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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Yesterday, 10:56 AM
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Posted By dumdum
Are those spurs he appears to be wearing in your...

Are those spurs he appears to be wearing in your first photo?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-05-21, 07:24 AM
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Views: 55
Posted By dumdum
Grenadier Guards sweetheart badge

Hi

Have been going through the boxes and have located this small sweetheart badge in what looks to be the original box.

Not gold, but still a good quality item with no damage. Looks to be...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-05-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By dumdum
Hi A late friend told me that these were the...

Hi

A late friend told me that these were the bane of the life of someone in the trade and if it was a high volume item they would recut the die.

Low volume, rarely used dies would be banded...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-05-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By dumdum
Hi Luke With pleasure! I couldn't post the...

Hi Luke

With pleasure! I couldn't post the reverse last time as I'd saved it as a BMP or some other thingy that means absolutely nothing to me....

Anyway, my computer skills have now progressed...
Forum: Indian Badges 12-05-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By dumdum
Hi Thanks for that. Yes, I'd worked out what...

Hi

Thanks for that. Yes, I'd worked out what it was -strangely enough I first heard of this group when I used to make model soldiers back in the early 70's!

Also well aware that these have been...
Forum: Indian Badges 11-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By dumdum
Hi A really tenuous link, but some years...

Hi

A really tenuous link, but some years back I was given this silk patch when I bought a group of medals to a British officer who had clearly seen service in India and had landed in France on D +...
Forum: Other Military Topics 11-05-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By dumdum
Hi There is a book that I've read (tissues...

Hi

There is a book that I've read (tissues needed...) about Australia's "boy soldiers". The title is "The Lost Boys" and is clearly a reference to Peter Pan.

I forget now what the youngest age...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-05-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Great stuff! Dear old Ian had said...

Hi Mike

Great stuff! Dear old Ian had said that the pilot "got the VC" for getting his Dad out of the crash so that's how rumours start!!!!!

Not to give you too much of a swelled head, but I've...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By dumdum
I can check mine but I think that it has (apart...

I can check mine but I think that it has (apart from a small chip to the white enamel) serifed numerals to the "1914", like the last photo.

Possible that there was more than one maker?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By dumdum
Or a Monday morning after a "heavy" weekend....:)...

Or a Monday morning after a "heavy" weekend....:)

Never buy a car made on...... (see above):rolleyes:
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-05-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Even so, Ian was ABSOLUTELY amazed...

Hi Mike

Even so, Ian was ABSOLUTELY amazed with what you have found. I told him that it was you, not me, who located this.

He kindly said that it still took me to get the ball rolling!
...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-05-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike An update for you. Ian was just over...

Hi Mike

An update for you. Ian was just over the moon with your information (I've just got off the phone from talking to him).

He wants me to pass on his most sincere thanks and appreciation...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By dumdum
Interesting. I can pretty much say that this...

Interesting. I can pretty much say that this picture is of an original badge and, again just an opinion, but being a vitreous enamel effort, it's more or less guaranteed to be "safe".

The notion...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-05-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By dumdum
Asked in complete ignorance, but is this a photo...

Asked in complete ignorance, but is this a photo of a genuine one or one of the "duff" jobbies?

The 1914 On War Service reissue wouldn't fool anyone and it isn't intended to.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-05-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By dumdum
Mike You have excelled yourself! Many, many...

Mike

You have excelled yourself! Many, many thanks! Ian (son) will be very pleased with this.

Strangely enough, I'd picked up Hall's service number on dear old Forces War Records but couldn't...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-05-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By dumdum
Basil Dunstan HALL (RAF)

Hi

Am wondering if anyone can give me some info on this WW2 RAF gent. I worked with his son some years back and he would love to find out about his Dad.

I have a photocopied studio picture of...
Forum: The Home Front 07-05-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I always am extremely grateful to...

Hi Mike

I always am extremely grateful to you for your prompt, concise answers.:) I think that "The Politics of Influence" by Wooton that we've discussed before was my first encounter with this...
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-05-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By dumdum
Hi Simon Many thanks for your kindness! :)...

Hi Simon

Many thanks for your kindness! :) So, served from1909, hence the low number.

Cheers

Ray
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-05-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By dumdum
915 Pte Granville GEE, Lancs Fusiliers

Hi

Am wondering if anyone would be kind enough to supply a copy of the SWB entry (79232) for this soldier?

His number seems fairly low so, although I know very little of GB army numbers, it...
Forum: The Home Front 07-05-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By dumdum
Hi Amy and Terry Thanks for your reply. I've...

Hi Amy and Terry

Thanks for your reply. I've found a certificate for this group on eBay but it's a lot of dosh for a piece of cardboard! Mind you. they've been trying to flog it for some months...
Forum: The Home Front 07-05-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,439
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and others Interested to see this...

Hi Mike and others

Interested to see this badge which I'd always thought was WW2 with the maker's mark (T.& S. Ltd?) and the unusual "snowflake" pattern to the reverse. Some Australian lapel...
Forum: The Home Front 02-05-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By dumdum
Mystery OWS badge?

Can anyone provide any info on this badge that I believe to be of WW1 vintage. About the size of a standard 1914 Admiralty badge.

The key would appear to be the red enamel "T" and the unicorn....
Forum: The Home Front 02-05-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By dumdum
1915 OWS variant

Here's a variation on the badge that usually has a company name in that separate, applied tablet.

Again, what firm was employing them and what were they doing? I guess that things tightened up a...
Forum: The Home Front 02-05-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By dumdum
Hi Frank If you are talking about the Wm...

Hi Frank

If you are talking about the Wm Mills badge, it is very similar to the other badges such as the British Aluminium Co. It may have a number but I'd have to check.

The "Guvmint" badge...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 30-04-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Many, many thanks for your info as...

Hi Mike

Many, many thanks for your info as supplied.

I was certain that I had another named BL gold badge (other than the previously posted photo of the "big 'un" )but couldn't put my hand on...
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