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Forum: General Topics. Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By High Wood
I think that they must have been ordered from the...

I think that they must have been ordered from the manufacturer at regimental or battalion level rather than as standard issue. I also guess that so many have survived because they couldn't be...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By High Wood
South Staffordshire Duty/Bed plate

Made by F. Narborough, Birmingham. The Solder's service number would indicate mid to late World War 2 issue.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 29-07-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Many thanks for posting the pictures from the...

Many thanks for posting the pictures from the regimental magazine.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Thank you Marcus. Here is the Sherman which...

Thank you Marcus.

Here is the Sherman which has the name Belfast and a Prince of Wales's plum on its side.

The 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards of the Guards Armoured Division named some of their...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Thank you very much to all who have contributed...

Thank you very much to all who have contributed to this thread. I will post some more of the photographs.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Here is another XIVth Army (3rd Indian Armoured...

Here is another XIVth Army (3rd Indian Armoured Division) photograph but no insignia is visible as none is being worn. The number 41 or 47 on the mudguard may help to identify the unit.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-07-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Does anyone know when Brigades and Divisions...

Does anyone know when Brigades and Divisions stopped wearing their own formation signs in India and Burma and wore 14th Army F.S. instead?

I am guessing after hostilities ended in 1945 as surely...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-07-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Many thanks, that is very helpful.

Many thanks, that is very helpful.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
I am sure that you are right but I am trying to...

I am sure that you are right but I am trying to close down other possibilities.

There is clearly a "sharp pointy bit" at the top right of the badge and both the 3rd Carabiniers and the 25th...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-07-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Equally, the point at the top right side of the...

Equally, the point at the top right side of the badge could be one of the two swords of the 25th Dragoons cap badge.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-07-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
This may be the correct way up with the leather...

This may be the correct way up with the leather band on the beret facing downwards.

I am leaning towards 3rd Carabiniers but may be completely wrong.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-07-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 340
Posted By High Wood
Unidentified tank crew Burma.

At first glance there are very few clues as to which cavalry regiment these three troopers belong to, however, on closer inspection there are some clear indicators.

Two of the three have 14th...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 27-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By High Wood
He appears to have survived the war as he does...

He appears to have survived the war as he does not appear in the link below.


https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/search-results/?Surname=dorai&Size=20&WarFilter=2&CemeteryFilter=null
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 27-07-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By High Wood
Sadly, medal index cards for WW2 Indian Military...

Sadly, medal index cards for WW2 Indian Military Forces are not in the public domain in the U.K. They may still be held in New Delhi or the Indian Office but are not readily available to the general...
Forum: Other Militaria 18-07-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By High Wood
His Medal Index Card.

His Medal Index Card.
Forum: Other Militaria 18-07-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By High Wood
Probably given to Ernest Clarke as a wedding...

Probably given to Ernest Clarke as a wedding present by the Sergeants of the battalion.

Marriages Dec 1909
CLARKE Ernest Toxteth Park 8b 364
CLARKE Ernest Mutford 4a 2421 ...
Forum: Indian Badges 15-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By High Wood
And almost certainly the same officers wearing...

And almost certainly the same officers wearing them :)

I suspect that the two photographs were taken on the same day, unless the 77th Moplah Rifles spent July 1907 taking photographs of...
Forum: Indian Badges 15-07-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By High Wood
A very nice and probably very scarce item, thank...

A very nice and probably very scarce item, thank you for posting.
Forum: Indian Badges 13-07-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By High Wood
Khyber has a superb example in his album. I am...

Khyber has a superb example in his album. I am sure that he will not mind me posting a link.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=4114&pictureid=183780
Forum: General Topics. 08-07-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By High Wood
PoWs were issued pocket money by the German...

PoWs were issued pocket money by the German authorities to spend on necessities such as soap and toothpaste. However, these may have been paid for out of regimental funds.
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By High Wood
Superb, thank you for posting.

Superb, thank you for posting.
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By High Wood
Two of the officers appear to be wearing the...

Two of the officers appear to be wearing the ribbon of the India General Service Medal. Not that the medal ribbons are important, concentrate on the moustaches, it was moustaches like these that won...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By High Wood
Officers of the 77th Moplah Rifles, Bangalore, 1907

Some close up photographs of a group of the officers of the 77th Moplah Rifles.
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By High Wood
Here is the Lady herself. Laxml Bai, the Rani of...

Here is the Lady herself. Laxml Bai, the Rani of Jhansi. Looking at the base of the statue, I must have taken the photographs in 1997 or perhaps 1998.
Forum: Indian Badges 05-07-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By High Wood
This is part of the tableaux outside the Fort. I...

This is part of the tableaux outside the Fort. I particularly like the dastardly British officer giving the bag of gold to the mutineer/freedom fighter, as the story goes that the fortress only fell...
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