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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-01-10, 01:17 AM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
You are very welcome J-F and you have repaid it...

You are very welcome J-F and you have repaid it well with the information on the wearing of the plastic badge.

The 6th Airborne Division is a wonderful topic for a collection, I happened to be in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-01-10, 03:41 AM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Scroll down mid page to see an image of it in...

Scroll down mid page to see an image of it in wear by a Major.

http://www.wospweb.com/site/RAF-Broadwell/Photograph-Album.htm
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-01-10, 03:13 AM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
It looks good to me, from memory they tend to...

It looks good to me, from memory they tend to raise in the 200 - 300 GBP area at auction (I have not tracked the costs but it seems to me as if this range is right). There was one in the Bosley's...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-01-10, 12:12 AM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
The 2nd Battalion other ranks wore the 1913 white...

The 2nd Battalion other ranks wore the 1913 white metal pattern in all forms of headdress (less full dress of course which had been withdrawn). This includes the FSC. The plastic version was...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-01-10, 07:56 PM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Luc I believe that the above is the case,...

Luc

I believe that the above is the case, there is no trace (that I know of) of sealing of this pattern in WO359 or the LSs. Hence the reason for thinking it to be unofficial. Supporting this is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-07-08, 05:21 PM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Yes indeed a very nice and good Officers OSD cord...

Yes indeed a very nice and good Officers OSD cord boss worn c. 1922 - 1948.

John
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-04-08, 05:14 PM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Michael I was curious about your comment on...

Michael

I was curious about your comment on that web site (I had not seen it before) so I did a search and found the following, is this the one you referred to? Is it yours by any chance I notice...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-04-08, 03:04 PM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Michael That is quite OK -I don't mind...

Michael

That is quite OK -I don't mind little jabs.

I visited the PRO in October last year and spent a day going through many files related to the insignia of the Irish regiments. I copied...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-04-08, 02:47 PM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Yes - I copied the full file when I was last in...

Yes - I copied the full file when I was last in the PRO.

The memo from Gaunts states that they never supplied that "airborne" badge. The whole subject came to light when the WO provided Gaunts...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-03-08, 08:31 PM
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Posted By John Mulcahy
Every one of these badges that you will see on...

Every one of these badges that you will see on e-bay are FAKE.

The genuine badges were worn by Officers and WO's of the 1st Battalion (Airborne) during WW2 . The correct fitting is two loops to...
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