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Forum: Off topic 20-09-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Mike B
Been there a few times - great real ales for...

Been there a few times - great real ales for sure. I have an idea there was (may still be) a barber's in the pub too. From memory the Pizza menu was military themed - in fact here is an extract...
Forum: Headdress 17-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Mike B
Padre An interesting insight - thanks for...

Padre
An interesting insight - thanks for sharing.
Mike
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-09-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Mike B
Great item, great research - is it me, or could...

Great item, great research - is it me, or could the initials in the label actually be JS - almost 'copperplate' style.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-09-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mike B
13th badge - SBS - Although one appears on page...

13th badge - SBS - Although one appears on page 75 of Peter Taylor's book, 'Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948', personally I do not like these at all. Having spoken to numerous veterans no...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-09-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Mike B
Rob, and all Weren't GS buttons with circular...

Rob, and all
Weren't GS buttons with circular red felt disc backing used in WW1 early on for either early Kitchener Volunteers (pre badge issue) or Training Reserve?
Nice find if so I would think....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-08-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Mike B
Very interesting oddities - agree re Lincolnshire.

Very interesting oddities - agree re Lincolnshire.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-08-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Mike B
Hello Roy It looks a little 'bright' to me. ...

Hello Roy
It looks a little 'bright' to me. The backing looks like it would 'flare' under UV light. It resembles a set of reproductions including Nos. 2, 3 and 4 Commandos among others. Difficult...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-08-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Mike B
Lovely display - good hunting for the others.

Lovely display - good hunting for the others.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-08-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By Mike B
Hi Steve - were images to be posted? Regards ...

Hi Steve - were images to be posted?
Regards
Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-08-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Mike B
For sale badge photographs

PM sent regarding your high quality images
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Mike B
Hello Billy There are many people on this forum...

Hello Billy
There are many people on this forum who will remember Len Whittaker, who wrote the book 'Some Talk of Private Armies'. During one of my chats with Len, he informed me of his regret to...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Mike B
Wish I could find mine Luke - It will be in a box...

Wish I could find mine Luke - It will be in a box I can not get to at present. I have a a couple of boards of circa around WW1 TF Bns - one for ORs, the other Bze OSD. I didn't leave a gap in the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Mike B
Hi Luke, I was thinking 4th TF not Vols (as you...

Hi Luke, I was thinking 4th TF not Vols (as you post in post 4 above) - but may be way off. I apologise for not remembering if my 4th TF was lugs or slider - but I see your point. On reflection,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Mike B
Would you rule out a variant of 4th Bn? -...

Would you rule out a variant of 4th Bn? - Although that had a 4th Bn The Buffs - on the scroll KK1699. I can not put my fingers on mine but KK describe it as Bze (Can not recall if blades) - Could...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-07-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Mike B
Phil - Other than as an Association badge they...

Phil - Other than as an Association badge they would be incorrect. I helped out at the Association for a while so have a bit of background. The car badge is a legit Association item and the badge...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-07-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Mike B
COMMANDO ASSOCIATION CAR BADGE

The design is based on the Officer Pattern of No.2 Commando - the SS stands for Special Service. The design (based on reproductions of the badge) then had COMMANDO arched title scroll added as a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-07-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By Mike B
I confirm I liaised with Irv regarding two RMA...

I confirm I liaised with Irv regarding two RMA badges, and he is correct - my correspondence refers to the seller as Brian. Unfortunately I did not note his forum name or surname. I think the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-07-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Mike B
Thanks Paul. Just a bit of a quirk for Cdo...

Thanks Paul. Just a bit of a quirk for Cdo collectors to be wary of.
Forum: Military Buttons 13-07-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Mike B
Reference to CIG button - not available - has me...

Reference to CIG button - not available - has me foxed - any idea please what CIG refers to, or is it CIV (City Imperial Volunteers)

Mike

Update - date of letter 1901 so probably City Imperial...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-07-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By Mike B
Avoid black back on all but one pattern of...

Avoid black back on all but one pattern of printed red on black commando title. The back in printed commando badges is red with shadowing or bleed through (to the reverse) tracing red detail to the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-07-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Mike B
Cheshire (County? .Volunteer?). Land Girls...

Cheshire (County? .Volunteer?). Land Girls Association possibly.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-07-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Mike B
I have no real clue about this one, but speculate...

I have no real clue about this one, but speculate a continental postal service perhaps?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mike B
Thank you for clarification Simon.

Thank you for clarification Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mike B
Please excuse me probably talking out of my hat -...

Please excuse me probably talking out of my hat - a lovely badge and great debate by members - a bit left field given lugs etc but could it be VTC as similar WM Hampshire etc exist?
Probably no...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-06-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,481
Posted By Mike B
Nice images Paul - thanks for sharing. Wings are...

Nice images Paul - thanks for sharing. Wings are a huge subject in their own right. It is interesting to compare notes ... so much to learn, particularly regarding theatre made items etc.
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