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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Alan O
I once bought a SA TA Middlesex badge off this...

I once bought a SA TA Middlesex badge off this man. He sent a Regular Middlesex abdge and accused me of trying to con him when I asked to send it back. Total loser = avoid.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Alan O
Either a dark blue mess dress or a No1 dress...

Either a dark blue mess dress or a No1 dress jacket. Yes I know the ACF should not need these but you would be amazed what is bought.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By Alan O
Yes it was. I bought one that was on Ebay for £5...

Yes it was. I bought one that was on Ebay for £5 as it was not attributed.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-01-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Alan O
The backing is for 4 ADSR so regimental and not...

The backing is for 4 ADSR so regimental and not corps colours. Never seen any but was in 4 ADSR in 1992 and they were not in use then.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-01-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Alan O
if they are red backed then for Mess kit - they...

if they are red backed then for Mess kit - they love the dressing up.
You also find them on Rifles backing for the Rifles ACF.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-01-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Alan O
As I have the OR's cap badge in w/m, it's nice to...

As I have the OR's cap badge in w/m, it's nice to be able to add some detail to it.
Forum: General Topics. 26-01-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Alan O
To call it a book is possibly overstaining it. A...

To call it a book is possibly overstaining it. A lot of drawings on paper are cartoons so that makes it a comic!

Seriously thought it includes several drawings of badges that were not made in a/a...
Forum: General Topics. 26-01-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Alan O
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php...

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=3398&pictureid=199322

This is one of the anodised base metal badges commercially made sold to some CCFs in 1960s.

Same construction as...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-01-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Alan O
I forgot to add that this was relatively late on...

I forgot to add that this was relatively late on in the war from 1917-18 which gives you a good date for the photo.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 24-01-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Alan O
I have been looking at cadet corps recently and...

I have been looking at cadet corps recently and it is quite surprisingly just how many CLB, BB and JLB cadets units became part of the Cadet Corps and adopted khaki uniforms.

The CLB adopted the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-01-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Alan O
Yes it is right for that period.

Yes it is right for that period.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-01-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By Alan O
Fascinating photo. The blackened bugle horns are...

Fascinating photo. The blackened bugle horns are a mystery indeed.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 20-01-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Alan O
I have been slowly working through Cadet Corps...

I have been slowly working through Cadet Corps histories and the source material is very limited as they were often unfunded and unrecognised unlike the Junior Division OTCs which were in the Army...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 19-01-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Alan O
It appears to be an early badge circa 1905 so is...

It appears to be an early badge circa 1905 so is old which makes identifying it very hard as there is no list of cadet corps from that period.

The feathers may suggest a Welsh connection but not...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Alan O
Yes I think they did wear s/g on khaki caps.

Yes I think they did wear s/g on khaki caps.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Alan O
The Berlks VB was always lugged. The 8th...

The Berlks VB was always lugged.

The 8th Yorks did have a pre-war version with a void under the crown but it was not that die and has a wire reinforced. The lugged ones with voids are always...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-01-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Alan O
Not a single badge that I would have in my...

Not a single badge that I would have in my collection I am afraid.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-01-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Alan O
2 weeks after the closing ceremony I had a phone...

2 weeks after the closing ceremony I had a phone call from a Training major complaining that the absence of the Olympic Patches was a 'One-Star issue' as so many of the TA had not got them but the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Alan O
David I was involved with the Op and the...

David

I was involved with the Op and the complaint from Weymouth was that the patches never made it to Dorset. The Signals TA were at Blandford Camp and whinged about it for weeks even after the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-01-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Alan O
The Dorset a/a was certainly worn by cadets but ...

The Dorset a/a was certainly worn by cadets but every Dorset bi metal badge I have seen is a Martin marsh fake. The regular battalion were wearing the Dorsetshire bimetal badge on amalgamation and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-01-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Alan O
The genuine ones are either voided or have a...

The genuine ones are either voided or have a shield behind them. The solid without a shield is fake as is the comic cat faced ones that you also see.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-01-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Alan O
The design was introduced circa 1938 and was worn...

The design was introduced circa 1938 and was worn well into the 1950s and possibly earlier '60s.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-01-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Alan O
Perhaps I was not clear the regt wore the bimetal...

Perhaps I was not clear the regt wore the bimetal Dorsetshire badge which was replaced by the a/a Dorset badge. Yours is a fantasy item
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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Alan O
The Dorset regt badge was made in a/a. Prior to...

The Dorset regt badge was made in a/a. Prior to that the Dorsetshire was in bimetal.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 04-01-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,930
Posted By Alan O
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284594699595?hash=item4...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284594699595?hash=item42432a7d4b:g:Gy0AAOSwiBlh1Ie2

Not, not, not OTC.
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