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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-05-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Graham Stewart
To be honest I don't think he's military despite...

To be honest I don't think he's military despite the crown on the collar and I have a feeling, rightly or wrongly, that he's a Lord Lieutenant of a County.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-04-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Graham Stewart
The cloth shoulder numeral does imply the 19th...

The cloth shoulder numeral does imply the 19th Reserve Bde, but neither the Black Watch nor H.L.I. were not part of this Bde, which was made up from the 32nd(Res)Bn,Northumberland Fusiliers,...
Forum: The Home Front 30-01-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Graham Stewart
Very, very nice and as already suggested you may...

Very, very nice and as already suggested you may find some about them in one of the local newspapers of the period.

During my own research I found many Northumberland and Durham home defence...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-06-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Graham Stewart
189917 Have tried tinkering on with it to show...

189917
Have tried tinkering on with it to show the titles and numerals. Hope they're viewable.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-06-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Graham Stewart
189914 Hope you're able to see this one OK,...

189914

Hope you're able to see this one OK, but these are members of the regular 4th Bn, N.F., taken sometime between 1900 & 1906. They are wearing the "shoulder title" - 'N.F.' in white on...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 15-06-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Graham Stewart
Appears to be a cloth shoulder title with the...

Appears to be a cloth shoulder title with the battalion numeral below.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-05-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Graham Stewart
As detailed in Army Council Instruction 259 dated...

As detailed in Army Council Instruction 259 dated 1st August 1916 - "Formation of the Training Reserve".
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-04-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By Graham Stewart
Tyneside Inniskillings

Sadly the badge being worn hasn't been positively identified as either N.F. or Inniskillings, on top of which many of you will be unaware of the fact that during the early stages of the Great...
Forum: The Home Front 08-03-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By Graham Stewart
185560 185561 Couple of West Riding Volunteer...

185560 185561
Couple of West Riding Volunteer photos from my collection.
Forum: The Home Front 08-03-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By Graham Stewart
I can't tell you a lot about their badges, but...

I can't tell you a lot about their badges, but local newspapers for the area would have carried regular "Volunteer Notes", as to what was going on with the Huddersfield Volunteers, whom as you will...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-09-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Graham Stewart
Its a "Royal Arms" capbadge, not a Royal Cypher,...

Its a "Royal Arms" capbadge, not a Royal Cypher, which is the sovereigns title i.e. VR, ER, GR
Forum: The Home Front 15-09-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By Graham Stewart
Tim - Have you viewed the VTC/Volunteer Gazette,...

Tim - Have you viewed the VTC/Volunteer Gazette, which has notes in from units dotted up and down the country? They used to have a complete run of it in the Bodleian Library, which I used to borrow...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 02-09-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Graham Stewart
Is there a photographers mark on the reverse...

Is there a photographers mark on the reverse side, as VTC units never served outside of their County boundaries?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-08-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By Graham Stewart
Possibly not and clearly an error as the 12th...

Possibly not and clearly an error as the 12th Training Reserve Bn was formerly the 13th(Reserve)Bn, Notts & Derby Regt. Whilst 12th Reserve Bde was made up entirely of Scottish units. The Devons only...
Forum: The Home Front 12-08-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Graham Stewart
175798 The cap badge actually being worn by...

175798
The cap badge actually being worn by members of Sussex Volunteer Training Corps.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-04-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Graham Stewart
2/4th Queens left 160th Bde/53rd Div at Palestine...

2/4th Queens left 160th Bde/53rd Div at Palestine on the 31st May 1918 - embarked Alexandria on the 15th June 1918 - disembarked Taranto 21st June 1918 and joined 101st Bde/34th Div 30th June 1918.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 13-02-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Graham Stewart
Did they not form a Cadet Battalion prior to the...

Did they not form a Cadet Battalion prior to the War?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-02-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By Graham Stewart
I think you'll find at that young age he's a...

I think you'll find at that young age he's a Royal Navy "Articifer"(apprentice), hence the red Petty Officers capbadge and as he passes through his training and gains promotion he becomes a "leading...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-01-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By Graham Stewart
As did the West Yorks and 3rd Dragoon Gds.

As did the West Yorks and 3rd Dragoon Gds.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-01-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By Graham Stewart
Very, very nice and pleased to see the VTC...

Very, very nice and pleased to see the VTC armband being worn too. Still a part of British military history that we know very little about.
Forum: General Topics. 21-01-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Graham Stewart
163580163581 Further to my last post it would...

163580163581
Further to my last post it would appear that in May of the same year the initial AO9 was cancelled and a more detailed Order - AO102 - was issued in which all serving soldiers and...
Forum: General Topics. 18-01-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Graham Stewart
ID Discs 1907

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Just added this as a point of interest for all of you serious 'regimental' collectors and it's a new one on me. Taken from Army Orders January 1907, it appears that this is when ID...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-01-17, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Graham Stewart
In all my life of collecting to the NF - I like...

In all my life of collecting to the NF - I like Denis Wood have never ever seen a pair of verticle collar badges worn by the other ranks and to be perfectly honest I cannot think of any particular...
Forum: General Topics. 29-12-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By Graham Stewart
Hi Pete - I have this copy in my collection and...

Hi Pete - I have this copy in my collection and my earliest editon - 1863 - makes no mention of uniform marking, but it does mention the "mode for marking arms", as noted in the 1881 edition.

The...
Forum: General Topics. 27-12-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By Graham Stewart
161955161956161957161958 161959161960 161961 ...

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161961
From this edition you will be able to see which paragraphs that Army Order 166 replaced.

Sorry pages 96/97 have produced in reverse order.
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