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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Alan O
21 SAS did wear No1 Dress Caps on Parades in the...

21 SAS did wear No1 Dress Caps on Parades in the 1960s as this is recorded in a painting of an event at their HQ at The JS Staff College at Shrivenham that came of the old Staff College at Camberley....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Alan O
the question to ask is why they would want to do...

the question to ask is why they would want to do this?
Forum: General Topics. 27-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Alan O
I can only presume that there was no need for...

I can only presume that there was no need for large roundel 'targets' as the Taliban did not have helicopters.

Unlike the FI when it was a 'come as you are party' the helicopters on Herrick were...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-07-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By Alan O
The Para and SAS are 1970's staybrights. The SAS...

The Para and SAS are 1970's staybrights. The SAS was sealed for the TA regiment. Both were also made in large numbers for the collectors market. 6 to 8 each.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-07-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Alan O
Both look fine to me for WW2 period badges.

Both look fine to me for WW2 period badges.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-07-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Alan O
Alas no hard and fast rules. Every regiment is...

Alas no hard and fast rules. Every regiment is different and introduced both q/c and a/a badges at different times.

Some went k/c to a/a to q/c
some went k/c to metal to q/c to a/s
some went...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Alan O
Indeed but likewise there were lots of regts...

Indeed but likewise there were lots of regts still wearing k/c badges into the late 50's. K&K give a s/p date of Feb 1956 so in reality if they were sealed it's unlikely that they were made or worn...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-07-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Alan O
Gaunt filled a hole in the collectors' market by...

Gaunt filled a hole in the collectors' market by producing the Q/C version in large numbers in the 1970s.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Alan O
Welcome to the forum. As your username...

Welcome to the forum.

As your username suggests a business interest, you should be aware that it is greatly appreciated if you can let the members know if you are intending to sell the items that...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-07-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Alan O
GSPS and AGC in RSIGNALS units wear the green...

GSPS and AGC in RSIGNALS units wear the green beret in my experience. There is not a single QGS regiment but individual sqns within RSIGNALS regts.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Alan O
Looks OK for a 17th/21st - same design but is...

Looks OK for a 17th/21st - same design but is later than WW1 imo.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 25-07-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Alan O
He is a WO1 and thus wearing officers' uniform.

He is a WO1 and thus wearing officers' uniform.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-07-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By Alan O
It is recorded that they retained the 7th badge...

It is recorded that they retained the 7th badge whilst RE but did change to RA when they converted. Not sure what year was this change.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-07-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Alan O
The bronzed cast design and lugs is more akin to...

The bronzed cast design and lugs is more akin to an officers' badge than an ORs. It appears to have had the bronze to the front polished off. The footed lugs are not nice but I would not discard it...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-07-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By Alan O
That's a much better example and does not have...

That's a much better example and does not have the Marsh die-flaws. The 7th wore this badge until conversion to RA in WW2.
Forum: General Topics. 25-07-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,722
Posted By Alan O
1990s-2000s. The badge was a sealed...

1990s-2000s.

The badge was a sealed pattern for wear by the TA SAS but has been widely made for the collectors market.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-07-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Alan O
It appears to me to be an officers' collar badge.

It appears to me to be an officers' collar badge.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-07-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By Alan O
In this case the Marsh catalogue shows the...

In this case the Marsh catalogue shows the fantasy 3 grenade alongside the 7th London Regt's grenade. I have have had both in my hand at once and the bubbles in the grenade are identical showing...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 24-07-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Alan O
They are certainly 30-35 at auction. One of the...

They are certainly 30-35 at auction. One of the harder pre 1970s infantry to find. I suspect that many have been discarded by people who did not know what it was. Mine I bought in a Cardiff...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-07-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By Alan O
No it's from Marsh - see the small 'bubbles' in...

No it's from Marsh - see the small 'bubbles' in the flame are from the same die used to make the fantasy version with the 3 on it.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 23-07-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Alan O
The RMP Dress regulations do not include any...

The RMP Dress regulations do not include any silver a/a version so any use of them as such is as best unofficial.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-07-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Alan O
I have seen examples with both the full motto in...

I have seen examples with both the full motto in place and also with it erased. I am not sure whether it is the die that has been erased or it was done by the unit because they thought the motto was...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 22-07-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Alan O
No it is just badly made. The Wessex Regt...

No it is just badly made. The Wessex Regt amongst other had the same problem with some of their badges. The same attribution has been made up about those 'silver' ones too.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-07-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Alan O
Odd 3rd Bn border badge on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384273863591?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I would like opinions on this. I think it's a fake with some brass strips added and some better...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-07-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Alan O
The 4th Perthshires is Trinity college Glenalmond...

The 4th Perthshires is Trinity college Glenalmond ccf who wear the same design today,
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