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Forum: General Topics. 21-09-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Luc
Paper residue on the rear of cloth badges

I'm sure many of us have purchased badges with paper residue stuck to the rear. I would like to share a little trick that I have sucessfully used in the past on various occasions.

I found that...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-09-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Luc
I'm having the impression it could an early slip...

I'm having the impression it could an early slip on with khaki backed pips; once the coloured backing were introduced (1943-ish if memory serves me well) the red pips were stiched on top of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-09-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Luc
Silly thought perhaps but could it be ATS? They...

Silly thought perhaps but could it be ATS? They had the badge of their parental unit mounted on the chest, but most period pictures show badges without a fob though.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-09-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Luc
I would agree with Jerry, a copy of an original...

I would agree with Jerry, a copy of an original wing. There is a huge amount of variation, but the quality of the manufacture and the detail is always outstanding unlike we see here.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-09-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Luc
There are a few more examples in my album: ...

There are a few more examples in my album:
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=294
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-09-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Luc
Polish para collar badges, original or not?

These were sold as originals on ebay in July for 200 GBP.

I have my doubts because of the lack of detail on the hands and parachutists belt and the fact he appears a bit overweight.

I'd...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 14-09-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Luc
A cap badge in his pattern is 29 mm across, so...

A cap badge in his pattern is 29 mm across, so yours may be a sweetheart or collar badge. But I must admit I have not seen a collar badge with such fitting.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-09-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Luc
I'm not very fond of the one on ebay. The Gaunt...

I'm not very fond of the one on ebay. The Gaunt stamp is quite different from known originals and the feet on the lugs are not something I have seen on a Gaunt badge.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-08-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Luc
Some 1945 made Kangol berets did have a khaki...

Some 1945 made Kangol berets did have a khaki liner, never 1944. And this is definately not a Kangol made beret, please refer Steve's excellent thread...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 31-08-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Luc
That was my impression too. Very unusual wings!

That was my impression too. Very unusual wings!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-08-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Luc
I would say all are poor replicas.

I would say all are poor replicas.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-08-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 827
Posted By Luc
No 9 looks like the SA volunteers with the Dutch...

No 9 looks like the SA volunteers with the Dutch Princes Irene brigade, but then reversed.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-08-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Luc
Lovely blouse! Probably best walking out dress as...

Lovely blouse! Probably best walking out dress as Canadian BD was not available at the time the unofficial Parachute titles were worn.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-08-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Luc
It lacks quality and detail for a badge from that...

It lacks quality and detail for a badge from that period, for me this is a replica.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Luc
These were sold recently on ebay by JDR for...

These were sold recently on ebay by JDR for £27.25. Title said original while the description said reproduction which matches the BIN price.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-07-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Luc
They look fine to me.

They look fine to me.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-06-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Luc
It is definately genuine, but Belgium made...

It is definately genuine, but Belgium made post-war.
Forum: General Topics. 26-05-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Luc
You're quite right Marc, my mistake. So these...

You're quite right Marc, my mistake.
So these are likely taken as a POW at Soltau. I never would have guessed, thank you gentlement for this information.
Forum: General Topics. 24-05-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Luc
Two more pictures showing British and Belgium...

Two more pictures showing British and Belgium soldiers, some men are also shown on the previous pictures.
Forum: General Topics. 24-05-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Luc
Mystery WW1 pictures

Gentlemen, I would like to show you some pictures from WWI showing my grandfather (marked X). He served with the Belgium 3rd Coy, 3rd Batt, 8th line regiment and was taken POW on 24 August 1914 at...
Forum: Other Military Topics 20-05-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Luc
There is still a huge amount of barbed wire and...

There is still a huge amount of barbed wire and posts to be found today around the German bunker at Tête de Faux in the Vosges region in France. A chilling reminder of a brutal time in history.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 15-05-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Luc
I believe that such lugs are only found on...

I believe that such lugs are only found on post-war Belgium made cap badges. In the attached picture a British made badge.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 11-05-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Luc
The plastic one is indeed of post-war Belgium...

The plastic one is indeed of post-war Belgium manufacture. The brass one appears to be a WW2 British made other ranks badge, but I would need to see a view from the lugs from the side.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-05-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Luc
It seems I have its uncut cousin in my collection.

It seems I have its uncut cousin in my collection.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 17-04-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Luc
It sounds about the size of a Belgium forces in...

It sounds about the size of a Belgium forces in exile arm badge worn on the right shoulder.
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