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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-06-19, 05:42 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Very interesting. Is the WW II identification...

Very interesting.
Is the WW II identification as QMSI because that is his known appointment?

I ask because when, in 1938, the new rank of WO III was authorised, all existing WO II, whatever...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-06-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By grumpy
Interesting and of course you are correct as to...

Interesting and of course you are correct as to current usage.

I am, as is obvious, an old fogey and my "Sovereign's Birthday Parade" is the historical title, as I see in my collection of Brigade...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-06-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By grumpy
No. The title is The Sovereign's...

No.

The title is

The Sovereign's Birthday Parade.
Forum: General Topics. 07-06-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By grumpy
Thank you, I had hoped to provoke evidence of a...

Thank you, I had hoped to provoke evidence of a trade! Also the Master tailor.
I have a Soldier photo of a Welsh Guardsman leading a horse and wearing a roughrider spur badge.
Forum: General Topics. 07-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By grumpy
Not that the Guards had vulgar tradesmen .......

Not that the Guards had vulgar tradesmen .......
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 06-06-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By grumpy
Yes. Academy Sergeant -Major RMA Sandhurst

Yes.
Academy Sergeant -Major RMA Sandhurst
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-05-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By grumpy
That is not my point, which was that there are or...

That is not my point, which was that there are or were rules for heraldry and rules for flags, usually followed in Great Britain by the military. Is grey an officially permitted colour?

That seems...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 29-05-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By grumpy
Good. I have no trouble with German/Germany,...

Good.

I have no trouble with German/Germany, but I equate Nazi with evil. Best avoided.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-05-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By grumpy
Not arguing: it is clearly grey, and is clearly...

Not arguing: it is clearly grey, and is clearly what they want.

My understanding is that there are / used to be rules about these things [like never putting a colour next to a colour] so are the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-05-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By grumpy
or sable and silver.

or sable and silver.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-05-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By grumpy
As a complete aside, is grey an allowable colour...

As a complete aside, is grey an allowable colour in heraldry or vexillology?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-05-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By grumpy
If the photographic film were ortho [almost...

If the photographic film were ortho [almost certainly], then white is rendered white, and red is rendered black.
The collar tape/ piping is as one would expect.
In those distant days of full...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-05-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By grumpy
I can see "crown and inch" on the collar, but...

I can see "crown and inch" on the collar, but nowhere else. I would have expected it on sleeves and cuff ....... Is the garment perhaps not the equivalent of the scarlet tunic, but is a "second"...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-05-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By grumpy
No it certainly is helpful thank you.

No it certainly is helpful thank you.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-05-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By grumpy
Thank you. I have CR pam 8 of 1962, No 1 and 3...

Thank you. I have CR pam 8 of 1962, No 1 and 3 dress.
Table 22B has for WO Bandmaster "large band badge" only.

Unless there were variations in orders of dress, the official change was between...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-05-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By grumpy
A Google search suggests that the Royal Arms...

A Google search suggests that the Royal Arms badge was added above the band badge some time in the ten years after WW II.
I would be grateful for collateral on that if possible please.

As to why...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By grumpy
Thank you both. I will now need to get some...

Thank you both. I will now need to get some information for earlier than 1966.
Intrigued that only the lyre is mentioned because the badge remains as large "crown, lyre and wreath" according to...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-05-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By grumpy
Lots of views ........ I am sure somebody knows,...

Lots of views ........ I am sure somebody knows, please.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-05-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By grumpy
Bandmasters badges

Please can anyone tell me when bandmasters began to wear WO 1 badge in addition to the bandmaster badge ..... "my period" is really up to end of great war, when the crown, lyre, wreath badge was...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-05-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 966
Posted By grumpy
Not repeat not in the British Army.

Not repeat not in the British Army.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-05-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 966
Posted By grumpy
Thank you very much

Thank you very much
Forum: General Topics 06-05-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By grumpy
such testing could well embarrass the "experts"....

such testing could well embarrass the "experts". Quite a few badges condemned as fakes or repro. might turn out to be kosher.
Be careful what you wish for!
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 05-05-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 966
Posted By grumpy
Thank you both. I wonder if this sensible...

Thank you both. I wonder if this sensible practice was authorised or not?
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 03-05-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 966
Posted By grumpy
The signaller badge was [maybe still is] classed...

The signaller badge was [maybe still is] classed as "skill-at-arms" thus worn on left forearm. As also marksman, MG LG HG and some others.

It was not a vulgar "trade", worn upper right.
Forum: Military Buttons 03-05-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By grumpy
No, my wife would kill me

No, my wife would kill me
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