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Forum: Other Military Topics 02-08-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Gurkha
Hi Tim, After the battle of Givenchy, upon...

Hi Tim,
After the battle of Givenchy, upon being taken out of the line the 1/24 could only muster around 250, so Im guessing that he either volunteered to transfer or was transferred as...
Forum: Other Military Topics 01-08-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Gurkha
Well done Tim, Just been thro an old copy of...

Well done Tim,
Just been thro an old copy of the 24th roll of honour, the son is not listed. There is a William Herbert Barber No 6282 of Yaton, enlisted in Bristol, formerly
21504 in 3rd Btn...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-07-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Gurkha
IV GR. Fake OSD badge

Thanks to a friendly dealer who purchased this in good faith here's a picture of the 4 GR new OSD fake.
Die cast, Bronzing has a worn look copper lugs have a brassy braze. trouble is its a widely...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Gurkha
4th Gurkha Rifles OSD

Ladies and Gents,
Just a quick post to make you aware that over the last week, several fantasy 4th GR OSD cap badges have come onto the market (Crossed Kukris on the side POW feathers above and IV...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-06-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Gurkha
He also had this one, Blackened Brass, Makers...

He also had this one, Blackened Brass, Makers tablet behind Crown, J R Gaunt.
Norfolk Vol Regt ??
Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-06-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Gurkha
Richard, (RSM) He brought the bits for me to...

Richard, (RSM)
He brought the bits for me to see yesterday. That one bottom Row Pic 2 other ranks that appears to be bronzed.
It is Die cast with good definition and the bronzing is the same as I...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-06-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Gurkha
Having now seen the frame, the medals & penny...

Having now seen the frame, the medals & penny look like they were framed a long time ago prob the 20's and do not appear to have been touched since. Local framers label as well.
Steve.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-06-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Gurkha
Gents, Thank you for your help and the PM's I...

Gents,
Thank you for your help and the PM's I will speak with my mate.
the one i feel sorry for is the old boy who collected this lot in the first place.

Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-06-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Gurkha
Norfolk Regt.

A friend who is a dealer has just purchased a lot of Norfolk Regt bits from an old chap who was a bit of a hoarder and bought a lot of the same stuff. I am aware these badges have been faked so if...
Forum: Indian Badges 21-05-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Gurkha
Very nice Tim, not seen that variant before. with...

Very nice Tim, not seen that variant before. with that backing if its Astrakhan worn by 2nd battalion.

Steve
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 21-04-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By Gurkha
No backing is worn behind the cap badge for the...

No backing is worn behind the cap badge for the QOGTR etc as they wear a Kilmarnock not a glengarry.
regards
Steve M
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 16-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By Gurkha
From the excellent publication Insignia of the...

From the excellent publication Insignia of the RCT.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Gurkha
war correspondent?

war correspondent?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Gurkha
The IVth one is an officers mess dress collar...

The IVth one is an officers mess dress collar badge. 1924-47. All the examples i have seen are the same. As said the other has been possibly attributed to the 1st as mess servant. quite a few around....
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 25-03-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Gurkha
Thanks Tim, Sure someone one the FB site will...

Thanks Tim, Sure someone one the FB site will know.
Steve
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 24-03-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Gurkha
As Tim said British Gurkha Boys company was...

As Tim said British Gurkha Boys company was disbanded 1968, nothing replaced it. Sadly the sons of British Gurkhas born outside Nepal are ineligible to join the Gurkhas but can join other regiments...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-03-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Gurkha
Royal Yacht Squadron a sailing club based on the...

Royal Yacht Squadron a sailing club based on the Isle of Wight. one of the oldest formed in 1815.
Regards
Steve
Forum: Other Military Topics 12-03-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By Gurkha
Well done Tim.

Well done Tim.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Gurkha
I see your grandfather went to France in 1916 and...

I see your grandfather went to France in 1916 and was awarded the MC. he and Lt Deacon get several mentions in the Battalion History.
As a Battersea Boy I have an interest in both the 13th, 10th...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Gurkha
I am in possession of the ADC meeting 112 notes...

I am in possession of the ADC meeting 112 notes where it states the badge is silver. It was sealed on the 19th November 1958.
I have also had a long conversation previously with a British officer,...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 18-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Gurkha
Gurkha Engineers

The first pattern Gurkha Engineers AA cap badge was silver AA. Anyone know when it changed to Bi coloured AA?

Ta
Steve
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-11-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Gurkha
Morning Tim, Ive checked my books on the...

Morning Tim,
Ive checked my books on the history of the 9th and they add nothing more than you know already. Other than the OBI was well deserved.
How about asking on our other FB site? there seems...
Forum: Indian Badges 15-11-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Gurkha
Once again Tim you find an unknown, Very very ...

Once again Tim you find an unknown, Very very nice.
Steve
Forum: Indian Badges 06-11-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Gurkha
Very Nice Tim, you have a knack of ferreting...

Very Nice Tim,
you have a knack of ferreting out these desirable items.

Steve
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Gurkha
What colour is the backing? The photo makes it...

What colour is the backing? The photo makes it look Green.

Steve M
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