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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Alan O
That is a piece if advice I have long taken. I...

That is a piece if advice I have long taken. I have 3 para regiment badges and the widely available SAS a/a badge and that's my limit. Pursuing a PPA/RSR/LRDG cap badge just does not interest me...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By Alan O
The voided copy is based on an original pre 1915...

The voided copy is based on an original pre 1915 design but that is rare and had a strengthener. All the other genuine patterns did not have the void.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Alan O
I think it is a copy.

I think it is a copy.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Alan O
I have one of these too. I always thought that...

I have one of these too. I always thought that it was a pre 1916 makers version.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-12-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Alan O
Light bulb - ie para trained but not serving in...

Light bulb - ie para trained but not serving in the Airborne forces. I only ever saw it worn once by a senior officer who did his jumps course whilst at RMAS in the 1970s. It was on his Mess Kit...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-12-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Alan O
The Exeter VTC is a fake I am afraid. The SAS...

The Exeter VTC is a fake I am afraid. The SAS belt plate is not good either judging by the back. It looks to have come from a very worn die.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-12-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Alan O
Bess I believe it was circa 1906. However...

Bess

I believe it was circa 1906. However the void above the scroll was not part of the period cap badge design.

I have one of these from a Boer war collection and it has 3 lugs.

Alan
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-12-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Alan O
It is the entrance hall at the School of Infantry...

It is the entrance hall at the School of Infantry at Warminster or it certainly was a decade ago.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-12-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Alan O
I would agree but it may have been optimistic...

I would agree but it may have been optimistic that they were bought and worn by the Troopers. There was a very scarce a/a one so the Q/C was certainly made in very small numbers but personally I...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 30-11-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Alan O
It is not a real book but an analogy.....

It is not a real book but an analogy.....
Forum: General Topics. 30-11-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By Alan O
Source ...

Source https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/J._R._Gaunt_and_Son

J. R. Gaunt and Son

as J. R. Gaunt and Son of Warstone Parade and Alfred Street, Birmingham. (1922)

as J. R. Gaunt and Sons of...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 30-11-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Alan O
Mark Absolutely no way I would pay £500 for...

Mark

Absolutely no way I would pay £500 for a badge! That price takes all the fun out of collecting. The Oxford Engineers was a nice badge but again very expensive.

Alan
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 30-11-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Alan O
The prices were eye watering on some of those...

The prices were eye watering on some of those badges. There were some Junior Div OTC ones that went for far more than a normal price. Possibly bidding fever? Notts OTC went for £162 which is more...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-11-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Alan O
It looks like a homemade sweetheart badge. What...

It looks like a homemade sweetheart badge. What are the fitting?

The MPSC wore the plain cypher and it seems that the GV wreath was mis-identified by K&K.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-11-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Alan O
I hate the lugs and wired badges have been faked...

I hate the lugs and wired badges have been faked I am afraid.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-11-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Alan O
Mine was £10 and I think that was a fair price. ...

Mine was £10 and I think that was a fair price. Creating a scarcity by buying up every one and then charging £60 on the basis that they are 'scarce' smacks of sharp practice and is rather ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-11-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Alan O
I have one too and I would agree it's correct.

I have one too and I would agree it's correct.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-11-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Alan O
Rob I always prefer the cut in. The reason...

Rob

I always prefer the cut in. The reason is that these were made by the regiment modifying the issued recce with an additional rose. It's always been my thought that they used a KOYLI cap...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-11-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Alan O
Recce Corps cap badge types - 1948

This article was written using info supplied by a former Sgt of 49th Recce Regt in 1948 and lists the various types worn by ORs and Officers.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-11-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,726
Posted By Alan O
Julian It can be found here. Alan

Julian

It can be found here.

Alan
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-11-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By Alan O
This article from 1923 states that a w/m rose was...

This article from 1923 states that a w/m rose was worn by the militia. Sadly no photo.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-11-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,726
Posted By Alan O
This was published in 1948 so is likely to be...

This was published in 1948 so is likely to be accurate being so contempory.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-11-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By Alan O
This may be of interest. Published in 1946 by a...

This may be of interest. Published in 1946 by a former member of the regiment who records that in1914 'Artists' badges were in use and in 1920 'Artist's Rifles ones were issued.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-11-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,649
Posted By Alan O
This is the earliest photo I can find of the...

This is the earliest photo I can find of the Welsh Cyclists badge with enough granularity and detail to see the font. It was photographed by EJ Martin for an article he published in 1944.

It's...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-11-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By Alan O
The scottish infantry officers generally wore...

The scottish infantry officers generally wore silver badges and not bronze probably because of the type of hats.
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