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Forum: Headdress 12-01-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By rizzo
You must also consider that the market trader you...

You must also consider that the market trader you got it from had acquired it from a collector. In the Parachute Regiment your berets (working beret and best beret) were probably the most important...
Forum: Headdress 12-01-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By rizzo
The first thing you did after being issued with...

The first thing you did after being issued with your beret was to unpick and remove the sleeve, in fact you were ordered to remove it. So there would be no stitching from the sleeve visible behind...
Forum: Headdress 12-01-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By rizzo
A collectors beret...one that has never seen...

A collectors beret...one that has never seen service with the regiment.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,855
Posted By rizzo
Hence the phrase "wind y' neck in":D

Hence the phrase "wind y' neck in":D
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By rizzo
Thank you for that Frank, do you think a staff...

Thank you for that Frank, do you think a staff officer would purchase his own beret without a real leather band?, and the back of the beret?. If I had gone on parade with a knot like that in the back...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,855
Posted By rizzo
I have a brass badge that shows no evidence of...

I have a brass badge that shows no evidence of ever being plated. This has a slider though and not lugs. Does that date it with any degree of accuracy?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,855
Posted By rizzo
It's now been moved to page 8 of Chairbornes...

It's now been moved to page 8 of Chairbornes site...and gone up to £250 !
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By rizzo
Airborne Col/Brig Beret. Thoughts please.

This beret was posted on a Facebook site. The poster claims it as genuine. I said I didn't agree because the back of the badge was black and not maroon. He replied that during the war and into the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
Posted By rizzo
I don't know Mr Crown, I put the pictures here to...

I don't know Mr Crown, I put the pictures here to get the opinions of the experts.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
Posted By rizzo
It only cost £2.50.

It only cost £2.50.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,190
Posted By rizzo
Opinions please.

I recently picked up this brass badge from a flea market. It shows no signs of ever being plated at all. Unlike all the other examples in this thread it has a slider and not lugs. Your opinions...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-01-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By rizzo
I joined The Parachute Regiment in February 1973,...

I joined The Parachute Regiment in February 1973, when issued with our berets we were told to remove the slider pocket before we put in our badges.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-09-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By rizzo
There's an "Eagle and Child" near Kirkham in...

There's an "Eagle and Child" near Kirkham in Lancashire, it was known as the "Bird and Bastard" by the guys stationed at nearby Weeton Camp.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-09-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By rizzo
Thanks for that Peter...I guess it must be one of...

Thanks for that Peter...I guess it must be one of those very rare long necked eagles then?...;)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-09-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By rizzo
An eagle Paul?...Surely it's a liver bird.

An eagle Paul?...Surely it's a liver bird.
Forum: Off topic 09-09-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By rizzo
Yeah Charliedog...the old Yorkshire backward...

Yeah Charliedog...the old Yorkshire backward speak.
Impressed?..."that is good"....Impressed in Yorkshire..."good is that"
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-09-16, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By rizzo
Redadmiral, Wasn't the RNR the "Wavy Navy" in...

Redadmiral, Wasn't the RNR the "Wavy Navy" in 1916 ?.
Forum: Other Militaria 27-08-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,496
Posted By rizzo
I see what you mean Michael, but I can't be sure....

I see what you mean Michael, but I can't be sure.
I notice the Corporal sitting down, only wears chevrons on his right arm, any views on that?.
Forum: Other Militaria 26-08-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,496
Posted By rizzo
The Royal West Kents sent him to France Frank,...

The Royal West Kents sent him to France Frank, for 1 year and 84 days.
Forum: Other Militaria 25-08-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,496
Posted By rizzo
My paternal grandfather Ernest Hughes, enlisted...

My paternal grandfather Ernest Hughes, enlisted in The Welsh Horse at Newtown, Montgomeryshire, 11th February 1915, I have a copy of his attestation from the National Archives at Kew.
Forum: General Topics. 21-08-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,002
Posted By rizzo
Hi Toby, I hope you don't mind me, as a newbie...

Hi Toby,
I hope you don't mind me, as a newbie on here, making an observation about your picture. The two men wearing the sashes are wearing the insignia of Warrant Officers Class 2. The guy on the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By rizzo
Lancashire Fusiliers....Fake?.

This badge doesn't seem quite right to me, but I'm new here and don't know much. The gold colour on the grenade has kind of seeped in to the silver of the scroll, taking the tops off the letters in...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-08-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By rizzo
Is it possible, do you think, that rather than...

Is it possible, do you think, that rather than unpick the stitching someone has just cut around the wings to remove them from the shirt?.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-08-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By rizzo
Hi Roy, I inherited that badge from my...

Hi Roy,
I inherited that badge from my father-in-law who passed away last month, I advertised it as genuine when I sold it on e bay at the end of last month, although I had no way of knowing for...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-08-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By rizzo
Gentlemen, I would be grateful for your opinions...

Gentlemen, I would be grateful for your opinions on this one please.
Thanks in advance.
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