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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-08-20, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Expat Yeoman
As I extended into uniforms alongside badges I...

As I extended into uniforms alongside badges I found this an absolute godsend to help to start to understand the intricacies of this field.

A great read and an absolute bargain at the price :-)
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 08-08-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Hi Keith, I think your badge is OK. ...

Hi Keith,

I think your badge is OK.

From my records I have this one as 1936 (existing cadet corps elevated to OTC status by AO217/35) worn through to 1941 when it became JTC.

Michael
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Essex VAD

At a slight tangent, an example of the badge worn for Essex - presumably as a lapel not headdress. Pin backed and worn with a red felt backing.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Does the card say which Springfield hospital it...

Does the card say which Springfield hospital it is? Red Cross records show three. Date-wise it will be circa 1914-1919, if we can pin down which one we can probably get more accurate.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-08-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Expat Yeoman
All as above, plus not keen on the size and shape...

All as above, plus not keen on the size and shape of the 4s - take a look at the example in Brian's excellent Essex album.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-07-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Expat Yeoman
My understanding was the same as Brian's, I've...

My understanding was the same as Brian's, I've seen white metal shields and eagles for the Essex Regt but not as sphinx for 44th. More research needed!

Ditto re second badge, have not been able...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-07-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Expat Yeoman
All I can add to Brian's excellent reply is: ...

All I can add to Brian's excellent reply is:

- examples are occasionally found marked 'SILVER'
- examples hallmarked to early or wartime years typically command a premium over other years.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 15-07-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,914
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Alan, from what I remember despite the name it...

Alan, from what I remember despite the name it was a business not part of the MOD and operated on the King's Road in London, selling basic equipment etc. for adults and cadets. They also took...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 15-07-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,914
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Bancroft's 'shiny' version

An old thread, but some new (to me anyway) information :)

For Bancroft's, the shiny badges I am told were sourced from the Cadet Supply Department in the 1970s. As noted above the fitting of the...
Forum: General Topics. 29-06-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Expat Yeoman
The message says that the specific site (which...

The message says that the specific site (which was to dispose of one particular collection) is closing so perhaps his other one will continue? Let us hope so anyway!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-06-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Expat Yeoman
My ten cents (which will be very similar to...

My ten cents (which will be very similar to Brian's comments :))

- The badge in question. I have my doubts due to the general lack of fine detail and the amount of blacking applied.
- Lugs. I...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 19-06-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Litchfield illustrated two Repository Prize...

Litchfield illustrated two Repository Prize Badges:

1885 - 1st Essex AV (gold and silver wire embroidered)

1898 - 8th Lancashire AV (metal)

If I read him correctly there would be just 10x...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-06-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Keith thank you very much for your explanation. I...

Keith thank you very much for your explanation. I can see how that would have fitted nicely alongside the Queen’s prize which was for shooting skills.

Simon, I had seen your example and it is...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-06-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Expat Yeoman
National Artillery Association Repository Competition

Sorry another biff question from a non-Gunner..

The excellent Litchfield and Westlake book on the Volunteer Artillery has a section about the annual NAA gunnery competitions that took place at...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 18-06-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Thank you very much for that info. I own and...

Thank you very much for that info. I own and have been using both of the books you refer too, alas while they give the unit titles they don't always give the Battery numbers and locations so that...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Thanks button.

Thanks button.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 17-06-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Thanks both. So if I've got that right then, as...

Thanks both. So if I've got that right then, as a regiment there are Essex connections with the East Ham and Grays Btys, from 1965 Grays only, and from 67 no remaining Essex connection.
...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-06-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Expat Yeoman
Awesome, thank you very much Keith. Endex for...

Awesome, thank you very much Keith. Endex for the Essex connection at that point then!

Thanks again.

Michael
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-06-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Expat Yeoman
289 Parachute Battery Royal Horse Artillery (V) - location

Can any of our Arty experts tell me please the location of this unit when it was reduced to an independent Bty in 1967 under the TAVR review.

Previously as a Regiment it had locations at...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-06-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Expat Yeoman
1st Essex Engineer Volunteer Corps

A recent pick up, an other rank belt and belt plate to the 1st Essex Engineer Volunteer Corps.

A short lived unit, formed December 1861 and disbanded in 1871.

Can anyone help as to what...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 16-06-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By Expat Yeoman
While mainly covering unit histories, Westlake's...

While mainly covering unit histories, Westlake's book on the Volunteer Engineer units does have a short section on uniforms and badges. Hard but not impossible to find from the usual places.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-05-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By Expat Yeoman
This chap doesn't look old enough to have served...

This chap doesn't look old enough to have served for the 17-odd year gap in question!

I agree though stuff was retained or recycled, that would be my bet here.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-05-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Expat Yeoman
PM sent. M

PM sent.

M
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,090
Posted By Expat Yeoman
No worries. They wore the same badge in both...

No worries.

They wore the same badge in both types of headdress.

M
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-05-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,090
Posted By Expat Yeoman
For what it is worth, the WRAC in my unit...

For what it is worth, the WRAC in my unit (Signals) wore the tear drop on beret only.

I can't help re dates, sorry.

EY
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