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Forum: Off topic 12-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Staffsyeoman
To cut a long story short... In the early...

To cut a long story short...

In the early 1990, before the net became widely available, I spent nearly every lunch hour for over a year going through the London Gazette compiling a list of honours...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Staffsyeoman
That one keeps recurring. The style of the...

That one keeps recurring. The style of the lettering to front first made me think it was a different manufacturer variant - but the back is poor. I expect someone will try to claim it as "bazaar...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Share your concerns - especially with the prices...

Share your concerns - especially with the prices officers' bronze are now fetching. That one looked borderline OK until I saw the misstriking around the crown. And perhaps the quality is lacking.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The central tally will be "Royal Fleet Reserve" ...

The central tally will be "Royal Fleet Reserve"

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~pbtyc/RFR/RFR.html

There were two classes of men:

Class A comprises long-service pensioners who are liable to go...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-08-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My spidey sense in tingling that it is an Asian...

My spidey sense in tingling that it is an Asian subcontinent production...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's the same as my father's and he was an...

It's the same as my father's and he was an officer in the Second World War.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I'm not very fond of the entire "battle patch". ...

I'm not very fond of the entire "battle patch". The shoulder title, agree with Luc. The 30 Corps sign looks like a Sabre Sales special. Anyone can cut a strip of felt. The 59 Div sign is OK, but...
Forum: Military Buttons 18-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By Staffsyeoman
I think it's just one of two things: 1. A...

I think it's just one of two things:

1. A misstrike that got through
2. Polished out
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-06-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Hear, hear. Looks like it should be a Scouts...

Hear, hear. Looks like it should be a Scouts badge....Sadly, my former unit has had its badge heritage eradicated with the disappearance of a Mercian eagle from the cap; all that remains of my old...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 13-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The...

My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The times I have told people that the original MMG badges - as the Motor Machine Gun Service, a precursor to the MGC, should have - to put it prosaically...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-06-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The...

My thanks too, to Nozzer; for vindication. The times I have told people that the original MMG badges - as the Motor Machine Gun Service, a precursor to the MGC, should have - to put it prosaically...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 21-05-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 628
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Have you got 7006 (VR) Sqn? Known in unit as the...

Have you got 7006 (VR) Sqn? Known in unit as the "electrocuted duck".
Forum: Other Militaria 09-05-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Staffsyeoman
All I can add is that the absence of an Italy or...

All I can add is that the absence of an Italy or France and Germany Star after the Africa Star suggests possibilities such as a prisoner of war, sufficiently wounded to take no part in the war...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Staffsyeoman
It's a variation on the 81st (West African)...

It's a variation on the 81st (West African) Division sign.
Forum: General Topics. 04-05-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By Staffsyeoman
My then flatemate was wearing the metal short...

My then flatemate was wearing the metal short arms as a beret badge as part of the HAC's HSF detachment in the early 90s.
Forum: Other Military Topics 03-05-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Staffsyeoman
18-Sep-1941 21-Jan-1942 British 1 Royal Tank...

18-Sep-1941 21-Jan-1942 British 1 Royal Tank Regiment
18-Sep-1941 21-Jun-1942 British 4 Royal Tank Regiment
18-Sep-1941 22-Jan-1942 British 7 Royal Tank Regiment
10-Apr-1942 21-Jun-1942...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-04-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By Staffsyeoman
On that basis the valuation for the whole...

On that basis the valuation for the whole collection - not just the SAS/SBS group - was way under (as usual).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Staffsyeoman
"Rifles" Busby and Jacket

Friends, sent to me from a collector in Canada for ID - does anyone recognise it? The pale green frogging and shoulder straps have thrown me. I suspect the busby doesn't go, hence my asking...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-04-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Error not withstanding, it also looks cheap and...

Error not withstanding, it also looks cheap and nasty whilst being somewhat expensive.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Staffsyeoman
No, but the Royal Ulster Rifles did - and he...

No, but the Royal Ulster Rifles did - and he might have been sent to them as an additional reinforcement (like members of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment were sent to the Royal Leicesters). My...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-04-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Agreed. Possibly late KRRC.

Agreed. Possibly late KRRC.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Staffsyeoman
The ribbons are perfectly all right. It is an...

The ribbons are perfectly all right. It is an Efficiency Decoration (post-nominals TD), not an Efficiency Medal, which by this time was narrower and had thin yellow edges, not a yellow centre...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Staffsyeoman
What a load of complete rubbish. All of it.

What a load of complete rubbish. All of it.
Forum: The Home Front 26-03-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Staffsyeoman
Oh dear, he doesn't seem to have any other items...

Oh dear, he doesn't seem to have any other items for sale, what a pity! :D
Forum: Other Military Topics 26-03-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Staffsyeoman
There is a Gallipoli 2015 one as well.

There is a Gallipoli 2015 one as well.
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