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Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 19-12-20, 06:34 PM
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I would agree, Mike. Black buttons on the blouse...

I would agree, Mike. Black buttons on the blouse too.
Forum: Headdress 15-12-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Hi That's a great photo. Here's some info...

Hi

That's a great photo. Here's some info from a R ANGLIAN site: https://www.vikingveterans.com/regimental-dress/

The khaki beret in its present form was first adopted during the Second World...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-12-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Thank you High Wood and btns. Very helpful and...

Thank you High Wood and btns. Very helpful and some highly possible uses.

Best wishes,

Mark
Forum: Headdress 15-12-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Thanks Mike. It's silver plated rather than HM. I...

Thanks Mike. It's silver plated rather than HM. I did check in case my bargain turned out to be the bargain of the century...

As Restrikes-ok above mentioned the guys all wearing flattened types,...
Forum: Headdress 15-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Exactly! There's bound to be a prize if anyone...

Exactly! There's bound to be a prize if anyone finds a cap not pancaked.
Forum: Other Militaria 15-12-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Regimental Duty Skiver

Regimental Duty Skiver
Forum: Other Militaria 15-12-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Hi Dave, Normal practice is for these items...

Hi Dave,

Normal practice is for these items to be made up at a regimental level, usually by a unit tailor. Beg, borrowing and re-hashing is normally the order of the day. For example, old...
Forum: Other Militaria 15-12-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
That's a very impressive brassard, Peter. ...

That's a very impressive brassard, Peter.

Mark
Forum: Headdress 15-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
RIFLES Officers' Forage Cap

Hello everyone.

Just arrived. RIFLES WO1 & Officers' (2Lt-Capt) Forage Cap.

The lace band oak leaf embroidery is elaborate and appears similar to/same as the former RGJ cap.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-12-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Thank you Khyber and Alex. Much appreciated. ...

Thank you Khyber and Alex. Much appreciated.

My initial thoughts were a die of some sort. It's pliable, not aluminium and accurately depicts the actual badge, so it might indeed be a die. I've...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-12-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
That's kind of you, Luke. Request to follow. ...

That's kind of you, Luke. Request to follow.

Mark
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on...

Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this?

Many thanks,

Mark
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 13-12-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Hi Colin, Thanks for dating my one - that's...

Hi Colin,

Thanks for dating my one - that's much appreciated.

Mark
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-12-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Hi Luke, You are absolutely correct - I...

Hi Luke,

You are absolutely correct - I could not agree more. There are plenty of smashing badges on eBay and certainly one or two rarities to be had. Hence my final comment.

To clarify and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-12-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
A good question, Tim! I have just posted this on...

A good question, Tim! I have just posted this on another thread re a fake Irish badge bought on eBay:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=531958&postcount=10

Mark
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-12-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Hi Stephen, Thank you for taking time to...

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for taking time to show this fake.

I posted on a similar thread recently regarding Irish badges on eBay. Not my area of expertise at all - but as someone who trawls the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-12-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
A correction: the PTI is Army per the insignia....

A correction: the PTI is Army per the insignia. RAF wear ranks and badges with blue facings. Sorry. But the same above applies.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-12-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
...and just to keep us on our toes in this...

...and just to keep us on our toes in this wonderful hobby...:)

Some Parachute Regiment soldiers have qualified as RAF Parachute Jumping Instructors and wear the RAF brevet on their chest. The TRF...
Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 13-12-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Hi Loski, It's great to see some modern...

Hi Loski,

It's great to see some modern Aussie SAS items. Thanks for these. My Australian SAS stable belt dates from the type worn in the 1970's and 80's. The insignia is smaller than the latest...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-12-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Thanks for that BC. Looks to be a nice KRRC...

Thanks for that BC. Looks to be a nice KRRC example.

Mark
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-12-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Hi BC, Could you please post some close ups...

Hi BC,

Could you please post some close ups of the KRRC?

Mark
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-12-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Hi Tim, The garter with St George & the...

Hi Tim,

The garter with St George & the Dragon may relate to The Northumberland Fusiliers?

Mark
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Not S.A. Billy - thought it might be a RIFLES...

Not S.A. Billy - thought it might be a RIFLES No1/2's Dress type with silver embroidery. Not that I've seen one and probably elusive as the gold embroidered RGJ one. Both on my wish list :D

Mark
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Thank you, Pembird. I had something else...

Thank you, Pembird. I had something else parachutist badge-related in mind. Now I've seen the whole picture, how wrong I was!

Mark
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Could you please post a pic of the parachute...

Could you please post a pic of the parachute badge, green backing top right?

Thanks,

Mark
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