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Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 08:52 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
I have a garden full of the stuff, along with...

I have a garden full of the stuff, along with Paddy's Pride and other varieties. Sawed down a lot as strangling conifers, disintegrating brickwork etc but still loads of it, both tree variety and...
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By leigh kitchen
Privet? Thinking about it - do the photos show...

Privet? Thinking about it - do the photos show just the top oval leaves of ivy - looks like an ivy.
Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 07:57 PM
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Views: 107
Posted By leigh kitchen
Cannabis mate.

Cannabis mate.
Forum: Army Yesterday, 02:31 PM
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Could I suggest that you show better photos of...

Could I suggest that you show better photos of insignia, including the reverse, and postal charges?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By leigh kitchen
Looks like it's an RIC / RUC badge, from the...

Looks like it's an RIC / RUC badge, from the design of the harp.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
Officer's pouch belt plates, 1900, 1st VB silver...

Officer's pouch belt plates, 1900, 1st VB silver French bugle horn, 2nd VB silver bugle horn, strung, surmounted by Victorian Crown.

In 1892 2nd VB sergeants were wearing “a bugle horn surmounted...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By leigh kitchen
If SRR then the beret would be a very different...

If SRR then the beret would be a very different shade to the SAS, a kindve grey with hint of green.
I have a SSR beret but not to hand to photo and compare.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By leigh kitchen
No "ghost" of a RAMC officer's bullion badge...

No "ghost" of a RAMC officer's bullion badge having been overlaid on the teardrop?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By leigh kitchen
Military Survey Section?

Military Survey Section?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 02:56 PM
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Views: 319
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, just that the QARANC teardrop is of a...

Yes, just that the QARANC teardrop is of a scarlet shade, this appears to be cherry / maroon.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By leigh kitchen
RAMC attached, as previously suggested?

RAMC attached, as previously suggested?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By leigh kitchen
Looks it - khaki (with a green patch) rather than...

Looks it - khaki (with a green patch) rather than emerald grey?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-09-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
The book shows photos of 2VB's "A" Coy Cyclist...

The book shows photos of 2VB's "A" Coy Cyclist Section in 1893, Glengarry badges worn but no indication that they're other than the "normal" 2VB ones.

Edit: the officer is wearing an "Austrian...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-09-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By leigh kitchen
Only reference I have on the subject is "East...

Only reference I have on the subject is "East York Volunteer Infantry 1859-1908" by R. Williamson and G.A. Collinson.

It shows an illustration of the 2VB East Yorks glengarry badge but no mention...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-09-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
No prob - it would help if I could read, I should...

No prob - it would help if I could read, I should be able to tell the difference between "DLI" and "5 East Yorks".
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 15-09-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By leigh kitchen
Presumably going to the trouble of attaching 3...

Presumably going to the trouble of attaching 3 lugs and a spinning wheel make the badge more desirable as an "older" piece or a variation of private purchase?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-09-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
I mistakenly thought that 1 VB East Yorks formed...

I mistakenly thought that 1 VB East Yorks formed 4 Bn East Yorks and that 2 VB E Yorks formed 5 Bn E Yorks but that isn't the case.
2 VB East Yorks amalgamated with 2 VB Yorkshire Regiment (Green...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By leigh kitchen
Royal artillery something or other Survey...

Royal artillery something or other Survey Section?
Pagri rather than arm badge?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-09-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
Yes, confusion down to me somehow reading DLI as...

Yes, confusion down to me somehow reading DLI as East Yorks.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
Meh, yes - more coffee required. I have what...

Meh, yes - more coffee required.
I have what may be a blackened DLI "cleaned" down to the yellow metal - or a poor quality striking fake /repro.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-09-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
I'm probably misinterpreting what you're saying,...

I'm probably misinterpreting what you're saying, you appear to be saying that there was no WWI Economy version of the East Yorks Regt cap badge? (Which there was).
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-09-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
Agreed, it just seems that if a Volunteer unit's...

Agreed, it just seems that if a Volunteer unit's wearing a badge in white metal and then as TF adopts the same badge but blackened it would be simple and economical to paint the white metal badges...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-09-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By leigh kitchen
Could not the all white metal single piece...

Could not the all white metal single piece Volunteer's badge simply have been painted black for wear by the 5th Bn?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-09-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By leigh kitchen
Black painted badges of various regiments turn up...

Black painted badges of various regiments turn up every now and then, simply locally blackened for tactical purposes?
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 13-09-21, 11:16 AM
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Views: 45,325
Posted By leigh kitchen
A bit late to the party, but the 2 x one piece RE...

A bit late to the party, but the 2 x one piece RE anod al badges without manufacturer's marks that I have.

The black painted badge was picked up about 1973 along with unpainted "RA Hughes Ltd" and...
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