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Forum: Headdress Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By leigh kitchen
The "pulp", composition helmet and the metal...

The "pulp", composition helmet and the metal Despatch Rider lids.

I think the pulp helmet has been reused by Belgian forces.
Forum: Headdress Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 59
Posted By leigh kitchen
Despatch Rider helmet rather than Para, a "papier...

Despatch Rider helmet rather than Para, a "papier mache" composition one?
Definitely a military rather than civilian one?
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By leigh kitchen
"History Of The British Army Infantry Collar...

"History Of The British Army Infantry Collar Badge" by Colin Churchill (The Naval and Military Press Ltd).
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By leigh kitchen
I think "Churchill" states that a pair of the...

I think "Churchill" states that a pair of the upright pattern RNF in anod al appear on a sealed pattern with St George and the dragon facing the same way (implying that they weren't worn in mirror...
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By leigh kitchen
Contact forum member Borderer, he may point you...

Contact forum member Borderer, he may point you in the right direction.
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 06:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 530
Posted By leigh kitchen
Because she's deliberately "tidied" them up? ...

Because she's deliberately "tidied" them up?
Are you sure she's not just toying with you?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-06-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By leigh kitchen
I think the badge worn in the photo is new metal.

I think the badge worn in the photo is new metal.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-06-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By leigh kitchen
It looks to be of anodised aluminium, lugs as per...

It looks to be of anodised aluminium, lugs as per for WO1's wrist band?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-06-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By leigh kitchen
The ribbons often crop up with the wrong medals...

The ribbons often crop up with the wrong medals (as were those of one of my grandfather's that I was given as a kid), possibly because the BWM ribbon seems too narrow for the medal and the VM ribbon...
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 530
Posted By leigh kitchen
I have a thin folder of modern copy photos and...

I have a thin folder of modern copy photos and newspaper clippings concerning the last veterans of Waterloo and Balaclave, had it for decades and sure enough, now I want it, can't find it.
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 530
Posted By leigh kitchen
It definitely does - and I like miniatures of...

It definitely does - and I like miniatures of that era which are "glazed", sandwiched between flat or convex glass discs.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By leigh kitchen
No prob, no, really, it's yours to own and...

No prob, no, really, it's yours to own and treasure, a pity but I'll just have to do without it.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-06-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By leigh kitchen
The seller's "Ww2 Norfolk Regiment Brass Gun...

The seller's "Ww2 Norfolk Regiment Brass Gun Oiler Trench Art" is a beaut too.
Forum: Off topic 19-06-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By leigh kitchen
Well spotted.

Well spotted.
Forum: Off topic 19-06-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By leigh kitchen
Enema moulds? So I was close with my suggestion...

Enema moulds? So I was close with my suggestion of explosive charges?

And would they stiifen your cape collar?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By leigh kitchen
Is it definitely an American badge and a DUI...

Is it definitely an American badge and a DUI rather than a form of British Old Comrades lapel badge or a sweetheart badge?

The same design was used as the formation sign of the British 66th (2nd...
Forum: General Topics 19-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By leigh kitchen
METH - Methodist?

METH - Methodist?
Forum: Off topic 19-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By leigh kitchen
Not an igloo really - is the brass strip to do...

Not an igloo really - is the brass strip to do with gunpowder, explosive charges, morphine?

The Cape stiffener - a lining for the collar?
Forum: General Topics. 19-06-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 530
Posted By leigh kitchen
An interesting article on Corporal Shaw and some...

An interesting article on Corporal Shaw and some other Waterloo soldiers:

http://www.thorotonsociety.org.uk/publications/articles/cossall-monument.htm

I have a letter signed by the Duke of...
Forum: General Topics. 19-06-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 530
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, they wore fur caps with white plumes after...

Yes, they wore fur caps with white plumes after did'nt they, like the Vth Foot had been doing since 1778 after defeating French troops at St Lucia? Admittedly, the Fifth's usage wasn't authorised.
...
Forum: General Topics. 19-06-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 530
Posted By leigh kitchen
My mistake - that was the article I meant to post...

My mistake - that was the article I meant to post a link to.

There was a good article on Shaw in "Military Illustrated" or similar magazine around 20 - 30 years ago.

From what I remember it...
Forum: Off topic 19-06-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By leigh kitchen
I was never a member of The British Association...

I was never a member of The British Association of Women Police Officers but the thing was handy for paperwork.

Something else that sits around in loft or garage.
Forum: Off topic 19-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By leigh kitchen
Er yes, I still "owe" for a number of badges,...

Er yes, I still "owe" for a number of badges, RUC, RM OSD, RMP.......
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-06-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By leigh kitchen
Colours signifying Para Regiment?

Colours signifying Para Regiment?
Forum: General Topics. 19-06-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 530
Posted By leigh kitchen
Another notable Waterloo cavalryman, Cpl John...

Another notable Waterloo cavalryman, Cpl John Shaw of The 2nd Life Guards - got tanked up and fighting mad on gin, couldn't wait to have a crack at the French and took off at them.

A prize...
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