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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 54
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile XIX patch

I think this relates to the Green Howards as they were 19th of Foot.

Rob
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Hood Btn flash

John, I don't doubt the flash is of the Hood Battalion of the Great War era, but the Cambridgeshire Regt also wore this flash then and the cadet force still do to this day.
By the way, I have looked...
Forum: General Topics. Today, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Buttonhole badges

Alan, that is not a bad idea, I will give it a go.

Rob
Forum: General Topics. Today, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Sonofacqms
Buttonhole badges

I am currently sorting out some of my Cambridgeshire Regt badges and have several buttonhole type badges among them, apart from making a hole in the board and screwing the badge in is their any other...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Sonofacqms
Silver Suffolk

I agree entirely with Luke, both look "tired" and two years is a lot of views by collectors on ebay without a sale.

Badges are like buses, I wanted an all white metal Cambridgeshire for over forty...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-04-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Sonofacqms
Hood Btn flash

The Hood Btn flash is the same I think as the Cambridgeshire Regt.

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 18-04-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Car boot finds

I went out this morning and bought four rolls of sellotape for £1.00 from the car boot, I suspect other militaria collectors went out earlier than me . . !

Rob
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-04-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile RND

Peter, great photos, I believe that the RND title was the first "cap badge" worn with a numeral above it denoting the Battalion. Anson was number 8, but I am not sure of the others.
Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Fakes in glass cases

Unfortunately many people involved in museums are not badge experts, some years ago I visited the Suffolk museum at Bury St. Edmund's and asked to see the badges, I was taken to a room with the wall...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-04-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By Sonofacqms
KOSB badge

Alex, The thread you posted has me confused, it states King's Own Scottish Borderers 1915–1918 ORs’ Tam-O’-Shanter and Glengarry badge in brass, the one shown is in white metal as is my one and the...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 13-04-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Sonofacqms
RCAF cap badge

Looks OK to me.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-04-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool QVC fake

Thanks chaps for adding the links, absolutely crazy price for a complete fake, no, my friend did not buy it, but what I find hard to comprehend is why these people pay a fortune for junk.

I put...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-04-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question Royal Artillery QVC cap badge

A friend of mine has told me he saw a Royal Artillery cap badge with a QVC. I told him IMO that such an item was never worn, however, he said it sold for over £100 and must be correct.

I think I...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-04-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool KOSB badge

Well I still have my one, maybe it will go in the "not sure" box.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-04-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question KOSB badge

Terry,
The KOSB badge is based on an officers pattern badge and made in other ranks quality.
How do I know, because I bought one a few years back in a collection, put it up on the forum and was...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-04-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Sonofacqms
Slider replacements

Have both badges had sliders replaced?

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 825
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Trade badge

Well, I agree there seems not to be any interference from folds of uniform cloth and this looks like a knife and cleaver, thanks for showing this latest photo.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-04-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile A&SH, KOSB, RIF

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is IMO a genuine badge that has been repaired with lots of lead solder, possibly a "field repair".

The King's Own Scottish Borderers is a fake.

The Royal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 825
Posted By Sonofacqms
Trade badge

So was your Grandfather a butcher by trade?

Rob
Forum: Off topic 09-04-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By Sonofacqms
RIP

The world will be a duller place without you, a man ahead of his time.

RIP Sir

Rob
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-04-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Reductions

The Territorial Battalions a pictorial history 1859-1985 by Ray Westlake
A superb book with unit histories and many badge illustrations.
Hard back with dust jacket in great condition.
£15.00
...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-04-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By Sonofacqms
Talking Dealers making it up

Sounds like a load of pony . . !

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-04-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Marples and Beasley sliders

This is an interesting thread which I seem to have overlooked, out of interest I decided to look at my records to see if I had any badges with this name on the slider.

Only one found, The Life...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Books for sale

I have a number of books which are spare, all are from a smoke free environment and are as described, payment by paypal friends and family please.

The Territorial Battalions a pictorial history...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-04-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Sonofacqms
Flashes

True, they do look a little bit over size for Minden Roses.

Rob
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