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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 02-06-13, 03:56 PM
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Posted By erracht
Didn't 3rd Div serve postwar in the Middle East? ...

Didn't 3rd Div serve postwar in the Middle East? Possibly from then?
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By erracht
A black regimental flash, similar to an arm of...

A black regimental flash, similar to an arm of service strip, was worn by the Northamptonshire Regt. I would imagine this could be a combo patch to a Northants member or unit attached to 8th Army...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 08-12-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,536
Posted By erracht
If memory serves correctly, 155 Bde also wore the...

If memory serves correctly, 155 Bde also wore the saltire sans MOUNTAIN title...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 26-10-10, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By erracht
Thanks for the feedback. Couldn't pass them...

Thanks for the feedback. Couldn't pass them up...

Dean
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-10-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By erracht
I have also heard of people putting brass badges...

I have also heard of people putting brass badges in coffee grounds to 'bronze' them...


Dean
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-10-10, 04:02 PM
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Posted By erracht
A couple of unknowns

I've posted these on another site before, but after a computer crash I've lost all tentative ID on them. I recall there being a possible hospital link with the London badge, and can't recall on the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-10-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By erracht
Recent additions

Here's a few badges I picked up at a show here a few months back. Opinions on authenticity? Most I fell fairly good about, but some I do wonder on (like 33rd Indian Corps...)

Your thoughts?
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-10-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By erracht
Again, my thanks to all for the ID and info. Had...

Again, my thanks to all for the ID and info. Had not seen this one before. Now to find other "unknown-to-me" badges...

Dean
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-10-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By erracht
Thanks for that ID. Any ideas on age? Dean

Thanks for that ID. Any ideas on age?

Dean
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-10-10, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By erracht
Question Camerons? badge

This one has me baffled. Akin to a Cameron Highlanders badge, but smaller (I'm guessing a collar badge). St. Andrew in centre, thistle spray to right, maple leaves to left. Scroll at bottom reads...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-09-10, 01:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,961
Posted By erracht
Photo of CSM Alan Watts wearing the...

Photo of CSM Alan Watts wearing the clan/regimental badge
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-09-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By erracht
Thanks much Peter - been away too long but...

Thanks much Peter - been away too long but hopefully will now be able to spend more time here.

Dean
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-09-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By erracht
That's a promise

That's a promise
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-09-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By erracht
Sorry 'bout that - didn't know you were the bidder

Sorry 'bout that - didn't know you were the bidder
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 09-09-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,186
Posted By erracht
No RSF Bns in 53rd Div to my knowledge; only...

No RSF Bns in 53rd Div to my knowledge; only Scottish infantry therein was 1st HLI. 1st RSF was in 29 Bde/36th Div (Burma), 2nd Bn in17 Bde/5th Div, 4/5th Bn in 155 Bde/52nd (Lowland) Div, 6th Bn in...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 09-09-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By erracht
The 7th Bn wore a 3" square Mackenzie flash above...

The 7th Bn wore a 3" square Mackenzie flash above the 15th Div signs, the 6th Bn wore a triangular patch fitiing into the 'crook' of the Y of the 5th (Yorkshire) Div.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-09-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By erracht
Sleeve insignia to the same... From a reliable...

Sleeve insignia to the same... From a reliable source, but I still have some questions on it...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-09-10, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By erracht
Attached is the photo mentioned, as well as a...

Attached is the photo mentioned, as well as a detail of the BSM Farquhar's sleeve.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-09-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By erracht
Backs: top left is wartime paper-backed. Next...

Backs: top left is wartime paper-backed. Next to it is a woven variant. Below them is a wartime or just post-war cloth-backed.

On the left are a post-war embroidered (50's or 60's??) and then...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-09-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By erracht
Scan as promised. The left badges are geniune,...

Scan as promised. The left badges are geniune, the rest are post-war or copies. Scan of the backs to follow.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-09-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By erracht
Hi Loupie - my thoughts on this one are that it...

Hi Loupie - my thoughts on this one are that it is sadly a fake. I've got a few of these in a few different colours, but general consensus is that it is dodgy. Will try to post some pics of wartime...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-11-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By erracht
The 7/9th Bn and 8th Bn Royal Scots did wear a...

The 7/9th Bn and 8th Bn Royal Scots did wear a tartan backing (Hunting Stewart) in the 1939-45 War. Maybe not a completely universal practice within the units, but still very commonly seen.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-10-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,061
Posted By erracht
Looks decent to me - one I would get myself (at...

Looks decent to me - one I would get myself (at least from the photo)

Dean
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-09-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,061
Posted By erracht
I confess to being no authority on this matter,...

I confess to being no authority on this matter, but I can relate the traits I look for in a FFY badge.

1. Avoid the "stargazer thane" - the one with the abnormally large eyes and the deofrmed...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 28-09-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,058
Posted By erracht
Actually, Fraser Hunting was worn by the Lovat...

Actually, Fraser Hunting was worn by the Lovat Scouts...

Murray Tullibardine was worn by pipers of the Scottish Horse; the rest of the Regiment was entitled to Murray of Atholl.

54 Bty, afraid...
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