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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 23-02-17, 07:33 PM
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Posted By didithevan
The HLI and Gordons badges were the ones I was...

The HLI and Gordons badges were the ones I was referring to. Mentioned by Alan O quite early in this chain. Someone authorised them as they were on the shelves of an MOD site!
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-01-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,069
Posted By didithevan
Interesting.. I took six of these off of the...

Interesting.. I took six of these off of the shelves of shed D2 and D1 at COD Bicester in 1983 whilst doing stock reconciliations and obsolescence clearance. I kept one as it was an interesting badge...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 08-01-17, 07:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,069
Posted By didithevan
We did see some very odd badges in the depot at...

We did see some very odd badges in the depot at Bicester when I was there. I personally saw (and have) a Gordons with BY DAND - one of the so called non-existent badges as well as examples from R...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-05-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,306
Posted By didithevan
What Chris says is essentially correct. You can...

What Chris says is essentially correct. You can however argue over the meaning of official. Some argue that official is endorsed by the dress committee, but then it might be endorsed, produced and...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-05-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,069
Posted By didithevan
Erm, I have one of these HLI badges and to throw...

Erm, I have one of these HLI badges and to throw a spanner in the works. I got it off of the shelf in shed D2 at COD Bicester in 1983 during a stock reconciliation task. They were obsolescent and...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-05-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By didithevan
Mind you we did all think we should have merged...

Mind you we did all think we should have merged all three when the 17/21 and 16/5 originally merged - the RL was always going to be the end game
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-05-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By didithevan
Unhappy RL new badge

Horrible! Haven't met anyone who likes it yet. Most still think QRL should have held their ground for retaining the motto, esp as the 9/12 have now essentially got their arm badges through instead of...
Forum: General Topics. 05-09-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,705
Posted By didithevan
Boss badges

Mm, sounds like a potential project for spare time in the future then........
Forum: General Topics. 05-09-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By didithevan
So, back to my original question!

Great posts and some great work on those badges, but back to my original question... Does anyone know what plating methodology the mod uses on its current officers badges? I even tried asking the...
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,705
Posted By didithevan
BOSS BADGES

Following this theme on headress, is there any sort of definitive guide to the various styles and colour of cord boss badges worn by the British Army. It is something I sort of fell into whilst...
Forum: General Topics. 03-09-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By didithevan
Response to Leigh

Leigh,
The MOD do still supply officers badges. Some units still do private purchases and for some of the new regiments the quality of the newer ones is such that the badge is worn by both. Up until...
Forum: General Topics. 03-09-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By didithevan
Gilding of officers badges -

Malc, very nice. In terms of modern officers badges are they actually a gold gilt or some copper/gold mix. I can't believe the MOD would spend any more than they have to so do, especially on badges....
Forum: General Topics. 01-09-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,152
Posted By didithevan
Officers Badge plating question

So, I understand how the silver plating (at least shiny effect, frosted is a different issue) is achieved on officers badges from having repaired one or two lugs before.
My question for today is,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-08-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By didithevan
Andy, you are right. The key is actually getting...

Andy, you are right. The key is actually getting some of the traders to be honest. As with both our units, what is worn varies and what is regimentally acceptable depends on the interpretation of the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-08-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By didithevan
Andy, this is where we may disagree to a small...

Andy, this is where we may disagree to a small degree. In my view, having served and occasion filled a requirement with a replacement.if I wore a piece of kit in daily use or on ops, it does in my...
Forum: General Topics. 21-08-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By didithevan
Explanation of letter prefix and nsns of UK badges

Saw some conversation on stock numbers and though I might add some detail to clear up and explain some questions about badge stock numbers. This rose out a question about what the CB prefix meant....
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 21-08-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By didithevan
Its official

Hi the green one was the TRF for QRL, now they have merged they have taken colours from all of the merged and come up with the new one.
Incidentally I have spoken to three former QRL and they all...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 21-08-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,523
Posted By didithevan
Just to add further complexity!!

Just to make the whole issue of authorised and unauthorised, repro etc more murky. As you will all be aware, the Army Dress Committee only approves the pattern or design. therefater the matter of...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 21-08-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,523
Posted By didithevan
Why do badges have a CB prefix - the answer...

Gents,
The CB letters referred to the UK internal depot catalogue system and was a prefix to the NSN. For instance clothing tended to sit under the KA-KC class, Tools under F1-F3 and badges CA-CB...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-08-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By didithevan
Andy, You are technically right in tems of...

Andy,

You are technically right in tems of officially purchased, but as a collector it can become somewhat difficult to decide what is correct. Are the purists who insist on the only the issued...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-08-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By didithevan
What is an official or authorised badge!

So, a daily conundrum for you all. What consititutes an official badge?

1. One that is issued from depot stock through official chains to the unit QMs.
2. One that was sold by the unit PRI often...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-08-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,523
Posted By didithevan
I seem to recall chatting to a chap on line...

I seem to recall chatting to a chap on line (whilst trying to get him to sell me his Somerset LI AA badge) who told me that he had been in the QM of the Lancs Fus depot who had received the AA...
Forum: General Topics. 20-01-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,329
Posted By didithevan
I do know that there was a DWR officers cap badge...

I do know that there was a DWR officers cap badge with a slider. And how do I know you may ask. I worked as a lad at COD Bicester in shed D2 where the badges were stored and have one that I got off...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 04-01-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,662
Posted By didithevan
Anodised mottos

Dave Alexander is rigt about anodised mottos being chucked. I was commissioned into the Regt in the late 80's and in my time there, the only soldiers who briefly wore anodised mottos were those who...
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