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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-06-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By gb64
Yep typo,meant pre 1952:o and I didn’t know about...

Yep typo,meant pre 1952:o and I didn’t know about the blue enamelling/paint, thanks Simon, every days a school day !!

O
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 27-06-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By gb64
Hello Pter141 Welcome to the forum, looks to be...

Hello Pter141
Welcome to the forum, looks to be a standard Royal Navy Petty Officer’s cap/ beret badge with the Kings crown so pre 1952 , think the blue and red is just the result of being in the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-06-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By gb64
Ah sorry thought you meant the blue backing was...

Ah sorry thought you meant the blue backing was odd:o I’d have to check the tartan later , hopefully someone will confirm in the meantime.

Gerard
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-06-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By gb64
Hi Bess, maybe the blue backing is just to...

Hi Bess, maybe the blue backing is just to stiffen the tartan? I’ve a couple of tartan backings ( different regiments)that have had an additional piece of tartan added or another cloth , even a piece...
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By gb64
Also not a fan of the badge, especially the rear...

Also not a fan of the badge, especially the rear and slider , makers mark, another thread on the same badge & makers mark...
Forum: General Topics. 19-06-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By gb64
Hi CB, I know the Royal Scots had a pioneer...

Hi CB, I know the Royal Scots had a pioneer regiment WW1 , I’m sure other Scottish regiments would of had but your right you don’t see pictures showing the axes on Scottish regiments.

Gerard
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-06-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By gb64
Hi JT, don’t know about sharper or younger but...

Hi JT, don’t know about sharper or younger but looks G to me

Gerard
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-06-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By gb64
Hi Leo, definitely not manufactured with the...

Hi Leo, definitely not manufactured with the curve , it’s been done by the wearer as with many many cap badges, they aren’t that hard to bend with your fingers doesn’t take a lot to add a curve ....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-06-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By gb64
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-06-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By gb64
Hi Leo, as Simon has said the badge has been bent...

Hi Leo, as Simon has said the badge has been bent to fit the headdress, I’ve many of these in my collection to a lot of different regiments , personally I like them and leave them shaped.

Gerard
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 06-06-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By gb64
Hello Pete, welcome to the Forum, some really...

Hello Pete, welcome to the Forum, some really helpful members here with plenty of knowledge to share ,as Andy said, what do you collect ?

Gerard
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-05-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,788
Posted By gb64
What about this one all white metal??I’ve had it...

What about this one all white metal??I’ve had it years and forgotten about it until this thread came up, it’s a solid badge and looks good but, slider fitted no evidence of lugs and for some reason...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-05-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By gb64
PM sent Gerard

PM sent

Gerard
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-05-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By gb64
[QUOTE=Mike H;579022]Edwardian Rifle Brigade FSC...

[QUOTE=Mike H;579022]Edwardian Rifle Brigade FSC size.[/QUOTE
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 02-05-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By gb64
Hello Nick, I’d say cap badge is the Royal Army...

Hello Nick, I’d say cap badge is the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, post WW11 I think by the uniform?? hopefully someone can find some information on him for you.

Gerard
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-04-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By gb64
Morning Chris, the second badge is definitely an...

Morning Chris, the second badge is definitely an iffy one, the first one is also i think :confused: but others more in the know will confirm I'm sure.


Gerard
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By gb64
I have a photo of my Grandad WW1 , he was in the...

I have a photo of my Grandad WW1 , he was in the Royal Horse Artillery and wearing the same “white” lanyard .

Gerard
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-04-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By gb64
Are they black buttons? Rifle Brigade? Gerard

Are they black buttons? Rifle Brigade?

Gerard
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 03-04-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By gb64
Hello Caroline, welcome, as Alan has said Machine...

Hello Caroline, welcome, as Alan has said Machine Gun Corps, a little info on this regiment https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Gun_Corps

There are a few H G Smiths ( MGR) on the Commonwealth...
Forum: Off topic 30-03-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By gb64
Also Hackney was one of the first areas of London...

Also Hackney was one of the first areas of London to have been bombed by Germany in WW1
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-03-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By gb64
Indeed thanks , great information Gerard

Indeed thanks , great information

Gerard
Forum: Off topic 21-03-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By gb64
I could show you some lovely choice places in...

I could show you some lovely choice places in London that would give Luton a run for its money , I’ve worked all over London, Luton and many more places besides, like a lot of places you’ve got...
Forum: General Topics. 12-03-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By gb64
Sad to hear this news , a nice man, my...

Sad to hear this news , a nice man, my condolences to his family and friends.

Gerard
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-03-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By gb64
Welcome to this great forum, plenty of...

Welcome to this great forum, plenty of knowledgable collectors here to help, and as said the cap badge looks a good genuine example.

Gerard
Forum: General Topics 26-02-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By gb64
Appreciate that Leigh, PM sent Gerard

Appreciate that Leigh, PM sent

Gerard
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