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Forum: Indian Badges 27-06-22, 01:58 PM
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Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Steve - I spoke to Ashok about it and he...

Hi Steve - I spoke to Ashok about it and he remembered having a conversation with JC when the book on the 4GR was being put together - and the thought was that maybe it was a mistake when the frame...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By gurkharifles
8th Gurkha Rifles cloth badge

Not exactly sure what this is - I know Ashok Nath has one in his collection and he believes it was worn by training staff at the centre in Quetta before WW2. Possibly a tracksuit badge? Any other...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By gurkharifles
7th Gurkha Rifles - fantasy items.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275355263568

These 7GR patches are fantasy items so I'm not sure what he means as "original" :mad:
Forum: General Topics. 19-06-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi John - good to hear it's a true story - I like...

Hi John - good to hear it's a true story - I like these anecdotes that are rarely included in dry regimental histories - but tell you so much more about the individuals involved :)
Forum: General Topics. 18-06-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By gurkharifles
Smile Monty and the New Zealanders

Just read this anecdote in a 4GR Officers Association Journal (1983) which I thought might amuse : "When Montgomery took command of the Eighth Army he remarked to New Zealand's General "Tiny"...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-06-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By gurkharifles
4th Gurkhas

I recently acquired a job lot of Officers Association Journals to the 4GR. from the 1960's > 1980's. I always try to acquire these journals as they offer interesting and sometimes unique perspectives...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-06-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By gurkharifles
The 4th Gurkhas did indeed wear a IV badge in...

The 4th Gurkhas did indeed wear a IV badge in their felt hat from 1900 to 1947. I've seen a number of different examples and variants to the ones that are illustrated in the Gurkha Museum's book (3...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-06-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By gurkharifles
Badge Books

Badges of the British Army - Wilkinson 10th edition with price guide vgc £5
American Military Collectibles price guide- Roy Manion £5
Plus £2 p&p
PayPal family and friends preferred
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 31-05-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By gurkharifles
QUEEN'S GURKHA ENGINEERS

Just purchased this off ebay (£6) - I'd not seen one before and wondered whether it's a recent issue or is it an "unofficial" badge ?
Forum: Indian Badges 27-05-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By gurkharifles
10th Gurkhas

I thought I'd share a couple of recent acquisitions both to the 10GR. The first is an early example of a cross belt plate in cast silver. The museum's book illustrates 5 examples of this type of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By gurkharifles
I seem to remember a TV documentary “the Secret...

I seem to remember a TV documentary “the Secret Hunters” which revealed that the SAS remained active after their official disbandment- specifically to hunt down the Nazi units responsible for the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By gurkharifles
SAS disbanded plaque

Went out for a meal last night with some friends to a hotel in Wivenhoe and came across this plaque in the reception - I’d never realised there was a connection to the SAS and wondered why the...
Forum: General Topics. 01-05-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By gurkharifles
If ever a set of medals and associated items...

If ever a set of medals and associated items deserved framing this is it ! Just a fabulous piece of family history. I'm sure I'm stating the obvious but the 4th Btn had their own shoulder title ?
Forum: General Topics. 30-04-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Rob - I wish you joy of your "Holy Grail" -...

Hi Rob - I wish you joy of your "Holy Grail" - however my personal view is you should go ahead and create a framed tribute to your Great Uncle with whatever items you can find that you think...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 28-04-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By gurkharifles
All I could find was this: Prime Minister...

All I could find was this: Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony (1864–95), who would go on to marry Queen Ranavalona II (1868–83) and Queen Ranavalona III (1883–97) in succession. Over the course of...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-04-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By gurkharifles
Artists Rifles - sweetheart button badge

A nice period conversion of a button to 28th Btn London Regt - Artists Rifles to a sweetheart brooch. £12 incl P&P
Forum: General Topics. 22-04-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By gurkharifles
Sorry just seen the whole thread - I was beaten...

Sorry just seen the whole thread - I was beaten to it.
Forum: General Topics. 22-04-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Chris - your Uncle has a Commonwealth War...

Hi Chris - your Uncle has a Commonwealth War Grave - he's buried in Ipswich Old Cemetery ( Section C Grave 74 ) - Service No: 1352622. He was 33 when he died on 3 March. Hope this helps. Tim
Forum: Military Buttons 15-04-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By gurkharifles
2nd Gurkhas unusual buttons

I thought I'd share a couple of recent acquisitions ( from a forum member - thanks Kev) I've never seen them before and they're not recorded in the Gurkha Museum's book on the insignia of the 2GR. ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-04-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By gurkharifles
Thanks Tim - would there just be one bugle Major...

Thanks Tim - would there just be one bugle Major in a band ? I’m assuming it’s scarce as I’ve never seen one before
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By gurkharifles
So what's the difference between a single bugle...

So what's the difference between a single bugle arm badge and a double bugle with regimental crest above ?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-04-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By gurkharifles
"Just" a bugler ? Or Bugle Major ? I've seen...

"Just" a bugler ? Or Bugle Major ? I've seen sleeve badges for Gurkha musicians before with a single bugle - and cloth rather than metal .
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-04-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By gurkharifles
2nd Gurkhas ?

So I bought this on spec - I'd not seen one before > I suspect it's an arm badge to the 2GR Bugle Major ? Or something similar ? And could anyone give me a rough date ?
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 04-04-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By gurkharifles
Falklands book

40 years ago I was working in Plymouth when the Falklands War started - seeing a large part of the task force assemble and depart, I developed a lifelong interest in the conflict and bought almost...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-03-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By gurkharifles
The small one. It's not mentioned in Chris...

The small one. It's not mentioned in Chris Marsh's book but I believe the badge is actually illustrated in the Gurkha Museum's book on the insignia of 10GR (10GR D21A) - whilst its not clear I'm...
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