By leigh kitchen
Possibly a British army Rangetakers badge...

Possibly a British army Rangetakers badge although a two piece rather than single piece badge "Edwards and Langley) 60)?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-09-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By leigh kitchen
Listed in Daily Report of 24th July 1916 as...

Listed in Daily Report of 24th July 1916 as wounded:

First Name:
W F
Surname:
Guy
Resided Town:
Burnfield
Report Date:
24/07/1916
Forum: Military Buttons 08-09-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
The centre image could be of a Yugoslavian...

The centre image could be of a Yugoslavian button, but being found in Hobart..........

(Apologies for poor quality of images).
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-09-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By leigh kitchen
RFU - Rugby Football Union? OSSC - Old Scotch...

RFU - Rugby Football Union?
OSSC - Old Scotch Soccer Club?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-09-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By leigh kitchen
The same book mentions that one morning in Italy,...

The same book mentions that one morning in Italy, 1944, the Mortar Officer of 2nd Kings Liverpool Regiment, Lt Trevor Cole-Rees paraded wearing a square red patch behind the cap badge on his beret,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-09-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By leigh kitchen
I may be completely out, merely imagining that I...

I may be completely out, merely imagining that I can see the imprint of the badge.
According to "Badge Backings and Special Embellishments of The British Army" the regiment adopted the red backing...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-09-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By leigh kitchen
Is the ghost outline of the badge that of the...

Is the ghost outline of the badge that of the Duke of Welligton's Regiment?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-09-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's similar to the collar badge worn by the...

It's similar to the collar badge worn by the Devonshire Regiment 1874-78, Churchill figure 333, but the illustration is slightly more curved and with more jewels in the arches.
Forum: General Topics. 01-09-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting (I was in HQ Battery of 100th...

Interesting (I was in HQ Battery of 100th Regiment Royal Artillery back in 1972).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-09-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By leigh kitchen
I may be misreading, but the wording on the first...

I may be misreading, but the wording on the first badge, is it "DUM AN OLD"?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-08-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ah right, I've only ever seen those wings...

Ah right, I've only ever seen those wings labelled as 2 GR (British Army Proficiency Badges shows them only in an image of the old army recruiting poster "All The Signs of a Specialist 2" where...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 30-08-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By leigh kitchen
According to "Badges on Battledress" the 11th...

According to "Badges on Battledress" the 11th Armoured Division became the 4th Infantry Division in April 1956.
The new 4th Division adopted the last wartime pattern of divisional sign, red on...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-08-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By leigh kitchen
The small badge shown in the original post was...

The small badge shown in the original post was exclusive to 2 GR?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-08-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By leigh kitchen
Stated in "British Army Badges" to be "Pouch...

Stated in "British Army Badges" to be "Pouch badge 7 X 8.5 cm on backpack carried during parades in public places".
It appears to be as suggested by 'acorn.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By leigh kitchen
One for sale here (I messed up editing the above...

One for sale here (I messed up editing the above post)::

https://berlin-military.com/QARNNS-Rank-Slide-PENIBR
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-08-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By leigh kitchen
QARNS, so the interweb tells me "Queen...

QARNS, so the interweb tells me

"Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service

Rank Slide, "Badge PENIBR" for
Senior Clerical & Quarters Assistant
Senior Naval Nursing Auxiliary>
Senior...
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