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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-07-18, 12:39 PM
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Posted By charlie962
Thank you Bryan Charlie

Thank you Bryan

Charlie
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-07-18, 07:48 PM
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Posted By charlie962
Thank you very much. Just to check my...

Thank you very much. Just to check my understanding:

I've extracted this from Wimberley's wiki page:

In October 1915 Wimberley, now aged 19 and the machine gun officer of his battalion (1st Bn...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-07-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By charlie962
Interesting. The Royal Scots possibility was an...

Interesting. The Royal Scots possibility was an 11th Bn man so in same brigade (yes 27th) as 12th Bn.
Any chance of highlight from photo?

The BlackWatch man was 1/6th which was 51st Div
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-18, 03:23 PM
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Posted By charlie962
Thanks He was wearing what look like...

Thanks

He was wearing what look like hospital blues and as you say the headgear may have been Scottish representative. The need for identity is to help distinguish between two possible men of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By charlie962
Thanks MGC looks quite possible but why the...

Thanks
MGC looks quite possible but why the backing ? I was hoping someone might find a Scots regiment that fitted- eg a St Andrew's cross.
Charlie
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-07-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By charlie962
Scottish badge ID please

This extract from a portrait of a wounded soldier in hospital in France 1916 needs identification. Could it be Royal Scots or even Black Watch or ... ?
Many thanks
Charlie

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Forum: Indian Badges 19-06-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By charlie962
a few thoughts: Your GF seems to have been...

a few thoughts:

Your GF seems to have been transferred to the Indian Unattached List in 1912 and posted as Staff Sgt Instructor to the NWRVR at that time. In 1914 he was transferred to The...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 06-05-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By charlie962
Yes it did indeed come from the RA Journal- early...

Yes it did indeed come from the RA Journal- early 1940s if I remember correctly because I have that journal.
Charlie
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 14-03-18, 12:15 PM
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Posted By charlie962
Very nice photos Charlie

Very nice photos
Charlie
Forum: The Royal Australian Navy and Air Force (RAN & RAAF) 07-05-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By charlie962
Thanks for sharing these. Have you researched the...

Thanks for sharing these. Have you researched the names?

For example Darcy Reeve (http://www.undyingmemory.net/Livermere/reeve-charles.html)(died in an accident 1916, Hounslow) has quite a bit on...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-05-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,924
Posted By charlie962
I seem to remember in the CCF that we were...

I seem to remember in the CCF that we were instructed that the year had to be cut out before we could stitch the badge onto battledress. Thus only one Bisley badge would be worn.
Charlie
Forum: General Topics. 02-05-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By charlie962
doh! sorry for the duplication. I find it very...

doh! sorry for the duplication. I find it very easy to lose threads on this forum;
Charlie
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 30-04-17, 09:02 PM
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Posted By charlie962
Nice set of items. Someone recently posted a WW2...

Nice set of items. Someone recently posted a WW2 gun badge numbered but interesting to see the practice in WW1. It must have been pretty rare?

Dudley Parrott Bradbury was born london 1891 and died...
Forum: General Topics. 30-04-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By charlie962
Jo, I see IWM have 8 more pages of these signs,...

Jo, I see IWM have 8 more pages of these signs, for example
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205297086
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205297083...
Forum: Military Buttons 23-04-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,470
Posted By charlie962
I've just trawled through this fascinating thread...

I've just trawled through this fascinating thread on another forum (http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/airborne-special-forces/escape-evasion-survival-aids-silk-maps-escape-compasses-more-188790/). I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-04-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By charlie962
To me the compass looked good so I assumed it was...

To me the compass looked good so I assumed it was the badge? Those compasses were available in reasonably large numbers for aircrew to hide where they liked.
Charlie
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 23-04-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By charlie962
Irv, can I point you to this other current thread...

Irv, can I point you to this other current thread (http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=402534#post402534)- interested to see a similar badge posted; Charlie
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 23-04-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By charlie962
The Daily Casualty List was a daily listing of...

The Daily Casualty List was a daily listing of killed, wounded, prisoners etc for the whole armed forces. It appeared in full in the Times up until late 1916. Casualties becoming so huge by this...
Forum: Military Buttons 22-04-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,470
Posted By charlie962
Paul, interesting to see your version of RM badge...

Paul, interesting to see your version of RM badge compared to that highlighted by IRV in this other thread. (http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61397) What do you think?
Charlie
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 19-04-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By charlie962
re John Hatt ..or maybe not.It could have...

re John Hatt

..or maybe not.It could have been a result of his being wounded (shell splinter) at the end of March 1917. He was with 157 Siege Battery at the time, in the Arras sector perhaps? The...
Forum: Military Buttons 10-04-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,470
Posted By charlie962
MI9 reversed the thread direction... Ah. so...

MI9 reversed the thread direction...

Ah. so I may have been tightening them so much I now can't undo them! Is there a date for this?

The button is probably slightly thicker at the back? But...
Forum: Military Buttons 10-04-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,470
Posted By charlie962
I did see these 4 reverses on the web 168378...

I did see these 4 reverses on the web
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Forum: Military Buttons 10-04-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,470
Posted By charlie962
Roy, do you have a photo of the back of the...

Roy, do you have a photo of the back of the button ie where the maker's name lurks? Excellent photos by the way.

Presumably said button is a little bit heavier? Has anybody weighed them?

There...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-04-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,470
Posted By charlie962
A fascinating list. I originally thought it was...

A fascinating list. I originally thought it was only airforces who would carry these. The biggest problem is that because they were not meant to be easily seen if captured they are very difficult to...
Forum: General Topics. 19-03-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,340
Posted By charlie962
There are some useful descriptions and occasional...

There are some useful descriptions and occasional illustrations in the appendix of "With the MT in Mesopotamia" which is available as a NMP reprint or even online through Hathitrust....
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