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Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 05-02-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By RSM
BBC archives documentaries Borneo Aden

BBC iPlayer has a few interesting programmes to view: The Royal Tournament 1956, Aden 1964 (Royal Anglians, 16/5 Lancers) , Borneo 1964 (RM 40 Commando) etc. Very interesting. Follow link here then...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 28-01-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By RSM
https://www.kellybadges.co.uk/uniform-buttons-olde...

https://www.kellybadges.co.uk/uniform-buttons-older-types-of-military-uniform-buttons/36323-french-army-general---3rd-republic-22mm---circa-1872--brass-military-uniform-button.html?search_query=french...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 27-01-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By RSM
I think the eagle is something to do with the...

I think the eagle is something to do with the prewar German car manufacturer 'Adler' see here:
...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 27-01-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 287
Posted By RSM
Sorry to say but the cap tally is not WW2...

Sorry to say but the cap tally is not WW2 Kriegsmarine but postwar Bundesmarine. The 1. Geleitgeschwader was formed in 1956.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zerst%C3%B6rerflottille
Forum: Other Militaria 24-12-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By RSM
See discussion here: ...

See discussion here:

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/604236-vintage-and-classic-binoculars-discussion-part-3/page-43
Forum: Other Military Topics 15-11-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By RSM
Royal Marines beating retreat 2018

Brought to my attention by my Father (ex-bandsman East Surreys) - a video of possibly the finest marching band on the planet. Being a bit of a drummer myself I've always admired the intricate drum...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-11-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By RSM
Thankyou for your reply :)

Thankyou for your reply :)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-11-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By RSM
51st Highland Division H D patch

Hello,

Seeking to learn if this is a fake. I've compared it to other examples on the web and I can see the stitching is comparable to some originals, but...............I'm no expert. Thanks in...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-11-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By RSM
Rydal OTC fake badge

Further to Alan O's post #4, here is a non-maker-marked example which found its way into my hands. I assume it originated from the seller in the link. Either way, the badge was clearly made...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 11-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,681
Posted By RSM
Langley School CCF cap badges

The public Twitter feed from Langley School showing a few pics from what I believe to be yesterdays Remembrance parade:

https://twitter.com/langley_school?lang=el
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-11-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By RSM
Rob, just to clarify: I started the thread...

Rob, just to clarify:

I started the thread because I like variations on both Norfolk and Essex cap badges. The Norfolk badge I flagged up confused me, it has all the hallmarks on the obverse...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-11-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By RSM
Personally I have no idea who the seller is....

Personally I have no idea who the seller is. However, what does make me smile is that a perfectly good Norfolk Regiment cap badge has just gone through for 7.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-11-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By RSM
Thanks - confirming my thoughts - looks to be the...

Thanks - confirming my thoughts - looks to be the same Britannia die as the fake Norfolk 2VB, Gresham's etc............ ? Not sure why the scrabble over it, what do the buyers think they are getting?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-11-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By RSM
Norfolk regt Cap badge

less than a fiver so far but 8 bids:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Norfolk-Regiment-Cap-Badge/223729660595

Any thoughts?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-11-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By RSM
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 04-11-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By RSM
Bravo!

Bravo!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-10-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By RSM
Mike, It reads as though you have been...

Mike,

It reads as though you have been duped. Original Louth are few and far between and, from my own searching for an example, the most recent I have found is pretty much 200................
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Forum: General Topics. 28-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By RSM
Hi, Just to clarify; when you say 'cockade',...

Hi,

Just to clarify; when you say 'cockade', are you refering to the 'boss' at the top edge of the cap? If so an internet image search for Rifle Brigade boss badge (or similar terms) will throw up...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-10-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By RSM
Could it be an East Lancs Regt badge?

Could it be an East Lancs Regt badge?
Forum: Off topic 15-10-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By RSM
I have an example similar to this and I've been...

I have an example similar to this and I've been led to believe it's a WW2 period lighter.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-10-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By RSM
Many thanks for the feedback :)

Many thanks for the feedback :)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 08-10-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By RSM
Special Service Brigade patch

I'm way out of my depth with elite forces insignia, and so I'm wondering about this patch. It certainly looks and feels 'right', but as said I'm no expert. It measures approx 2"x2" (5cmx5cm), and the...
Forum: Off topic 24-09-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By RSM
Ouch. I guess your bit of kit was the only...

Ouch. I guess your bit of kit was the only capable lifter for miles around?
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 24-09-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By RSM
Clearly you know the author; please pass on my...

Clearly you know the author; please pass on my best wishes and respect to him.
Forum: Off topic 24-09-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By RSM
How on earth did the digger end up on its side??

How on earth did the digger end up on its side??
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