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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Alex Rice
The two VI Dragoon Guards badges look good to me....

The two VI Dragoon Guards badges look good to me.
Are there any small vent holes behind the slider of the 7QOH badge?
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-10-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Luke No, sorry, I don't think I ever even...

Hi Luke
No, sorry, I don't think I ever even saw the back, the photo came from somebody else and I have forgotten who now.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 04-10-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Alex Rice
I don't understand how the fakers think have...

I don't understand how the fakers think have polish on the FRONT of the badge would make it look authentic??? :confused:
Idiots...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-10-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Alex Rice
Obviously half of a belt buckle. (Or am I stating...

Obviously half of a belt buckle. (Or am I stating the obvious?)
Forum: General Topics. 28-09-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Alex Rice
RIP Jeff and condolences to his friends and...

RIP Jeff and condolences to his friends and family. He was always very helpful on the forum. Sad news.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-09-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Alex Rice
Possibly a PRI item? Cheers, Alex

Possibly a PRI item?
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: General Topics. 11-09-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Alex Rice
I believe number 2 is South West African 102...

I believe number 2 is South West African 102 Battalion. Their actual flash had a light & dark blue border but I assume they left that off the crest. It shows a black-faceed impala buck which is...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 09-09-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Alex Rice
Nice badge!

Nice badge!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-09-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Alex Rice
Might be worth searching through the albums using...

Might be worth searching through the albums using either 'motto' or '17'. A couple of members did some in-depth research into various makers but I don't know what they discovered off hand.
Cheers,...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Alex Rice
What are the ribbons? Looks like an Atlantic...

What are the ribbons? Looks like an Atlantic Star???
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-09-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Alex Rice
Maybe something to do with the Diplomatic Corps...

Maybe something to do with the Diplomatic Corps rather?
Forum: General Topics. 24-08-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By Alex Rice
Congrats, enjoy a long and happy retirement!

Congrats, enjoy a long and happy retirement!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-08-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Ron The only two I would consider good are...

Hi Ron
The only two I would consider good are the 2nd one (standard KC RM cap badge) and the last one, the RM Artillery.
Musicians & Pioneers no good, other RMA & RMLI are doubtful IMHO.
Cheers,...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-08-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Alex Rice
No wonder I can't find an RFC metal wing...

No wonder I can't find an RFC metal wing anywhere! You've got them all :mad:

But seriously, amazing selection of RFC badges, awesome collection, thanks for showing them! :D

Cheers,

Alex
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-08-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Alex Rice
1. Don't know 2. Good Petty Officer sun helmet...

1. Don't know
2. Good Petty Officer sun helmet badge but original fitting replaced
3. Repro
4. Don't know but in my opinion a repro
5. Good Chief Petty Officer sun helmet badge, pre-1953
6. Good...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-08-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Alex Rice
The design of the second badge makes me think it...

The design of the second badge makes me think it may have a Saudi navy connection.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-08-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Alex Rice
Could be merchant navy 3rd engineer. Difficult to...

Could be merchant navy 3rd engineer. Difficult to say whether the colour between the stripes is red for medical or purple for engineers. I would say engineering though.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Alex Rice
In my opinion it is probably pre WWII but it...

In my opinion it is probably pre WWII but it could be as old as Victorian. The Royal Scots used the same pattern up to 1935 (?) and there has been little change.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Alex Rice
I am assuming you mean the large badge is an RIDG...

I am assuming you mean the large badge is an RIDG sabretache badge? It looks white metal to me and I think it is an Irish Guards piper's badge, not an RIDG sabretache badge.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: General Topics 10-08-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Alex Rice
The problem is the regiments often rely on their...

The problem is the regiments often rely on their history to attract volunteers. They may not be around in 10 years, which might be the underlying aim here.
Also, some of the new badges for these...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Alex Rice
Very nice badge, these pattern badges are one of...

Very nice badge, these pattern badges are one of my favourites. Is the green enamel disc present behind the thistle, difficult to see from the photo. In my opinion these are one of the more common...
Forum: General Topics 10-08-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Alex Rice
Senseless...

Senseless...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Frank Yes, exactly, thanks. I should have...

Hi Frank
Yes, exactly, thanks. I should have been more specific. I believe this is a copy of one of those badges.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-08-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Alex Rice
Second group, Welsh Guards badge at the top is...

Second group, Welsh Guards badge at the top is doubtful. I believe (from the forum) that they should have a slider and there should be 2 small tabs below where the lugs on your one are, which are...
Forum: Off topic 07-08-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By Alex Rice
Well done. Superb acquisition!

Well done. Superb acquisition!
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