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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think that the larger Enniskillen castle badge...

I think that the larger Enniskillen castle badge is most probably an Indian made bandsman’s pouch badge. The regiment definitely wore such a badge, just as the RIF wore a Napoleonic Eagle on their...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-12-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Toby Purcell
The two epaulettes represent his being a member...

The two epaulettes represent his being a member of a flank company, rather than a captain. Those in battalion companies had just one epaulette.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Toby Purcell
Very interesting John, especially the graph. ...

Very interesting John, especially the graph. Thank you for posting. It’s interesting that the 7 and 9 flame variations relate directly to the RA and RE. As for the makers variations, it’s worthy...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-11-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,000
Posted By Toby Purcell
Interesting and informative post John. Thank you...

Interesting and informative post John. Thank you for laying it all out so clearly.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Toby Purcell
That is indeed a beauty. Congratulations. I was...

That is indeed a beauty. Congratulations. I was especially interested to learn of the white enamel on the mullet, not something Iíd ever heard of or seen before. Thank you for posting it.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-11-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Toby Purcell
I’m quite happy to use correct terminology Jon, I...

I’m quite happy to use correct terminology Jon, I merely referred to the word used by the preceding posters and those who posted the images, as to do otherwise would surely have been confusing.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-11-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Toby Purcell
Very interesting to see them Tim. Decals seem to...

Very interesting to see them Tim. Decals seem to have been popular and of course they produced a consistent image that could easily be applied. I don't know the totality of units that used them. ...
Forum: Military Buttons 03-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,916
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thanks Kevin, very interesting to see.

Thanks Kevin, very interesting to see.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-11-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thanks Leigh, interesting. Just to be clear my...

Thanks Leigh, interesting. Just to be clear my question was relating only to the OP’s query concerning a looped badge rather than the shape of flames.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-11-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Toby Purcell
It’s just what I see, albeit on a phone screen. ...

It’s just what I see, albeit on a phone screen. It doesn’t seem 3-dimensional, so I perceived it as likely painted on. Perhaps they are decals, I don’t know.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes of course Simon, thatíll teach me to look...

Yes of course Simon, thatíll teach me to look beyond the web equipment!
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-10-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Toby Purcell
Interesting to see the wearing of collar badges...

Interesting to see the wearing of collar badges on battle dress blouses and regimental cap badge painted onto the steel helmet. Thank you for posting Laurent.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-10-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 561
Posted By Toby Purcell
Might it be a waist belt plate badge Leigh? I...

Might it be a waist belt plate badge Leigh? I have a memory of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers stable belt ‘style’ being adopted from the Northumberland Fusiliers when the various regimental dress...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 31-10-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Toby Purcell
I don’t know for sure Jerry, but my guess would...

I don’t know for sure Jerry, but my guess would be yellow red at top, as that represented the Royal Armoured Corps and they were the senior arm. I’ll be interested to see if anyone knows for sure.
Forum: Military Buttons 31-10-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,916
Posted By Toby Purcell
Superb photos Kevin, thank you for posting. The...

Superb photos Kevin, thank you for posting. The star of the Order of the Garter was used by a surprising number of regiments, but I did not know that the 41st was among them until now.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-10-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,710
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes, he is a unit (as opposed to company) level...

Yes, he is a unit (as opposed to company) level Quarter-Master-Sergeant (QMS), and as such, the right-hand-man to the unit Quartermaster (a former soldier holding an officers commission), who was...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-10-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Toby Purcell
Does it relate to your family then, Leigh?

Does it relate to your family then, Leigh?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-10-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Toby Purcell
Grenadier Guards, around 1830, that oversized and...

Grenadier Guards, around 1830, that oversized and imposing style of forage cap was common across all ranks and regiments of the Foot Guards at that time, whereas it was seen only on officers and...
Forum: General Topics. 07-09-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By Toby Purcell
Scarlet into Khaki

Thank you to the kind forum member who drew my attention to this thread. Yes, Bruce Bassett-Powell and I have launched the scarlet into khaki series after a year of research and much experimentation...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-09-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Toby Purcell
As manchesters has said, at the time of the photo...

As manchesters has said, at the time of the photo the double bugles badge was a clothing regulation specifically for rifle regiments and those Territorial Force battalions that through special...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-06-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Toby Purcell
Not “colour” belt during the period quoted Mike,...

Not “colour” belt during the period quoted Mike, but shoulder belt plate, from which was suspended the officer’s sword. A similar plate is used for the colour belt, but it’s not the same. The image...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By Toby Purcell
I havenít been offensive to you. Two of you...

I havenít been offensive to you. Two of you quoting from a list of badges in a catalogue is irrelevant. What possible reason could there be for a corps history, involving careful scholarship, and...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By Toby Purcell
I can only suggest that you check out the corps...

I can only suggest that you check out the corps history, although it makes no mention of the badge in use for rank and sadly has not used very many photos at all in order to keep costs down, given...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By Toby Purcell
Very few of the photos that I was able to examine...

Very few of the photos that I was able to examine have ever been released to the public domain so of course you're not going to have "seen them" in wear yourself. Do an internet search and the few...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,182
Posted By Toby Purcell
I don't mind at all if you don't believe me...

I don't mind at all if you don't believe me Simon, but I know what I saw, and I was not ignorant of what I was examining. It was of course pre-internet days and unlike now I didn't have a mobile...
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