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Forum: Indian Badges 18-10-19, 08:30 AM
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Posted By gurkharifles
There's been more dodgy Gurkha badges on e bay...

There's been more dodgy Gurkha badges on e bay than usual - which is saying a lot! But there are still some gems out there if you look hard enough and you know what to look for.
Forum: Indian Badges 17-10-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By gurkharifles
Smile Must admit I couldn't believe I got it for what I...

Must admit I couldn't believe I got it for what I did - I thought it would go for 4 times that amount !
Forum: Indian Badges 17-10-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By gurkharifles
7th Gurkhas

Another recent acquisition and another one that I'd never seen before. It's not illustrated in the Gurkha Museums book on the insignia of the 7th - but I think it dates to the 1920's because of the...
Forum: Indian Badges 03-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Steve - it might be WW1 possibly one of the...

Hi Steve - it might be WW1 possibly one of the war raised Battalions - I dated it to pre 1911 only because of the shape of the POW feathers - which the Museum believes changed shape to upright...
Forum: Indian Badges 02-10-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By gurkharifles
Unusal 1st Gurkha Rifles badges

I thought I'd share two recent acquisitions. The first one is a finely cast silver officers badge to the 1st Gurkhas ( possibly 3rd Btn ) - and if it is 3rd Btn then it will date to 1917 >1921. I...
Forum: Other Militaria 01-10-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By gurkharifles
That thought had occurred to me too - but unless...

That thought had occurred to me too - but unless more definitive information comes to light I guess we'll never know. Tim
Forum: Other Militaria 28-09-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By gurkharifles
Many thanks Leigh - I like the idea of the 9 as...

Many thanks Leigh - I like the idea of the 9 as well. Tim
Forum: Other Militaria 27-09-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By gurkharifles
8th Gurkha Rifles - Capt Willcox

I was delighted to have been able to purchase this inscribed letter opener to Capt H.F. Willcox 8th Gurkha Rifles. Twice it was listed on ebay and twice I bid on it only for it to disappear after the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 22-09-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By gurkharifles
http://www.britishmilitarybadges.co.uk/badge-categ...

http://www.britishmilitarybadges.co.uk/badge-categories/raf-squadron-badges/raf-squadron-lapel-pin-badges/ - this site seems to have a good selection including a few on your list. Cheers Tim
Forum: Indian Badges 03-09-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Ken, the 3rd Gurkhas wore a triangular flash...

Hi Ken, the 3rd Gurkhas wore a triangular flash being 77mm high x 76 wide, in rifle green. These flashes were worn by all ranks on the Hat, Felt, Gurkha from early 1920's to 1947 and British...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By gurkharifles
Amalgamation Insignia - RGR

I'm aware that when Regiments amalgamate there is an attempt to recognise cherished elements of the "merged" regiments insignia in the "new" Regiments regalia. Think The Rifles "back badge", or...
Forum: Indian Badges 02-09-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gurkharifles
I think Ashok Nath in the preface of his...

I think Ashok Nath in the preface of his excellent book Sowars and Sepoys made an excellent point : Speaking of the Indian Army's contribution to WW1 - "History however, unkindly blurred out Indians...
Forum: Indian Badges 01-09-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gurkharifles
Marc - never seen a chrome version or seen a...

Marc - never seen a chrome version or seen a record of one - thanks for sharing. Tim
Forum: Indian Badges 31-08-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gurkharifles
An Elephants tale - 10th Gurkha Rifles

The 10th Gurkha Rifles came into being in 1901 - although they'd inherited the number and place in the Madras line of the old 10th Madras Infantry - a regiment that could trace it's roots to 1766. As...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-08-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By gurkharifles
The title is illustrated in Nath's "Izzat" -...

The title is illustrated in Nath's "Izzat" - apparently worn by the 12th Bengal Cavalry worn 1880 > 1903. Tim
Forum: Indian Badges 23-08-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By gurkharifles
Not really Steve - although at a 5 each I...

Not really Steve - although at a 5 each I couldn't resist - also I do like the period straight after independence when the quality of the badges was good and not the horrible tinny things they now...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By gurkharifles
That will teach me to stick to what I know !

That will teach me to stick to what I know !
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-08-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By gurkharifles
Edinburgh Rifles ?

I recently took a punt on this badge - the seller was listing quite a few badges from the same collection - they were all not particularly well described and poorly photographed - there were some...
Forum: Indian Badges 22-08-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By gurkharifles
Gurkha collar badges

I was very pleased to have bought these on ebay recently. They were not particularly well described and poorly photographed - but I took a chance and am delighted. They are officers collar badges (...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By gurkharifles
Fusiliers ?

I'm still trying to identify this one from my cabinet of curios. It has the motto of the Order of the Garter - Honi soit qui mal y pense - but I appreciate there are a number of Regts that have that...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 03-08-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By gurkharifles
Aldenham OTC - swagger stick top

Having sold a number of items from my cabinet of curios ( "Something for everyone" post) to forum members - I've now started listing them on ebay. However at the bottom of the cabinet were these two...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By gurkharifles
Thanks Paul - my thoughts too.

Thanks Paul - my thoughts too.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By gurkharifles
thanks Alan

thanks Alan
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By gurkharifles
Lancs or Yorks ?

Any help identifying these two would be appreciated
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By gurkharifles
Cornwall Light Infantry ?

I've been struggling to identify this cypher - is it anything to do with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry ? It has a Ducal crown and the letters CLI ?
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