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Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 03-06-20, 02:24 PM
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Posted By grumpy
My nasty looking massive crown version is at...

My nasty looking massive crown version is at least as as old as 1970
Forum: General Topics. 24-05-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 947
Posted By grumpy
Birmingham Fusiliers I believe. Possibly the best...

Birmingham Fusiliers I believe. Possibly the best recorded, in terms of published books and articles. Also a very lucky unit, in terms of casualties and in terms of continuity. The luck began when...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By grumpy
Yes indeed.

Yes indeed.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-05-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By grumpy
Rather OTT to wear ADC badges to deceased...

Rather OTT to wear ADC badges to deceased soverieigns. But then he was usually OTT.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-05-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,050
Posted By grumpy
Precis of correspondence with Gary Gibbs, Curator...

Precis of correspondence with Gary Gibbs, Curator Guards Museum:

Gary Gibbs says that I have done an excellent job in preparing my paper regarding my theory of badge/ rank structure for GG on SD,...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 30-04-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 615
Posted By grumpy
WITHOUT PREJUDICE I am not legally qualified...

WITHOUT PREJUDICE
I am not legally qualified but my understanding is that small [undefined!] extracts, quotations or illustrations may be copied and distributed for broadly educational or research...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-04-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,050
Posted By grumpy
I have written to the Curator asking for help and...

I have written to the Curator asking for help and will report back. It would be good to know the truth, which may well have been researched by proper historians.
Oh! to meet a GG RSM or RQMS of...
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By grumpy
Thank you I will offer it. yes! SOLD

Thank you I will offer it.

yes! SOLD
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By grumpy
yes, reserved. none left all gone,...

yes, reserved.

none left

all gone, thank you for the interest.
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By grumpy
One reserved.

One reserved.
Forum: General Topics. 29-04-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By grumpy
British Army Proficiency Badges Edwards & Langley

Whilst tidying the attic I have found three mint copies of the second edition.
I see that a copy is for sale on ABE for 180 at
...
Forum: General Topics 29-04-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By grumpy
South African Great War service records

South African Great War service records: please can anyone tell me how to access these if possible?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By grumpy
see also: ...

see also:
https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/182649-grenade-insignia-sgt-7th-ox-bucks-combination-id/page/2/

Nowhere do I see an authority for rifle grenadier badge. Will pursue.

Graham...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 28-04-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By grumpy
I am mystified. The GWF thread only has 3...

I am mystified. The GWF thread only has 3 entries, in the 2nd GS refers to an unspecified ACI.

Anyway I have emailed him: we coauthored the MHS Lummis Prize 5 part series on regimental numbers so...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-04-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By grumpy
"as per ACIs"! Graham Stewart has a superb...

"as per ACIs"!

Graham Stewart has a superb ACI collection. If he says it is so, it is so.

Never say never.

Lesson learned number 19005634 and counting.

Thank you Leigh.
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 27-04-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 535
Posted By grumpy
It is nice to see such a kosher multitude all in...

It is nice to see such a kosher multitude all in one place.

Back in the day when Dennis Edwards was a preeminent collector and I trailed behind him, "repro" or "restrike" was uncommon [but not...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-04-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By grumpy
I do not buy into the idea of a "rifle grenadier"...

I do not buy into the idea of a "rifle grenadier" badge ....... certainly never authorised centrally ..... I take the matter as a modern extrapolation based on the occasional photograph of a soldier...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 27-04-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
Frank, what do YOU call it? I used to use the B...

Frank, what do YOU call it? I used to use the B word but now am a convert to the FB brotherhood.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-04-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
Thank you, I totally agree but I fear that the b...

Thank you, I totally agree but I fear that the b word will hang on for a while ....
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 25-04-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By grumpy
Gentlemen, do please note that the badges, all of...

Gentlemen, do please note that the badges, all of them, were and are called Flying Badges.

They are not brevets. The RAF have very recently revised designs and they continue to be called flying...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-04-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,050
Posted By grumpy
That is very well done, and thank you. I will now...

That is very well done, and thank you. I will now go through all my printed material re. GG and trawl for more evidence. I will try to fix when corporals were all automatically made LSgts, and look...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,050
Posted By grumpy
Toby, you are close to agreeing with me, except...

Toby, you are close to agreeing with me, except for:

Lance Corporal - 2 stripes no grenade (appointment)

which I assume is 1902 onwards. Other than a few photos taken in the Great War, there is...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,050
Posted By grumpy
What follows is thinking aloud, with a health...

What follows is thinking aloud, with a health warning.
I find it useful to remember that the grenade worn on the arm by some GG soldiers had nothing [or next to nothing] to do with substantive rank...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 13-04-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 456
Posted By grumpy
As long as the blighter bought the book, and as...

As long as the blighter bought the book, and as long as I am acknowledged, I reckon no harm done. Age has mellowed me. Very slightly!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-04-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By grumpy
More on Brodricks, much more, as a planned MHS...

More on Brodricks, much more, as a planned MHS special.

Watch this space.
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