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Forum: General Topics 20-01-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By manchesters
Yes, it denotes 2nd Class. 1st = Crown 3rd...

Yes, it denotes 2nd Class.

1st = Crown
3rd - no addition.

regards
Forum: General Topics 20-01-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By manchesters
What Keith is saying is that the star is of the...

What Keith is saying is that the star is of the wrong metal, it should match the badge below.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By manchesters
Jack, Best Shot Privates and L/Cpls in the...

Jack,

Best Shot Privates and L/Cpls in the Bn. Prize badge worn lower left sleeve.

Silver = Volunteers.

Its an unusual construction for a British badge so possibly Canadian.

If its for...
Forum: General Topics 20-01-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By manchesters
Rob, They are arm badges of a style used...

Rob,

They are arm badges of a style used only in Australia.

The L in wreath is a Gun Layer, RAA

The Star over G in wreath is a 2nd Prize Individual Gunnery prize badge, RAA.

Both fairly...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-01-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By manchesters
David, How childish. My reply was very...

David,

How childish. My reply was very sensible/helpful as it was correcting your gross inaccuracy in your opening post. Quite simply there WAS a 1st VB Wilts for 10 years.

If you cant engage...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By manchesters
They became the 1st Volunteer Bn The Wiltshire...

They became the 1st Volunteer Bn The Wiltshire Regiment in 1881.

Their title of 1st Wilts RVC wasnt given to them until December 1891.

That gives them 10 years as 1VB Wilts.

I am unsure why...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By manchesters
Alan, i believe that designation was only...

Alan,

i believe that designation was only gained in 1891.

For 10 years prior I believe they were the 1st VB Wilts.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By manchesters
David, I am confused? The 1st VB...

David,

I am confused?

The 1st VB Wiltshire Regt did exist, raised at Warminster in the 1880's same time as the 2nd VB at Chippenham.

regards
Forum: General Topics. 19-01-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By manchesters
Display as in a collector, certainly not the...

Display as in a collector, certainly not the wearer.

regards
Forum: General Topics 19-01-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By manchesters
A very attractive badge. regards

A very attractive badge.

regards
Forum: General Topics. 19-01-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By manchesters
Who - An officer When - during the reign of...

Who - An officer

When - during the reign of George the Sixth

Where - On the Khaki Forage Cap.

Red Backing - display purposes only.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By manchesters
It appears to me that a 4th letter has been...

It appears to me that a 4th letter has been carefully removed from the end?

regarsd
Forum: The Home Front 17-01-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By manchesters
The seller Vongold is well known for selling a...

The seller Vongold is well known for selling a lot of fake items.

Check out his ebay name on here,

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By manchesters
The wearing of the Crown over crossed riflers is...

The wearing of the Crown over crossed riflers is extremely confusing as it has had various meanings over the 100 years or more it has been used.

I recommend you get a copy of our member here's...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By manchesters
No. The crossed rifles surmounted by Kings...

No.

The crossed rifles surmounted by Kings Crown worn on the lower right arm was worn ONLY by the SERGEANT of the best shooting company in the Regiment.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By manchesters
No. Left arm would be an individual prize...

No.

Left arm would be an individual prize badge.

regards
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 254
Posted By manchesters
The Kings Crown over crossed rifles badge when...

The Kings Crown over crossed rifles badge when worn on the lower right arm doesnt indicate 'best shot or marksman instructor' in that position.

The badge denotes he is the Sgt. of the Best...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-01-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By manchesters
That link goes to Novembers auction. regards

That link goes to Novembers auction.

regards
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By manchesters
I have just checked the 1941 Western Command Home...

I have just checked the 1941 Western Command Home Guard List to see if there was anything in the introduction, sadly not, but then realised it was written by none less than our Jon Mills.

You are...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By manchesters
Marc, I dont know about AA and Rocket...

Marc,

I dont know about AA and Rocket Batteries, or Post Office Bn.'s either. Cant find the answer.

i did remember that Bruno Boulanger included the attached information in his Formation...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By manchesters
Jon, Thank you I would really like to know...

Jon,

Thank you I would really like to know the answer.

I look forward to that book.

here are some Manchester Regiment related HG badges. I have quite a lot more.

regards
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By manchesters
Jon, There is but I dont have it. Roger...

Jon,

There is but I dont have it.

Roger Miles told me he had the written list etc but I havent seen it. I would really like to know which zones had which colour for definate as I have...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 15-01-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 229
Posted By manchesters
The HG shoulder titles worn within the Zones in...

The HG shoulder titles worn within the Zones in the area surrounding the City of Manchester were identified by their differing colours of Blue, Yellow, Red, Black, White and Green.

regards
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-01-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By manchesters
1899 Army List. Captain W.G. WOLRIGE-GORDON,...

1899 Army List.

Captain W.G. WOLRIGE-GORDON, 1st Bn.

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By manchesters
You are correct on the Warwickshire RHA. ...

You are correct on the Warwickshire RHA.

regards
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