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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Rob Miller
I have been looking at Beaker123's album on WW2...

I have been looking at Beaker123's album on WW2 ARP / Civil Defence and there are some very interesting pattern cards which show an ARP wound stripe dated 1944 which looks very similar to the rank...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-01-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rob Miller
Looking through my records I have noted a medium...

Looking through my records I have noted a medium sized button, back mark "LAMBOURNES BIRM" so it appears in the case of buttons at least that both date from the same period but were abbreviated to...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-01-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rob Miller
Its Lambourne & Co on the other ranks General...

Its Lambourne & Co on the other ranks General Service Buttons, but I have to say these are pretty scarce compared to other makes such as Twigg for example mentioned earlier.

I do wonder about the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Rob Miller
I found this recently whilst looking for...

I found this recently whilst looking for something else, but there could be many reasons for a crown lapel badge?


Rob
Forum: General Topics. 18-01-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Rob Miller
There is an enormous amount of variation in tack,...

There is an enormous amount of variation in tack, differences for riding and towing, horses mules etc and perhaps I'm the wrong end of the animal, the handle/loop thingamy could be a crupper?

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 16-01-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Rob Miller
It could be horsey, a martingale perhaps? Rob

It could be horsey, a martingale perhaps?

Rob
Forum: Off topic 12-01-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Rob Miller
Looks like yours is only the second reported...

Looks like yours is only the second reported sighting this year?

Rob

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asian-hornet-uk-sightings
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-01-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Rob Miller
Hi Sean Years ago the late forum member John...

Hi Sean

Years ago the late forum member John Forsey "blackpowder44" loaned me his copy which I scanned, I have posted odd relevant images in previous threads but you are right it deserves an...
Forum: General Topics. 24-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 690
Posted By Rob Miller
Merry Christmas forum members. And watch out...

Merry Christmas forum members.

And watch out for Putin poisoning your underpants.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-12-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Rob Miller
11th North Devon Glengarry

Not an era I know very much about mostly because I can't afford it, but I have dipped my toe in the water with these two.

The shiny one I bought several years ago for less than average fake money...
Forum: The Home Front 18-12-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Rob Miller
Canadian? ...

Canadian?

https://stewartsmilitaryantiques.com/canadian-wwii-air-raid-precautions-badge-pinback.47704.archive.htm

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-11-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Rob Miller
What era are these, is it Napoleonic or Late...

What era are these, is it Napoleonic or Late Victorian?

Rob
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 14-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Rob Miller
There is one in Joe Lyndhursts book Military...

There is one in Joe Lyndhursts book Military Collectables, actually I think its that very badge?

This is their description, but I don't know how accurate it is?

Page 128 9

Rank chevrons and...
Forum: General Topics. 08-11-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Rob Miller
I can see its important because to get it wrong...

I can see its important because to get it wrong could be considered disrespectful, but then there is the arm badge being referred to as a "Chad", if this is a reference to the cartoon character...
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Rob Miller
Here we go again , its not a "M"otto, its a can...

Here we go again , its not a "M"otto, its a can of worms.

Some Warrant Officer once shouted at a trooper "we don't call it a cab badge we call it a Motto" and since then every "Walt" (Walter...
Forum: General Topics. 27-10-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Rob Miller
Hi Colin There are some colour plates in a...

Hi Colin

There are some colour plates in a book by Duncan Crow "British and Commonwealth Armoured Formations (1919-46)" where this has been attempted, I have no idea how accurate this is but to me...
Forum: Military Buttons 27-10-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,843
Posted By Rob Miller
An interesting new purchase has me wondering...

An interesting new purchase has me wondering again, a showed a Smith & Wright Devon Militia button in post 5 of this thread which had the initials "E & WS" on the reverse, I now have a Similar back...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 26-10-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Rob Miller
Yes a Triumph Model H, you often see the leather...

Yes a Triumph Model H, you often see the leather strap around the forks it was a safety feature, if the front spring broke the front end pivoted at the bottom end of the headstock, the front wheel...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-10-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Rob Miller
Very nice Roy, thanks for sharing it. rob

Very nice Roy, thanks for sharing it.

rob
Forum: Military Buttons 14-10-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Rob Miller
From the dates could it be in special back mark...

From the dates could it be in special back mark in memoriam to the late Queen Victoria?

Rob
Forum: Military Buttons 13-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,382
Posted By Rob Miller
Hi T Suckling large GS buttons are...

Hi T

Suckling large GS buttons are relatively common, but I would like to know if they made smaller ones too? Is that one painted or coated with something on the front?

Rob
Forum: Other Militaria 03-10-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Rob Miller
The one by Countess Wear Bridge in Exeter was in...

The one by Countess Wear Bridge in Exeter was in rather public view, interestingly this and the canal bridge were also used for practice for the Orne Bridges in Normandy.

Rob
Forum: Other Militaria 03-10-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Rob Miller
Bailey Bridge Location

I assume there are forum members from all regions of the UK so can anyone identify this location please? I have hopes it may be the River Tamar but its a long shot.

Thanks Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-10-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Rob Miller
Have a look in 54Bty's excellent album. Rob ...

Have a look in 54Bty's excellent album.

Rob

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=72
Forum: Military Buttons 02-10-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By Rob Miller
Thank you btns Rob

Thank you btns

Rob
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