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Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 13-03-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By 11th Armoured
Nothing really to add, only to say that that's...

Nothing really to add, only to say that that's brought back a long forgotten memory - my 'uncle' (aka, family friend) Alwyne was in the RASC during the war & I can distinctly remember that book...
Forum: General Topics. 03-02-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By 11th Armoured
Yeah, sorry Mark - as has already been clarified,...

Yeah, sorry Mark - as has already been clarified, I meant photos... :)


Kevin
Forum: General Topics. 02-02-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By 11th Armoured
Hello Mark, I only have the 2020-dated...

Hello Mark,

I only have the 2020-dated edition (which is a reprint of the 1996 2nd Edition, I believe), so I can't comment on differences between the different versions, but I will say that the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By 11th Armoured
I don't know about it being a formation sign - to...

I don't know about it being a formation sign - to me it looks like a stylised marching cartoon figure wearing wellies or (perhaps more likely) jackboots...

There again, I am overdue an eye-test :)...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-01-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,664
Posted By 11th Armoured
So, making a legitimate badge illegitimate, by...

So, making a legitimate badge illegitimate, by virtue of trying to make it look legitimate...? The mind boggles!

Coincidentally, I came across a Grove marked Lincolns badge the other day that I'd...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-01-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By 11th Armoured
Iíd be happy with most of those, although the top...

Iíd be happy with most of those, although the top one in the group of three with the disproportionately large head isnít one Iíve ever liked personally (I donít like the stubby little slider on that...
Forum: Other Militaria 16-12-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By 11th Armoured
So, it's now the done thing to take the piss out...

So, it's now the done thing to take the piss out of serving soldiers, is it?
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-11-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By 11th Armoured
Only just noticed this, and I'm OUTRAGED! ...

Only just noticed this, and I'm OUTRAGED!

No, seriously - of course I don't mind, any publicity is good publicity... ;) :D
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-11-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By 11th Armoured
Shame it's not in colour - identifying the...

Shame it's not in colour - identifying the decorations would probably get you closer to an answer.

There is a resemblance to Lieutenant-General Sir Alan Cunningham, but I'm not convinced,...
Forum: General Topics. 25-11-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,926
Posted By 11th Armoured
My great-grandfather's First World War medals....

My great-grandfather's First World War medals. Sold at auction 30 years ago & presumably still residing in a private collection somewhere.

Who knows, maybe not 'can never get', but very unlikely I...
Forum: General Topics. 26-08-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 970
Posted By 11th Armoured
Given that his father was a Herbert as well, it's...

Given that his father was a Herbert as well, it's not too much of a stretch to imagine 'Basset' was also carried across as a family name, which would give you the required initials. Obviously doesn't...
Forum: General Topics. 21-08-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By 11th Armoured
Quite a bit of interesting stuff there - but some...

Quite a bit of interesting stuff there - but some serious neglect in evidence on most of it!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-05-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By 11th Armoured
Standard Pattern 1907 for the SMLE?

Standard Pattern 1907 for the SMLE?
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By 11th Armoured
Yeah, what he said ;) Not quick enough on...

Yeah, what he said ;)

Not quick enough on the draw today... :D
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By 11th Armoured
Have a look on here:...

Have a look on here: http://www.worldmedals.co.uk/Rib/britribb.htm

The first four (from left to right) seem to be quite straightforward:

1939-45 Star
Africa Star (with 8th Army clasp)
Defence...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-04-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By 11th Armoured
I don't know what kind of reputation Dead Spartan...

I don't know what kind of reputation Dead Spartan has, but the photos on there by & large are absolutely terrible, so I'd be instantly wary to be honest.

I noticed that they're trying to knock out...
Forum: Other Militaria 23-04-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By 11th Armoured
Very interesting page, thanks for posting the...

Very interesting page, thanks for posting the link Didier.

Kevin
Forum: General Topics. 19-11-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,878
Posted By 11th Armoured
Very sad news - condolences to those near & dear...

Very sad news - condolences to those near & dear to him, RIP
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-10-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By 11th Armoured
But presumably the Aussies would know it's...

But presumably the Aussies would know it's 'InstructOr' and not 'InstructUr' as per the badge?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-09-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By 11th Armoured
The Bays at least did have a circular cap badge...

The Bays at least did have a circular cap badge like the one shown in the original photo as well, and were in theatre, so definitely a possibility.

I think I still favour Engineers though, as...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-09-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By 11th Armoured
The Tiger looks fairly intact, but seems to have...

The Tiger looks fairly intact, but seems to have suffered some major trauma as the cupola appears to be missing completely (internal explosion, perhaps?) - maybe a wreck being inspected after...
Forum: Off topic 20-06-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By 11th Armoured
Cheers both, much appreciated. Given the...

Cheers both, much appreciated.

Given the permutations, I think it's likely to be akin to looking for a needle in a haystack, so I suspect the granny whose garden it was found in will not be...
Forum: Off topic 19-06-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By 11th Armoured
Mystery badge for ID...

Hello all, a friend of mine has just dug up the following on a site in Lincolnshire & has asked me if I think it has any military connotation. Personally I don't, but there's something nigglingly...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-05-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By 11th Armoured
Hi, it looks like one of the fittings on the...

Hi,

it looks like one of the fittings on the strap of the respirator haversack - shown on the first couple of photos on the link.

HTH,
Kevin
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-05-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By 11th Armoured
Hello there - with regard to sweat holes, I came...

Hello there - with regard to sweat holes, I came across this article the other day which quite succinctly explains what they are & why they're there.
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