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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-08-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By John Mulcahy
The responders above are quite correct. Here is...

The responders above are quite correct. Here is a short sumamry of the badge in question.

In Jan 1903 a program was approved by the War Office that the same badge would be worn by regiments on...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-05-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By John Mulcahy
Unlikely in my opinion, collar badges were...

Unlikely in my opinion, collar badges were traditionally not work in rifle regiments save for officers service dress (OSD) and mess dress. The R. Irish Rifles were no different.

This badge is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-05-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By John Mulcahy
The Royal Irish Rifles design you show is pattern...

The Royal Irish Rifles design you show is pattern 5849/1903. It was sealed in blackened brass and in 1913 the finish was officially changed to white metal and given a new pattern no., 7330/1913.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By John Mulcahy
The Royal Irish (Ulster) Rifles Badge is unusual...

The Royal Irish (Ulster) Rifles Badge is unusual because of the presence of loops "north and south' as a fitment.

Firstly is the badge brass or white-metal? I find it hard to tell from the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-05-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By John Mulcahy
Tom the 8 KRIH does indeed look genuine. It...

Tom

the 8 KRIH does indeed look genuine. It is sealed pattern number (SPN) 4680a/1904, approved in 1904 and the pattern had a long life, existing all the way up until the regiment amalgamated...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-04-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By John Mulcahy
I don't think guards wear any collar badges save...

I don't think guards wear any collar badges save for Full Dress and Mess Dress.

Am I wrong?

John
Forum: General Topics. 23-03-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By John Mulcahy
Others that come to mind (some mentioned already)...

Others that come to mind (some mentioned already)

Field Service Cap Badges featuring a QVC Harp Design

8 KRIH
The Royal Irish Regiment
The Connaught Rangers
The Royal Irish Rifles
Forum: General Topics. 22-03-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By John Mulcahy
Here is a start for the Glengarry Regular...

Here is a start for the Glengarry

Regular Corps
86th Rgt
88th Rgt
Royal Irish Rgt post 1881
Connaught Rangers post 1881
Royal Irish Rifles

Militia Corps
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-03-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 478
Posted By John Mulcahy
Can't answer for the Coldstreams but the IG have...

Can't answer for the Coldstreams but the IG have been known to use rank stars in the beret c.1980. This picture from the display at the Guards Museum put together by Col. W. Mahon and Capt. M....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-02-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By John Mulcahy
I am not at all sure about this star, it looks...

I am not at all sure about this star, it looks quite poor quality. The star may be cut asymmetrically. From what I can see this looks like a star that International Militaria in NJ were selling...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By John Mulcahy
IG - not collar badges, these are part of the...

IG - not collar badges, these are part of the shoulder title. The other ranks collar badge of the Irish Guards is a shamrock and you will typically only see it on full dress and mess dress.

John
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-02-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By John Mulcahy
The IG Pagri is an example of the undress...

The IG Pagri is an example of the undress sabtetache badge worn by the 4 RIDG and used by the IG for the same purpose 1900-1902. I believe yours is a modern reproduction.

The 1935 Pagri stars are...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-02-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By John Mulcahy
An interesting badge, which I have not come...

An interesting badge, which I have not come across before, thank you for posting.

There is good reason for attributing it to The Tyrone Militia.

The 4th battalion of the Royal Inniskilling...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-01-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By John Mulcahy
The cap badge you show was sealed in 1929 for...

The cap badge you show was sealed in 1929 for other ranks of the new regiment. See the last two posts on this thread.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-01-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By John Mulcahy
I am of the same opinion. Other than these two...

I am of the same opinion. Other than these two it’s quite a good “haul”.

John
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 26-12-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By John Mulcahy
That illustration on the cover is of Fr. Francis...

That illustration on the cover is of Fr. Francis Gleeson (the unit chaplain) administering General Absolution to the 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers on the 8 May 1915, the eve of the Battle of Aubers...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-12-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By John Mulcahy
As we are on the topic, attached my summary of...

As we are on the topic, attached my summary of collar badges worn by officers in full dress, undress and service dress pre 1902. An analysis of period photos also shows a great deal of non...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-12-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By John Mulcahy
CB I take a great interest in the Royal...

CB

I take a great interest in the Royal Munster Fusiliers. From the archival research I have managed to do I too see that there was a relaxed attitude among officers towards uniformity of...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By John Mulcahy
Officers glengarry badge 1881-c. 1894 and I think...

Officers glengarry badge 1881-c. 1894 and I think it a genuine.

John
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-11-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,630
Posted By John Mulcahy
Terry, if it helps, the first Irish units to...

Terry,

if it helps, the first Irish units to adopt unit specific insignia on the UNOC mission were the 2nd Armoured Car Squadron (from Oct. 1962) and the 38th Infantry Battalion (from Nov. 1962). ...
Forum: General Topics. 29-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By John Mulcahy
The Royal Munster Fusiliers wore a green shamrock...

The Royal Munster Fusiliers wore a green shamrock as a backing in the service dress cap.


The style and dimensions tended to vary by battalion, for example

1st Bn. & 8th (Service) Bn. RMF,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-10-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,216
Posted By John Mulcahy
Bill, per our recent IM exchange, I missed...

Bill,

per our recent IM exchange, I missed your question when it was first posted. Perhaps responding now may prompt some new information to come forth.

This would make a fine topic for a...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 04-10-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By John Mulcahy
Kyle, Norman Litchfield's book "THE MILITIA...

Kyle,

Norman Litchfield's book "THE MILITIA ARTILLERY 1852-1909 (THEIR LINEAGE, UNIFORMS AND BADGES) Litchfield, Norman E.H. Published by The Sherwood Press (Nottingham) Ltd., Derby (1987) covers...
Forum: Headdress 15-09-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By John Mulcahy
Rob, thanks for posting this. I too have...

Rob,

thanks for posting this. I too have never seen an example of an O/R Donegal Militia shako plate but have no reason to doubt the veracity of what you have posted. I have seen images of what...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-08-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By John Mulcahy
To me too it 'screams" Royal Ulster Rifles, I...

To me too it 'screams" Royal Ulster Rifles, I doubt strongly it is 8th Hussars. However, I cant think of a military use for this embroidered badge with the RUR and wonder if it is for use on...
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