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Forum: General Topics. Today, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 104
Posted By leigh kitchen
The cap badge - could be 14th Hussars,15th...

The cap badge - could be 14th Hussars,15th Hussars?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By leigh kitchen
The cap arrived safely, thank you (I think my PMs...

The cap arrived safely, thank you (I think my PMs aren't getting through).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By leigh kitchen
Depot The Queens Division did wear a silver grey...

Depot The Queens Division did wear a silver grey on black fabric beret badge of this design, if it's of appropriate size I would think it is a beret badge.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,951
Posted By leigh kitchen
Also in Bogside and Creggan (hence the base known...

Also in Bogside and Creggan (hence the base known as "The Saracen Factory") and Strabane during the early 70's.
Sarry- cans and Pigs also used for rural patrols in Co's 'Derry and Tyrone during that...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By leigh kitchen
Roll out my old photos again - detail from a pair...

Roll out my old photos again - detail from a pair of photos, one labelled as " RME Concert Party, Bedenham, 1919".
I haven't got the originals to hand.
Three officers wearing OSD RME grenade over...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 104
Posted By leigh kitchen
There was an A Alexander, 18th Hussars with Boer...

There was an A Alexander, 18th Hussars with Boer War service who may or may not be...........:

First Name:
A
Surname:
Alexander
Nationality:
British
Rank:
Corporal
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thanks for that info.

Thanks for that info.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,068
Posted By leigh kitchen
I saw this image a little while back, a NAM one -...

I saw this image a little while back, a NAM one - unvoided, tail up, it appears to be fitted with a slider.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By leigh kitchen
Presumably not as the mark I was referring to...

Presumably not as the mark I was referring to doesn't appear in the more recent images.
Forum: General Topics. 26-10-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By leigh kitchen
1st Bn The Royal Scots had a red backing to the...

1st Bn The Royal Scots had a red backing to the voided centre, The 2nd Bn a green backing, I don't know the dates re the use of the green backing.
Forum: Headdress 26-10-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By leigh kitchen
The beret with the plastic diamond - the code...

The beret with the plastic diamond - the code indicates that it was manufacture during the 1960's - 70's, probably around the early 1970's.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-10-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By leigh kitchen
I know not a lot about these badges but I've...

I know not a lot about these badges but I've heard of a line across the forehead die flaw on some motoes, is that the diagonal line shown on this badge?
Forum: Headdress 26-10-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By leigh kitchen
The badge and buttons bear a coronet rather than...

The badge and buttons bear a coronet rather than kings crown, the cap is post WWII, the sizing shown in imperial and metric.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-10-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By leigh kitchen
Nothing to do with much, but in 1978 I was...

Nothing to do with much, but in 1978 I was loitering at Ebrington Barracks, 'Derry for a while.
There was a RCoS Signaler there who showed me an anod. al. Royal Gloucestershire and Hampshire...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-10-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By leigh kitchen
I can't make out details of the A&SH badge etc. ...

I can't make out details of the A&SH badge etc.
I'm thinking that the auction house won't give a monkey's if they're advised that this helmet is worthless tat?
Call it Steam Punk and that'll...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-10-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By leigh kitchen
Just me misreading small print on a phone........

Just me misreading small print on a phone..... teach me to move the print screen icon out of the way.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'm no expert but I wouldn't tamper with that. ...

I'm no expert but I wouldn't tamper with that.
Having said that it's not mine, yours to do what you want with.
(Edit - thought you were thinking of removing the enameling - rereading you meant...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-10-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By leigh kitchen
Thank you for that.

Thank you for that.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-10-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By leigh kitchen
I thought they were nicknamed "The Hackney...

I thought they were nicknamed "The Hackney Gurkhas"
not the "The Hackney Sherberts".
The seller obviously hasn't got "The Knowledge".
Forum: Other Militaria 24-10-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By leigh kitchen
I would imagine that it will be possible to find...

I would imagine that it will be possible to find more information from his service records but that's not something I've done, other forum members may help out with that.
Forum: Air Force 24-10-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 237
Posted By leigh kitchen
It's always great to get a photo to go with...

It's always great to get a photo to go with medals, paperwork, uniforms and the like.
Forum: Other Militaria 24-10-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By leigh kitchen
South African Stars were named, also Indian I...

South African Stars were named, also Indian I think.
British ones weren't named although some are privately engraved.
After WWII "Boots The Chemist" offered such a service in Britain.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By leigh kitchen
Curtain piping too I think? Great photos.

Curtain piping too I think?
Great photos.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By leigh kitchen
Similar to cast brass badges I have, slightly...

Similar to cast brass badges I have, slightly taller than the GG badge, noted as Dutch.
What size are those collar badge grenades please?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-10-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By leigh kitchen
I don't think so though there are a number of...

I don't think so though there are a number of similar badges to the "French / German" one used by various nations.
The GG 17 flame grenade is distinctive (kind've).
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