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Forum: General Topics. 18-06-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Peter Aitkens
It is part of a Horse Bit. See...

It is part of a Horse Bit. See http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/289789
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-03-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Interesting what can be found in the back of old Albums

The photo album of an ex KOSB had these in the back of the album. Before going to the KOSB he had been in the Royal Artillery and I assume it was from this time that these originated.
Forum: Headdress 04-10-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By Peter Aitkens
These were recruits putting on a drill display. ...

These were recruits putting on a drill display. They would seem to have similar berets with the same badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-12-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Christmas Challenge

Many thanks to those who have contributed - it has been most helpful.

Since the correspondence now seems to have come to a close it is time to announce the result of the Christmas Challenge.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-12-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Peter Aitkens
CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

Somebody asked me whether I could give them any information about this picture. I totally failed - after all there are no badges - just a skinny lanyard a basic battle dress, an undone epaulette and...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-03-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Bill Roach

An earler post seems not to locate the correct picture - so here is Ken Barlow/ Bill Roach in TOS uniform. Front Row second from right.
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-03-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By Peter Aitkens
There is no David Moir listed in the TOL/TOS...

There is no David Moir listed in the TOL/TOS Officers Nominal Roll
Forum: Arab Nations 12-11-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,157
Posted By Peter Aitkens
It is still going on. And this is supposed to be...

It is still going on. And this is supposed to be 100% genuine.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRUCIAL-OMAN-SCOUTS-CAP-BADGE-/371786140053?hash=item56902e4995:g:mnkAAOSwB09YJNvy
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-06-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By Peter Aitkens
A belated comment on Row 2 Button 3. I do not...

A belated comment on Row 2 Button 3. I do not know what it is but I am fairly sure it is not from the uniform of a Military Knight of Windsor. The attached picture is not the clearest but I think...
Forum: Arab Nations 05-12-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,498
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Looks like Jordanian Army to me.

Looks like Jordanian Army to me.
Forum: Off topic 24-09-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Trucial Oman Scouts

You might like to take a look here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trucial_oman_scouts/
Forum: Arab Nations 22-05-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Oh Goody! I have got 3 TOS shirts, do you think...

Oh Goody! I have got 3 TOS shirts, do you think somebody is going to fork out £1,500 to me any minute now.
Forum: Arab Nations 30-03-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,214
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Eddie, that pin does not look as if it is...

Eddie, that pin does not look as if it is designed for an Agal. The pin is almost horizontal, which would make it very difficult to pin through both ropes of the Agal.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 11-01-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,698
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Mmm. Top half does not seem to match with bottom...

Mmm. Top half does not seem to match with bottom half. Top half - fine detail and well made. Bottom half - crude and looks to have been brazed on at a later date.
Forum: General Topics. 28-07-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Pennant

This once adorned the staff car assigned to the Defence Attache in Sofia Bulgaria. It measures 22.5cm by 15cm. Dates from about 1963.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Peter Aitkens
I think you will find that this is part of a...

I think you will find that this is part of a musician's outfit and was attached to the pouch they carried.
Forum: General Topics 16-06-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By Peter Aitkens
2nd Army Div Badges

This is the cover for a Second Army Thanksgiving Service on conclusion of The Campaign in North West Europe. 6th June to 5th May 1945.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-02-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Somehow the picture got left behind here is...

Somehow the picture got left behind here is another try.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-02-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Identified

Many thanks for contributions from Forum Members - as expected the Forum came up trumps and here is the proof - the badge can be clearly seen as part of the Horse's harness.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-02-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Tony That's brilliant. No doubt about it -...

Tony

That's brilliant. No doubt about it - case closed. Would I be right in saying that the horse shown is the mount of an officer from the Blues and Royals, in that you can just see a black...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-02-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Rob The only problem I have with that is...

Rob

The only problem I have with that is the "Honi Soit.." bit is not within a Garter, which seems unlikely. However the rest seems to match perfectly.

P
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-02-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By Peter Aitkens
Mystery Badge

I have been sent these pictures by a Rifle Club who found the badge amongst their records. The badge is brass and measures 10 cm by 5.5 cm. You will notice that the "Honi Soit..." is not centred...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-10-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By Peter Aitkens
You should be able to find what you need here ...

You should be able to find what you need here

http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk
Forum: General Topics. 20-10-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By Peter Aitkens
I seem to get a whiff of Nigeria.

I seem to get a whiff of Nigeria.
Forum: Arab Nations 19-12-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,157
Posted By Peter Aitkens
TOS Blazer Buttons

Now here is a nice Christmas Card I have just received. Attached are 6 Blazer Buttons (or if you are in the Brigade of Guards - Boating Jacket) for The Trucial Oman Scouts.
These are silver and were...
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