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Forum: General Topics. 30-03-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,792
Posted By Neil1689
Have been collecting both Battalions of the...

Have been collecting both Battalions of the Wessex Volunteers / Regiment 1967 to 1995 for just over a year now, great fun.
Was a Piper with 1 KOSB (1977 - 91) so could help with questions about that.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 21-03-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 230
Posted By Neil1689
Edinburgh Tattoo 1980 the band ( KOSB Pipes and...

Edinburgh Tattoo 1980 the band ( KOSB Pipes and Drums)was given a bottle of rum( in a Grouse Whisky bottle) after a rain soaked performance.
Probably came from Rosyth. It all went.
Forum: General Topics. 17-03-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Neil1689
Hi Bess To quote from Martin Lee - Brownes book...

Hi Bess
To quote from Martin Lee - Brownes book '1 Wessex' A Company wore the Glosters Back Badge up until March 1973. It was agreed that ;

The 1st Battalion the Wessex Regiment is a regiment...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Neil1689
United Kingdom Mobile Force badge

Hi
Does anyone have a United Kingdom Mobile Force badge for sale. See photograph. Would be greatly appreciated. PM if you do.
Thanks Neil
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-02-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks Gerard, that makes sense. Neil

Thanks Gerard, that makes sense.
Neil
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-02-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Neil1689
Hi probably a silly question but I have always...

Hi probably a silly question but I have always wondered why the chalk white horse on the hill at Uffington on the Berkshire Downs faces right and has done so for centuries and the badge of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,724
Posted By Neil1689
Great Badge Tim. Were the Assault Pioneers based...

Great Badge Tim. Were the Assault Pioneers based at Brock?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-01-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Neil1689
Badges of TA Battalions forming the Wessex Volunteers

Good afternoon
Have just read Grey Green Acorns post on the Wessex Volunteers, great stuff.
I have been looking for the following for some time and was wondering if anyone can help

Silver...
Forum: Off topic 24-12-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Neil1689
Great Site, great friends, best wishes to all...

Great Site, great friends, best wishes to all members for Christmas and the new year.
Neil
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 01-12-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks for all your posts, will try and get down...

Thanks for all your posts, will try and get down to the Hampshire Chronicle to see if they have any photographs of the issuing of badges to the H& IOW Territorials. Not before Christmas though....
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-11-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks for your replies, Winchester is only 40...

Thanks for your replies, Winchester is only 40 minutes from me so may be a visit to the Local newspaper to see if they have photographs of the event in their archives.
Neil
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-11-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By Neil1689
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Territorials

Good afternoon, in my quest for all things Wessex Volunteers / Regiment I came across a booklet entitled 'All about A'
It's a document that would be given to recruits and is the history of A (Duke...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 09-10-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By Neil1689
4th Bn The Wiltshire Regiment (TA)

Good Afternoon
Would someone be able to tell me if the 4th Wiltshires (TA) wore a Maroon Square behind their anodised cap badge in the period leading up to 1967 and the TAVR 3 changes?
Many thanks...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 05-09-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 03-09-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Neil1689
Makers mark pre 1967 TA Battalions

Hi, having read several previous posts on the subject I would like to ask a question before I go in search of the correct (Anodised Aluminium) badges.

What makers mark would you expect to find on...
Forum: General Topics. 30-08-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Neil1689
Many thanks for all your replies. I'll let you...

Many thanks for all your replies. I'll let you know how I got on.
Thanks again Neil
Forum: General Topics. 29-08-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks for that, as they say every little helps....

Thanks for that, as they say every little helps. Regards Neil
Forum: General Topics. 29-08-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Neil1689
The National Archive at Kew

Good afternoon,
I am going to visit the National Archive at Kew to do some research into the Wessex Volunteers / Regiment 1967 to 1995.
From an earlier post the Army Dress Committee documents...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-07-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks Tim, very good thread about the Wessex...

Thanks Tim, very good thread about the Wessex Regiment. Have printed it out for reference.
If someone has a photo of the silver cap badge and 2nd Battalion Shoulder title or even the green...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-07-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks again David. As you know the Regiment was...

Thanks again David. As you know the Regiment was only in existence from 1967 to 1995 but there is so much to collect that I don't know about (even though I served in it). Any help is always...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-07-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks David as always for your reply. Do you...

Thanks David as always for your reply. Do you know of anyone who has a photo of these shoulder titles so I will know what to look out for?
Neil
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-07-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Neil1689
Wessex Brigade & Regiment

Good afternoon
Could anyone tell me if there was such a thing as a Wessex Brigade Officer's cap badge for the No 1 dress cap made in Hall Marked Sterling Silver? If there was has anyone got a good...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 12-07-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Neil1689
Hi Henk,Thanks for taking the time to post the...

Hi Henk,Thanks for taking the time to post the link. All in one page, great.
Neil
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 11-07-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Neil1689
Thanks for clearing that up. Know what to look...

Thanks for clearing that up. Know what to look out for. Neil
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 09-07-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Neil1689
Pre 1967 TA Battalions forming the Wessex Volunteers

Good Afternoon
As part of my collection of Wessex Volunteers/Regiment badges and uniform I have a few questions on cap badges of the TA units that went to make up The Wessex Volunteers in 1967.
As...
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