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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 03:33 PM
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Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Paul - to qualify as a war grave he must have...

Hi Paul - to qualify as a war grave he must have either have had an injury or illness that was caused by or exacerbated by their military service. The only other explanation is that he might have...
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By gurkharifles
Unique Commonwealth War Grave ?

I've mentioned this grave before in a previous post. As it's a Private Memorial there's nothing the CWGC can do about the broken cross as long as the name of the war dead is still clearly legible. ...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 08:28 AM
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Posted By gurkharifles
All sold now

All sold now
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 29-07-21, 12:57 PM
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Posted By gurkharifles
Gurkha Badges for sale

A few spares :
1) WW1 1st Gurkhas badge - WM die struck cap badge worn by officers and O/R's 1911 > 1938 - 45
2) Nice WW2 8th Gurkha Rifles blackened brass cap badge worn by all ranks on original...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By gurkharifles
In conversation with Ashok Nath - he sent me this...

In conversation with Ashok Nath - he sent me this photo of a badge to the MG Btn of the Rajputana Rifles worn on the collars only. I suspect that the 6GR was similar to this ( ie without a crown ) -...
Forum: Indian Badges 20-07-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By gurkharifles
A made up unit as well ? As far as I know the...

A made up unit as well ? As far as I know the Jodphur Lancers never had a MG section. - Was this the same collection that had the Gurkha Machine Gun badge? Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-07-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By gurkharifles
Small vickers machine gun badge - 6th Gurkhas

Slightly odd post this in that I don't have an example of the "mystery badge" - but I've just come across a reference in the 6th Gurkhas Regimental history - "In 1928 machine gunners wore a small...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By gurkharifles
I think they maybe pagri badges designed to fit...

I think they maybe pagri badges designed to fit into the ribbon on the helmet ? I've got a similar fitting on a 4th Gurkha Rifles badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-07-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Graham - I agree with your interpretation of...

Hi Graham - I agree with your interpretation of the Cypher - which can be found on other Indian badges. Tim
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-07-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By gurkharifles
Mystery Gurkha badges

I've had these a number of years - collected at different times from different sources - and I don't know what they are. The Gurkha Museum shows a photograph of the Kings Crown version and the left...
Forum: Other Military Topics 08-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Hoot - to qualify for a WW2 CWG headstone -...

Hi Hoot - to qualify for a WW2 CWG headstone - you had to have died between the 3 Sept 1939 > 31 Dec 1947. I'm not sure when the MSO were formed (immediately after the end of WW2?) - but had anyone...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-06-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Simon - not my field at all - but it does look...

Hi Simon - not my field at all - but it does look identical to one illustrated in Kipling and King (1170) ?
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By gurkharifles
2nd Royal Surrey Militia Badge

Hi - the 2nd Royal Surrey Militia badge is now in my friends hand and looks complete - apparently there was a label underneath that stated "officers badge 1878>1881" - is that the correct time frame...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-05-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By gurkharifles
RAF WW1 Medals - Lt Wood

In a previous post I showed these medals which have come into my hands via a convoluted route - forum members helped me research the individual and I've tried to find any surviving family.
I've now...
Forum: Other Military Topics 30-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By gurkharifles
Selling them/

I've now exhausted my searches for surviving relatives - so I've decided to sell them on ebay - I had a number of enquiries from forum members before - so I thought the fairest why to realise the...
Forum: Indian Badges 21-05-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Simon - it has round lugs - one maybe an old...

Hi Simon - it has round lugs - one maybe an old replacement . I'm doing particularly well on 9GR insignia - there are only 3 variants of cap badge illustrated in the Museum's book on the insignia of...
Forum: Indian Badges 20-05-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By gurkharifles
9th Gurkhas

Thought I'd share a recent acquisition - another 9G cap badge variant that I've not seen before and not in the Gurkha Museum's book on the insignia - dates to the 1920's or 30's - with what I think...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-05-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By gurkharifles
https://www.arcticmedals.com/catalog/item/3730539/...

https://www.arcticmedals.com/catalog/item/3730539/10374588.htm

This site has one - maker marked - $120
Forum: General Topics. 18-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By gurkharifles
Dates of insignia change ?

I was going to post this in the Indian section as the badge that prompted a the issue was one to the 7 Gurkha Rifles - but I have a broader question on the dates insignia would change as a result of...
Forum: Indian Badges 18-05-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By gurkharifles
Hi Simon It's a cap badge to the...

Hi Simon

It's a cap badge to the Headquarters Staff of the Hyderabad state forces. I believe that Hyderabad were the only state to issue separate badges to their Headquarters staff. I don't...
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-05-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By gurkharifles
I did wonder what sort of data mining they had to...

I did wonder what sort of data mining they had to do to input all of this information - given that modern post codes weren't introduced until about 50 years ago - so they must have had to do some...
Forum: Other Military Topics 17-05-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By gurkharifles
Commonwealth War Graves Week 21-27May

I thought you might be interested in this : https://www.cwgc.org/

As part of the "activities" for the week the CWGC have introduced a new search facility which allows you to put your postcode into...
Forum: Other Military Topics 13-05-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By gurkharifles
Frederick Chamberlain Gloucester Regt

Visited the grave of Corporal Frederick Chamberlain today - 4th Btn Gloucestershire Regt - it's a private memorial and the only war grave in the cemetery - I bit overgrown and in danger of being...
Forum: Other Military Topics 10-05-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By gurkharifles
Commonwealth War Graves - Age 14

This was on a CWGC social media post and I thought I'd share some of it with you - I must admit I had to do a double take when I saw the headstone and saw his age. How was that even possible ? ...
Forum: Other Military Topics 05-05-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By gurkharifles
Commonwealth War Graves - "Hands On"

With the easing of lockdown restrictions I've now had my online "training" on cleaning the CWGC headstones and I've done my first "solo" work in Clevedon Cemetery today. There are 8 war graves in the...
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