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Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-07-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By manchesters
I think you are right. :D

I think you are right. :D
Forum: The Home Front 17-07-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By manchesters
Mike, Thats correct, The 44th County of...

Mike,

Thats correct, The 44th County of Lancaster (Stretford) Bn., No.2 Group, No.3 Zone, East Lancashire Area H.G.

The Bn. was affiliated to the Manchester Regiment, hence'MAN'.

The Zones...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-07-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By manchesters
P.W. Ellis & Co, Toronto on the 40th. ...

P.W. Ellis & Co, Toronto on the 40th.

regards
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 17-07-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By manchesters
Could be any of hundreds of Rifle Volunteer Corps...

Could be any of hundreds of Rifle Volunteer Corps raised from 1859.

Many choose similar uniforms.

Is there a photograhers details on it? Thats the only way to narrow it down to a County.

A...
Forum: The Home Front 17-07-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 154
Posted By manchesters
I dont think you have grasped it yet! It all...

I dont think you have grasped it yet!

It all points to being fake.

regards
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-07-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By manchesters
Rob, The 1st/1st Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry...

Rob,

The 1st/1st Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry (TF) were in the Colchester area on both those dates.

The 2nd/1st were not there until Sept. 1915 and of course St Osyth is near Colchester, so no...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-07-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By manchesters
Nice find. It is indeed a Cross Belt plate...

Nice find.

It is indeed a Cross Belt plate to a Local Irish Militia of around the date you suggest.

I cant read the name but if you get the first two letters of it you should be able to find...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-07-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By manchesters
What I dont understand is why anyone would fork...

What I dont understand is why anyone would fork out 85 (inc. delivery) when he cant even be bothered to provide photographs of what you are buying?

How do you know what it is you actually get?
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-07-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By manchesters
peter, In your explaination do you mean...

peter,

In your explaination do you mean "with screwposts" rather than "with lugs"?

regards
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-07-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By manchesters
I of course bow to your knowledge in these...

I of course bow to your knowledge in these matters.

I was only one off :D

regards
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 14-07-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By manchesters
Could be related but were worn by different...

Could be related but were worn by different Regiments.

You have the RAC badges in the centre and the red/yellow arm of service strip.

Then you have a bunch of pips and arm of service strips...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-07-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By manchesters
Looks like bits from the uniform of an officer in...

Looks like bits from the uniform of an officer in one of the Volunteer Battalions of the Cheshire Regiment.

Probably the 1st or 5th Volunteer Battalion that were dressed as rifles.

The badges...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-07-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By manchesters
Where have you been for 9 years? regards

Where have you been for 9 years?

regards
Forum: General Topics. 14-07-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By manchesters
Tony, In my experience service records for...

Tony,

In my experience service records for deceased personnel were not kept after WW1. Thare are exceptions but as a general rule, no.

regards
Forum: General Topics. 14-07-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By manchesters
From the photos it looks a very poor quality...

From the photos it looks a very poor quality struck badge with poor defination.

The colour is strange and I wouldnt expect silver looking loops.

Have you tested it to see if it is silver or...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-07-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By manchesters
That is not a British or Commonwealth badge. ...

That is not a British or Commonwealth badge.

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-07-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By manchesters
Cant get much newer than that one!! regards

Cant get much newer than that one!!

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By manchesters
bc, I dont know. Furthermore I dont...

bc,

I dont know.

Furthermore I dont know which country would have had an 'M' over the crossed rifles, certainly not UK but definately Commonwealth.

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-07-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By manchesters
What a pile of crap! regards

What a pile of crap!

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By manchesters
bc, Here are the yellow on red Shooting...

bc,

Here are the yellow on red Shooting badges that I referred to in the earlier post.

Identical colour construction.

The are not British but are they Australian?

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-07-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By manchesters
The badge is pre-1915 when all RQMS wore the...

The badge is pre-1915 when all RQMS wore the badges shown.

regards
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-07-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By manchesters
email sent

email sent
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-07-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By manchesters
RQMS rank badge - Who? - Australian?

Hello,

Picked this nice rank badge up of an RQMS for my collection but dont recognise the colour combo of yellow on red?

I do have similarly coloured shooting prize badges dated 1903 - 1905...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-07-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By manchesters
Out of fairness to both parties I have looked at...

Out of fairness to both parties I have looked at Jack Dutton Roberts listings on ebay and am apalled at the very large amount of obviously 100% FAKE British Military Badges, ALL of which start with...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 09-07-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By manchesters
Surrey were the first County to form one. ...

Surrey were the first County to form one.

the idea was that they be drawn from farmers, hunting men and similar, all of whom would be quite old so not in the military and not necessarily have any...
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