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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 07-08-20, 04:42 PM
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Posted By grumpy
Is the wreath version really Great War please? ...

Is the wreath version really Great War please?

Any photos in wear?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-08-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 167
Posted By grumpy
To which add the Transport sections of infantry,...

To which add the Transport sections of infantry, also ASC .........
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-07-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By grumpy
I do like to see the WO II CSM badge array, and...

I do like to see the WO II CSM badge array, and the LCpl .

Is it a boxing team between the wars? Some boy I think. Drummers?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 30-06-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By grumpy
The WO I is wearing a WO I badge, that is all. ...

The WO I is wearing a WO I badge, that is all.
One WO II is wearing rank crown, and S wreath something above .... star or crown. RA Survey qualification. Very very unusual, never seen that...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 24-06-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By grumpy
when the person went abroad - before or after...

when the person went abroad - before or after 1914),

No. August 1914 or later.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-06-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By grumpy
I can vouch for them. Knowledgeable, affable,...

I can vouch for them. Knowledgeable, affable, honest, diligent. There best there is.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-06-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By grumpy
In my opinion the Great War and earlier plates...

In my opinion the Great War and earlier plates are the most desirable, with 3, 4 or 5-digit regimental numbers. On the other hand, a grenade badge is a grenade badge ........ the later plates have...
Forum: General Topics. 14-06-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By grumpy
Marvellous photo opportunity using Windsor...

Marvellous photo opportunity using Windsor ............. in the sunshine it was superb. I suppose I have watched 80% pf Sovereign's Birthday Parades for 50 years. I think this ranks with the best [I...
Forum: General Topics. 11-06-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By grumpy
The headdress is a severe problem for your most...

The headdress is a severe problem for your most likely scenario, is it not?
Forum: General Topics. 11-06-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By grumpy
One cannot put much weight on the cut of pockets,...

One cannot put much weight on the cut of pockets, collars or cuffs for KD because the private soldier was well able to employ a local dharsi to run him up a jacket in the style favoured by the unit...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-06-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,609
Posted By grumpy
Thank you very much indeed. The mystery of his...

Thank you very much indeed. The mystery of his rank [or appointment] badge remains ........ three chevrons, yes, but there is a badge above, on both arms. Certainly not a grenade unless he had...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-06-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,609
Posted By grumpy
I base my thoughts on what I take to be a...

I base my thoughts on what I take to be a Household Cavalry cap badge, three chevrons and what I believe to be a small crown above. Crown is not a rank badge, but regimental as in most cavalry. I am...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-06-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,609
Posted By grumpy
May not be looking at "sgt" draycott ...........

May not be looking at "sgt" draycott ........ highly likely he has Household cavalry cap [what else if not?], three chevrons, each with a small badge above. It might be a grenade, but the cap badge...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-06-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,609
Posted By grumpy
Comments please?

Comments please?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,609
Posted By grumpy
I cannot see any GMGR badges as such: MG Guards,...

I cannot see any GMGR badges as such: MG Guards, WG drummer, and are the small bronzed badges [or dull gilding] Household Cavalry?

If so, the sergeant is a corporal of horse.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 03-06-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By grumpy
My nasty looking massive crown version is at...

My nasty looking massive crown version is at least as as old as 1970
Forum: General Topics. 24-05-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By grumpy
Birmingham Fusiliers I believe. Possibly the best...

Birmingham Fusiliers I believe. Possibly the best recorded, in terms of published books and articles. Also a very lucky unit, in terms of casualties and in terms of continuity. The luck began when...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By grumpy
Yes indeed.

Yes indeed.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-05-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By grumpy
Rather OTT to wear ADC badges to deceased...

Rather OTT to wear ADC badges to deceased soverieigns. But then he was usually OTT.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-05-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,096
Posted By grumpy
Precis of correspondence with Gary Gibbs, Curator...

Precis of correspondence with Gary Gibbs, Curator Guards Museum:

Gary Gibbs says that I have done an excellent job in preparing my paper regarding my theory of badge/ rank structure for GG on SD,...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 30-04-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By grumpy
WITHOUT PREJUDICE I am not legally qualified...

WITHOUT PREJUDICE
I am not legally qualified but my understanding is that small [undefined!] extracts, quotations or illustrations may be copied and distributed for broadly educational or research...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-04-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,096
Posted By grumpy
I have written to the Curator asking for help and...

I have written to the Curator asking for help and will report back. It would be good to know the truth, which may well have been researched by proper historians.
Oh! to meet a GG RSM or RQMS of...
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By grumpy
Thank you I will offer it. yes! SOLD

Thank you I will offer it.

yes! SOLD
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By grumpy
yes, reserved. none left all gone,...

yes, reserved.

none left

all gone, thank you for the interest.
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By grumpy
One reserved.

One reserved.
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