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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-09-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,591
Posted By grumpy
I believe that drum/ trumpet/ bugle/ pipe majors...

I believe that drum/ trumpet/ bugle/ pipe majors can be as senior as WO 2 by virtue of range ranking.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 21-08-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By grumpy
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 20-08-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By grumpy
Was the Master Gunner an SNCO or a warrant...

Was the Master Gunner an SNCO or a warrant officer please?
Forum: General Topics. 10-08-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By grumpy
Add to which the newish GSM London badge, a...

Add to which the newish GSM London badge, a throwback to the old Sergeant major 4 chevrons with royal arms superimposed.
Forum: General Topics. 09-08-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By grumpy
aided and abetted by the grenade and crossed...

aided and abetted by the grenade and crossed swords, inherited from the full dress colour badge.

Some cavalry rank/appointment badges might rival it for length up the arm. Think bandmaster with...
Forum: General Topics. 09-08-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By grumpy
Thanks to all. I believe Guards Csgts/ Pay sgts...

Thanks to all. I believe Guards Csgts/ Pay sgts are also Sir.
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By grumpy
Many thanks gentlemen. Mostly sorted! Please...

Many thanks gentlemen. Mostly sorted!
Please does anyone know about possible WO 1 for the most senior drum major in the Guards brigade?
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By grumpy
Drum Major RANK badge, small crown or large?

Please can anyone confirm that drum majors as sergeants can be promoted to staff sgt and then WO 2, and that the distinction [other than chevrons and drum] is small crown, large crown?

I have CR...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-07-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By grumpy
therefore a cotter pin is a split pin.

therefore a cotter pin is a split pin.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 20-07-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By grumpy
I am no expert but I think they are split pins,...

I am no expert but I think they are split pins, not cotter pins.


WIKTIONARY
Cotter Pin:
(US) A split pin, the ends of which project through an object being fastened and are bent back to hold...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-07-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By grumpy
These two badges are different: number one has...

These two badges are different: number one has realistic motorbike/ car crossed spokes, number two has not.
[that is if the photos are of comparable quality]
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-07-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By grumpy
Interesting [to me] that the conventional...

Interesting [to me] that the conventional rank-observant distribution in the group is not observed. Neither is it sized for height.
Indeed I cannot see any systematic arrangement.
Any ideas?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-06-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By grumpy
I believe that when SD was introduced in 1902...

I believe that when SD was introduced in 1902 there was no single official headdress to accompany it. Thus a free for all.
Forum: Headdress 21-06-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By grumpy
Brodrick, please.

Brodrick, please.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-06-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By grumpy
Very interesting. Is the WW II identification...

Very interesting.
Is the WW II identification as QMSI because that is his known appointment?

I ask because when, in 1938, the new rank of WO III was authorised, all existing WO II, whatever...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-06-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
Interesting and of course you are correct as to...

Interesting and of course you are correct as to current usage.

I am, as is obvious, an old fogey and my "Sovereign's Birthday Parade" is the historical title, as I see in my collection of Brigade...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-06-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
No. The title is The Sovereign's...

No.

The title is

The Sovereign's Birthday Parade.
Forum: General Topics. 07-06-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By grumpy
Thank you, I had hoped to provoke evidence of a...

Thank you, I had hoped to provoke evidence of a trade! Also the Master tailor.
I have a Soldier photo of a Welsh Guardsman leading a horse and wearing a roughrider spur badge.
Forum: General Topics. 07-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By grumpy
Not that the Guards had vulgar tradesmen .......

Not that the Guards had vulgar tradesmen .......
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 06-06-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,427
Posted By grumpy
Yes. Academy Sergeant -Major RMA Sandhurst

Yes.
Academy Sergeant -Major RMA Sandhurst
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-05-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By grumpy
That is not my point, which was that there are or...

That is not my point, which was that there are or were rules for heraldry and rules for flags, usually followed in Great Britain by the military. Is grey an officially permitted colour?

That seems...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 29-05-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By grumpy
Good. I have no trouble with German/Germany,...

Good.

I have no trouble with German/Germany, but I equate Nazi with evil. Best avoided.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-05-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By grumpy
Not arguing: it is clearly grey, and is clearly...

Not arguing: it is clearly grey, and is clearly what they want.

My understanding is that there are / used to be rules about these things [like never putting a colour next to a colour] so are the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-05-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By grumpy
or sable and silver.

or sable and silver.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-05-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By grumpy
As a complete aside, is grey an allowable colour...

As a complete aside, is grey an allowable colour in heraldry or vexillology?
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