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Forum: All other Colonial Badges 18-04-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Hoot
That is not a military cap badge.

That is not a military cap badge.
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 18-04-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By Hoot
Not at present.

Not at present.
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 18-04-21, 09:32 AM
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Views: 142
Posted By Hoot
The current units are the Royal Gibraltar...

The current units are the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, the Falkland Islands Defence Force, the Royal Bermuda Regiment, the Royal Montserrat Defence Force, the Turks and Caicos Islands Regiment and the...
Forum: Off topic 14-04-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 669
Posted By Hoot
I personally don't think any posts should be...

I personally don't think any posts should be removed but that is not my decision to make. We are all entitled to an opinion but some people are more touchy than others.
Forum: Off topic 14-04-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 669
Posted By Hoot
I made my views on our country and it's history...

I made my views on our country and it's history quite clear in post 15. As for the Ginger Whinger, in my opinion, the "Ginger" bit is very fitting and I don't just mean the hair.
Forum: Off topic 14-04-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 669
Posted By Hoot
It doesn't bother me at all, we're out of the EU...

It doesn't bother me at all, we're out of the EU now and Brexit is done with and, as a Brexiteer, I couldn't be happier.
Forum: Off topic 14-04-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 669
Posted By Hoot
:D:D:D

:D:D:D
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-04-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Hoot
He is an officer of the Inland Water Transport...

He is an officer of the Inland Water Transport section of the Royal Engineers. He appears to be a lieutenant with two rank bars below the I.W.T. on his epaulettes. As former seamen they were...
Forum: Off topic 13-04-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 669
Posted By Hoot
You would and I would but I doubt if we all...

You would and I would but I doubt if we all would.:)
Forum: Off topic 13-04-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 669
Posted By Hoot
I'm British through and through, I'm not a...

I'm British through and through, I'm not a snowflake, a wimp, a woke whinger or anything else like that. I'm extremely proud of my country and it's history. However, I can't help wondering what the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Hoot
South African Army College cap badge, worn 1924...

South African Army College cap badge, worn 1924 to c1957.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-04-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Hoot
7th Battalion, London Regiment officers cap...

7th Battalion, London Regiment officers cap badge. Given the colours of the badge backing and the nine-flamed grenade it may date to when the unit was transferred to the Royal Engineers. In 1935 the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-04-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By Hoot
Lieutenant Colonel Colin Campbell Mitchell, the...

Lieutenant Colonel Colin Campbell Mitchell, the man who was driven out of the British Army for doing his job properly, a disgraceful business and an insult to the man's integrity.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-03-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Hoot
I just can't imagine why anyone in their right...

I just can't imagine why anyone in their right mind would want to take up the hobby these days. The evidence is there for all to see. It's all become a money-making racket with devious scumbags...
Forum: Military Buttons 26-03-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Hoot
Back in Victorian times there was a brewery in...

Back in Victorian times there was a brewery in Ealing, West London, called Stratton's. Maybe they had their company buttons named on the reverse.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-03-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By Hoot
I would say there is about three years between...

I would say there is about three years between the two photos. About 1939/40 for the one on the left and about 1943 onwards for the one on the right.
Forum: Other Military Topics 21-03-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Hoot
Thanks again Tim. Sadly the Old Baptist Chapel...

Thanks again Tim. Sadly the Old Baptist Chapel was demolished back in the 1970s and the Baptists relocated elsewhere in Houghton Regis and totally abandoned the cemetery. It became overgrown very...
Forum: Other Military Topics 20-03-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Hoot
Thank you Tim. The grave is that of 3916 Lance...

Thank you Tim. The grave is that of 3916 Lance Corporal Gilbert Horsler, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, died 3rd of May, 1916, aged 21. It is in the Old Baptist Chapelyard, Houghton Regis,...
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-03-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Hoot
Tim, in the case of a grave with a private...

Tim, in the case of a grave with a private headstone, where that headstone has been removed from the grave and placed against the cemetery wall, well away from the grave itself, would that entitle...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-03-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Hoot
Nozzer, all my information came from old...

Nozzer, all my information came from old collectors, sadly now long dead, who knew their stuff when it came to the local units (I'm an old Bedfordshire Clanger) and some had even been around when the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-03-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Hoot
I was never in any doubt about the one I had in...

I was never in any doubt about the one I had in my collection. I purchased it in Bedford and it was in an old tin box along with three 1st (Herts) Volunteer Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment cap...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-03-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Hoot
As I understand it, that badge began life as the...

As I understand it, that badge began life as the cap badge of the Hertfordshire Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment TF, worn c1908-1910, with the design later being used, in facing pairs, for the collar...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-03-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Hoot
Worn as a cap badge by Rotherham Corporation...

Worn as a cap badge by Rotherham Corporation Tramways crewmen.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-03-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,086
Posted By Hoot
No, not the "Royal Middlesex".

No, not the "Royal Middlesex".
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-03-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,086
Posted By Hoot
Several of the odd designs on the poster were in...

Several of the odd designs on the poster were in my possession at one time, many years ago, including the ASC with MT scroll, the Footballers and the Berkshire Yeomanry with crown, mine were all...
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