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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 20-04-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Fatherofthree
Gerry. Absolutely correct. Bassically...

Gerry.

Absolutely correct.

Bassically Minnow who to ask for advice.

If you do find another, get your Skates on, buy it, even if it costs a few Squid, jump on your Motor Pike and sCarper...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 19-04-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Fatherofthree
Gerry. Not trying to Mussel in on the...

Gerry.

Not trying to Mussel in on the thread, but it was apparent you were Floundering for the identification.

You came to the right Plaice with your question, there's a few Dab hands on here...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 15-04-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings. The City of London 600 Squadron...

Greetings.

The City of London 600 Squadron badge is probably a sweetheart for this particular squadron, which was a Reserve Squadron, formed in 1925 and in WW2 operated as a night fighter...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-04-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Fatherofthree
Rob. Tried twice but the Bulgarian text...

Rob.

Tried twice but the Bulgarian text didn't paste onto the reply. :(:(

Perhaps if you search for WW2 Bulgarian medals, you'll find which one I referred to.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-04-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings Rob. Possibly Bulgarian, I enjoy...

Greetings Rob.

Possibly Bulgarian, I enjoy working on puzzles like this and after a bit of research have come up with the following, albeit the text isn't the same but somewhat similar:

??...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings. I don't believe it is Essex...

Greetings.

I don't believe it is Essex related, although of course, I may be wrong.:D

9th Essex RVs were Silvertown Rifle Volunteers and as far as I'm aware, did not use this style of badge, or...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 05-04-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,387
Posted By Fatherofthree
Billy, he forgot to mention that he was getting...

Billy, he forgot to mention that he was getting cremated. :D:D
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-04-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Fatherofthree
Captain Mainwaring: "You there, Private Extra,...

Captain Mainwaring: "You there, Private Extra, what is that badge you are wearing"?

Private Extra: Well Guv'nor, I was in the 'ome Guard in 'Ackney and me ole man give me 'is old cap badge from...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-04-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Fatherofthree
Chris. Just as a pointer, have a look at the...

Chris.

Just as a pointer, have a look at the lack of quality of the strike, especially the rear showing very little definition of the letters.

regards.

Brian
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-03-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Fatherofthree
I agree with Alan and will add that two giveaways...

I agree with Alan and will add that two giveaways are the hyphen between 1901 and 02 bleeding into the numbers and 5th and accompanying underscore.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By Fatherofthree
Best picture I can get from Google. As Phil...

Best picture I can get from Google.

As Phil states, Beaumont Avenue.

Full address, Kensington Hall Gardens, Beaumont avenue, London, W14.

Windows and structure of the walls and angles appear...
Forum: Off topic 16-03-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,881
Posted By Fatherofthree
I concur unreservedly. In my previous job I...

I concur unreservedly.
In my previous job I spent many an unhappy hour there amongst the dregs, squalor and unsavoury atmosphere of the place.

A positive khasi.

Having said that, Jaywick Sands...
Forum: Other Military Topics 21-02-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Fatherofthree
I have seen the small collection of crosses in...

I have seen the small collection of crosses in Salisbury Cathedral.

All revealed on this link:...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-02-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,957
Posted By Fatherofthree
Welcome back Ticker. Regards. Brian

Welcome back Ticker.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-02-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Fatherofthree
:D:D:D

:D:D:D
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-02-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings. Definitely a been there, seen it,...

Greetings.

Definitely a been there, seen it, done it Lambourne made badge.

They produced badges for Regular units and blank tablet badges for Territorial Battalions, but, (as far as my research...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-02-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings. All look good to me and I...

Greetings.

All look good to me and I believe all 3 are genuine badges.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Off topic 06-02-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Fatherofthree
263741 Congratulations Ma'am.

263741

Congratulations Ma'am.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-02-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings Keith. As ever, marvellous items. ...

Greetings Keith.

As ever, marvellous items.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-02-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,961
Posted By Fatherofthree
That is a very nice badge. Regards. ...

That is a very nice badge.

Regards.

Brian
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-02-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Fatherofthree
No you don't. Certainly not on the Sargent...

No you don't.

Certainly not on the Sargent Militaria site.

I've just had a very quick scan through a few items and identified 3 well known fake/non original badges; neither reproduction nor...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-01-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,545
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings Neil. No Guinness thus far, so...

Greetings Neil.

No Guinness thus far, so here I go.

The construction of the rear is fairly standard on early badges, insomuch that white metal overlays that were to be fixed to the front were...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-01-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,545
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings Neil. Different design being that...

Greetings Neil.

Different design being that this was the 1st issue pattern of The Essex Regiment badges, circa 1881.

The Castle and Key insignia were awarded to Regiments that had taken part in...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By Fatherofthree
Greetings. A long shot in the dark with my...

Greetings.

A long shot in the dark with my eyes closed.

A collar badge for The Queen's Own Light Infantry, (Tower Hamlets Militia).

I don't believe/know/not sure/never heard of any reference...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Fatherofthree
Are the wings polished? To me it looks as if...

Are the wings polished?

To me it looks as if the left hand wing has been overlaid/filled with something and left to harden, but not so apparent on the other.

Regards.

Brian
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