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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Alan O
I have found incidents where OTC removed the OTC...

I have found incidents where OTC removed the OTC scrolls when they became JTC/CCFs.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By Alan O
Mike There is only one ORs version in my...

Mike

There is only one ORs version in my experience. Either K&K got it wrong (likely) or ther was an officers badge with the second one.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-06-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Alan O
Yes. There were minor makers differences.

Yes. There were minor makers differences.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-06-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Alan O
They are the same design. The earlier ones were...

They are the same design. The earlier ones were either solid and/or had a raised cat's tail.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-06-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Alan O
The left hand one with the blunt snout is from a...

The left hand one with the blunt snout is from a repro die in my opinion.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255511234070?hash=item3b7da80616:g:iMsAAOSwAiViargg
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-06-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By Alan O
Not the best badge but looks original to me.

Not the best badge but looks original to me.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-06-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Alan O
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-...

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/the-prince-of-waless-own-west-yorkshire-regiment/

Leeds Rifles were in France for the war.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By Alan O
Late 1916 or later would also explain the Army...

Late 1916 or later would also explain the Army ranks being worn.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By Alan O
Quite possibly. I have read a thesis on the VTC...

Quite possibly. I have read a thesis on the VTC in the library at JSCSC at Shrivenham. It was superbly researched and recorded the problem of uniforms being changed over in 1916 without adequate...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By Alan O
Simon I don't think that there is any doubt...

Simon

I don't think that there is any doubt they are VTC from the details in the photo. The VTCs are not well recorded because they were semi-official at best and being self-funded volunteers had...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By Alan O
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotchkiss_M1909_Ben%...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotchkiss_M1909_Ben%C3%A9t%E2%80%93Merci%C3%A9_machine_gun#/media/File:Hotchkiss_M1909.png

There you go. The LMG is French so I would suggest the photo must be...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By Alan O
I don't recognise the LMG but that would make it...

I don't recognise the LMG but that would make it WW1 era: East Kent Volunteer Regiment is a contender for EKVR rather than Reserves.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-06-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Alan O
Luke That's interesting that all the London...

Luke

That's interesting that all the London Regiments were sealed in 1915. It would seem that the 23rd's change to all GM was not for economy reasons like you say.

Alan
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-06-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Alan O
Luke This may be a typo because in 1915 TF...

Luke

This may be a typo because in 1915 TF badges were not provided by the ACD and therefore not sealed until 1916?

Either that or the 23rds were special enough to be provided with cap badges...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 17-06-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Alan O
I seem to remember that POWs had their pay docked...

I seem to remember that POWs had their pay docked whilst in captivity.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-06-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Alan O
I like it a lot.

I like it a lot.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-06-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Alan O
Yes - why cannot that pre date 1902?

Yes - why cannot that pre date 1902?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-06-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Alan O
Luke If there is no SA scroll why could it...

Luke

If there is no SA scroll why could it not pre-date 1902?

It was not unusual for 1VB not to have a title but just be in different metals while the subsequent battalions needed a title to...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-06-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Alan O
Keith A good point and it could well be both...

Keith

A good point and it could well be both 1 VB and 4/5 TF.

Alan
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-06-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Alan O
Indeed as those without the scroll would be...

Indeed as those without the scroll would be between c.1898-1904. This assumes the VB adopted the cap badge around the same time as the Regulars. It's possible it was later and no badge or the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-06-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Alan O
The 2VB badge dates from 1905-08 because it took...

The 2VB badge dates from 1905-08 because it took until 1905 for the SA Honour to be awarded.

Alan
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-06-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By Alan O
If it was Vols then it would be nickel with brass...

If it was Vols then it would be nickel with brass lugs. The bespoke 4th TF was BB rather than silver. The RAC were plated brass on sliders.

Thumbs down from me I am afraid.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-06-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Alan O
Markus It is a rare badge although the 7th...

Markus

It is a rare badge although the 7th fakes are not as common as the 8th. Yours is only the 3rd original I have ever seen with the void and strengtheners.

The 8th Leeds Rifles P.W.O (no...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-06-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Alan O
Both look original to me. The 8th has been...

Both look original to me.

The 8th has been restruck so the vast majority of the P.W.O versions are fakes but yours is good. The style of the slider and the brass rods are different from the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 12-06-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Alan O
I have copied it to the Infantry section.

I have copied it to the Infantry section.
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