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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-07-21, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Toby Purcell
Thank you Alan, I think your suggestion that gm...

Thank you Alan, I think your suggestion that gm was probably for SD and wm for rifle green is correct. I have seen that clearly listed as the dress protocol before.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-07-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Toby Purcell
That's confirmation that it is most likely a...

That's confirmation that it is most likely a music case with loop type fixture. The base of the loop has an extension to increase the length to fit through the buff leather. You can see this in the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-07-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes if the loops compare favourably in length to...

Yes if the loops compare favourably in length to those of the Royal Marines then the argument against a music case badge is rendered null and void. Currently I think that the RM are the last band...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-07-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Toby Purcell
Longer lugs will certainly go through a music...

Longer lugs will certainly go through a music case (band pouch). Can you show a side view of the loops Dean?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-07-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Toby Purcell
There was certainly some private purchase of...

There was certainly some private purchase of insignia that’s true Rob, as supply was dealt with via purchase arranged directly by county associations, but music cases and cartouche cases were to...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Toby Purcell
It's the right size for a pouch, but the loops...

It's the right size for a pouch, but the loops are too short to go through the thick leather of a music case.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Toby Purcell
That is a possibility Simon, but their badges...

That is a possibility Simon, but their badges were not usually so large. I enclose such a badge, usually fitted with a pin to go through the pagri ('turban') folds.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Toby Purcell
I've not seen one before either. The loops seem...

I've not seen one before either. The loops seem too short to be a band pouch badge (usually screw posts anyway) and I don't think its a glengarry badge, as it's an 1898 badge design (less the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think that Simon is correct, it was extremely...

I think that Simon is correct, it was extremely common for the silvering used at that time to go completely black when tarnished.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Toby Purcell
The 1st Battalion predecessor as pre-1880 RVC...

The 1st Battalion predecessor as pre-1880 RVC wore black insignia, i.e. in the KRRC’s colour (including glengarry badges), but in 1908 switched to the Rifle Brigade colour of silver (white metal)...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-07-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thank you Simon. I wanted to make sure we hadn’t...

Thank you Simon. I wanted to make sure we hadn’t missed a variant for our uniformology.com series on the round forage cap of that type.

I have definitely seen photos of subject badge being worn...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-07-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By Toby Purcell
Here is the link Simon (scroll down till you...

Here is the link Simon (scroll down till you reach "Equipment" and you'll see them all there). I haven't checked the contents but I'm sure you will find it interesting:...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-07-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think that the earliest that they might’ve been...

I think that the earliest that they might’ve been on the stores inventory is 1864 Simon, although it needs checking (as an example it lists the pace stick on each company’s camp equipment for pacing...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-07-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Toby Purcell
Thank you Simon, the Brunswick star is something...

Thank you Simon, the Brunswick star is something that’s always interested me and it’s useful to have such a comprehensive rundown of its usage.

I have seen several photos where they are worn by...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-07-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By Toby Purcell
Brass stencil sets were issued to SQMS and BQMS...

Brass stencil sets were issued to SQMS and BQMS for the marking of canvas, both tentage and soldier’s kit bags. Similarly stamp sets for impressing numbers and letters into metal.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-07-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By Toby Purcell
I’m wondering whether the white metal version of...

I’m wondering whether the white metal version of the badge might have been favoured by the 2nd Battalion, as it was them that also favoured the Brunswick star badge for their SNCOs. However, that’s...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-07-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes it started during WW1 Simon.

Yes it started during WW1 Simon.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-07-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Toby Purcell
That’s not quite true Colin although I understand...

That’s not quite true Colin although I understand why you thought so. The Guards first began wearing cloth titles of white letters on scarlet along with the rest of the Army in 1902 and wore them...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 02-07-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Toby Purcell
He’s definitely a warrant officer, as explained...

He’s definitely a warrant officer, as explained by Tony (I saw the badge in wear on numerous occasions). Incidentally you can discern the full size a/a badge on the other soldier’s beret worn by the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-06-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 733
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think it is Leigh. He's not a plain sergeant...

I think it is Leigh. He's not a plain sergeant but a regular army Sergeant Instructor of Musketry attached as permanent staff (4-stripe rank and appointment badge refers) and as such dressed as...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-06-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By Toby Purcell
I'm not surprised that you've reached that...

I'm not surprised that you've reached that conclusion. I was momentarily intrigued that the T no longer appeared above the shoulder title. They were rarely used towards the end of WW1, and I'm...
Forum: General Topics. 15-06-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think that’s a good idea Luke.

I think that’s a good idea Luke.
Forum: General Topics. 13-06-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By Toby Purcell
There was quite a row at one point concerning the...

There was quite a row at one point concerning the Royal Munster Fusiliers wearing a Shamrock on an item of their uniform as a permanent embellishment, if I recall correctly, and it led to ‘questions...
Forum: General Topics. 13-06-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Toby Purcell
Yes that’s quite a common photo when searching...

Yes that’s quite a common photo when searching Griff, it apparently shows four brothers, and is transitional, with the two Rifle Brigade soldiers in the new 1905 peaked forage cap, with another...
Forum: General Topics. 09-06-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Toby Purcell
I think that what Andy was saying is that the...

I think that what Andy was saying is that the Foot Guards did not wear the same pattern peakless forage cap as the rest of the Army, or indeed the RMA and RMLI. In that statement he is entirely...
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