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Forum: Off topic 11-03-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Belly
I don't know the details as to what makes it...

I don't know the details as to what makes it 'never been done before' but as I understand it in 1969 Tom McClean pioneered a then new route 'from Canada', this was almost 1000 miles shorter than...
Forum: Off topic 10-03-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Belly
Smile Ex Royal Marine solo row for charity

Not content with cycling the length of Thailand (1,200 miles) and climbing all 282 Munros (in 5 months), my ex 45 Cdo cousin is now planning to row solo across the Atlantic, unsupported for 3,118...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-01-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,191
Posted By Belly
Sadly as long people keep not bothering to do...

Sadly as long people keep not bothering to do their research and fool themselves into thinking they're grabbing a bargain, the faking con men will keep servicing that demand. Just look at this dross:...
Forum: General Topics. 02-01-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,751
Posted By Belly
Yes but before I had greater choice!

Yes but before I had greater choice!
Forum: General Topics. 02-01-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,751
Posted By Belly
Angry VAT on your badges - Thanks Brexit

Now Mr Farage has got his way, you'll no doubt all be pleased to know you'll be charged VAT on any badges purchased from the EU and brought into the UK:

Not sure of the full implications yet, but...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-12-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Belly
42 Reg of Foot / Blackwatch Badge

No my area at all, but I wondered if someone could confirm what the badge is and period on this swagger stick from a WW2 Blackwatch chap
thanks
Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Belly
Hi JD Yes that is the most commonly found WW2...

Hi JD
Yes that is the most commonly found WW2 pattern. A nice example
Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Belly
British SAS post war tropical dress. ref Bragg &...

British SAS post war tropical dress. ref Bragg & Turner plate 1.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Belly
Hi Roy Very sceptical about the whole...

Hi Roy

Very sceptical about the whole ensemble. I don't believe the BD has any Polish connections and the insignia looks recently applied.
In WW2 the Polish retained and wore their own rank...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-09-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Belly
Hi Paul I would have put this title down as...

Hi Paul
I would have put this title down as being worn during WW2. See example here:
https://www.themilitariadealers.com/shop.php?ps=1
Item Code: 54262
cheers
Paul
Forum: Headdress 08-09-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Belly
You could perhaps ask these chaps: ...

You could perhaps ask these chaps:
https://thediehards.co.uk/
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,522
Posted By Belly
Wholly agree Mike, having never seen any evidence...

Wholly agree Mike, having never seen any evidence of the title being worn by X Troop. One thing that has always puzzled me though, is why Czech's selected for SOE Ops proudly wore their Czech...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-08-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Belly
Sorry I should have been clearer and said they...

Sorry I should have been clearer and said they were worn by officers of 2 Cdo. A few examples:

http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/2/Capt_+Richard+Broome.jpg.html
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-08-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Belly
The SS and dagger was worn by officers in WW2,...

The SS and dagger was worn by officers in WW2, there are lots of images in the CVA galleries and plenty of attributed examples around. Sadly this looks like all the other common fakes I'm afraid. :(
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Belly
All fake Andy I'm afraid All the embroidered...

All fake Andy I'm afraid
All the embroidered badges look Pakistani made with the spaghetti backs. The printed No 2 is also a know fake, with both colours printed on a white synthetic backing,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By Belly
JB (hamandjam) has a nice original in his WW2...

JB (hamandjam) has a nice original in his WW2 Free Dutch Forces (private) Album
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-03-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Belly
The 6 Commando is genuine enough, worth all of...

The 6 Commando is genuine enough, worth all of about 15
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-03-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By Belly
Not bad, at least they didn't fleece the guy....

Not bad, at least they didn't fleece the guy. Looks like JDR
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-03-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By Belly
If they were patient they could have bought the...

If they were patient they could have bought the real one listed on ebay last night, but quickly withdrawn and sold off line after the usual stealer dealers pounced
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-03-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By Belly
Interesting, the one on the cigarette box does...

Interesting, the one on the cigarette box does appear to be the same pattern as the career criminal vongold's. However, they have marked differences to the copy I thought they were based on and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-03-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By Belly
I didn't save the link, but exactly the same...

I didn't save the link, but exactly the same pattern of 'repro' badge was sold on ebay last week stuck to a cigarette case, but came with a real Cdo shoulder title and a real painted dagger patch,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,846
Posted By Belly
I think Owen was a little bit more than just the...

I think Owen was a little bit more than just the "Chairman of the British LRDG Association"! Granted all these badges are unissued, but are you seriously inferring that these are not of war time...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-09-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Belly
You can a real one here, note the stitching: ...

You can a real one here, note the stitching:
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076350
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-09-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Belly
Hi Billy A very common fake I'm afraid ...

Hi Billy
A very common fake I'm afraid
cheers
Paul
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-07-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,927
Posted By Belly
I'm not suggesting the item that started this...

I'm not suggesting the item that started this thread is real, but an example of a pre-made combination being worn in Holland 1944 can be seen here:
...
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