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Forum: Military Buttons 01-07-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Gurkha
Hi Tim, No only have 17 in the box. Steve M

Hi Tim,
No only have 17 in the box.
Steve M
Forum: Military Buttons 30-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Gurkha
I have always believed that those marked Nepaul,...

I have always believed that those marked Nepaul, were for the Royal Nepalese Army. Any trace of gilt on the Maplin and Webb one? As you may know they are posh Jewellers who have made officers badges....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-06-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Gurkha
Its frustration with numerous complaints being...

Its frustration with numerous complaints being made to E bay about outright fake items allegedly being made by the same couple of sellers. As the auction site has failed to take any action, a...
Forum: Indian Badges 20-06-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Gurkha
Interestingly in my latest copy of my journal for...

Interestingly in my latest copy of my journal for the Indian Military Historical Soc, there is an article about the Senior Indian officer commanding the RIASC (K6 force) at Dunkirk. Risaldar Major...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-06-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Gurkha
I had a genuine one a while ago, I'm not happy...

I had a genuine one a while ago, I'm not happy with the back of this. As they command a high price I suspect its a copy but I'm not an expert.
Steve M
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-06-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Gurkha
As Amy said, its the centre from a General...

As Amy said, its the centre from a General Service Locket.

Steve M
Forum: General Topics. 12-06-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Gurkha
oh dear oh dear

oh dear oh dear
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-05-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By Gurkha
Hi, yes it is, Quite a few dealers belong to it...

Hi,
yes it is, Quite a few dealers belong to it

Regards
Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-05-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By Gurkha
The spurious items such a cartridge case with a...

The spurious items such a cartridge case with a penny thro it, etc are as a result of members of another group I belong to 'Military fakes and forgeries' frustration with E bays failure to do nothing...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-05-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By Gurkha
There is guy on another site who makes the masks...

There is guy on another site who makes the masks and leather helmets. he marks and sells these as repros and builds in differences so people are not deceived.
He trades on facebook as World War...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-05-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Gurkha
They were 'Brigaded' training depots with no...

They were 'Brigaded' training depots with no specific insignia. The badge was for stationary etc, like the 11th GR in WW1 with no official insignia. Although as with the 11th some officer may have...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 30-04-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By Gurkha
Translation of a old French military report

I am looking for someone to do a written translation of a handwritten French report by a Military officer on the Japanese Army in the Russo Japanese War. I have chosen to ask here rather than a local...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 07-04-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Gurkha
You mean this one This was worn also by the...

You mean this one
This was worn also by the Gurkha Independent Para Coy and the Gurkha Boys Company as well as the band. The smaller version is the later one. the bit sticking out the bottom is one...
Forum: Indian Badges 06-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Gurkha
Tim, I have spoken to a friend who has a superb...

Tim,
I have spoken to a friend who has a superb gurkha collection, and both he and I have never seen bronzed feathers on a cap boss or even one turn up at auction in the last 40-50 years. So must...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 06-04-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Gurkha
Here is the title worn b the Band of the Gurkhas...

Here is the title worn b the Band of the Gurkhas since 2008. Pipes and drums are not part of the band but attached to the RGR or corps.
Regards Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-03-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Gurkha
Tim I'm inclined to agree that is a fantasy...

Tim
I'm inclined to agree that is a fantasy item (albeit well made) for collectors. look like thy have taken a 9th badge, then turned the '9' upside down.
Steve
Forum: Indian Badges 16-02-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Gurkha
Rogue Gurkha Titles

Gents,
Thought I'd share my 'Rogues Gallery' of fake Gurkha Titles picked up over time. It appears these may be made in limited numbers as the market has not been flooded. Worryingly it appears that...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 12-12-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Gurkha
Hi Drew, Boss badges are only worn by the...

Hi Drew,
Boss badges are only worn by the officers, the Blue one is worn on the Khaki peaked cap and the Red one on the No1 Blue dress cap.
When GE were formed they followed the dress of the Gurkha...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 08-12-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Gurkha
They did indeed, until 1942. The peacock was...

They did indeed, until 1942. The peacock was larger and filled the button.

Steve
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Gurkha
I have just looked in my 1943 copy of 'Field...

I have just looked in my 1943 copy of 'Field Service Pocket Book (India) Part I pamphlet No. 3 ABBREVIATIONS'
It shows verbatim ' Probyns Horse (5th KEO Lancers) Abbreviation '5 Horse'

So Im...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-12-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Gurkha
As far as I am aware Mike is correct. In...

As far as I am aware Mike is correct. In discussions I have had with a past officer of the unit, 'Due to the design having a very weak point (the rigging lines of the chute) 'Staybright' was believed...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-12-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Gurkha
Gents, there is a thread on this, but briefly...

Gents, there is a thread on this, but briefly these were never official or issued. A batch were made privately the design being that used on the company letterheads. Events took over and they became...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Gurkha
I vaguely remember seeing one of these with a...

I vaguely remember seeing one of these with a Victorian jubilee medal hanging from it. Think it was just a fancy hanger.
Regaards
Steve
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-11-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Gurkha
Gents, As im now happy this is genuine I shall...

Gents,
As im now happy this is genuine I shall be moving it on if anyone is interested.

Steve M
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-10-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gurkha
The Gurkha hat mentioned earlier is a complete...

The Gurkha hat mentioned earlier is a complete fantasy item. Not even a serious attempt. anyone bidding on that deserves to lose their money.

Steve
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