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Forum: The Home Front 09-07-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By bess55
Thanks Rob. Indeed a snapshot of a time very hard...

Thanks Rob. Indeed a snapshot of a time very hard to imagine now and one of many thousands of incidents that are just lost in time.

All the very best all

Bess
Forum: The Home Front 04-07-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By bess55
Many thanks Cam. It is indeed and probably...

Many thanks Cam. It is indeed and probably fairly unique.



QUOTE=CAM;515018]A great letter for the family archive.

Chris[/QUOTE]
Forum: The Home Front 04-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By bess55
Many thanks, indeed the mine is mentioned for...

Many thanks, indeed the mine is mentioned for 24th Sept. Bedford park is still a country park.

Regards all

Bess
Forum: The Home Front 04-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By bess55
Wartime letter of commendation

Gents, I post the attached purely as something of interest and not a little pride on my part.

My Grandfather was a reservist in the Middlesex Regt prior to the war, however was not mobilised as he...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 03-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By bess55
In the first picture - the little lad with the...

In the first picture - the little lad with the specs ( bottom right) is thankfully 'diffy' his cap badge revealing what certainly appears to be a maroon oblong in 'portrait'.

Many thanks REME ....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-06-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By bess55
For sale RAF brevet & civil Defence

Gents, if of interest, for sale:-

1. Pair Civil Defence - single bar, rank badges. ( I believe these may be what are described as ' old gold' type). 5 inc UK postage

2. RAF - Air Electrition,...
Forum: General Topics. 27-06-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By bess55
Good work Terry. All the very best guys ...

Good work Terry.

All the very best guys

Bess
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By bess55
Thanks CB - yes the collar on its wn is defo...

Thanks CB - yes the collar on its wn is defo suspicious. I have no idea where it came from.

Many thanks

Bess
Forum: The Home Front 19-06-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By bess55
Ok chaps, I have canvassed a couple of cousins...

Ok chaps, I have canvassed a couple of cousins and I believe I have revealed the cause of the separate service dates.

Ted was in the Home Guard in Dalston, in East London ( Hackney area). The...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 19-06-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,228
Posted By bess55
Gents very interesting thread. Please find...

Gents very interesting thread. Please find attached my small MGC set. These were all obtained individually on the junk markets in East London 1970's. Any observations welcomed. The two collars...
Forum: The Home Front 07-06-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By bess55
My Dad tells me that Uncle Ted was very ill ( as...

My Dad tells me that Uncle Ted was very ill ( as in probably wont make it, very ill) with TB. He did however recover and his service continued. Not definite, but my Dad did recall his being very...
Forum: The Home Front 04-06-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By bess55
Home Guard certificate

Gents, for interests sake.

Amongst some other documents my Dad showed me today was these for his Uncle who served in the Home Guard.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 31-05-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By bess55
The beret belonging to the soldier whose badges...

The beret belonging to the soldier whose badges were shown in post #1 sold at auction this evening for 400.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-05-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By bess55
Nothing received mate

Nothing received mate
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-05-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By bess55
Tony, these are what you're looking for. They are...

Tony, these are what you're looking for. They are indeed a very light yellow metal and crudley cast locally I would suspect. They come with a thin gauge crude cotter pin too. I believe they are/were...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-05-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By bess55
Some spare cloth for sale

Gents, having a tidy up (as is everyone). The spares attached at 7 the lot includes UK postage.

Please PM with any interest

Regards all

Bess

NOW SOLD
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 24-05-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 985
Posted By bess55
Leigh, interesting that out of 3 different WRAC...

Leigh, interesting that out of 3 different WRAC berets, they all have a name label sewn in. Must have been standard procedure - not something generally seen in other regiments or Corps.

The...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 23-05-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 985
Posted By bess55
Chaps for interests sake, attached my example...

Chaps for interests sake, attached my example beret and a backing packaging bearing the ident NSN to Tim's pattern card. I would date this as roughly mid 1980's by the label and type face..

Also...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-05-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By bess55
Thanks chaps. No nothing else to give a clue I'm...

Thanks chaps. No nothing else to give a clue I'm afraid. It has the appearance of insignia, as it were, due to the location of it. If it were just a given pin, would be more on the lapel or chest as...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-05-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By bess55
Anyone . . . ?

Anyone . . . ?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-05-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By bess55
Breast badge identity sought

Gents, can anyone identify the triangular badge on this paratroopers breast pocket?
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-05-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By bess55
Horse brasses. Many are made as 'collectables'...

Horse brasses. Many are made as 'collectables' and are not original tackle decoration. There is a generic test. True horse brasses will have two tangs on the rear - or what remains of them. These...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 12-05-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By bess55
Interesting seeing the kings own cap badge...

Interesting seeing the kings own cap badge appeared to have an oblong red backing, cut to the outer edge of the badge. (The lads on the Vickers gun).

And the East Lancs chaps with the square...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 05-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By bess55
Some of the stranger WRAC versions out there. For...

Some of the stranger WRAC versions out there. For interests sake chaps my set.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 03-05-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By bess55
Tim, beat me to it �� All the very best...

Tim, beat me to it ��

All the very best chaps

Bess
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