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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-07-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gurkharifles
I used to collect Glengarry badges ( sold most of...

I used to collect Glengarry badges ( sold most of them through Bosley's) - I would have been happy to have this one in my collection. I like the lugs which is one of the best "tells" with Glengarrys....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-07-20, 09:24 AM
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Views: 100
Posted By gurkharifles
Collection of Royal Nepal Army Gurkha badges

I'm offering these on behalf of another collector ( Ashok Nath ) - I've persuaded him to offer them on the forum first before he disposes of them through other means. Its a collection of 35 badges...
Forum: Military Buttons 01-07-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By gurkharifles
Thanks for that. Does anyone have an idea on the...

Thanks for that. Does anyone have an idea on the last one - which Princely State it might be?
Forum: Military Buttons 30-06-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Steve - Ashok thinks the Nepaul ones are Royal...

Hi Steve - Ashok thinks the Nepaul ones are Royal Nepal Army - pre WW1 possibly Victorian. The last one could be a livery button to a Muslim Prince or something to do with one of the Indian State...
Forum: Military Buttons 30-06-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By gurkharifles
Nepaul (Nepalese enigma II)

Sometime ago - the subject of brass buttons bearing "Nepaul" over crossed Kukris came up for discussion - opinions seemed to vary as to whether they were connected to "The Nepal Escort" or...
Forum: Army 30-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By gurkharifles
Thanks for the tip - I've sent them an email....

Thanks for the tip - I've sent them an email. Cheers Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By gurkharifles
Thanks Simon did not realise that the...

Thanks Simon did not realise that the Territorial's would have been made that way but it makes sense. Cheers Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-06-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By gurkharifles
Lancashire Shoulder title die

Can anyone tell me what unit this shoulder title is to and roughly what age? Its a lovely heavy tactile thing - but I can't find anything to match it Westlake. Cheers Tim
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-06-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Modplod - I'd recommend "Redcap Insignia &...

Hi Modplod - I'd recommend "Redcap Insignia & Collectables" by Colin Carnall - he has photos of a gilding metal example with slider and a bronze badge with presumably blades ( doesn't actually show...
Forum: Army 06-06-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By gurkharifles
Now on ebay

I had a couple of enquiries about this but no direct offers - so now being offered on ebay.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133429670619
Forum: Army 31-05-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By gurkharifles
Mystery Rhodesian Regt item

I've copied this post from the mystery insignia page in case it had been missed by the African collectors and someone had a photograph of the RR band and bandmasters mace to clarify what it is or has...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By gurkharifles
Rhodesian Regt

I hadn't thought of that Mike - I was hoping a member might have a photo of the Regimental Band in the late 50's early 60's that would show the Bandmaster's mace and prove one way or another. Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By gurkharifles
It could be 17th Infantry Loyal Regiment ( Indian...

It could be 17th Infantry Loyal Regiment ( Indian Army ) - they wore a brass crescent in their pagri and turban. Pre 1921. Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-05-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By gurkharifles
Pretty sure it wouldn’t be mess silver only...

Pretty sure it wouldn’t be mess silver only because as far as I’m aware Potters never made that. Again happy to be corrected.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-05-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By gurkharifles
Mystery Rhodesian Regiment item.

This a bit of a different "mystery" as I already know the unit and even the maker - I just don't know what it is. The badge is obviously to the Rhodesian Regiment - in heavy cast white metal (...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-05-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By gurkharifles
SBS badge - bargain or fake?

Given that Bosley's sold an attributed one of these for £9,000 - I'm assuming that someone either got a real bargain or paid a lot for a fake!...
Forum: Off topic 18-05-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By gurkharifles
Gloucesters stand remembered by Korean town - Covid story

I'm not sure this Covid story made the nationals but I thought it was interesting to see that the Gloucester's stand in the Korean War was still remembered and appreciated by the South Korean people...
Forum: Indian Badges 07-05-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By gurkharifles
11GR

Hi Steve - regarding the 11th Gurkha rifles - I understood that at the beginning of their formation in 1918 the Gurkha rifle company's that had been transferred to the 11GR continued to wear their...
Forum: Indian Badges 03-05-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Peter would love to know more about that unit...

Hi Peter would love to know more about that unit - as you say it might have been an "unofficial" temporary title. There was a 5th/3rd Gurkha Rifles formed in February 1942 from the remnants of the...
Forum: Indian Badges 03-05-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By gurkharifles
A brass shoulder title which often appears on...

A brass shoulder title which often appears on dealers sites attributed to the 39th Gurkha Rifles ( there was no such unit ) and the title belongs to the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles - also the 15th...
Forum: Indian Badges 03-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By gurkharifles
38th Gurkhas crest.

During WW2 there were a number of Gurkha units raised in addition to extra battalions for the 10 Gurkha Regiments of the line. There were 2 Garrison Battalions 25th and 26th raised from wounded...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By gurkharifles
43rd Pork Pie Cap badge

Does anyone have a 43rd Pork Pie Cap badge for sale or trade? Many thanks Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-04-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By gurkharifles
Worn 1885 > 1901

Worn 1885 > 1901
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 23-04-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By gurkharifles
Many thanks for the info. When did he become a...

Many thanks for the info. When did he become a Capt ? Would not that have been gazetted?
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 23-04-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By gurkharifles
Capt Petry - 4th Gurkhas WW2

Can anyone tell me anything about a Capt Petry 4th Gurkha Rifles - I have his field service cap with boss badge dated 1945. I bought it some time ago as I didn't have an example of the boss badge...
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