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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 28-12-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By Brigade Piron
Welkom!

Welkom!
Forum: Other Military Topics 22-12-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,251
Posted By Brigade Piron
It's quite straight forward - Number of sf...

It's quite straight forward -

Number of sf soldiers < number of regular soldiers
Demand for sf badges > demand for regular badges
So, price of sf badges > price of regular badges.

When the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-11-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By Brigade Piron
Not to hijack the thread, but who's the Czech...

Not to hijack the thread, but who's the Czech officer on the right, Skyeman?

BP
Forum: General Topics. 28-11-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Brigade Piron
It's not that there's much demand, there's just...

It's not that there's much demand, there's just so little stuff available! As Jack says, while militaria from the 50s is plentiful (and cheap), stuff belonging to certain units involved is a...
Forum: General Topics. 27-11-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Brigade Piron
Opinions sought

Hello,

I don't know if anyone's considering bidding on this (I'm not, out of my price range I'm afraid), but I'd welcome any thoughts about the authenticity of the battledress in its present form....
Forum: Indian Badges 26-11-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,505
Posted By Brigade Piron
I don't think that's necessarily correct though....

I don't think that's necessarily correct though. There's also the intermediate "star" (not crown) types, and there are pictures of KC medical corps badges in use with the Indians in Korea until...
Forum: Forum Operation 26-11-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,061
Posted By Brigade Piron
:eek: The chance would be a fine thing!

:eek:

The chance would be a fine thing!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-11-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By Brigade Piron
Isn't £30-60 a bit much for a Mk II, especially...

Isn't £30-60 a bit much for a Mk II, especially in that condition? I'd have reckoned that £20-40 was a better range...

The chinstrap is from a late or post-war helmet, not the original one (with...
Forum: Off topic 09-11-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Brigade Piron
Kortrijk's quite a small place so I doubt there...

Kortrijk's quite a small place so I doubt there are any I'm afraid. Short of finding someone who lives there who will lend you their drive, I don't think it's possible.
Forum: Other Military Topics 09-10-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,251
Posted By Brigade Piron
But getting something from the veterans does not...

But getting something from the veterans does not necessarily mean (even in good faith) that the item is even real, let alone originally their own badge...
Forum: Other Military Topics 08-10-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,251
Posted By Brigade Piron
Personally I think provenance is anything...

Personally I think provenance is anything reasonable, particularly if you have to actually ask for it from the seller. If I buy a normal badge and, after asking the seller after the auction, I get a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Brigade Piron
Resistance

This is quite a stretch; it's pretty specialised and I'm not even sure if it could be described as an insignia at all. It's already stumped a Belgian militaria forum, but any ideas on it would be...
Forum: General Topics. 10-09-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Brigade Piron
Weren't these just issued as replacements for, or...

Weren't these just issued as replacements for, or officers' versions of, the GS cap from 1945? That's certainly how I've always understood it, though I might be wrong.

BP
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-09-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Brigade Piron
Similar Belgium and Poland titles exist. As I...

Similar Belgium and Poland titles exist. As I understand, they were worn on service dress only.
Forum: Other Militaria 31-08-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By Brigade Piron
...but aren't nearly as unhelpful as uninformed...

...but aren't nearly as unhelpful as uninformed opinions that don't start with the phrase "I am no expert but..." ;)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-08-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By Brigade Piron
I think it's a school one. US DUI (the only...

I think it's a school one. US DUI (the only similar thing I can think of) would be enamelled and probably wouldn't have the top wing.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 31-07-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By Brigade Piron
Air force stuff isn't my field of interest, but...

Air force stuff isn't my field of interest, but speaking of Belgian badges in general I'm afraid it's unlikely to be worth more than £5 - and then only if you can find a buyer. It's certainly post...
Forum: General Topics. 27-07-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Brigade Piron
Unknown qualification badge

Hello,

I picked this up in a brocante in Brussels last week and just wondered what it is; It sort of looks like the British trade badges I've seen, but is very possibly a post-war Belgian army...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 20-07-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By Brigade Piron
I think the bottom one is Belgian - the insignia...

I think the bottom one is Belgian - the insignia inside the shield is the same as the symbol worn on the collar of Belgian officers with the Brevet d'état-major, so HQ or Royal Military Academy?
Forum: Formation and Tasking Signs 20-07-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,743
Posted By Brigade Piron
This may sound a bit stupid, but what precisely...

This may sound a bit stupid, but what precisely is the difference between the ISAF badges worn by the different national contingents? How do you assign them?

Thanks!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-07-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Brigade Piron
Thanks anyway. Any idea what the two stripes on...

Thanks anyway. Any idea what the two stripes on the arm of the left-most soldier indicate?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-07-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Brigade Piron
Belgian Congo-British shoulder title

Hello,

I've found this picture during my trawling of the internet - it shows soldiers of the 10 (Belgian Congo) Casualty Clearing Station (which served under British command in the Burma Campaign)...
Forum: Off topic 14-07-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By Brigade Piron
Actually while we're on the subject, could the...

Actually while we're on the subject, could the albums on the gallery with 0 pictures (yet still publically visible) be deleted? There are pages and pages of them and it makes searching quite...
Forum: General Topics. 25-06-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By Brigade Piron
Otherwise, I believe if you put it in a manila...

Otherwise, I believe if you put it in a manila envelope on a sunny windowsill, the chemicals in the die slowly take the shine off newly cleaned metal...

BP
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-06-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By Brigade Piron
I don't think there ever was an actual "Danish...

I don't think there ever was an actual "Danish army in exile" since the Danish government did not leave for the UK after the invasion like the Poles, Dutch, Belgians etc. Presumably therefore there...
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