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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-03-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Belly
Yep bust, I'm afraid

Yep bust, I'm afraid
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 12-03-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Belly
Thanks, I'll let him know Paul

Thanks, I'll let him know
Paul
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 11-03-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Belly
German WW1 & WW2 Badges

A friend of mine has asked to find out what I can about these. Can anyone confirm authenticity, approx value and best place to sell them?
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-02-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,011
Posted By Belly
I was always annoyed that the troop tab had been...

I was always annoyed that the troop tab had been cut off this title, more so now! :eek:
Forum: The Home Front 28-01-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,128
Posted By Belly
Here are the fakes

Here are the fakes
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-01-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Belly
I'd echo that, a very stylised 1928 Tommy, note...

I'd echo that, a very stylised 1928 Tommy, note fore grip, box mag, finned barrel and cutts compensator
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-10-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By Belly
and this one. Note genuine title to suck you in

and this one. Note genuine title to suck you in
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By Belly
Not the first one of these fakes to hit the market

Not the first one of these fakes to hit the market
Forum: Off topic 11-03-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Belly
I don't know the details as to what makes it...

I don't know the details as to what makes it 'never been done before' but as I understand it in 1969 Tom McClean pioneered a then new route 'from Canada', this was almost 1000 miles shorter than...
Forum: Off topic 10-03-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Belly
Smile Ex Royal Marine solo row for charity

Not content with cycling the length of Thailand (1,200 miles) and climbing all 282 Munros (in 5 months), my ex 45 Cdo cousin is now planning to row solo across the Atlantic, unsupported for 3,118...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-01-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,962
Posted By Belly
Sadly as long people keep not bothering to do...

Sadly as long people keep not bothering to do their research and fool themselves into thinking they're grabbing a bargain, the faking con men will keep servicing that demand. Just look at this dross:...
Forum: General Topics. 02-01-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By Belly
Yes but before I had greater choice!

Yes but before I had greater choice!
Forum: General Topics. 02-01-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By Belly
Angry VAT on your badges - Thanks Brexit

Now Mr Farage has got his way, you'll no doubt all be pleased to know you'll be charged VAT on any badges purchased from the EU and brought into the UK:

Not sure of the full implications yet, but...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-12-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Belly
42 Reg of Foot / Blackwatch Badge

No my area at all, but I wondered if someone could confirm what the badge is and period on this swagger stick from a WW2 Blackwatch chap
thanks
Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Belly
Hi JD Yes that is the most commonly found WW2...

Hi JD
Yes that is the most commonly found WW2 pattern. A nice example
Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Belly
British SAS post war tropical dress. ref Bragg &...

British SAS post war tropical dress. ref Bragg & Turner plate 1.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-09-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Belly
Hi Roy Very sceptical about the whole...

Hi Roy

Very sceptical about the whole ensemble. I don't believe the BD has any Polish connections and the insignia looks recently applied.
In WW2 the Polish retained and wore their own rank...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 21-09-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Belly
Hi Paul I would have put this title down as...

Hi Paul
I would have put this title down as being worn during WW2. See example here:
https://www.themilitariadealers.com/shop.php?ps=1
Item Code: 54262
cheers
Paul
Forum: Headdress 08-09-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Belly
You could perhaps ask these chaps: ...

You could perhaps ask these chaps:
https://thediehards.co.uk/
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,999
Posted By Belly
Wholly agree Mike, having never seen any evidence...

Wholly agree Mike, having never seen any evidence of the title being worn by X Troop. One thing that has always puzzled me though, is why Czech's selected for SOE Ops proudly wore their Czech...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-08-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Belly
Sorry I should have been clearer and said they...

Sorry I should have been clearer and said they were worn by officers of 2 Cdo. A few examples:

http://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/2/Capt_+Richard+Broome.jpg.html
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-08-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Belly
The SS and dagger was worn by officers in WW2,...

The SS and dagger was worn by officers in WW2, there are lots of images in the CVA galleries and plenty of attributed examples around. Sadly this looks like all the other common fakes I'm afraid. :(
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By Belly
All fake Andy I'm afraid All the embroidered...

All fake Andy I'm afraid
All the embroidered badges look Pakistani made with the spaghetti backs. The printed No 2 is also a know fake, with both colours printed on a white synthetic backing,...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By Belly
JB (hamandjam) has a nice original in his WW2...

JB (hamandjam) has a nice original in his WW2 Free Dutch Forces (private) Album
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-03-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Belly
The 6 Commando is genuine enough, worth all of...

The 6 Commando is genuine enough, worth all of about £15
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