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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-11-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Hawthorn
Tim, Excellent, thank you very much for...

Tim,

Excellent, thank you very much for that.

Simon.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-11-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Hawthorn
Tim, Many thanks for showing those, I note...

Tim,

Many thanks for showing those, I note there are some differences in the details, particularly the ears, would that just be down to different Manufacturers using a different die or stamping...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-11-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Hawthorn
PL, Many thanks for the information. ...

PL,

Many thanks for the information.

Regards Simon.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-11-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By Hawthorn
West Riding Regiment Elephants?

After some assistance with what appears to be a matched pair of collar badges in the form of elephants.

Having searched the Web they appear to be of a similar pattern to those of The West Riding...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Hawthorn
Leigh, A nice Capstar as you say and I would...

Leigh,

A nice Capstar as you say and I would be more than happy with it. Would appear to have been with the beret a fair time and the issue backing adds to the provenance in my opinion. These...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-11-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Hawthorn
Mike, Indeed an excellent and interesting...

Mike,

Indeed an excellent and interesting article relating to a Unit I have not encountered before, thanks for taking the time to post it. The photograph at the top of this thread must, therefore,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-11-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Hawthorn
Believe the Soviet arm patch, top left relates to...

Believe the Soviet arm patch, top left relates to USSR Army Construction Units.

Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-11-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Hawthorn
Leigh, Have never seen a Capstar with a hole...

Leigh,

Have never seen a Capstar with a hole like that and I can think of no reason why it should be there. Difficult to say without it being in the hand as always but the rays of the Star appear...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-11-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Hawthorn
Always find the reverse of this Star is the best...

Always find the reverse of this Star is the best way to assess the individual quality, Certainly when I was still in the Sergeants Mess the vast Majority of Warrant Officers wore Cap Stars which had...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-11-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Hawthorn
Graham, Thanks for showing, haven't seen...

Graham,

Thanks for showing, haven't seen these before. Visited the Gaol a few years back, very impressive building imho.

Simon.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 07-11-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Hawthorn
Hoot, Many thanks for that, will take a...

Hoot,

Many thanks for that, will take a look.

Best regards Simon.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-11-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Hawthorn
Looks like the Infantry Training Battalion Badge...

Looks like the Infantry Training Battalion Badge to my eye.

Simon
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 07-11-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Hawthorn
WW1 University of London OTC Collar Badge Question

From online research carried out so far I understand that the University of London OTC comprised 950 Students at the start of World War One divided into an Artillery Section, a Battalion of Infantry,...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-11-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Hawthorn
Keith, Have had a cursory search of the...

Keith,

Have had a cursory search of the General Service Medal Roll, Clasp Palestine for the Coldstream Guards for your Man with no trace unfortunately. However it may well be worth you downloading...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-11-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Hawthorn
Indeed Phil, confusing but then I find a lot of...

Indeed Phil, confusing but then I find a lot of Yacht Club insignia confusing when trying to identify individual clubs. Not a lot of rhyme nor reason to the designs.

Simon.
Forum: Military Buttons 04-11-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Hawthorn
btns, Many thanks for that extra...

btns,

Many thanks for that extra information, explains why I couldn't find an exact match when comparing it to Royal Western Yacht Club examples online.

Another one into the identified pile.
...
Forum: Military Buttons 04-11-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Hawthorn
Phil, Many thanks, that was my initial...

Phil,

Many thanks, that was my initial thought but wanted to confirm with the lack of anchor etc.

Regards Simon.
Forum: Military Buttons 04-11-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Hawthorn
RWYC Post 1953 Firmin Button ID

Asking for help in confirming the identification of a button picked up recently in a mixed lot.

The button appears to have 'RWYC' and a Crown on it which I would normally assume to be Yacht Club...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-10-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Hawthorn
A bottle I was given by an ex Member of the...

A bottle I was given by an ex Member of the Regiment which I swapped for a Great War Medal Pair with another Collector!

Simon.
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 31-10-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Hawthorn
My Pleasure BC and a link showing a photograph...

My Pleasure BC and a link showing a photograph and confirmation that he died of wounds received during the charge.

http://dorkingmuseum.org.uk/lance-corporal-cecil-thomas-hills/

Regards Simon.
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 31-10-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Hawthorn
Although not strictly Badge related I thought...

Although not strictly Badge related I thought this was an appropriate place to show these items to a Local Man who would have, in all probability, served at this action.

Regards Simon.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 30-10-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Hawthorn
This link shows all the Team Members who took...

This link shows all the Team Members who took part in the Kolapore Cup so your Man must be listed under 1908...........not much help as there are quite a few I'm afraid.
...
Forum: Military Buttons 25-10-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Hawthorn
Jon and Btns Brilliant, many thanks for the...

Jon and Btns

Brilliant, many thanks for the confirmation. Another extremely interesting book by the look of it!

Simon.
Forum: Military Buttons 25-10-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Hawthorn
Women's Junior Air Corps Button Confirmation

Picked up this Gaunt made button recently and believe it relates to the Women's Junior Air Corps from the abbreviation but would appreciate confirmation as not encountered this design before.
...
Forum: Headdress 23-10-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Hawthorn
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TROPICAL-HELMET/2028060...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TROPICAL-HELMET/202806055926?hash=item2f382ed3f6:g:-r0AAOSwgV1dnJoE
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