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Forum: General Topics Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Alex Rice
Yes, great find. Good luck with the research.

Yes, great find. Good luck with the research.
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Alex Rice
Nice pair of 6th SA Division shoulder straps...

Nice pair of 6th SA Division shoulder straps slip-ons, used in the Italy campaign.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Alex Rice
I think the lugged badge is silver-plate & gilt...

I think the lugged badge is silver-plate & gilt as per officer standard. I think the slidered badge is a PRI one.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-01-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Alex Rice
Are you sure it isn't a fake, those vent holes...

Are you sure it isn't a fake, those vent holes look like they might have been drilled?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Alex Rice
Cape Peninsular Rifles is fine.

Cape Peninsular Rifles is fine.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-01-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Alex Rice
Ya, the lack of vent hole in the E Lancs is a bad...

Ya, the lack of vent hole in the E Lancs is a bad sign, don't have a Marsh catalogue but that seems to seal it anyway. The E Yorks looks fine to me with a nice vent hole behind the rose.
Cheers,...
Forum: Air Force 12-01-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Alex Rice
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-01-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Alex Rice
They all look ok to me but is there a vent hole...

They all look ok to me but is there a vent hole behind the rose on the East Lancs?
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-01-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Alex Rice
Wow, I like the tropical Air Branch shoulder...

Wow, I like the tropical Air Branch shoulder straps. Very unusual!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-01-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Alex Rice
Great collection, well done.

Great collection, well done.
Forum: General Topics. 11-01-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,047
Posted By Alex Rice
The realistic answer from me is...NOT ENOUGH!!!! ...

The realistic answer from me is...NOT ENOUGH!!!!
I used to keep a quite comprehensive record of my badges but with travelling for work and the internet, I now regularly buy badges while travelling...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-01-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Alex Rice
The lurex started coming into use around 1982...

The lurex started coming into use around 1982 when the first cap badges came out in lurex. After that more badges and insignia progressively started coming out in lurex but I don't know exact dates....
Forum: Forum Operation 08-01-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Harry All good thanks, I hope all is ok with...

Hi Harry
All good thanks, I hope all is ok with you and you are surviving the madness ok. Great to see you are still working on this project, it'll be a very valuable reference once you are done!...
Forum: Forum Operation 07-01-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi HW You will be better off posting this in...

Hi HW
You will be better off posting this in the Royal Navy section as it may get missed here.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-01-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Alex Rice
It looks like it may have been coated with a poor...

It looks like it may have been coated with a poor quality varnish or lacquer which has blackened over time, that would explain the cracking and flaking.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-01-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Alex Rice
It looks like the Gaunt badge has the dreaded...

It looks like the Gaunt badge has the dreaded fullstop between Gaunt & London. Is it the genuine 11mm mark or the (considered) fake 15mm mark?
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-01-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,189
Posted By Alex Rice
One of the things that gets me is that you assume...

One of the things that gets me is that you assume these people wouldn't dream of going down to the corner shop and robbing it, but are quite happy to con people this way. Hypocrites.
Forum: Army 31-12-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Alex Rice
Great project, good luck with it. Cheers, Alex

Great project, good luck with it.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Off topic 30-12-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Alex Rice
RAF Humour

Hi All
I borrowed this off the medals forum, I thought it worth sharing! :D
Happy new year to everyone!
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-12-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 952
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Neil What I find odd is that they were made...

Hi Neil
What I find odd is that they were made by Carringtons, which means they must have been a special order, so it seems strange that there is no record. I'm sure somewhere in a dusty folder...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 29-12-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Alex Rice
Hi Guys Since this was posted a few years ago,...

Hi Guys
Since this was posted a few years ago, a collector friend of mine in Cape Town SA was given one as well, so very likely that they were WREN / SWAN badges.
Cheers,
Alex
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-12-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Alex Rice
Gloucesters badge

Hi All
Can anyone confirm that this was a cap badge? I have seen pictures of the same style badge but all in gilt so was wondering about the bi-metal version. I would like to know more if anyone can...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-12-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 952
Posted By Alex Rice
Interesting to see the hallmarked collars, what...

Interesting to see the hallmarked collars, what are the dates on the hallmarks. I have one, shown here: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73377&highlight=Suffolk; and thought...
Forum: General Topics. 28-12-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Alex Rice
Baking Powder...? :confused:

Baking Powder...? :confused:
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-12-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Alex Rice
No idea, but if I'd seen them I would have...

No idea, but if I'd seen them I would have passed. Very interested to see if there are other opinions to confirm if they are genuine.
Cheers,
Alex
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