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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-03-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Gurkha
Tim I'm inclined to agree that is a fantasy...

Tim
I'm inclined to agree that is a fantasy item (albeit well made) for collectors. look like thy have taken a 9th badge, then turned the '9' upside down.
Steve
Forum: Indian Badges 16-02-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Gurkha
Rogue Gurkha Titles

Gents,
Thought I'd share my 'Rogues Gallery' of fake Gurkha Titles picked up over time. It appears these may be made in limited numbers as the market has not been flooded. Worryingly it appears that...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 12-12-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Gurkha
Hi Drew, Boss badges are only worn by the...

Hi Drew,
Boss badges are only worn by the officers, the Blue one is worn on the Khaki peaked cap and the Red one on the No1 Blue dress cap.
When GE were formed they followed the dress of the Gurkha...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 08-12-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Gurkha
They did indeed, until 1942. The peacock was...

They did indeed, until 1942. The peacock was larger and filled the button.

Steve
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Gurkha
I have just looked in my 1943 copy of 'Field...

I have just looked in my 1943 copy of 'Field Service Pocket Book (India) Part I pamphlet No. 3 ABBREVIATIONS'
It shows verbatim ' Probyns Horse (5th KEO Lancers) Abbreviation '5 Horse'

So Im...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-12-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By Gurkha
As far as I am aware Mike is correct. In...

As far as I am aware Mike is correct. In discussions I have had with a past officer of the unit, 'Due to the design having a very weak point (the rigging lines of the chute) 'Staybright' was believed...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-12-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By Gurkha
Gents, there is a thread on this, but briefly...

Gents, there is a thread on this, but briefly these were never official or issued. A batch were made privately the design being that used on the company letterheads. Events took over and they became...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Gurkha
I vaguely remember seeing one of these with a...

I vaguely remember seeing one of these with a Victorian jubilee medal hanging from it. Think it was just a fancy hanger.
Regaards
Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-11-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Gurkha
Gents, As im now happy this is genuine I shall...

Gents,
As im now happy this is genuine I shall be moving it on if anyone is interested.

Steve M
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-10-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,679
Posted By Gurkha
The Gurkha hat mentioned earlier is a complete...

The Gurkha hat mentioned earlier is a complete fantasy item. Not even a serious attempt. anyone bidding on that deserves to lose their money.

Steve
Forum: Indian Badges 03-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Gurkha
Very nice Tim, Like the one on the left, but have...

Very nice Tim, Like the one on the left, but have doubts about the one on the right as Sliders tend to be WWI onwards.

Regards
Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Gurkha
Its looking like this may be pukka after all....

Its looking like this may be pukka after all. Identified as an Arm badge.
Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-09-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Gurkha
Westminster Dragoons Imperial Yeomanry

A nice Hallmarked Silver cap badge for the Westminster Dragoons IY.... or so it seems.
Hall mark for 1903 Birmingham.
This has been in a collection for 50+ years and has recently been declared...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-09-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Gurkha
Morning Colin, The Firmin GMP badges should be...

Morning Colin,
The Firmin GMP badges should be in Gold Anodised with a slider. This was the sealed pattern. In the early days due to supply problems some locally cast badges were made in a coppery...
Forum: General Topics. 20-09-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Gurkha
Years ago before I knew better, I used 'Scrubs'...

Years ago before I knew better, I used 'Scrubs' cloudy ammonia to clean brass, fumes are not nice but cleans them up like new but you need to watch and have clean water to drop them in after. Failing...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-08-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Gurkha
I didn't think you were into post 47 Tim, ...

I didn't think you were into post 47 Tim,

Steve
Forum: General Topics. 27-06-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Gurkha
I think I saw the junior leaders adventure corps...

I think I saw the junior leaders adventure corps at 7th Armoured commemoration in Thetford last year, they are a 'private' youth organisation based on the ACF.

Steve M
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-06-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Gurkha
If its yellow, its the 2nd RTR. regards ...

If its yellow, its the 2nd RTR.

regards
Steve
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-05-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Gurkha
Tunic is either 2nd GR due to red piping or Royal...

Tunic is either 2nd GR due to red piping or Royal Gurkha Rifles which adopted the piping upon amalgamation (you'll need to check buttons. Collar badges should not be there as they are only worn on...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 24-03-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Gurkha
The one I've got is marked J R Gaunt B,ham ...

The one I've got is marked J R Gaunt B,ham


Steve
Forum: Indian Badges 25-01-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Gurkha
Sorry for delay in getting back, but I don't go...

Sorry for delay in getting back, but I don't go on line every day.
It is a good point you make, The purist would not want one as it was not ordnance issue. If it was worn in service official or not...
Forum: Indian Badges 19-01-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Gurkha
I have done a lot of research re GMP with ex...

I have done a lot of research re GMP with ex members and PRO for an article.

According to my notes the last 'Bonniface' Badge was sold on E bay in July 2011 and went for 310. No idea what bosleys...
Forum: Indian Badges 21-12-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Gurkha
One came up for sale recently and I think went...

One came up for sale recently and I think went for about 2-300 pounds.
may have been bosleys.
Steve
Forum: Indian Badges 21-12-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Gurkha
very nice Tim, what are the fixings? Steve

very nice Tim, what are the fixings?

Steve
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 08-12-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Gurkha
Thought I'd wait until i'd looked in the loft for...

Thought I'd wait until i'd looked in the loft for mine.
Here's my issued breast badge.
The history behind the Met badges is as follows. In the mid 70's there was a trial of a New style uniform up...
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