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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-16, 04:49 PM
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Posted By arvp
ASC - Indian post-partition?

I've had these slip-ons for many years and often wondered about them.
My thoughts are that they are post independence Indian. Can anyone confirm or otherwise?
Allen
Forum: Headdress 08-04-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By arvp
The midnight blue beret first appears in 1947;...

The midnight blue beret first appears in 1947; the khaki beret and khaki GS cap preceded it.
Both coloured berets can often be seen within the same group in the late 1940s/early 50s as some units...
Forum: General Topics. 09-03-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,175
Posted By arvp
1949 pattern blouses in unissued condition and in...

1949 pattern blouses in unissued condition and in small sizes are still available at reasonable prices. As has been said, 1949 pattern BD is now collectable in its own right - it hasn't been made for...
Forum: Other Militaria 09-12-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,073
Posted By arvp
There do exist examples of 1944 pattern webbing...

There do exist examples of 1944 pattern webbing made commercially for other countries in colours other than jungle green; certain middle eastern states spring to mind. However, I have never seen any...
Forum: Headdress 17-10-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,393
Posted By arvp
Sorry to disagree with Steve and others but the...

Sorry to disagree with Steve and others but the cap being worn by The Glosters in the photo is the U.S. "cap, field, pile". These were used extensively by troops of 29 Brigade during the first...
Forum: General Topics. 16-10-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By arvp
And my list! Post WW2 the letters seem to...

And my list!
Post WW2 the letters seem to straddle two years.
1939 R
1940 Q
1941 P
1942 O
1943 N
1944 M
1945 L Z
1946 L
Forum: General Topics. 15-10-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By arvp
Strictly speaking the letter identifies the year...

Strictly speaking the letter identifies the year of approval by the RAOC inspector rather than the date of manufacture. Yes, it is a Q so 1940.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 16-09-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By arvp
He's wearing the economy tunic with stiff SD cap...

He's wearing the economy tunic with stiff SD cap so photo taken during WW1, probably 1915 or 1916.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-05-14, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By arvp
The caps look very much like the British made...

The caps look very much like the British made ski/ mountain cap. These were worn quite extensively in Italy during the latter years of the war.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 20-08-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By arvp
A very late war, or possibly just post war, photo...

A very late war, or possibly just post war, photo given that two of the standing men have pouches with quick release fasteners rather than press studs.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-06-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,890
Posted By arvp
I have posted this article before but thought I'd...

I have posted this article before but thought I'd post it here as well as it seems relevant to the discussion. It's from Soldier magazine of 1947.
Also, the J above W/I\D does denote 1948, as does...
Forum: General Topics. 24-05-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,712
Posted By arvp
Do I detect a couple of 1946 pattern BD blouses...

Do I detect a couple of 1946 pattern BD blouses in the photo? Back row, 2nd from left and middle row 2nd from left.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-05-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By arvp
Double page in the same issue - Nov 1948. Vol 4,...

Double page in the same issue - Nov 1948. Vol 4, no. 9., pp26 & 27.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-05-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By arvp
Supak berets

I came across an article in a old copy of Soldier magazine (November 1948) and thought it might be of interest.
Hopefully photos of the article attached.
Forum: General Topics. 25-04-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By arvp
The second photo was taken during The Great War. ...

The second photo was taken during The Great War. Soldier is wearing economy Tunic and 1914 pattern belt.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-06-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By arvp
Sounds like it is a F&G made badge - of which...

Sounds like it is a F&G made badge - of which relatively few were made. The figure of 1,000 has been quoted.
The plastic badges were well known for losing colour under extremes of heat (e.g. in hot...
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