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Forum: General Topics. Today, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By leigh kitchen
Some recommend warm water as a treatment to make...

Some recommend warm water as a treatment to make the plastic more pliable, I've never tried it, I just leave the badges as they come.
Forum: General Topics. Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By leigh kitchen
A real thread drift, but "food experts" on a TV...

A real thread drift, but "food experts" on a TV programme about "Waitrose" a couple of weeks ago rabbited on about ancho chillies as being chillies flavoured with anchovies and felt that the queen...
Forum: General Topics. Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By leigh kitchen
Apologies, in my earlier post I should've...

Apologies, in my earlier post I should've specified that the thread I was searching for was one relating to this shoulder title and typed 137th (North Midland) Field ambulance instead of just posting...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By leigh kitchen
Unofficial shoulder title of 137th (North...

Unofficial shoulder title of 137th (North Midland) Field Ambulance serving in 24th Guards Independent Infantry Brigade Group 1940-42 and again when it rejoined the 24th Guards Brigade after it again...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By leigh kitchen
This may be of interest (I was searching for...

This may be of interest (I was searching for another thread showing some insignia I have, couldn't find it but found this one).
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By leigh kitchen
Duplication

Duplication
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting stuff, a lot of good'uns on youtube...

Interesting stuff, a lot of good'uns on youtube at the moment too, including between the wars trials uniforms and new drill, new uniforms and weaponry of the 50s-60's, ACF at Bisley, mainly Pathe...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 273
Posted By leigh kitchen
I took that as a reference to the NF "metal"...

I took that as a reference to the NF "metal" collar badges still being in use for some years rather than being replaced by RNF after the regiment became "Royal".
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 454
Posted By leigh kitchen
From memory, the HCR badge in forage cap. And a...

From memory, the HCR badge in forage cap.
And a quick Google to confirm, regimental on beret, including Blues & Royals on the AAC beret.
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By leigh kitchen
Smith & Wright?

Smith & Wright?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 420
Posted By leigh kitchen
My Platoon Commander for 12 months of a NI tour...

My Platoon Commander for 12 months of a NI tour in the early 1970's was an Intelligence Corps subaltern who remained badged to the Int Corps, as did another Int Corps subaltern who served as a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By leigh kitchen
They're wearing German parkas by the look of it?

They're wearing German parkas by the look of it?
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 07-04-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 273
Posted By leigh kitchen
Is Wood refering to anod. al. RNF or RRF pattern...

Is Wood refering to anod. al. RNF or RRF pattern collar badges?
The Fus Bde standardised on Cap badge, collar badge and button (as you'll know).
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 07-04-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 273
Posted By leigh kitchen
From Churchill (History of The British Army...

From Churchill (History of The British Army Infantry Collar Badge):
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 454
Posted By leigh kitchen
Do they still wear the HCR badge on the forage...

Do they still wear the HCR badge on the forage cap, regimental on the beret?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 154
Posted By leigh kitchen
My fighting dogs suggestion should've been a...

My fighting dogs suggestion should've been a "maybe" - post no. 8 here was what I was thinking of:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/104851-kent-volunteer-fencibles/
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 154
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ah yes, that rings bells for numerous sightings...

Ah yes, that rings bells for numerous sightings of fakes.
So KVF badge continued in use with KVR?

There's a photo on GWF I think of KVR wearing the royal arms badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 154
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's the General Service "fighting dogs" I...

It's the General Service "fighting dogs" I think.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-04-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 446
Posted By leigh kitchen
That's what I was thinking, a post D-Day transfer...

That's what I was thinking, a post D-Day transfer to infantry, interestingly the "example" transferee was a 1936 transfer, I was expecting him to be a 1944/45 one.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-04-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 446
Posted By leigh kitchen
No, the casualty I mentioned is a RA man who...

No, the casualty I mentioned is a RA man who transferred to WG in 1936, just he has a number "close" to your man's.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 154
Posted By leigh kitchen
Guessing yes (apologies, I updated my original...

Guessing yes (apologies, I updated my original post re. the unit without realising it had already been identified).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-04-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 154
Posted By leigh kitchen
Pte CCE Jones of "C" Company 1st (Cinque Ports...

Pte CCE Jones of "C" Company 1st (Cinque Ports Battalion) Kent Volunteer Regiment?

"Same" fob (plus a Hythe 1912 one, there is a Brockhill Park near Hythe) to Pte WJ Todd appears here and on...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-04-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 446
Posted By leigh kitchen
Presumably transferred from the RA, eg number...

Presumably transferred from the RA, eg number 848788 transferred to WG from RA in 1936, died in October 1945 after wounded in Italy serving with 3WG, buried in UK.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-04-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By leigh kitchen
What follows is an "I think" - that the GS...

What follows is an "I think" - that the GS buttons may have been fitted to the cap when originally purchased as it's one that would be worn by a number of "Royal" regiments and corps rather than to a...
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