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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Frank Kelley
They need to be kept together, it would be a...

They need to be kept together, it would be a great shame if the badges were removed and sold off individually by a dealer.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, I see, well, I'm afraid that sort of thing...

Okay, I see, well, I'm afraid that sort of thing has been done the death over the years, I do certainly remember an idiot on ebay peddling completely spurious lozenge fabric, which he claimed to be...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, so I can safely think, in the case of Home...

Okay, so I can safely think, in the case of Home Service Full Dress, the answer would be no and in the case of Service Dress, the answer would be yes, many thanks.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-03-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By Frank Kelley
You bought a fake Airplane cut out?:confused: ...

You bought a fake Airplane cut out?:confused:
What actually is that?
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 20-03-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Frank Kelley
RSM's

Prior to 1914, did RSM's in the various regular RA Divisions wear all the trappings of commissioned officers (except their rank insignia) when in Home Service Full Dress and Service Dress?
Forum: Off topic 18-03-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Frank Kelley
The altimeter!:eek:

The altimeter!:eek:
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 18-03-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Frank Kelley
Well, he did say it was a "conservative"...

Well, he did say it was a "conservative" estimate, but, then a collector would still need to actually have the 10k to buy them in the first place, which would be a tall order for an average badge...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-03-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Frank Kelley
Indeed, a very conservative estimate, based on...

Indeed, a very conservative estimate, based on 10 per badge, contained in what was described as Calico Printers Association "pattern" books.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-03-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Frank Kelley
I'd be interested to see a clear photograph of...

I'd be interested to see a clear photograph of the top CMP title, it looks a little strange.
Forum: General Topics. 17-03-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Frank Kelley
St Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's day to all.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-03-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By Frank Kelley
The seller uses the phrases "Guaranteed original"...

The seller uses the phrases "Guaranteed original" and "This is original" in his description!:D
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-03-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By Frank Kelley
The RHG fascinates me, in particular the...

The RHG fascinates me, in particular the improvised slider, I wonder where the metal used came from, with the gilt, it turns up time and time again, you often encounter gilding metal ranker's G1vR...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-03-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,027
Posted By Frank Kelley
Very nice and getting quite expensive these days!

Very nice and getting quite expensive these days!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-03-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,027
Posted By Frank Kelley
Both are very common badges indeed, for the...

Both are very common badges indeed, for the period concerned in this thread, they were certainly worn for long enough.
Whilst a really pleasing 5th Lancers is, these days, perhaps, a little...
Forum: Off topic 15-03-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Frank Kelley
Was the mentioned militaria hunting fruitful?

Was the mentioned militaria hunting fruitful?
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 15-03-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 236
Posted By Frank Kelley
Now that is very nice, a lovely thing, be careful!

Now that is very nice, a lovely thing, be careful!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 15-03-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think, just from the photographs, it is an...

I think, just from the photographs, it is an original wing, but, not contemporary to the period that the Corps actually existed, I would think 1940's, you could simply buy them from your tailor.
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 15-03-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Frank Kelley
I must admit that I am rather surprised by this,...

I must admit that I am rather surprised by this, I can only assume that the majority of the evidence was actually obtained by Lord Saville's team, actually from those under investigation.
If that is...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-03-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By Frank Kelley
Get yourself a good old example, as worn by...

Get yourself a good old example, as worn by Haig's lads!
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 13-03-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Frank Kelley
Yes indeed, if proceedings actually go ahead, the...

Yes indeed, if proceedings actually go ahead, the former paratroopers will be represented entirely at the expense of the MOD.
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 13-03-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Frank Kelley
Interestingly, the MOD have now stated that the...

Interestingly, the MOD have now stated that the seventeen former paratrooper's legal fees, which may result if prosecutors decide to proceed tomorrow, will be paid by the MOD.
Meanwhile, Lord...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-03-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Frank Kelley
Colin, has that actually been worn?

Colin, has that actually been worn?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 12-03-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Frank Kelley
I like those, a very nice set.

I like those, a very nice set.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-03-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Frank Kelley
I don't know, I suppose as much as someone's...

I don't know, I suppose as much as someone's actually prepared to pay, perhaps auction it and find out?
It is a difficult question to answer really, like dating, unless you have some sort of...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-03-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay Jerry many thanks, certainly no surprises...

Okay Jerry many thanks, certainly no surprises there then!
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