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Forum: The Home Front 04-07-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By ARPCDHG
A great letter. The full story of the UX mine is...

A great letter. The full story of the UX mine is told in this excellent booklet. (The Rescue Squad is mentioned, but not Mr Bessent):
...
Forum: The Home Front 04-06-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By ARPCDHG
Interesting to see a double period of service on...

Interesting to see a double period of service on one certificate - not seen that before - do you know why this was?
Forum: The Home Front 27-05-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By ARPCDHG
Also according to Meiggs (p.195), in WW2, the WFS...

Also according to Meiggs (p.195), in WW2, the WFS was only in Scotland, where they had 200 members - meaning the enamel lapel badge is very rare indeed.

That said, 2 badges went for only 20 and...
Forum: The Home Front 15-04-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By ARPCDHG
The book is not technically wrong. I have...

The book is not technically wrong.

I have three different colour versions in my collection - dark gold, bronze and a sort of dark silvery colour. All are real.

Someone on another forum...
Forum: The Home Front 15-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By ARPCDHG
Were the official printed titles introduced as...

Were the official printed titles introduced as early as January 1941, Jon? Most of the records and photos I've seen suggest a date around mid-1941.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-03-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By ARPCDHG
A truthful and very funny ebay listing!

This is one of the funniest (and truthful) ebay listings I've seen in years! Enjoy!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353021838142?ul_noapp=true
Forum: The Home Front 25-03-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By ARPCDHG
A truthful ebay listing!

This is one of the funniest (and truthful) ebay listings I've seen in years! Enjoy!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353021838142?ul_noapp=true
Forum: The Home Front 20-01-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By ARPCDHG
Of course, after the CAGS badge (if it really was...

Of course, after the CAGS badge (if it really was issued), the next rarest badge is the CD Rescue Instructor badge.

There was not one in Jon's 1st edition of his Home Front badge bible, but since...
Forum: The Home Front 19-01-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By ARPCDHG
Although I'm a bit confused by the verdegris on...

Although I'm a bit confused by the verdegris on this badge and several others he is selling (perhaps it is just the way the badges have been stored), I'm 99.9% sure it's real, but the seller is so...
Forum: The Home Front 14-01-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By ARPCDHG
A pathetic and laughable fake, in a typical ebay...

A pathetic and laughable fake, in a typical ebay listing, worded in just such a way to not actually appear to be deceiving, even though it actually is.
Forum: The Home Front 13-01-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,900
Posted By ARPCDHG
If you have not got this book and are pondering...

If you have not got this book and are pondering about buying it, I cannot recommend it highly enough - it is worth every penny and is the new 'bible' on the subject.

I have been studying the...
Forum: The Home Front 17-12-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By ARPCDHG
It's a private purchase version. Repros/fakes...

It's a private purchase version. Repros/fakes have been made but the back shows that it's OK.
Forum: The Home Front 01-12-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By ARPCDHG
What era is this badge?

What era is this badge?
Forum: The Home Front 04-09-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By ARPCDHG
It's cotton drill.

It's cotton drill.
Forum: The Home Front 20-08-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ARPCDHG
Yeah, 35 is taking the wotsit, but you'd be luck...

Yeah, 35 is taking the wotsit, but you'd be luck to find a PAIR for 10-12...
Forum: The Home Front 13-08-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By ARPCDHG
Yes, I believe that one is OK. However,...

Yes, I believe that one is OK.

However, about 5 years ago, someone was knocking out quite realistic embroidered senior rank FG titles on ebay. The embroidered writing was a little wonky.
Forum: The Home Front 31-07-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By ARPCDHG
Thanks for the info DumDum.

Thanks for the info DumDum.
Forum: The Home Front 14-07-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,900
Posted By ARPCDHG
Love it. Well done. This is a fine and...

Love it. Well done. This is a fine and authoritative work which will become known as 'the helmet bible', no doubt.

I have seen proofs of this book and the full colour photos and level of...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 12-07-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By ARPCDHG
They were also worn in WW2 by Home Guard...

They were also worn in WW2 by Home Guard signallers.
Forum: The Home Front 10-07-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By ARPCDHG
Bomb Disposal OCA enamel badge

I picked this nice little RE BD Old Comrades Association enamel badge up the other day.

1" tall, enamel with a lapel fitting to the rear, does anybody know anything about it?

There seems to be...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 10-07-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By ARPCDHG
Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal OCA enamel badge

I picked this nice little RE BD Old Comrades Association enamel badge up the other day.

1" tall, enamel with a lapel fitting to the rear, does anybody know anything about it?

There seems to be...
Forum: The Home Front 17-05-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By ARPCDHG
Which Facebook group is that?

Which Facebook group is that?
Forum: The Home Front 16-05-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By ARPCDHG
Who can say? Restrike badges from the 1960s now...

Who can say? Restrike badges from the 1960s now have 50 years of ageing to them, making it even harder to tell originals.

Just like the restrike Rutland Home Guard, Upper Thames Patrol,...
Forum: The Home Front 23-04-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By ARPCDHG
It originally came from CART: ...

It originally came from CART:
https://blog.coleshillhouse.com/stand-down-badge-information-comes-to-light/
Forum: The Home Front 21-04-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,898
Posted By ARPCDHG
Royal Fusiliers = City of London HG.

Royal Fusiliers = City of London HG.
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