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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 05:58 AM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
You need mine warning signs, keep her out of the...

You need mine warning signs, keep her out of the room (I'm reliably informed that all my "stuff" is destined for a bonfire on the front lawn).
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By leigh kitchen
A nice little haul - the top left UN badge may be...

A nice little haul - the top left UN badge may be white enamel and gilt (the earlier type, I still have some I was issued in 1978 in Cyprus, Italian made ones) or white painted and "gold" plated...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By leigh kitchen
Interesting - I was unaware that lugs were...

Interesting - I was unaware that lugs were removed and replaced by sliders.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By leigh kitchen
Far too much stuff you have there Terry, you need...

Far too much stuff you have there Terry, you need to give some away.

The cWWII German gas / mine penants that I have:
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-01-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By leigh kitchen
Presumably the cap bugle is a collar badge or...

Presumably the cap bugle is a collar badge or shoulder title / "trade" badge from a facing pair.
The buttons appear to be darkened metal rather than of horn.
Possibly "SHC"?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, Queen's Crown (the Staff's Regt was formed...

Yes, Queen's Crown (the Staff's Regt was formed in 1959).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-01-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By leigh kitchen
Staffordshire Regiment by the looks.

Staffordshire Regiment by the looks.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By leigh kitchen
WWI German tin lids were issued to the Royal...

WWI German tin lids were issued to the Royal Afghan Army from the 1930's.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By leigh kitchen
A few years ago, on, I think, The Antiques Road...

A few years ago, on, I think, The Antiques Road Show, a squaddie showed a bronze "ornament" he'd picked up in Afghanistan.

It was a Victorian colours finial - I wondered if it was from one of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By leigh kitchen
Vague idea that Ripley shows them as Welsh...

Vague idea that Ripley shows them as Welsh Brigade?
Edit: just checked, no it doesn't.
I believe I have then on CFSC to The Prince of Wales's Division Band.
Forum: General Topics. 17-01-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By leigh kitchen
Perhaps some confusion with the flat topped...

Perhaps some confusion with the flat topped "Jubilee" Crown, although I don't know why 1881 would figure?
Forum: Other Militaria 17-01-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By leigh kitchen
If the two pieces of shell case are a tight fit...

If the two pieces of shell case are a tight fit forming a seal it's possibly a tobacco jar.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By leigh kitchen
I see the diamonds now - I kept quiet when first...

I see the diamonds now - I kept quiet when first viewing the images as I thought the diamond was a circle but just wasn't sure.
I think the horizontal strip is plain with no lettering.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-01-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By leigh kitchen
According to "British Battle Insignia (1): 1914 -...

According to "British Battle Insignia (1): 1914 - 18" by Mike Chappell, 47th (2nd London) Division battle patches were card suits in yellow, green and red, the shape of symbol designating battalion...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-01-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By leigh kitchen
I was thinking circular, perhaps flat across the...

I was thinking circular, perhaps flat across the bottom?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By leigh kitchen
The blackened badge referred to in post no. 5:

The blackened badge referred to in post no. 5:
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By leigh kitchen
Sounds like a lass that'd appreciate one of Billy...

Sounds like a lass that'd appreciate one of Billy Connolly's Glasgow cocktails - "Gie us a bucket o' diesel wi' a brolly in it".
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By leigh kitchen
The RM plastic collar dogs are still knocking...

The RM plastic collar dogs are still knocking around at £5 a pair on ebay.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By leigh kitchen
In which case all of the Highland regiments would...

In which case all of the Highland regiments would be "Gaels", not just the A &SH?
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By leigh kitchen
"Uniformstores" site offers the badge but in gold...

"Uniformstores" site offers the badge but in gold bullion - but doesn't say what it is.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By leigh kitchen
Presumably "Argylls" spoken with a Scottish...

Presumably "Argylls" spoken with a Scottish accent?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By leigh kitchen
There was a rash of Conductors mint condition...

There was a rash of Conductors mint condition metal badges with backing plates on the market: about 20 years ago.
I picked a blackened one, though I've no idea if any unit wore such a badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-01-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yep, yours looks like a police cape fastening.

Yep, yours looks like a police cape fastening.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-01-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By leigh kitchen
Are they sew on rather than lugged though? ...

Are they sew on rather than lugged though?
Blackened brass lugged ones were worn on police capes (I still have my old one, 1950's dated).
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-01-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By leigh kitchen
A & SH - their badges known as "Mess Tins" back...

A & SH - their badges known as "Mess Tins" back in my day.
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