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Search: Posts Made By: Alan O
Forum: General Topics. Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Alan O
None were issued that I can think of. They were...

None were issued that I can think of. They were all bought privately.
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Alan O
Late Victorian era Royal Regiment of Artillery...

Late Victorian era Royal Regiment of Artillery soldier. The helmets spike has the 'ball' top of the artillery.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Alan O
The Ladysmith honour was granted in 1905. ...

The Ladysmith honour was granted in 1905.

the pin badge looks like a lapel mufti badge for wear in civilian clothes
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-07-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Alan O
There are 2 candidates: The Oxfordshire and...

There are 2 candidates:

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who wore the bugle badge in nickel.

The Sherwood Rangers yeomanry who wore the same design in brass in WW1 but had a...
Forum: General Topics. 28-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Alan O
The construction and the style of slider suggests...

The construction and the style of slider suggests that it's modern.
Forum: General Topics. 28-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Alan O
About 1985. It's a modern reproduction.

About 1985. It's a modern reproduction.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-06-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By Alan O
A decade ago I was discussing RMF badges with a...

A decade ago I was discussing RMF badges with a old dealer. He had bought a box of RMF badges in the 1960's still in their paper wraps with a contract note for a Irish company sub-contracted by...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Alan O
Sweat holes were often absent for some makers and...

Sweat holes were often absent for some makers and especially in the 1940s and 50s.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-06-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Alan O
PSSCA cap badge

PSSCA cap badge adopted in 1930 and worn up to WW2.

20 includes P&P.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-06-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Alan O
Odd that he is wearing 9th Armd Div panda but...

Odd that he is wearing 9th Armd Div panda but medal ribbons are post war.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-06-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Alan O
I suspect that the RUR is in fact RIR as the...

I suspect that the RUR is in fact RIR as the hairpin slider was a sealed pattern which was pre 1922 and regimental re-titling on partition.

The one piece RIF is a nice original with local...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 24-06-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By Alan O
Not issue but sold commercially. Would be worn...

Not issue but sold commercially. Would be worn on a dark blue beret.

The staybrite badge currently is worn by a CCF and until recently Wessex Yeomanry and their ACF.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-06-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Alan O
That's them - guides not scouts! This Essex...

That's them - guides not scouts!

This Essex site shows that counties which is the same size as the Reserve so could be either. https://www.essexmilitarybadges.uk/home-defence-units/
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-06-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Alan O
I wondered if the armband was a 'rank' as the...

I wondered if the armband was a 'rank' as the section commander? The lapel badges do resemble the VTC ones but they look larger. i wondered if they were pre-war County Scouts? I was thinking of...
Forum: General Topics. 22-06-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Alan O
Leo Unfortunately I do not like to proffer...

Leo

Unfortunately I do not like to proffer such advice as I am afraid that even some of the long established dealers' websites contain badges that I would not buy. Worringly in fact the offering...
Forum: General Topics. 22-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By Alan O
The tell-tales are: The die is a well know...

The tell-tales are:

The die is a well know fake ie the flag pole length and style and 4 rows of bricks above the central windows are a give away.
The tower windows are not pierced but solid.
The...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-06-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By Alan O
The design was in use from c1910 until the 1960s...

The design was in use from c1910 until the 1960s when an a/a version was made.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-06-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Alan O
There was a metal Q/C 9th Lancers but not an...

There was a metal Q/C 9th Lancers but not an issued a/a one: They were faked by John Gaylor.

The 16th/5th wore metal k/c and then replaced them with Q/C a/a which they wore up to amalgamation....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-06-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Alan O
I think it may be wrong I am afraid.

I think it may be wrong I am afraid.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By Alan O
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 18-06-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
Posted By Alan O
Unfortunately as they did not attend RCB and...

Unfortunately as they did not attend RCB and often got a free pass through RMAS as they were Welbexian and the Army had already spent so much money on them, the commissioned officers were not all of...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-06-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Alan O
Not a reliable source as he is indeed a convicted...

Not a reliable source as he is indeed a convicted liar and fraudster.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-06-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By Alan O
The badge in post 1 looks to be a collar to me. ...

The badge in post 1 looks to be a collar to me. the cap badge was only made with a slider to my knowledge. I would expect any ATS attached - (there can't be many ATS that were attached to infantry...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-06-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,309
Posted By Alan O
When Ebay was allowing reviews and buying guides...

When Ebay was allowing reviews and buying guides I published several on how to recognise a genuine badge verses a fake.

I wrote in one of them: 'Avoid Croft ' and ebay took the guide down as a...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 18-06-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
Posted By Alan O
They have stopped new entries and the next...

They have stopped new entries and the next 'graduation' is it's last. A good friend of mine was working as a Company Commander there and was most annoyed as he was a ex-Welbexian.

I think this...
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