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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-09-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Hawthorn
Paul, PM sent, Regards, Simon.

Paul,

PM sent,

Regards, Simon.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Hawthorn
Believe the Crown, portcullis and shield form...

Believe the Crown, portcullis and shield form part of the Coat of Arms of Chepstow and is used in a number of related badges, ie Rugby Club etc, coupled with the riding crop on the badge I wonder if...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-09-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Hawthorn
PM sent re Notts and Derby. Simon.

PM sent re Notts and Derby.

Simon.
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-09-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Hawthorn
A mention for Firmin and Sons on the BBC

A very short article regarding Firmin and Sons on the BBC news today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-62931209

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-09-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Hawthorn
Paul, Please don't doubt it, I would have...

Paul,

Please don't doubt it, I would have looked better, as a third generation Coldstreamer, I find this shocking, not only is it a rehearsal (which should be as good as the real thing) and the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-09-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Hawthorn
Rob, PM sent. Simon.

Rob,

PM sent.

Simon.
Forum: Off topic 08-09-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,067
Posted By Hawthorn
A huge turning point in our history, Rest in...

A huge turning point in our history, Rest in Peace.

Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-09-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Hawthorn
Peter, Many thanks for that, something else...

Peter,

Many thanks for that, something else to look for on period postcards and photos.

Regards, Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-09-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Hawthorn
Very interesting badge which I have not...

Very interesting badge which I have not encountered before, does any Member have a period photograph of one in wear?

Simon.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-08-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Hawthorn
John. Have a similar one which I asked about...

John.

Have a similar one which I asked about on the Forum but was unable to get a positive identification.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89447

Simon.
Forum: General Topics. 10-08-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
Very sad news, my condolences to his Family. ...

Very sad news, my condolences to his Family.

Simon.
Forum: Headdress 02-08-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Hawthorn
Many thanks for the detailed reply, as you state,...

Many thanks for the detailed reply, as you state, I imagine the band would have been prone to slipping off and sewing through the buttons is a very logical solution. Lovely example of a very rare...
Forum: Headdress 31-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Hawthorn
That's what I thought Jerry but also appears to...

That's what I thought Jerry but also appears to have had the chin strap buttons pushed through the band.

Simon
Forum: Headdress 31-07-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Hawthorn
A great find indeed, could you tell me if the...

A great find indeed, could you tell me if the blue band is sewn to the cap or just secured by the chinstrap buttons, it appears from the photographs to have a seam at the rear and wondered if it...
Forum: General Topics. 26-07-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Hawthorn
William, Think it will be quite difficult...

William,

Think it will be quite difficult to find out exact details regarding his MID and researching those who served in WW2 is again quite a difficult task unless you are a Family member....
Forum: General Topics. 25-07-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Hawthorn
William, You have probably seen this but...

William,

You have probably seen this but here is his MID London Gazette entry. He is listed under Army Air Corps at the top right of the page and confirms the award was for action at Arnhem.
...
Forum: General Topics. 05-07-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Hawthorn
Stunning pieces, many thanks for showing them to...

Stunning pieces, many thanks for showing them to us all.

Simon.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 29-06-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Hawthorn
Phil. Believe this is what is generally...

Phil.

Believe this is what is generally known as a Sweetheart Comforter type tapestry or embroidery, made by a wife or loved one and sometimes framed and hung on the wall as a reminder of their...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-06-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
JT, Graham and I noticed this on the GWF...

JT,

Graham and I noticed this on the GWF when I posted my card. The Lad must have been proud of his Service and wanted to show his friends and family I imagine.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
JT, Great photographs, another one here I...

JT,

Great photographs, another one here I picked up some time ago. Nice image with the two armbands and the Central Association VTC badge.

Simon
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-06-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
Mike, Many thanks for the links, will send...

Mike,

Many thanks for the links, will send an email and see if anything further comes to light.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-06-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
Tim, Many thanks for that and to all the...

Tim,

Many thanks for that and to all the other Members who have commented so far on this thread. The 'M' on the drum is interesting and hopefully may be identified in the future.

Regards,...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
Alan, I agree, wonder where they obtained...

Alan,

I agree, wonder where they obtained such a weapon and obviously proud to show off their Unit's new found firepower with it displayed front and centre of the group.

Simon.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
JT and Alan, Many thanks for your...

JT and Alan,

Many thanks for your observations, very interesting. 8th M.K.B. Company throws up nothing obvious with a Web search or within my limited reference Library however a good starting...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By Hawthorn
Unsure why the last image is in portrait and not...

Unsure why the last image is in portrait and not landscape, apologies.

Simon.
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