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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:04 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Grenade Badge 10 cm x 4.5 cm

Does anyone know what this is please?
I'm thinking rather than a pagri badge of some kind that it may be a French pouch badge from the 19th / 20th century?

It's 10 cm tall by around 4.5 cm wide,...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By leigh kitchen
Royal Irish Fusiliers prior to the addition of...

Royal Irish Fusiliers prior to the addition of the "Royal" scroll below the grenade?
Forum: Army Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
Forum: Army Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've seen images of this badge design with the...

I've seen images of this badge design with the metals reversed, the eagle in yellow metal, remainder in white metal, what's the significance please?
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By leigh kitchen
My half a button locket. Slightly different to...

My half a button locket.
Slightly different to the one previously illustrated, and I'm thinking it's only part of the locket as it would've had a circular mount , possibly glazed, for a photo?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By leigh kitchen
Sheer guess - an Indian unit? Having said that,...

Sheer guess - an Indian unit?
Having said that, looks a bit newly made.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ne problema - every day's a learner with this...

Ne problema - every day's a learner with this hobby, sorry, I mean obsession.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's a "sweetheart" brooch or tie clip with a...

It's a "sweetheart" brooch or tie clip with a representation of the Army Service Corps badge on it.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
Possibility your grenade with screw posts may be...

Possibility your grenade with screw posts may be for attachment to an officer's bullion braid epaulette?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
It looks like a badge that features on the...

It looks like a badge that features on the regiment's PRI site, subject of a thread:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85232&highlight=Fusiliers

But the badge you're...
Forum: General Topics. 21-09-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By leigh kitchen
Would the Canadian collar dog sized badges be...

Would the Canadian collar dog sized badges be manufactured as per the actual badge or as enamelled collar dog sized sweethearts, do you think?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ah, but you can from "Anodised Aluminium: The 'No...

Ah, but you can from "Anodised Aluminium: The 'No Bull' Cap Badge of the British Army" by Chris Marsh (and from my joining RRF during the early 1970's and noting the difference between most beret and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-09-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By leigh kitchen
Maybe it is - I took the stripes to be white...

Maybe it is - I took the stripes to be white rather than grey.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-09-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By leigh kitchen
The maroon and white ribbon is that of the...

The maroon and white ribbon is that of the Meritorious Service Medal.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-09-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
Also worn by Fusilier Brigade prior to the...

Also worn by Fusilier Brigade prior to the amalgamation of its four component regiments to form RRF.
If the fittings are rounded wire loops it's a Fusilier Brigade badge, if pierced flat bars a RRF...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 20-09-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,017
Posted By leigh kitchen
Given the number produced /awarded "1" would make...

Given the number produced /awarded "1" would make sense?
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting to see the illustration of the...

Interesting to see the illustration of the "service locket", I have one but just the shell without the inner fitting.
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By leigh kitchen
I wonder whether badges such as the Middlesex...

I wonder whether badges such as the Middlesex Footballers design were originally produced as sweetheart type and those badges and / or the illustrations in the Thompson booklet and Meer Jones poster...
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By leigh kitchen
Any possibility that the catalogue may be of...

Any possibility that the catalogue may be of "sweetheart" type badges?
That was a suggestion re. this Meer Jones poster which also portrays the exotic such as the Middlesex Footballers.
...
Forum: Off topic 20-09-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By leigh kitchen
I wonder how well all that militaria will...

I wonder how well all that militaria will "weather" being displayed like that - at least it won't be getting all yellowed and gummy with all the fag smoke like these things did before smoking was...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 20-09-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,017
Posted By leigh kitchen
The number on the wreath is "928", possibly with...

The number on the wreath is "928", possibly with another digit improperly stamped - "?928"?
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By leigh kitchen
"Renaissance Wax" does the job I believe, I have...

"Renaissance Wax" does the job I believe, I have a tub but have never used it.
A member of the IWM staff swore by it at a militaria collectors meeting I went to years ago.
Forum: General Topics. 19-09-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By leigh kitchen
Is that a slider found on Canadian badges?

Is that a slider found on Canadian badges?
Forum: General Topics. 19-09-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By leigh kitchen
I've got Victorian gilded buttons that, kept in a...

I've got Victorian gilded buttons that, kept in a loft, turned a uniform dull brick red, as if they'd been painted.
Lemon juice brought them back, good as new.
I think the only badge I have with...
Forum: Headdress 19-09-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By leigh kitchen
I may be imagining them but my comment in post...

I may be imagining them but my comment in post no. 6 re. there being a "cleaned" area around the "45" applies here too.

To me, 1945 is a late date to appear on Recce Corps badged beret.
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