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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-06-20, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Royal
Thanks guys - it appears that, as ever,...

Thanks guys - it appears that, as ever, regulations and reality do not quite tie up!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-06-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Royal
That's what was confusing me - because I know...

That's what was confusing me - because I know I've seen versions with the scarlet backing being worn....

Also appologies for calling them 1s - please excuse a bootneck's ignorance of things...
Forum: General Topics. 31-05-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By Royal
Sorry to resurect this - is it a Royal Sigs trade...

Sorry to resurect this - is it a Royal Sigs trade badge?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Royal
Guards Parachute Wings

Does anyone know if there is a formal (NSN'd) version of the No 1 dress parachute (or SAS parachute) wings for the Guards scarlet tunics - or is it simply a private purchase piece from unit tailors?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 17-04-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Royal
Goloks to use the correct NSN terminology -...

Goloks to use the correct NSN terminology - although the issue golok (old version and new) has two rivets through the handle, not three.
Forum: General Topics. 30-03-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,132
Posted By Royal
Royal Marines, Commando, UKSF and Int related...

Royal Marines, Commando, UKSF and Int related stuff - mostly from the period of my service (mid-80s to late 2000s) as well as odds and sods from equivalent allied units that I've worked with and a...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-03-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Royal
The RM SFCs initially wore the same green belt as...

The RM SFCs initially wore the same green belt as the blades while the RSigs ones wore the normal sigs belt with the SBS buckle. That only lasted a few years though. The RSigs SFCs now wear the black...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-03-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By Royal
No Definitely not. The mess dress is gold bullion...

No Definitely not. The mess dress is gold bullion wire, this is the normal silk thread. Your one is for 2s/SD (and older styles of dress like the woolly pully).
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-03-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By Royal
No 4, or something very much like it was worn by...

No 4, or something very much like it was worn by the DWR. It was supposedly phased out in the 80s but was still being worn well into the 90s according to a former colleague (I posted pics of his 1...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-03-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Royal
Why no rosette on the Afghan medal - and no...

Why no rosette on the Afghan medal - and no service in the Balkans, that must be pretty rare for an SF SNCO of that era...?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-02-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Royal
Washed? I'd be suspicious in that case. I never...

Washed? I'd be suspicious in that case. I never ever saw SAS members with those chevrons on anything other than No 2 dress - which is dry clean only. They wore eppaulette slides on wooly pullys.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-02-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Royal
I would take the bulk of that wiki page with a...

I would take the bulk of that wiki page with a bucket full of salt, particularly the supposed operational history but it does give a vague idea of the unit's role.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-02-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By Royal
Its the real deal. Attached is a pic of the...

Its the real deal.

Attached is a pic of the same badge issued in the mid 90s to former colleague who was a Duke...
Forum: The Home Front 25-01-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Royal
I'm afraid not. I've never collected Home...

I'm afraid not.

I've never collected Home Guard stuff but I'd be interested in some pointers to research. My Grandfather, wounded in WWI, was in a reserved occupation but served in the Home Guard...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-01-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By Royal
Cheers!

Cheers!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-01-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By Royal
Was it just the late 70s then? I know there's the...

Was it just the late 70s then? I know there's the portrait of Capt Westmacott at Sandhurst wearing one, but was that just artistic license....?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Royal
In my experience of the SF world, 2s are worn for...

In my experience of the SF world, 2s are worn for (very) occasional parades, funerals (sadly more common) and investitures.

I never saw the silver rank badges worn for any of the above but I did...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Royal
They're worn by 22 and 23 SAS and SRR. The...

They're worn by 22 and 23 SAS and SRR.

The silver on midnight blue SRR insignia available are a fantasy.

Page SRR-1 of Army Dress Regulations (All Ranks) 2011 refers...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Royal
...and in white on navy (Royal Navy Commando) for...

...and in white on navy (Royal Navy Commando) for woolly pullys & 4AWD - there are two versions that I'm aware of a non-merrowed one that has been around since the 1970s and a much newer merrowed...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-01-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Royal
Do you mean DZ flashes, brigade flashes, wings or...

Do you mean DZ flashes, brigade flashes, wings or all of the above?

Also what do you mean by a 'combat zone'?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-01-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Royal
No, because the para smocks and barrack shirts...

No, because the para smocks and barrack shirts don't have blanking plates :D
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-12-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Royal
Here are the latest version in and out of their...

Here are the latest version in and out of their issued packaging for comparison - definitely slightly upswept.
Forum: Other Military Topics 04-12-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,528
Posted By Royal
Well I've got them all from 2010 onwards but I'd...

Well I've got them all from 2010 onwards but I'd feel a fraud looking for older ones as I wasn't there on the day...
Forum: Off topic 02-12-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,614
Posted By Royal
Strangely, from talking to some younger pongo...

Strangely, from talking to some younger pongo acquaintances recently, the view is that its working and recruitment is up.

Either that or someone's massaging the unemployment figures and they're...
Forum: Other Military Topics 02-12-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,528
Posted By Royal
I've never considered that these might be...

I've never considered that these might be collectable!

Are the dated LPD (London Poppy Day pins) also collectable?
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