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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-03-19, 05:12 AM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
IH I am becoming more and more convinced...

IH

I am becoming more and more convinced that this two piece badge is actually the 1927 design for Sgt Pipers and Pipers and that the image in the regiment magazine is incorrectly dated.

The...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-03-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,522
Posted By John Mulcahy
IH What is the source, attribution for this...

IH

What is the source, attribution for this image please? I have doubts it is 1964 (as the NIB badge was in wear by that time).

John
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-03-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By John Mulcahy
I agree, an original OSD collar badge. John

I agree, an original OSD collar badge.

John
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-03-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By John Mulcahy
I have completely stopped buying anything from...

I have completely stopped buying anything from e-bay when sellers only use "Global Priority"
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-02-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By John Mulcahy
Leigh, with regard to the R. Irish Rangers ...

Leigh,

with regard to the R. Irish Rangers I have not seen it used as a kilt badge, all I have seen so far is the cap badge (Harp & POW feathers), but I suppose it is entirely plausible .
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-02-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By John Mulcahy
This is an example of the Other Ranks (O/R)...

This is an example of the Other Ranks (O/R) collar badge worn c.1926 – c. 1963 on service dress. Worn in facing pairs. (see below right)

Not to be confused with the first pattern Field Service...
Forum: Headdress 24-01-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By John Mulcahy
Does VW I the opening post (OP) stand for...

Does VW I the opening post (OP) stand for Volkswagen 😊
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By John Mulcahy
Thank you It is clearly a Maid of Eireann...

Thank you

It is clearly a Maid of Eireann harp and I have learned something new regarding this regiment.

John.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-01-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By John Mulcahy
Thank you, much appreciated. I looked up by...

Thank you, much appreciated.

I looked up by scan of the entry in the Royal Army Clothing Department (RACD) list of changes (LOC) and the badge was sealed as "Badges for N.P Forage caps and F.S....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-01-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By John Mulcahy
Thank you for posting this image, it is the...

Thank you for posting this image, it is the second one I know of that shows pattern 4475A in use after it was officially replaced by pattern 4475B sealed
July 18,1906

The first image I refer to...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,522
Posted By John Mulcahy
IH, Following our recent IM exchange I...

IH,

Following our recent IM exchange I revisited this thread and indeed you are right in The Regiment Magazine issue 42, The Royal Irish Regiment Part , 1881-1999 page 12 a photo of the pipes and...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Yes most definitely worn, they are the officer's...

Yes most definitely worn, they are the officer's full dress collar badges (other ranks wore GM versions) and t worn in facing pairs. A link to an auction at Whytes, in Dublin assume the item is...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-01-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By John Mulcahy
A quick response as I am pressed for time. In my...

A quick response as I am pressed for time. In my view the smaller coronet is essentially the same size for the forage cap and collar badges for service dress and # 3 dress, differences of 1mm or so...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-01-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By John Mulcahy
Nor would I, although I have not tracked down a...

Nor would I, although I have not tracked down a pattern card or any written references specifically regarding the voiding of the strings and the crown/harp junction, I personally believe that these...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-01-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By John Mulcahy
The link Tim provided gives good information on...

The link Tim provided gives good information on the use and source of the badge. Whether they were only produced in silver or whether die stamped white metal examples were used by the regiment I...
Forum: General Topics. 25-12-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By John Mulcahy
Merry Christmas one and all!

Merry Christmas one and all!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-12-18, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By John Mulcahy
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-12-18, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,405
Posted By John Mulcahy
Doing a correction to this thread for the record...

Doing a correction to this thread for the record (brought to my attention by the secretary of the RMF association).

the young officer in the link is not Major Day, but rather 2nd Lt Percy Flynn, D...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-11-18, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By John Mulcahy
Illustrated in The Connaught Rangers. (The...

Illustrated in The Connaught Rangers. (The History of the Regiment.) By Lieut.-Colonel H.F.N. Jourdain and Edward Fraser, London 1924 as the Shoulder Title for All Ranks in India 1897-1908.
...
Forum: General Topics. 08-11-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By John Mulcahy
For what its worth I can view it in Singapore

For what its worth I can view it in Singapore
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,560
Posted By John Mulcahy
Thank you Alan, all that is clear. What I...

Thank you Alan, all that is clear.

What I specifically wanted to know is was the non marking of issued other ranks badges merely "habits and practices" on the part of the manufacturers or did...
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,560
Posted By John Mulcahy
Does anyone have references relating to the...

Does anyone have references relating to the general absence of maker marks on early badges (nominally pre. 1950’s or so). Did the War Office specifically “forbid” it or was it just common practice? ...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-10-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By John Mulcahy
Only just came across this. If Irish...

Only just came across this.


If Irish defence forces it is not a corps lanyard but could well be an Infantry Battalion and the two primary contenders in my opinion are the 2nd Infantry Battalion...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-10-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By John Mulcahy
In the past year I have been in contact with a...

In the past year I have been in contact with a former officer of the regiment who provided this insight from a discussion of the articles at a recent regimental association dinner

I regret that...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-10-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By John Mulcahy
There is s good chance that they are described in...

There is s good chance that they are described in THE DRESS DISTINCTIONS OF THE 5TH. ROYAL INNISKILLING DRAGOON GUARDS, the Langridge series. My copy in is storage and I dont recall any details....
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