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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 04:57 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
I think the badge worn in the photo is new metal.

I think the badge worn in the photo is new metal.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By leigh kitchen
It looks to be of anodised aluminium, lugs as per...

It looks to be of anodised aluminium, lugs as per for WO1's wrist band?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By leigh kitchen
The ribbons often crop up with the wrong medals...

The ribbons often crop up with the wrong medals (as were those of one of my grandfather's that I was given as a kid), possibly because the BWM ribbon seems too narrow for the medal and the VM ribbon...
Forum: General Topics. Today, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
I have a thin folder of modern copy photos and...

I have a thin folder of modern copy photos and newspaper clippings concerning the last veterans of Waterloo and Balaclave, had it for decades and sure enough, now I want it, can't find it.
Forum: General Topics. Today, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
It definitely does - and I like miniatures of...

It definitely does - and I like miniatures of that era which are "glazed", sandwiched between flat or convex glass discs.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
No prob, no, really, it's yours to own and...

No prob, no, really, it's yours to own and treasure, a pity but I'll just have to do without it.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By leigh kitchen
The seller's "Ww2 Norfolk Regiment Brass Gun...

The seller's "Ww2 Norfolk Regiment Brass Gun Oiler Trench Art" is a beaut too.
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By leigh kitchen
Well spotted.

Well spotted.
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By leigh kitchen
Enema moulds? So I was close with my suggestion...

Enema moulds? So I was close with my suggestion of explosive charges?

And would they stiifen your cape collar?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By leigh kitchen
Is it definitely an American badge and a DUI...

Is it definitely an American badge and a DUI rather than a form of British Old Comrades lapel badge or a sweetheart badge?

The same design was used as the formation sign of the British 66th (2nd...
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By leigh kitchen
METH - Methodist?

METH - Methodist?
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By leigh kitchen
Not an igloo really - is the brass strip to do...

Not an igloo really - is the brass strip to do with gunpowder, explosive charges, morphine?

The Cape stiffener - a lining for the collar?
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
An interesting article on Corporal Shaw and some...

An interesting article on Corporal Shaw and some other Waterloo soldiers:

http://www.thorotonsociety.org.uk/publications/articles/cossall-monument.htm

I have a letter signed by the Duke of...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, they wore fur caps with white plumes after...

Yes, they wore fur caps with white plumes after did'nt they, like the Vth Foot had been doing since 1778 after defeating French troops at St Lucia? Admittedly, the Fifth's usage wasn't authorised.
...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
My mistake - that was the article I meant to post...

My mistake - that was the article I meant to post a link to.

There was a good article on Shaw in "Military Illustrated" or similar magazine around 20 - 30 years ago.

From what I remember it...
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By leigh kitchen
I was never a member of The British Association...

I was never a member of The British Association of Women Police Officers but the thing was handy for paperwork.

Something else that sits around in loft or garage.
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By leigh kitchen
Er yes, I still "owe" for a number of badges,...

Er yes, I still "owe" for a number of badges, RUC, RM OSD, RMP.......
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By leigh kitchen
Colours signifying Para Regiment?

Colours signifying Para Regiment?
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
Another notable Waterloo cavalryman, Cpl John...

Another notable Waterloo cavalryman, Cpl John Shaw of The 2nd Life Guards - got tanked up and fighting mad on gin, couldn't wait to have a crack at the French and took off at them.

A prize...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
It was difficult for me to research back whenever...

It was difficult for me to research back whenever I last tried but that would've had a lot too do with me not knowing what to do, where to look, so I havnt learned anything about the man.

I should...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By leigh kitchen
The 2nd Essex Irregulars - got it, great, thank...

The 2nd Essex Irregulars - got it, great, thank you.
Forum: General Topics. 18-06-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
My old regiment (as the V, VI, VII and XX...

My old regiment (as the V, VI, VII and XX Regiments of the time) managed to avoid the unpleasantness at Waterloo.
Forum: General Topics. 18-06-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 404
Posted By leigh kitchen
Hanoverian Waterloo Medal to a member of Feld...

Hanoverian Waterloo Medal to a member of Feld Battaillon Lauenburg, part of the 6th Hanoverian Brigade of the 4th Division which was commanded by Sir Charles Colville.

Soldat Friederich Grindler...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-06-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By leigh kitchen
Ebay has one, woven, as a 1970's era badge to...

Ebay has one, woven, as a 1970's era badge to that Troop (I previously posted but deleted as I thought the question of authenticity rather than of unit is being asked?)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-06-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By leigh kitchen
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