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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By Rob Miller
General Browning's wife Daphne du Maurier...

General Browning's wife Daphne du Maurier supposedly came up with the colour of the airborne beret so meddling in uniform design seems to have been a family trait.

Isn't it the case that some...
Forum: Military Buttons 13-04-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Rob Miller
Hi, its the Gloucestershire Regiment. KC so 1902...

Hi, its the Gloucestershire Regiment. KC so 1902 on.
Rob
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 02-04-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Rob Miller
Looks interesting but its not really clear enough...

Looks interesting but its not really clear enough to read.

Rob
Forum: The Home Front 28-03-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Rob Miller
Hi Craig That's from a picture in one of my...

Hi Craig
That's from a picture in one of my albums, years ago I bought a sack of Civil defence badges from Exeter car boot, there were hundreds of "Devon" titles without the yellow edging and quite...
Forum: Military Buttons 28-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Rob Miller
Thank you. Rob

Thank you.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-03-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Rob Miller
There was a cast badge project thread started...

There was a cast badge project thread started some years ago.

Rob

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29487&highlight=great+cast
Forum: Off topic 25-03-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Rob Miller
Are you taking pictures with a telephone? that...

Are you taking pictures with a telephone? that may be the problem.

Rob
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 19-03-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By Rob Miller
Another new addition to my staff car related...

Another new addition to my staff car related insignia collection. Similar width to my Western Command pennant but a bit longer. I have found a couple of reference's to a "Brigadier in charge of...
Forum: Other Militaria 17-03-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Rob Miller
We have a pruning saw in the shed which doesn't...

We have a pruning saw in the shed which doesn't have a handle, it bolts on to the end of a long handled lopper.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-03-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Rob Miller
That would also be a good description for a...

That would also be a good description for a contemporary piece.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-03-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Rob Miller
Sweetheart brooch suspicions

I have been collecting button based sweet heart brooches for a while now, I think there is some interesting data to learn from them, quite often they are made from GS buttons with less common back...
Forum: The Home Front 13-03-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Rob Miller
I think its a lovely original badge, I can't...

I think its a lovely original badge, I can't think of any other organisation which would use yellow other than the Civil Defence.

I have this example.

Rob
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Forum: Military Buttons 13-03-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Rob Miller
Something to do with the Legion of Frontiersmen...

Something to do with the Legion of Frontiersmen perhaps, they were formed in 190"5"???

Rob
Forum: Off topic 06-03-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rob Miller
Apparently you could hear the bang 5 miles away,...

Apparently you could hear the bang 5 miles away, I'm about twelve miles away and I didn't, unlike Uffculme fireworks factory some years ago which we did hear.

The Exeter Blitz has been an interest...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Rob Miller
Looks like "PA" to me, possibly a cypher for...

Looks like "PA" to me, possibly a cypher for Prince Albert or one for Queen Victoria's when she was a young Princess called Alexandrina or then again one of her children, Alexandra, Arthur, Alfred or...
Forum: Military Buttons 03-03-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Rob Miller
This may be the answer, the "CIV 1900" button was...

This may be the answer, the "CIV 1900" button was worn on the greatcoat, and the "London Arms" button on the tunic?

Which would mean that both were worn in South Africa at the same time, can...
Forum: Military Buttons 01-03-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Rob Miller
City Imperial Volunteers Buttons

I have read the section in Ray Westlake's "The Territorial Battalions" on this unit, it went overseas as one Infantry Battalion, two Mounted Infantry Companies and one Battery of Vickers Maxim quick...
Forum: General Topics. 01-03-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Rob Miller
Thank you Luke, they are amazing albums already. ...

Thank you Luke, they are amazing albums already.

So is Martin Marsh still alive? his contribution to badge manufacture was quite extraordinary, if from our perspective misguided and damaging?
...
Forum: General Topics. 27-02-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Rob Miller
Are there some Martin Marsh albums on here...

Are there some Martin Marsh albums on here already, I can't find them?

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-02-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Rob Miller
Something to do with the British Virgin Islands...

Something to do with the British Virgin Islands perhaps?

The motto fits as does the dove.

https://bvi.gov.vg/national-symbols

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-02-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Rob Miller
The HPC with the bricks in the walls between the...

The HPC with the bricks in the walls between the towers appears to be the scarcer variant these days?

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-01-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Rob Miller
Nice collection, the 4th VB is a common fake, I...

Nice collection, the 4th VB is a common fake, I like the OSD collar, its the first one I have seen with lugs North and South.

Rob
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 25-01-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Rob Miller
I would very much like to see scans of all three...

I would very much like to see scans of all three books please.

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-01-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,507
Posted By Rob Miller
I have been looking at Beaker123's album on WW2...

I have been looking at Beaker123's album on WW2 ARP / Civil Defence and there are some very interesting pattern cards which show an ARP wound stripe dated 1944 which looks very similar to the rank...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-01-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,664
Posted By Rob Miller
Looking through my records I have noted a medium...

Looking through my records I have noted a medium sized button, back mark "LAMBOURNES BIRM" so it appears in the case of buttons at least that both date from the same period but were abbreviated to...
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