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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-07-22, 12:12 PM
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Posted By jf42
Along with the 12th, 39th & 56th, the 58th were...

Along with the 12th, 39th & 56th, the 58th were only authorised in 1836 to bear the Castle and Key emblem with motto "“Montis Insignia Calpe” their colours and appointments in addition to the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-07-22, 08:33 AM
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Posted By jf42
Not the forage cap, if that helps. Apart from a...

Not the forage cap, if that helps. Apart from a few exceptions, only the regimental numeral, grenadier or light infantry emblems were authorised for wear on the forage cap.

Is there an...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-05-22, 12:21 PM
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Posted By jf42
Ron- greetings. Perhaps it is just my laptop...

Ron- greetings. Perhaps it is just my laptop but would it be possible to see these images in clearer focus?
JF
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-04-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By jf42
As a matter of interest, how brief is the...

As a matter of interest, how brief is the regimental history?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-04-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jf42
That would be the case. Red Hackle on the khaki...

That would be the case. Red Hackle on the khaki ToS or blue Balmoral. Cap badge without cockade on the plain blue Glengarry.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jf42
I am going to have to recant. I had a niggling...

I am going to have to recant. I had a niggling doubt, and here is the full photograph, temporarily misplaced, from which the above image was made and the bugler drummer on the left appears to be...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By jf42
I hope it was helpful. I can claim no credit for...

I hope it was helpful. I can claim no credit for the image. It was compiled by a fellow member of the now, sadly, defunct Victorian Wars Forum for a discussion about the Kilmarnock forage cap, aka...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-09-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By jf42
Regulations only authorised the regimental number...

Regulations only authorised the regimental number to be worn on the 1834 Kilmarnock forage cap, with grenade or bugle horn emblems where appropriate for flank companies, fusilier and light infantry...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-06-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By jf42
I'll be interested to see what they made of a...

I'll be interested to see what they made of a Poacher.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-06-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jf42
'Cap badge'

I believe 'cap badge' can be a generic term for badges worn on headgear.

Did Fusiliers never wear a peaked cap with No 2 Dress post-1945?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-03-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jf42
I have a letter somewhere from the Guards Museum...

I have a letter somewhere from the Guards Museum stating that the Guards Division changed to the khaki beret in 1967- which would have coincided with the change that year to the adminstrative...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-12-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By jf42
The figure of Britannia without helmet, armed...

The figure of Britannia without helmet, armed with a spear rather than a trident* and with the lion at her feet**, corresponds with the emblem on this shoulder belt plate circa 1845 (* the trident...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-12-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By jf42
That would be quite a stretch though for whoever...

That would be quite a stretch though for whoever had that in mind, since as I understand it the 'Britannia' figure with trident dates from circa 1829-44 as found on the Bell top shako badge, with the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-12-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jf42
I believe the very handy NLS collection only...

I believe the very handy NLS collection only covers the C19th from 1839

1839-1915 - Hart's Army Lists [100739612]

https://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/100739612
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-12-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By jf42
The Army Lists can be be downloaded for free at...

The Army Lists can be be downloaded for free at the National Archives website.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-10-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By jf42
As a side question: was there a specific...

As a side question: was there a specific function for DZ flashes for non-parachute battalions in the various airborne (etc) formations or is it more of a fashion leading on from Parachute regt...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By jf42
I was under the impression that there was a key...

I was under the impression that there was a key change in the badge of the Royal Berkshires from the Hart and Oak Tree badge of the Berkshire militia to the China Dragon adopted for the Field...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-08-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By jf42
Thank you. Alles klar

Thank you. Alles klar
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By jf42
Could I check with those who know, when the terms...

Could I check with those who know, when the terms 'left' and 'right' are used, are we talking 'wearer's left/right' or the onlooker's?

I've been looking at images and I am a bit confused.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-07-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By jf42
my notes taken from earlier posts on this forum...

my notes taken from earlier posts on this forum that the standard HPC backing for line regiments- with a long list of exceptions- was black.

Is the premise that the 'Yorkshire Regt' -
(i.e....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By jf42
Well, perhaps. Those assumptions will probably...

Well, perhaps. Those assumptions will probably have to remain untested

By the time the QOHldrs were formed, sixty years and two world wars had passed since Fighting Mac's sad demise. Young...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By jf42
Let's not over think this, gentlemen. I suspect...

Let's not over think this, gentlemen. I suspect that by 1960 only a few serving soldiers would have an idea who Sir Hector Macdonald was. Those who did might have known he was Gordon Highlander.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-07-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By jf42
Hector, the unlucky hero of Troy, and Alexander...

Hector, the unlucky hero of Troy, and Alexander The Great, king of Macedon and Conqueror of the East, were two of the Nine Worthies. Why these two pagan warriors should have become popular among the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By jf42
Showing my ignorance here but I did not know that...

Showing my ignorance here but I did not know that "the Glengarry was discontinued “for some” English regiments.. in 1890."

My curiousity is piqued. Not having a copy of Carman to hand, do we know...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By jf42
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