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Forum: General Topics. 26-11-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,111
Posted By grumpy
It would be good if the badge looked like a...

It would be good if the badge looked like a peregrine, just for starters.

Dross ............ I've seen better designs on public lavatory walls.
Forum: General Topics. 22-11-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 998
Posted By grumpy
A whole belt-full of cap badges Second World War...

A whole belt-full of cap badges Second World War collected for me by my RAF father. I can see them now: Royal Sussex, Isle of White Rifles, RE, RA, several Foot Guards .......

When I left home...
Forum: General Topics. 19-10-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By grumpy
Provide a scale, and use a proper camera in good,...

Provide a scale, and use a proper camera in good, not sunny, daylight, no flash ...... depth of field not great with a scanner, they are designed to scan 2D and any badge is 3D.

If the badges are...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-10-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By grumpy
Unless the Home Service Tunic of the current Foot...

Unless the Home Service Tunic of the current Foot Guards is different from the old Line colours, it is officially scarlet.

Apart from the sergeants' sash, which is Turkey Red, and the warrant...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-10-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By grumpy
is it officially red, or is it scarlet though?

is it officially red, or is it scarlet though?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-10-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By grumpy
Go on then, name the orders of dress please!

Go on then, name the orders of dress please!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-10-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By grumpy
Drum major. Probably not an NCO, almost certainly...

Drum major. Probably not an NCO, almost certainly WO2. I think that WO 1 is not unheard of but lack references other than hearsay.

The bandmaster is commissioned.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By grumpy
Whereas the band uniform was incredibly expensive...

Whereas the band uniform was incredibly expensive with lots of gold lace [to put it crudely!] the Drums lace is unique and almost smothers the tunic.

The band uniform is now much simpler but the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-10-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By grumpy
Thank you. They are the corps of drums, not the...

Thank you.
They are the corps of drums, not the band. One man has a fine display of four good conduct badges [worn inverted to show against the fleur-de-lys arm braid. At least 16 years service....
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-09-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By grumpy
no photographs of the following wearing, in such...

no photographs of the following wearing, in such posed groups, the splendid cap:
pioneer sergeant, signaller sergeant, master cook, master tailor and master shoemaker.

We might have to wait a...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-09-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By grumpy
Superb, thank you for taking the considerable...

Superb, thank you for taking the considerable trouble. A very unusual badge, so distinctive in shape.

Lucky man!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By grumpy
Thank you very much, yes, I was aware that...

Thank you very much, yes, I was aware that armourers were to be seen in infantry regiment uniform, and the examples are welcome, but armourers also appear in the formal groups in their Corps...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-09-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By grumpy
STAFF FORAGE CAPS on Uniformology

Turning to that well-illustrated site to identify a cap c. 1890 I noticed the following:

WHO WORE THE CAPS?

[I]All the officers of the regiment including the Quartermaster.
The Battalion HQ...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-08-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By grumpy
I certainly have not. Denis Edwards and I...

I certainly have not. Denis Edwards and I speculated about T wreath, but little snippets over the years make me reasonably confident that this was a Signals trade/ appointment, demi-official.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By grumpy
Essentially yes, both officially and visually and...

Essentially yes, both officially and visually and by price.

Very complicated, partly by orthochromatic early photos.

A good staring point featuring expert Toby Brayley is at:
...
Forum: General Topics. 07-08-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
The plates are, as ever, works of art and very...

The plates are, as ever, works of art and very welcome. What would improve them further in my opinion would be to reference the primary or reputable secondary sources used. Looking back at the...
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
My notes and photo of the RACD ledgers suggest...

My notes and photo of the RACD ledgers suggest 1895 as the year of the crossed rifles new edition.

1895 Badges shooting Crown crossed rifles gold blue sergeant best shooting coy
Star crossed...
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
I have at least three photographs of RE marksmen...

I have at least three photographs of RE marksmen or musketry prize winners: two in SD, one probably pre-1902.
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
. Thank you I will dig some out.

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Thank you I will dig some out.
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
One more comment on uniformology: The...

One more comment on uniformology:

The Warrant Officer rank, established in 1881, at first applied only to Conductors of stores and supplies. Later that year, Staff Sergeants class I, Master...
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
Thank you for looking, I am not surprised, I...

Thank you for looking, I am not surprised, I don't think the uniformology inclusion is correct, but always happy to learn. I do recollect that the auxiliary RA could at some stage shoot the full...
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
Artillery Marksmen should be very rare in the...

Artillery Marksmen should be very rare in the period: whereas infantry, cavalry, RE fired the annual classification course to the full extent, other arms and services and departments fired a limited...
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
Beautiful thank you, but what of the regular...

Beautiful thank you, but what of the regular artillery? I don't think I have [or have seen] any regular marksman photographed.

Incidentally the Brigade Supply badge is extraordinarily rare, and,...
Forum: General Topics. 03-08-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By grumpy
Do any members have photographs of regular...

Do any members have photographs of regular artillerymen wearing the marksman badge please?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 22-07-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,584
Posted By grumpy
The three most terrifying military sights: a...

The three most terrifying military sights:

a sailor with rifle
an army officer with map and compass
144 RAF navigators *




* Gross incompetents
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