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Forum: Off topic 06-03-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Rob Miller
Apparently you could hear the bang 5 miles away,...

Apparently you could hear the bang 5 miles away, I'm about twelve miles away and I didn't, unlike Uffculme fireworks factory some years ago which we did hear.

The Exeter Blitz has been an interest...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Rob Miller
Looks like "PA" to me, possibly a cypher for...

Looks like "PA" to me, possibly a cypher for Prince Albert or one for Queen Victoria's when she was a young Princess called Alexandrina or then again one of her children, Alexandra, Arthur, Alfred or...
Forum: Military Buttons 03-03-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Rob Miller
This may be the answer, the "CIV 1900" button was...

This may be the answer, the "CIV 1900" button was worn on the greatcoat, and the "London Arms" button on the tunic?

Which would mean that both were worn in South Africa at the same time, can...
Forum: Military Buttons 01-03-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Rob Miller
City Imperial Volunteers Buttons

I have read the section in Ray Westlake's "The Territorial Battalions" on this unit, it went overseas as one Infantry Battalion, two Mounted Infantry Companies and one Battery of Vickers Maxim quick...
Forum: General Topics. 01-03-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Rob Miller
Thank you Luke, they are amazing albums already. ...

Thank you Luke, they are amazing albums already.

So is Martin Marsh still alive? his contribution to badge manufacture was quite extraordinary, if from our perspective misguided and damaging?
...
Forum: General Topics. 27-02-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Rob Miller
Are there some Martin Marsh albums on here...

Are there some Martin Marsh albums on here already, I can't find them?

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-02-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Rob Miller
Something to do with the British Virgin Islands...

Something to do with the British Virgin Islands perhaps?

The motto fits as does the dove.

https://bvi.gov.vg/national-symbols

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-02-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Rob Miller
The HPC with the bricks in the walls between the...

The HPC with the bricks in the walls between the towers appears to be the scarcer variant these days?

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-01-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Rob Miller
Nice collection, the 4th VB is a common fake, I...

Nice collection, the 4th VB is a common fake, I like the OSD collar, its the first one I have seen with lugs North and South.

Rob
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 25-01-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Rob Miller
I would very much like to see scans of all three...

I would very much like to see scans of all three books please.

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-01-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By Rob Miller
I have been looking at Beaker123's album on WW2...

I have been looking at Beaker123's album on WW2 ARP / Civil Defence and there are some very interesting pattern cards which show an ARP wound stripe dated 1944 which looks very similar to the rank...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-01-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,375
Posted By Rob Miller
Looking through my records I have noted a medium...

Looking through my records I have noted a medium sized button, back mark "LAMBOURNES BIRM" so it appears in the case of buttons at least that both date from the same period but were abbreviated to...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-01-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,375
Posted By Rob Miller
Its Lambourne & Co on the other ranks General...

Its Lambourne & Co on the other ranks General Service Buttons, but I have to say these are pretty scarce compared to other makes such as Twigg for example mentioned earlier.

I do wonder about the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Rob Miller
I found this recently whilst looking for...

I found this recently whilst looking for something else, but there could be many reasons for a crown lapel badge?


Rob
Forum: General Topics. 18-01-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Rob Miller
There is an enormous amount of variation in tack,...

There is an enormous amount of variation in tack, differences for riding and towing, horses mules etc and perhaps I'm the wrong end of the animal, the handle/loop thingamy could be a crupper?

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 16-01-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Rob Miller
It could be horsey, a martingale perhaps? Rob

It could be horsey, a martingale perhaps?

Rob
Forum: Off topic 12-01-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Rob Miller
Looks like yours is only the second reported...

Looks like yours is only the second reported sighting this year?

Rob

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asian-hornet-uk-sightings
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-01-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Rob Miller
Hi Sean Years ago the late forum member John...

Hi Sean

Years ago the late forum member John Forsey "blackpowder44" loaned me his copy which I scanned, I have posted odd relevant images in previous threads but you are right it deserves an...
Forum: General Topics. 24-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By Rob Miller
Merry Christmas forum members. And watch out...

Merry Christmas forum members.

And watch out for Putin poisoning your underpants.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-12-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Rob Miller
11th North Devon Glengarry

Not an era I know very much about mostly because I can't afford it, but I have dipped my toe in the water with these two.

The shiny one I bought several years ago for less than average fake money...
Forum: The Home Front 18-12-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Rob Miller
Canadian? ...

Canadian?

https://stewartsmilitaryantiques.com/canadian-wwii-air-raid-precautions-badge-pinback.47704.archive.htm

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-11-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Rob Miller
What era are these, is it Napoleonic or Late...

What era are these, is it Napoleonic or Late Victorian?

Rob
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 14-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Rob Miller
There is one in Joe Lyndhursts book Military...

There is one in Joe Lyndhursts book Military Collectables, actually I think its that very badge?

This is their description, but I don't know how accurate it is?

Page 128 9

Rank chevrons and...
Forum: General Topics. 08-11-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Rob Miller
I can see its important because to get it wrong...

I can see its important because to get it wrong could be considered disrespectful, but then there is the arm badge being referred to as a "Chad", if this is a reference to the cartoon character...
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Rob Miller
Here we go again , its not a "M"otto, its a can...

Here we go again , its not a "M"otto, its a can of worms.

Some Warrant Officer once shouted at a trooper "we don't call it a cab badge we call it a Motto" and since then every "Walt" (Walter...
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