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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-20, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Drew
Youíre very welcome. Very nice example of the 1st...

Youíre very welcome. Very nice example of the 1st (Res) title. Thank you very much.

Chris
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Drew
220154 A bit worn, but here is the title I...

220154

A bit worn, but here is the title I mentioned above.

Regards,

Chris
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Drew
Hello, I have always taken it to mean the...

Hello,
I have always taken it to mean the amalgamated Reserve Battalions you mention, since I do not think the term was used before September 1916. At least, not in the official way, ‘3rd (Reserve)...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 13-12-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
Chris Baker has added an interesting image to his...

Chris Baker has added an interesting image to his LLT website from the War Diaries. It confirms that badges were worn on the helmet in the 56th Division.
56th (1st London) Division ...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Drew
Here is the thread: London Scottish-...

Here is the thread:

London Scottish- Shoulder Title Change (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65079)


Regards,

Chris
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-01-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Drew
Hello there, I just realised that it canít...

Hello there,

I just realised that it canít have been 1922, it must have been 1926 at the earliest. Many apologies!

I made that statement because many of the similar, black on khaki,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-01-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Drew
Not solid evidence, and apologies if you already...

Not solid evidence, and apologies if you already know, but there is a black on khaki ĎTHRí title, similar to your one, at the IWM. I think that dates from 1922, so a date of 1937 for the green on...
Forum: Other Military Topics 08-01-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Drew
Greta story. Thanks for posting. Chris

Greta story. Thanks for posting.

Chris
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 09-12-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Drew
Somme Harvest, Memoirs of a P.B.I. in the Summer of 1916

Charles E. M. Eyre was a Rifleman in the 2nd Battalion, K.R.R.C. during WW1. This account takes place over only two or three months in the summer of 1916 as he is returning to theatre after...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 09-12-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By Drew
The following close-ups are from a collection of...

The following close-ups are from a collection of photographs belonging to a Gilbert Buckingham. He was an LRB man who went to France with the 6th Battalion. It says "Sixth Lond." on the back of the...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-11-18, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
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197367
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-11-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
Further evidence for a more widespread use of the...

Further evidence for a more widespread use of the helmet patch.

Troops of the 1/5th Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment, in a reserve trench in Chimpanzee Valley between Hardecourt...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-11-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
I have no evidence of helmet patches for the...

I have no evidence of helmet patches for the 1/3rd Bn., 1/13th Bn., 1/2nd Bn., 1/5th Bn., or 1/16th Bn. There are no other 2" diameter patches held at the IWM which are described as for the helmet...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 10-11-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
196777 I forgot to include the 1/9th...

196777

I forgot to include the 1/9th Battalion helmet patch.

Sources:

1st Lond.- The above IWM photograph 29th April 1917. Worn on left side(?) The Officer appears to be wearing the RF cap...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 10-11-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Drew
Hello Steven, Nice to see you here on here. ...

Hello Steven,
Nice to see you here on here.
Chris
Forum: Forum Operation 04-11-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Drew
Hello Mike, All understood. Thanks very much...

Hello Mike,
All understood. Thanks very much for the information.
Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Forum Operation 03-11-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Drew
P.S. The edit button is still there in my first...

P.S. The edit button is still there in my first post after 5 hours. I think it disappears when I come back to it a day or two later.
Forum: Forum Operation 03-11-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Drew
Thank you very much for your responses. It is...

Thank you very much for your responses. It is reassuring to know that I am not the only one.

It is strange that Leigh seems to have the function, but I do not. I definitely had it at one point. I...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 03-11-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Drew
Hello everyone, This is just to say that I...

Hello everyone,

This is just to say that I have now finished this book and that I thoroughly enjoyed it. A big thanks to Nozzer for recommending it.

I loved the little sketches and caricatures...
Forum: Forum Operation 03-11-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Drew
Editing Posts

Hello,

Has editing of posts been stopped? I used to be able to do this, but it seems I cannot anymore. At the bottom of a thread, under 'Forum rules', it says, "You may edit your posts", but I...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 25-10-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
Many thanks, Mike. It is very good of you to go...

Many thanks, Mike. It is very good of you to go to the trouble of checking your notes.

I looked at the 1917 and 1919 surveys, and the attached illustrations are my impression of helmet patches...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-10-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
Hello Mike, That is very interesting. Thank...

Hello Mike,

That is very interesting. Thank you very much for sharing such fascinating detail. It is very helpful indeed. To think that men may have worn a small piece of the old pre-war full...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-10-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Drew
WW1 Battalion patches- silk & felt.

I notice from the IWM collections, that battalion patches of the London Regiment often seem to be of two types- either silk or felt. Attached is an illustration of what I mean. The "silk" example is...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-10-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Drew
From the IWM: 1/2nd Bn. "Red and black...

From the IWM:

1/2nd Bn. "Red and black rectangle vertically bisected."

2/3rd Bn. "Diagonally bisected red and blue square."

2/4th Bn. "Red and blue trapezium-shaped patch. Worn as pagri...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-10-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Drew
London Rgt. RF pagri patches in Malta, 1914-15

Hello everyone,

Attached is a diagram of what I believe the London Regiment Royal Fusilier battalions wore on their topees whilst in Malta. It is not meant as a statement of fact, but rather as a...
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