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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-06-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By bess55
Graham, the badge you have there...

Graham,
the badge you have there certainly 'looks' anodised aluminium. For me one of the positive indicators is where the lugs have been slightly flattened during wear. This is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-06-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By bess55
Well the badge in itself as it presents, is the...

Well the badge in itself as it presents, is the correct pattern for the 1st Bn collar badge (in facing pairs). later the 1st Bn The Royal Anglian Regt and is indeed an amalgamation of the collar...
Forum: Headdress 11-06-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By bess55
2 piece Gurkha signals? The main badge with lugs...

2 piece Gurkha signals? The main badge with lugs east and west on the 'jimmy'? It would I would imagine have to be a metal one as the anodised has all lugs vertically linear.

Just a suggestion...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-05-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By bess55
Fair play Sean, it looks great . . . ...

Fair play Sean, it looks great . . .

Regards all

Bess
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-03-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By bess55
With regard to the anodised aluminium example cap...

With regard to the anodised aluminium example cap badge - all of those I have handled have an issue number scratched/etched into the rear of the badge (twice oddly). The example in my collection is...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 09-01-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By bess55
Absolutely staggering. I have a Millfield...

Absolutely staggering.

I have a Millfield and Clifton College as well as a Portsmouth school (another uncommon school found in AA).

At almost 500 for the Hurstpieroint, its all very tempting ...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 01-01-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By bess55
Chris - I have a pair of anodised aluminium...

Chris - I have a pair of anodised aluminium titles for 12th Royal Lancers.

Gilt colour in Roman numerals thus - XIIL

Bess
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-12-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By bess55
Andy, the 'swept back scroll' is...

Andy,
the 'swept back scroll' is where the wearer has shaped the badge, probably for a tighter fit on a beret. Frequent practice, often found on British Army cap badges over many years. ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-12-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By bess55
I too saw this one too Alan. I wasn't sure...

I too saw this one too Alan.

I wasn't sure if the slider had a bulge in it where the Buttons mark is stamped - which would indicate a post manufacture addition. Difficult to tell with the one...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-11-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,699
Posted By bess55
Chaps, I have the 3 usual...

Chaps,

I have the 3 usual examples of this badge (washer, brass lug and alloy strip). Are there any other examples with the Gaunt marked slider out there? It seems a shoddy product...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-10-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By bess55
Jermil, intersting links thank you. ...

Jermil,
intersting links thank you.

I have the anodised collars for the ACF and 3 versions of the cap badge - all gold, all silver and the two tone (silver strap on the gold star).

I...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 24-09-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By bess55
Andy, good spawny bit of work there...

Andy,
good spawny bit of work there mate . . congratulations!

To reiterate comments by good members above . . . they are still out there to find.

The SWB may well break a few moulds...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 17-09-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,739
Posted By bess55
Thanks Mike. Interestingly MOD docket...

Thanks Mike.

Interestingly MOD docket WO32/16956 is the anodised badge policy documemt which runs from 1957 - 1965, but initial minutes are copies of a Branch memoranda docket dated 1951 -...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 14-09-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,739
Posted By bess55
Hi Chris - thank you, that may well answer the 9L...

Hi Chris - thank you, that may well answer the 9L & 12L collar question, if not the 9L cap badge.

In fact, what that leads onto then, is how many Regiments are there who had anodised alluminium...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 14-09-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,739
Posted By bess55
No, you cant correlate the two obviously as there...

No, you cant correlate the two obviously as there are many anodised buttons made with Kings Crown etc, that never had an anodised badge to go with it.

However, if we think that the 9th Lancers...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 14-09-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,739
Posted By bess55
Whilst no documentation for the anodised...

Whilst no documentation for the anodised aluminium 9th Lancers badge has been identified, there is an unusual anomaly with this badge. If we assume that it is something manufactured outside of usual...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 12-09-17, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By bess55
Edwards 6th edition - when discussing 6th...

Edwards 6th edition - when discussing 6th (volunteer) Battalion The Royal Anglian Regt - states this regarding D Company:-

'D' (Cambridgeshire) Company is formed by the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 16-08-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By bess55
Thank you chaps. Bess

Thank you chaps.

Bess
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 16-08-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By bess55
Hi David, If not part of the...

Hi David,
If not part of the Danbury mint collection, I assume these Dowler made badges were part of a collectors set of some sort? I'm fairly certain that the bladed type AA badges...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-08-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By bess55
Oh dear - yes a huge and expensive shock. ...

Oh dear - yes a huge and expensive shock.

Anodised brass perhaps in the strictest sense it may be, but anodised ALLUMINIUM it most definitely isn't. The AA example of this badge of course is...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 11-08-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By bess55
Hi Guys There was one at War and Peace show...

Hi Guys

There was one at War and Peace show on a stand for 25. Unfortunately I cant recall the trader for you. Not too horrendous I guess, but one will turn up eventually.

All the best...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-08-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By bess55
Hi Alex, its the same as mine. I cant...

Hi Alex,
its the same as mine. I cant really add any more about this badge unfortunately. I'm sure its fine, but couldn't say for sure. The only slightly worrying thing is that they do...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-08-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By bess55
Anodised RHF pipers

Gents,
these do turn up anodised from time to time - although generally found in white metal. The one pictured is identical to mine, thick gauge and the lugs do indeed appear to be Gaunt...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-07-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,734
Posted By bess55
Personally I don't think so, no. If this badge...

Personally I don't think so, no. If this badge were a variation it is way too subtle to be immediately or easily noticeable. If this were the case, would it not be found by other makers too, like...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-07-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,734
Posted By bess55
The interesting point with the Smith and Wright...

The interesting point with the Smith and Wright example of the Welsh Guards AA cap badge is that the die is different to all the other makers (of which there are several). In the S&W badge the 2...
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