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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-06-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Toby Purcell
Not “colour” belt during the period quoted Mike,...

Not “colour” belt during the period quoted Mike, but shoulder belt plate, from which was suspended the officer’s sword. A similar plate is used for the colour belt, but it’s not the same. The image...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By Toby Purcell
I havenít been offensive to you. Two of you...

I havenít been offensive to you. Two of you quoting from a list of badges in a catalogue is irrelevant. What possible reason could there be for a corps history, involving careful scholarship, and...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By Toby Purcell
I can only suggest that you check out the corps...

I can only suggest that you check out the corps history, although it makes no mention of the badge in use for rank and sadly has not used very many photos at all in order to keep costs down, given...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By Toby Purcell
Very few of the photos that I was able to examine...

Very few of the photos that I was able to examine have ever been released to the public domain so of course you're not going to have "seen them" in wear yourself. Do an internet search and the few...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By Toby Purcell
I don't mind at all if you don't believe me...

I don't mind at all if you don't believe me Simon, but I know what I saw, and I was not ignorant of what I was examining. It was of course pre-internet days and unlike now I didn't have a mobile...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-05-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By Toby Purcell
I disagree in this case Simon. There is...

I disagree in this case Simon. There is photographic evidence that they were worn as rank badges on the arm of service dress during WW1 by warrant officers, CSMI and QMSI (the latter changing to a...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-05-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By Toby Purcell
One of the men, is TF and wearing a wound stripe,...

One of the men, is TF and wearing a wound stripe, and another has 3 overseas service stripes on his cuff. The latter indicates a 1918, and plus date, so along with being surrounded by women, no...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-05-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Toby Purcell
Itís such a sad indictment of the priorities of...

Itís such a sad indictment of the priorities of those who know the cost of everything but the value of nothing....
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 28-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Toby Purcell
One of the big reasons was to reduce tailoring...

One of the big reasons was to reduce tailoring costs. Previously there was payment required by Ďcontractorsí (unit tailors long gone apart from the Guards) for the piercing of holes and then whip...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-05-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Toby Purcell
That sounds eminently feasible, Hoot.

That sounds eminently feasible, Hoot.
Forum: General Topics. 25-05-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By Toby Purcell
I’m intrigued by the colours chosen for the belt....

I’m intrigued by the colours chosen for the belt. There would have been a reason why they were selected, but if the rationale’s not been recorded somewhere there’s a danger of such detail being lost.
Forum: General Topics. 24-05-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By Toby Purcell
I never saw any RE as part of the Sp Bn, the RE...

I never saw any RE as part of the Sp Bn, the RE were usually tasked by HQNI in a similar way to Corps Troops. Sp Bn personnel were all in roles organic to the internal infrastructure and...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-05-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes, I think thatís what was being implied Hoot. ...

Yes, I think thatís what was being implied Hoot. Even females attached to the ASC.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 23-05-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Toby Purcell
In undress they wore the pillbox forage cap as...

In undress they wore the pillbox forage cap as described by Manchester’s, above.

Sergeants and above had a gold lace band around the cap, and after July 1881 adopted the universal grenade...
Forum: General Topics. 23-05-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By Toby Purcell
Bang on the money. There was a similar HQ ARRC...

Bang on the money. There was a similar HQ ARRC Support Battalion that might also still exist. Both units comprised (as you so accurately described) what were during the World Wars called called ĎHQ...
Forum: General Topics. 23-05-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Toby Purcell
I hope that you can obtain it from a library. I...

I hope that you can obtain it from a library. I only recommended it because of the precise inquiry that you made in your opening post. It covers the points that you asked about comprehensively.
Forum: General Topics. 23-05-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Toby Purcell
If you’re not paying for it there’s no need to be...

If you’re not paying for it there’s no need to be “wary” of reading a book. All I can say is that as someone who spent almost 40-years in the British Army it is well written and chimes with...
Forum: General Topics. 22-05-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Toby Purcell
There is an excellent, well researched and well...

There is an excellent, well researched and well written book on this subject, by David French (Oxford University Press). It’s expensive to buy but perhaps you can order one from one of the superb...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-05-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes, thatís what Iíd meant, the double layered...

Yes, thatís what Iíd meant, the double layered part loosened and divided. You will probably know that some men actually did slit and then plait the strap before passing it back through the brass...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-05-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes, in this case they are Frank, my point is...

Yes, in this case they are Frank, my point is that the fashion of splitting the chin strap was for the purpose Iíve mentioned. There are numerous examples to be seen on the Great War Forum and...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By Toby Purcell
Perhaps previously a brassard used by the Duke of...

Perhaps previously a brassard used by the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment who wore a triangular shaped scarlet patch point [edit] up behind their cap badge. The DWR RP staff wore a badge on their...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-05-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Toby Purcell
He is wearing the 1916 New Specification (NS)...

He is wearing the 1916 New Specification (NS) ‘soft cap’ in drab wool. It’s purpose was to be easily stowed in large or small pack or pocket for donning when steel helmets were not worn ‘out of the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-05-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,900
Posted By Toby Purcell
Very interesting, thank you for posting. I'm not...

Very interesting, thank you for posting. I'm not aware of any other unit wearing this precise pattern of jacket, regardless of role, so I think that there's quite a good chance that it was unique. ...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Toby Purcell
The merrowed edge makes clear it's modern of...

The merrowed edge makes clear it's modern of course. My guess would be a Balkans tour initiative from the 1990s, pre-amalgamations.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Toby Purcell
They certainly existed Graham. The PWO York’s...

They certainly existed Graham. The PWO York’s were formed in 1958 by merger of the PWO West York’s and the East York’s. The badge concerned was worn at the top of the shoulder on the battle dress...
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